HOW #WALK1000MILES WORKS (IT'S PROBABLY SIMPLER THAN YOU THINK!)
1 YOU WALK
#walk1000miles is YOUR challenge and the only person you’re competing against is the old you. That means while we set the target, YOU decide on the rules that suit you. If circumstances or fitness dictate you can count every step using a wearable fitness tracker; if you’re keen to get out more and go further, count only walks over and above your usual activity, perhaps using an app on your phone. Whatever suits your level of fitness and ambition, you need to average 2.74 miles per day whatever method you decide on.
2 YOU TALK
#walk1000miles has the best Facebook group in the world! You can get ideas, help, make friends, share your walks, arrange meet-ups or just shoot the breeze.
3 YOU RECORD
You can use your activity tracker, GPS-based app on your phone, by map-reading or by using Google Maps to work out each walk's mileage, and your official progress tracker is inside the February or March editions of Country Walking – out 3rd and 31st January. Your progress tracker will also qualify you for entry to win competitions with prizes from our partners through 2018. (Here's where you can get Country Walking magazine. You can always check how your daily target average changes with your total miles using the mileage calculator on the challenge homepage.
4 YOU CELEBRATE
We celebrate every milestone in the group, in e-newsletters and in Country Walking magazine, and badges, certificates and triumphant merchandise are available through the year in the shop.
5. YOU FEEL GREAT!
Over 90% of participants say they feel a greater sense of self-esteem through walking regularly, two-thirds report greater body confidence and science is almost daily discovering ways in which walking about an hour a day fixes pretty much everything.