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"Gilmer County on the Move!"
Physical Activity Project
Walking Group Challenge

The Gilmer County Economic Development Association Physical Activity Project "Gilmer County on the Move!" is now taking registrations for a Wild Wonderful Walking Group.

The six-week walking group challenge can occur at any time between Monday, September 24th and Friday, November 30th. Members can walk independently, in pairs, or as a group. Participants can track either steps or minutes. Each group decides its own "rules" and what's best for its members.

Contact Jeff Campbell if you want to organize a Wild Wonderful Walking Group in your community, with your organization, or through your network (i.e. countywide worksite, churches, organizations, etc). Please plan on recruiting at least 15 walkers.

If you are interested in participating, please visit our "Contact Us" web page and on the Type of Request, select "Walking Group Challenge". Need more information or details on How to Sign Up? Click here to check out our Media web page. We'll be in touch!

Wild Wonderful Walking Group Kit has everything a walking group leader needs...
  • Step-by-step Leader Guide & Leader Training Sheet
  • Sample materials - Kick-off Poster, Member Guide, Health Form, and Member Handouts
  • CD with print-ready documents
Here are some ways you could use it...
  • Form a group that is interested in walking at work, faith community, civic organization or other community organization
  • Let others in your community know about the group
  • Use the materials to promote physical activity with an existing program or group
Walking Group Leader Responsibilities...
  • Every group needs a leader to be responsible for:
    • Signing up for the kit
    • Organizing a group meeting schedule
    • Use the Leader's Step-by-Step Guide to coordinate six week walking program
    • Collect surveys
    • Coordinate survey data entry - online or in spreadsheet
    • Respond to Leader Survey
    • Return information to us

For additional information, please contact:
Jeff Campbell
Program Coordinator
Phone: (304) 462-8098
Email: jcampbell08@frontier.com

Additional links for survey information:
Check out the West Virginia Physical Activity Website
Complete the Pre-Program Survey
Complete the Post-Program Survey