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
This year, walkers who completed the challenge logged 29,212 miles,
and average of 188 miles per walker, up 28 miles per walker from
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.