What is Walktober?
Fall is an ideal time to walk. Temperatures are moderate and the autumn colors are spectacular. Walktober is designed to inspire you to dramatically boost your walking with fun, motivating tools to set goals, track progress, share success, and support other participants.
Who can participate?
Everyone can start walking and be successful in Walktober — whether you’re just starting out or are an avid walker. Aim for 30 minutes of walking a day, 4 days a week to start, then gradually increase your walking to 5 or more days a week at 45-60 minutes by the end of the program.
How does it work?
Your goal is to accumulate Walktober leaves by recording walking activity each day — 30-44 minutes (6000-7999 steps) equals a red leaf; 45-59 minutes (8000-9999 steps) earns an orange leaf; 60+ minutes (10,000+ steps) gains a gold leaf. Any combination of red, orange, gold counts towards the goal of 30 leaves.
Is there team participation?
Yes! Being on a team makes Walktober even more fun as you enjoy friendly competition. And team participation greatly increases your chances of success. Starting or joining a team is easy; for details, check out the Join/Create a Team tab on the Getting Started page after you register.
When does Walktober start?
You can register today and begin recording your progress on October 1.