MOSCOW, ID -- During the month of October, mayors across the state of Idaho are being challenged to walk to improve health, build teamwork, and heighten awareness of better living styles.
Over the next two weeks, Moscow Mayor bill Lambert, will be walking with every grade school in town.
McDonald, the Charter School, Lena Whitmore, and Westpark are next on his list.
He’s also walking to school to get his steps in for a statewide competition. He’s got his Fitbit at the ready.
“In the Mayor’s Challenge for the state of Idaho about walking ten-thousands every single day in the month of October to promote physical wellness and to promote walking for all of us,” said Mayor Lambert.
Mayor Lambert has already hit over ten-thousand steps for the day. He started his walk Wednesday morning at 5:00a.m. and is dedicated to this contest.
Mayor Lambert has some competition because Lewiston Mayor Michel Collins has also accepted the challenge.
Mayors walk with a goal of hitting an average of 10,000 steps per day during the month of October. Mayors can also earn bonus steps by walking with elementary schools.
If Mayor Collins hits the 10,000 average daily steps, he could win $1,000 to donate to the elementary school of his choice for physical activity equipment or walking programs, or to the city parks and recreation department for programs or projects that keep the community active.
This one month competition is put on by the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health and is a great way to get some exercise.