‘Walk to work week’ just a month away


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'Walk to work week' just a month away

Posted 25 March 2009 19:17 by martin

Walk to Work Week 2009 is coming!

Walk to Work Week is a national awareness event run by the charity Living Streets. The Week aims to encourage employees to walk more as part of their commute and working day, and to help organisations and businesses encourage and promote walking amongst their workforce.

When is it?

27 April – 1 May 2009.

Individuals, businesses and organisations should register to take part between 9 March and 24 April. When you register, you will receive follow up emails from Living Streets about how to take part. Everyone who registers can take advantage of their specially designed online tool which will be launched nearer the event. Individual employees and organisations will be able to track their progress throughout the week, find out how they compare against other areas and how the nation is progressing as a whole. Not to mention the fantastic prizes to be won!

The theme is ‘how do you do it?  Living Streets are asking employees “How do you do it?” to encourage them to consider how much walking they currently do, and the charity will be challenging participants to fit more walking into their daily working life by setting a series of challenges to be done during the week itself:

1. Burn off your cornflakes and walk all or part of your way to work.
2. Unleash your creativity! Take a “walking meeting” and let the ideas flow.
3. Ditch your desk: get out and enjoy your local area during your lunch hour.
4. Take a walk with a friend: the perfect way to catch up and unwind.
5. Escape the rush hour and walk all or part of your journey home.

What resources are available?

Posters, leaflets, banners, umbrellas, frisbees, bags and pedometers are available to buy from www.walkingworks.org.uk until 30 March 2009. Free downloadable
materials will be available in April for businesses and organisations, detailing how to encourage and run each of the five challenges within a workplace.

How do I find out more?

Visit: www.walkingworks.org.uk/walk-to-work-week-2009

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 020 7377 4906

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  1. mhairi says:

    April 1st, 2009 at 12:55 pm (#)

    i'm very supportive of this – but i mainly work from home, how can i do something to join in?

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