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More than 200 teams with nearly 800 members racked up 1.35 million minutes of exercise
during the eight weeks of the spring edition of Walk Across Arkansas.
May 28, 2021
By Mary HightowerU of A System Division of Agriculture
Download Word version of storyLITTLE ROCK — More than 200 teams with nearly 800 members racked up 1.35 million minutes
of exercise during the eight weeks of the spring edition of Walk Across Arkansas.
Walk Across Arkansas, held twice a year, is a public health event that invites Arkansans
to commit to improving their fitness. Participants record the number of minutes they
exercise and can gauge their efforts against other teams through an online scoreboard.
This year’s top team was the Marion Robust Walkers of Pulaski County. Rounding out
the top 10 teams were:
The top five counties whose teams recorded the most minutes of exercise are:
Using a 10-minute mile as a yardstick, Heather Jackson, extension health program assistant
for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, translated the minutes
“Interstate 40 is 284.7 miles one way and our participants walked I-40 473.26 times,”
she said. “Or to look at it another way, there are roughly 1,800 miles of hiking trails
in Arkansas and our participants walked them 75 times.”
“That’s quite an achievement,” Jackson said.
Participation included a brief post-event survey. Jackson said. 68 percent of the
participants said they met the suggested 150-minutes-per-week suggested by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The idea behind Walk Across Arkansas is simple. Commit to eight weeks of exercise
and form a good habit,” she said. “I think we saw many people accomplish that goal
Registration for the fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas opens Aug. 30. The event
runs Sept.13-Nov. 7.
To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu. To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural
Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. To learn more about the Division of Agriculture, visit https://uada.edu/
Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk, @uaex_edu or @ArkAgResearch.About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran
status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media contact:Mary Hightowermhightower@uada.edu501-671-2006