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100 miles in 100 days concludes with over 29,000 miles walked

RUTLAND - 155 walkers completed the 100 miles in 100 days challenge on April 30. The walking challenge, hosted by WalkRutland, promotes activity by walking through the coldest months of the year.

"This is typically when most people would prefer to curl up on the couch. By having a challenge of walking just 1 mile a day, people get and keep moving. This is wonderful because it helps fight that winter weight gain," says Wendy Reese, WalkRutland Coordinator.
This year, walkers who completed the challenge logged 29,212 miles, and average of 188 miles per walker, up 28 miles per walker from 2012.

One woman, Joyce Underwood, logged 1,011 miles! Deborah Stearns walked 656 miles and Jean LaMarre both walked 601 miles.
Walkers reported losing a combined 1,259 pounds during the challenge, almost 50% more than last year, despite the fact that there were fewer walkers. 98% of the walkers reported that they will continue walking.