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Healthiest State 10th Annual Walk

"Team Up for 10" on October 7

The Annual Walk is an opportunity for your household, school, workplace, community, organization to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 30 minutes on the first Wednesday of October.  We are walking because it is good for our physical, mental and emotional health. 

walk logoIn 2020, we invite all Iowans to Team Up for 10 – to help us celebrate 10 years of the annual event. The Healthiest State Annual Walk was born in October 2011, when Gov. Terry Branstad invited all Iowans to take part in a "Start Somewhere Walk." The rest, as they say, is history!

We know that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your walk event may look different this year. We still invite you to "team up" – whether that means with members of your household, in a smaller group, in a socially-distant fashion or even as a virtual team – and walk with us on October 7!

SAVE THE DATE: Registration for the 2020 walk will open on August 3, 2020!

Keep the momentum going all month long!

The Annual Walk serves as a kick-off to Healthiest State Month, happening throughout October, encouraging Iowans to “Live 5-2-1-0” and reminding them that “Healthy Choices Count!” Download Healthiest State Month toolkits (for communities, schools, child care centers, workplaces and health care clinics) to get started! 

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