Iowa Healthiest State - Walking

Annual Walk Resources



League of Cities Iowa Cities Walking Challenge Winner

In 2022, the Healthiest State Initiative partnered with the Iowa League of Cities to create the Iowa Cities Walking Challenge. Participating cities were invited to register a walk and see who could register the highest percentage of their population for the walk. With 40% of their population registered, the first ever winner is Breda! The city of Breda will receive $1,000 towards continued health and wellness initiatives in their community. The Healthiest State team and Board President Jeff Russell attended the Breda walk to celebrate their win. Congrats Breda!

School Mascot Challenge Winner

In the weeks leading up to the Healthiest State Annual Walk, the Healthiest State Initiative hosted the School Mascot Challenge on social media. We are excited to announce that our 2022 Mascot Challenge winner is Ogden Community School District! Ogden CSD will receive $1,000 towards a health and wellness project at their school and community. The finals matchup between 2021 winner IKM-Manning and Ogden was close, with just 13 votes separating the two schools in the end!

Community Walk Mini Grant Recipient

Earlier this month, the Healthiest State Initiative, and the Iowa Parks & Recreation Association (IPRA) partnered to provide a mini grant opportunity for IPRA members to receive funding to support the Healthiest State Annual Walk event and walkability efforts in their community. The winner was recognized at the IPRA Fall Workshop on October 5. Congratulations to Dallas Center! Their community will receive $500 towards a community wellness project, and we can’t wait to share the completed project in 2023! See the 2021 winning communities! 

"Walk More. Connect More." Merchandise 

tshirtWe have new T-shirts, stickers and water bottles to help you celebrate the 2021 Healthiest State Annual Walk!




Logo, Photos + Social Media Graphics

To assist with promotion of your Annual Walk we have provided access to photos, logos and a social media graphic. Click to download:

  • IMAGES — Use to help promote your walk on social media, in e-communications, on posters and in other media relations. 
  • LOGO — Use on your own materials or website. For logo use, see Brand Guidelines.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHIC — Use to let people know you are walking on October 5! It is also the perfect size for a Facebook cover photo.