The Williamson County Health Department kicked off the eleventh- annual Walk Across Williamson, community physical activity challenge on March 1st at local schools. The challenge encourages participants to increase their physical activity.
This community event has continued to grow substantially since its inception and has evolved into a true community based event with participants of all ages and abilities participating each year. Getting sixty minutes of physical activity each day during March would translate to each participant walking approximately ninety miles “across Williamson County.”
Community participants are encouraged to track their activity on a smart device of their choosing. There are also many local groups within the community to get involved with who also train for this event. Activity calendars are also available online that can be turned in. Student participants on the other hand, log their activity with logs and turn them in to their school’s designated representative through each district’s coordinated school health office.
To wrap up the month and celebrate good health, the event concludes with a celebration, this year again at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The celebration event features a FREE 5K trail run through the scenic paddocks and trails of the farm, as well as a one mile Family Fun Run. The 5K trail run is officiated and timed professionally by Race Nashville. Every child who participates in the one mile
Family Fun Run will receive a commemorative event medal. In addition to the races this year, we are excited to have back The Energy Team with the Nashville Predators, Touch-A-Truck, the Ghostbusters and many more.
It’s not too late to get involved! Register now for the celebration on Sunday, April 14th at Harlinsdale Farm. Check in begins at one o’clock in the afternoon with the one- mile fun run to kick off the event. Register to run the 5K, one mile or just register to come see the fun zone! Visit walkacrosswilliamson. itsyourrace.com to learn more and to register for this fun, fit event!