RecSports Walk Along the Beach Challenge

Author: Carol C. Bradley

RecSports Walk Along the Beach Challenge

There’s still time to participate in the Walk Along the Beach Challenge, which ends Sunday, July 28.

What is the Walk Along the Beach Challenge?

It’s a summer walking challenge sponsored by RecSports and the Office of Human Resources. This virtual challenge begins in New Buffalo, travels along the historic West Michigan Pike and ends in Traverse City, Mich. Every Monday, West Michigan beach towns are highlighted as participants “walk north.”

How far do I have to walk?

For the purposes of the challenge, 10,000 steps is the equivalent of five miles. To complete the challenge, you must walk 578,700 steps by July 28.

How to I register for the challenge?

If you are not already a member of Walk ND, register for FREE by visiting and signing up via RecRegister.

How do I track my steps?

Obtain a free pedometer and log book from Rolfs Sports Recreation Center or the Office of Human Resources. Wear the pedometer from the time you wake up until you go to bed and keep track of your daily steps in the logbook.

Post your steps to the Walk ND blog every Monday to update us on how far you’ve walked. Post your total step count from the previous week to the blog ( by clicking on the “comment bubble” located at the top right of each post.

Happy walking!