50-Mile Walking Challenge registration deadline is Friday

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will commemorate “National Physical Fitness Month” in May by offering a 50-Mile Walking Challenge for area residents ages 11 and older.

The concept is simple. The PRCR Department is challenging area residents to walk a total of 50 miles in May and use tracking cards to record their progress. Walking locations may include neighborhoods, schools, churches, parks and greenways – just to name a few.

There is no cost to participate, and online registration is open through Friday, April 30, at https://wakeforestnc.recdesk.com/Community/Home (search “Walking Challenge). The first 200 people to register will receive a free water bottle. Tracking cards are available for pickup at Joyner Park Community Center (JPCC), 701 Harris Road.

Everyone ages 11 and over who registers, completes 50 miles, and returns their tracking cards to JPCC by Thursday, June 3, will receive a commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last) and be entered into a June 4 prize drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. For more information, contact Recreation Specialist Shawn Monday at 919-435-9554 or smonday@wakeforestnc.gov.