Iowa Healthiest State - Walking

Step It Up Iowa Walk Resources


To guide you in coordinating a successful walk for your city/community, school, youth organization or worksite. Contents include: templates for letter from leader, email notices, social media tips, etc. Toolkits are available in Microsoft Word format and can be modified to meet your needs. 

Stock Photos 

To assist with promotion of the annual walk we have provided access to stock photos via Dropbox. If you are unable to access Dropbox please contact us at 

#WhyIWalk Pledge

Another way to get engaged is to  complete the Healthiest State Walk Why I Walk pledge form. Fill out the form stating why you walk (and why you want a healthier lifestyle). The pledges can be posted around the office, at school and shared on your social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #StepItUpIowa and #WhyIWalk. These pledges make the walk more personal and provide a fun way to hold ourselves accountable to incorporating activity into our days. Plus, the Healthiest State Initiative is offering prizes for individuals that post on social media.

Customizable Poster

Get the word out about your walk with the Customizable Event Poster. 

Order Step It Up Iowa T-Shirts 

Order Healthiest State Walk team t-shirts! Orders must be placed by no later than September 21. Cost of t-shirt varies with quantities ordered.

Walk Logo and Brand Guidelines

Step It Up Iowa Logo (via Dropbox) 

Brand Guidelines 

Contest Rules

Be sure to get involved in one of our contests this year: Iowa schools have a chance at winning $1000! Anyone is eligible to win a $25 gift card just by using #StepItUpIowa #WhyIWalk and sharing your walk photos. Find contest rules here.