We are just days away from the start of the “Amazing Walk”.
What is that you may ask, well its a healthy, friendly competition organized by the Manitouwadge Family Health Team.
Thirty-five teams of six participants, will begin their journey this Saturday when they “Walk the Wadge” in distances equal to walking from Luxembourg to Paris in just eight weeks.
Teams must walk and rack up the designated kilometers during each leg of the “race”, to qualifiy for that segment’s prize. “Pit Stops” along the way, where one team member will complete a challenge to be entered into draws. Pit stops include activities that will help them get more familiar and involved with things that are happening in our community!
Every 2 weeks, teams will walk from one country to another: Weeks 1&2: Luxembourg to Brussels 177km May 7th – May 21st Weeks 3&4: Brussels to Amsterdam 173km May 21st- June 4th Weeks 5&6: Amsterdam to London 222km June 4th – June 18th Weeks 7&8: London to Paris 340km June 18th – July 1st Grand prize winner to be announced at the Canada Day celebrations.
“KICK OFF” BBQ May 6th, at the Community Recreation Center at 4:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome to come out and see the teams, pick your favourites and cheer them on. Free for members of teams registered for the Amazing Race Walk. A minimal charge for those who are not registered for the walk.
“Walking in the Wadge” is the first step toward a healthier, active lifestyle. The MFHT will be holding an assessment day, May 7th, to discuss individual health issues or concerns. Blood pressure checks, weigh in’s and body composition may also be completed on this day. Please call for an appointment.
To contact the Manitouwadge Family Health Team call 826-3174.
The Manitouwadge Family Health Team challenges you join us and The Manitouwadge General Hospital on our journey towards an active healthier community.
Did you know that 63% of Canadians – just like you – are not active enough to achieve the health benefits they need from physical activity?
Regular moderate exercise helps prevent cardiovascular diseases, type-2 diabetes, bowel cancer and osteoporosis. It can also help with stress management, alleviate depression and anxiety, strengthen self-esteem, enhance mood & boost mental alertness.