Price takes fitness challenge to heart
|Residents and others walk along a walking path that was dedicated in north Price last summer. Paths like these encourage people to walk and to join in competitions like Utah Walks.|
Price recently was awarded first place in the 2006 Get Active Utah-Fitness Challenge for a medium sized city.
The second annual event, which was part of the Utah Summer Games, was taken by the Carbon County town with a total of 90,366 miles walked by participants.
The cities that win are given a traveling trophy. This is only the second year of competition.
Last year Price also won the same award, but it was done with only 32,550 miles walked.
Two schools that were heavily involved in the program this year are Creekview Elementary and the Castle Valley Center. Creekview actually won for Utah schools total mileage. The students there walked more than 66,000 miles. Both schools have very active and colorful "Utah Walks" programs.
Castle Valley Center contributed 20,349 miles to the total and Pinnacle Canyon Academy put in 3,217.
The large city category was won by Salt Lake which registered 55,161 miles. The small town category was taken by Centerville with 54,416. The total miles walked on a statewide basis during the competition was 1,729,818. Since started in 2003 Utahns have walked 7,992,768.
Anyone, group, family or organization can join the competition. To do so go to www.utahwalks.org/wt/walktracker.php.