Thank you to all City of Akron employees for participating in the Million Steps Akron Walking Challenge!
As you know, we launched the 100 Million Steps Akron Walking Challenge as a city-wide challenge aimed to promote community engagement, friendly competition and healthful living, while focusing on a single goal - to collectively walk 100,000,000 steps.
As the “hare” for the City of Akron team, I am happy to report that as a city, we walked 476,173,811 total steps…that’s right; - we met our goal of 100 million steps on May 2…just three weeks into our 10-week challenge. Most exciting to share is the fact that City of Akron employees contributed nearly 40,000,000 steps, or 40% of the steps needed to meet the 100 million step goal; and 8% of our city’s overall steps; which was more than four times the challenge goal.
Thank you for joining me, your fellow employees and friends across the city in getting healthier together and meeting this challenge! Together we have proven we can make a difference and we are committed to healthful living in the City of Akron.