A daily brisk walk can help us live a healthier life. It has been touted as “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” by Dr. Thomas Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We agree! That’s why we are starting our first walking group program this spring. The program will begin on May 1st and end 12 weeks later in July. Walks will be 20-30 minutes long. Distance will vary depending on pace.
So let’s have fun, make new friends and experience new things together with Crook County On The Move’s Let’s Walk Together program! You must register to participate, but there is no cost to join. Keep reading to learn about all the experiences we have planned.
If you haven’t registered, choose a group with a walking pace and schedule that best suits you. Then use the Register Here button to sign up and join the next scheduled time for the group you chose! (If you have health concerns, please check with your doctor before starting our program.)
Once Registered, log your activity with the button below so we can track your activities for prize drawings. For every 10 minutes of activity, you’ll earn additional chances to win prizes!
Walking Groups Available
|Group Name||Location||Days |
& Start Time
|FLIPP 1||Crooked River Wetlands||T & Th – 8:00 am||All Paces|
|FLIPP 2||Meet at Mountain View Park|
off Combs Flat Road past Starbucks
|M & W – 8:30 am||Brisk | Moderate|
|St Charles Rehab||St Charles-Prineville North Parking Lot||Tues & Thurs | noon||Slow & Steady|
|CC Library||Meadow Lakes Drive||Mon & Fri | 10:00 am||Moderate | Slow & Steady|
|Benkosky||Ochoco Creek Park – Covered Area off Juniper||Tues & Wed | 4:00 pm||Moderate | Slow & Steady|
|Lutheran Church||At Church off Harwood Street||Tues & Thurs | 9:00 am||Slow & Steady|
|OSU Extension||COCC Open Campus Parking Lot||Mon & Fri | Noon||Moderate | Slow & Steady|
In addition to our walking groups, we encourage our participants to join the Prineville Oregon Running Klub (P.O.R.K.) on Wednesday nights at 6:00 (meeting at NE 4th St between Main and Belknap) and Sunday mornings at 8:30 (meeting at Starbucks parking lot) to get extra walking days in. This is a great group of people we know you will enjoy – and don’t be intimated by the name…there are runners of course, but there are also joggers, sloggers and walkers! And, YES, these walking minutes also count for prize drawings!
WALKING GROUP EXPERIENCES
We’ve also planned some great experiences to try as we KEEP MOVING, BE NOURISHED and STAY REFRESHED together. Explore different types of movement, learn to create meals that nourish your body, and refresh after a busy day. And these activities give you additional ways to Log Your Activity and earn extra minutes for prize drawings!
Some experiences are highlighted in the slide show below, but you’ll want to download the full list of fun here: PROGRAM EXPERIENCES
Be sure to look around our website as there are so many great tips, event notices, and resources to make those small lifestyle changes that can make a big difference in your health. We have a facebook page as a way to connect with CCOTM. Our YouTube Channel has short videos that earn minutes to log for prizes.
We’ve also gathered a few more favorite resources from our partners and members that we thought you might find valuable.
- Why Walk? Walking TIps and Benefits compiled by CCOTM
- Protect Your Skin – a short Be Well Series video
- Warm Up Your Walk With QiGong – a short Be Well Series video
- Be Well Video Series – the complete series of Be Well Videos by CCOTM and its partners
- Calm, Insight Timer, Headspace – Meditation and Sleep apps – Subscription fees apply
Access a printable the list of these resources here: HEALTHY LIVING RESOURCES