Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days program kicks off May 31

Monday, May 24, 2021

WVU Medicine’s 27th annual Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® program kicks off Monday, May 31, and registration is underway.

The 15-week walking program, which runs until Sept. 7, encourages participants to develop the habit of walking at least one mile a day as a form of exercise.

“Last year, we had more than 5,500 people participate, making Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® the largest exercise program in the state,” says Dave Harshbarger, wellness manager for WVU Medicine.

“Although we state that the goal for participants is to walk at least one mile per day for 100 days, there is no limit as to how many miles can be reported per day,” Harshbarger continues. “Other forms of equivalent aerobic exercise also count – 20 minutes equals one mile.”

Participants can register individually, or create or join walking teams. The registration deadline is May 30.

Learn more about the program and register.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase a commemorative T-shirt for a nominal fee. Below is the T-shirt design.

Note: The program is not, yet, being offered to employees at these hospitals: Barnesville Hospital, Uniontown Hospital, and Wheeling Hospital.