Win Prizes with Healthy Shasta’s Parks and Playgrounds Walking Challenge

Photo by Japheth Mast

Healthy Shasta is inspiring residents to get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather by exploring the wide range of area parks during the Parks and Playgrounds Walking Challenge. This free, community-based activity encourages individuals and families to step up for fun, fitness, prizes and exploring Shasta County throughout the month of March.

Prizes will be awarded weekly for those signed up and tracking their steps. Prizes include fun family destinations such as passes to Turtle Bay, Shasta Caverns, the Redding Aquatic Center and an annual Whiskeytown Pass. Families will also get a prize for completing the challenge.

Participants will track their steps using Walker Tracker, a free mobile app that tracks steps through synced devices, like a Fitbit or smart phone with a health or activity counter. Participants will see their steps on a mapped route of Shasta County parks and learn of other local parks they may want to visit to help them get their steps in. In order to complete the park routes, participants need to walk an average of 7,000 steps every day in March. Everyone in Shasta County is invited to join.

This month-long event is a great way to do something good for yourself and something healthy with your family. Walking is an activity that can be completed almost anywhere. Participants don’t even have to leave their neighborhood to get those steps in.

Who: This is an individual challenge, but parents, families, and anyone in Shasta County is encouraged to participate and stay active. (Must be 18 or older to sign up for the challenge on the Walker Tracker platform)

What: A walking challenge that takes you virtually through the parks and playgrounds of Shasta County. The challenge can be completed by walking 7,000 steps a day using your pedometer and linking it to the Walker Tracker App. First, sign up for free on the Walker Tracker page, then download the Walker Tracker App on your smartphone, “join” the Shasta Playgrounds Walking Challenge, and link your personal pedometer (i.e. Fitbit or smartphone).

When: A month-long challenge starting March 1 and ending March 31, 2021.

Where: Walk anywhere you would like, but aim for 7,000 steps everyday to complete the challenge on time and receive a prize! Be sure to use your pedometer and link it to the Walker Tracker App to track your steps. You will virtually be able to see where you are along the Parks and Playgrounds path that spans from Fall River to Cottonwood!

Follow Healthy Shasta on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on weekly challenges and for inspiration to keep those feet moving.

For more information on Healthy Shasta’s Parks and Playgrounds Walking Challenge, or to find additional local trails, visit

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