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Faithful Families Virtual Walking Program

Are you looking for a little motivation to move more? Are you craving an opportunity to connect with your family, with your church or faith-based organization, or with your friends? Faithful Families has announced their first-ever ALL Faithful Families challenge event! Join Faithful Families and partners across the country for the Virtual Walking Challenge, as we stay connected while being physically distanced. During these uncertain times, let’s support each other by staying healthy, staying strong, and moving more.

The challenge is a fun way to encourage you, your family, and your faith community to be more physically active. Each week of the event, you will receive a newsletter with quick tips and ideas for staying active and connected during this pandemic. Using the Walking Challenge Log, you will keep track of how much you walk each day. For every 10 minutes of walking, you will receive 1 point. At the end of the challenge, you will count the total number of points you have accumulated throughout the four weeks.

The Faithful Families Virtual Walking Challenge will begin Monday, June 8, and end on Sunday, July 5, 2020. During these four weeks, you will be challenged to increase how much you walk from week to week. This event is completely free! Materials will be available for all to download on the FaithfulFamilies website. You may also contact us at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center, for materials. A weekly newsletter will be emailed to you when you sign-up and also available on the website.

You also have the opportunity to win a Fitbit Flex! There are four ways to win:

  1. Awarded to: The INDIVIDUAL with the most challenge points at the end of the challenge.

How to be eligible:  Sign up to participate in the event as an individual (can’t have signed up to join a team). Keep track of your challenge points throughout the four weeks. Complete the post-event survey to report your total challenge points.

  1. Awarded to: The TEAM with the highest average of challenge points at the end of the challenge.
    How to be eligible:  Join the challenge as part of a team. Keep track of your challenge points throughout the four weeks. Team leader will complete the post-event survey to report the total challenge points for the team.
  2. Participants who share their Virtual Walking Challenge experience on Facebook or Twitter will be entered into a lottery to win a Fitbit Flex. THREE WINNERS will be selected.
    How to be eligible: Sign up to participate in the event either as an individual or as part of a team. Share your Virtual Walking Challenge experience on Facebook orTwitter. Posts need to include #WalkWithFF2020 and tag Faithful Families (Facebook@FaithfulFamiliesThrivingCommunitiesTwitter: @FFThriving)
  3. Participants who share a success story about their Virtual Walking Challenge experience will be entered into a lottery to win a Fitbit Flex. TWO WINNERS will be selected.
    How to be eligibleSign up to participate in the event either as an individual or as part of a team. Submit through email a success story about your Virtual Walking Challenge experience. Submissions must include at least one picture.

In addition to the opportunities to win through the Faithful Families team, you also have the opportunity to win a prize through the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson County Center. You have TWO ways to win in Sampson County:

  1. Awarded to: The INDIVIDUAL with the most challenge points at the end of the challenge.

How to be eligible:  Sign up to participate in the event as an individual (can’t have signed up to join a team). Check-in weekly with me through Facebook @SampsonCES or email, Sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu with your weekly points.

  1. Awarded to: The TEAM with the highest average of challenge points at the end of the challenge.
    How to be eligible:  Join the challenge as part of a team. Keep track of your challenge points throughout the four weeks. Team leader will check-in weekly with me through Facebook @SampsonCES or email, Sydney_johnson@ncsu.edu with your team’s weekly points.

For more information, please visit Virtual Walking Challenge 2020, or call Sydney Johnson, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, at 910-592-7161.