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Monthly Walking Challenges

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Top Tips for making the most of your Walking Calendar

  • Create a #Walktober monthly challenge for your workplace or family¬†
  • Print out the calendar, or you can save it to your computer and type in the boxes, or use the tick box!
  • You can record your mileage, steps or time for an accumulator challenge (20 minutes is about a mile)
  • Use the vast amount of ideas, suggestions and downloads in the GM Daily Mile Toolkit
  • Use some of our resources and activities to give purpose to your walks
  • Find new Walking Routes in your area, (or even add your own to our site!)
  • Check out the 30 GM Short walks on the Go Jauntly app
  • Make time to meet friends, family or colleagues out for a walk
  • Do a walk commute, even if it is back to the home desk!
  • Share your walks and photos on social media to inspire others. tagging us @GMWalks on twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #GMWalking

This October we have plenty of reasons for you to do a walking challenge!

  • It’s walk to school month so if you have children, why not challenge yourselves to walk every day?
  • Go Sober for October – if you’re doing this, then getting out for a walk can be a perfect distraction
  • Grandparents day is on Sunday the 3rd, so is a great excuse to get out for a family walk
  • World smile day on 5th October – challenge yourself to smile at everyone you see on your walk, to spread a bit of joy!
  • October Half Term is a great opportunity to get out with the family, kicking the autumn leaves, or jumping in puddles!

Download your Walking Calendar for October below

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