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Walk Kansas

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Walk Kansas State Leader

Sharolyn Jackson
Sharolyn Flaming Jackson
K-State Research and Extension
1007 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


A health initiative presented by Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

Walk Kansas

March 19 - May 13, 2017

Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life. Join this program and
  • be more active with friends and family,
  • make better nutrition choices,
  • and walk away your stress.

Did you know?

Healthy Trails Adventure!

Healthy TrailsHiking, biking, kayaking and horseback riding. These are healthy, fresh-air activities people can enjoy on the beautiful trails at Kansas State Parks.

We at Walk Kansas want to let you know that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is teaming up with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to promote healthy outdoor exercise! On Saturday, October 1, 2016, BCBSKS will sponsor FREE admission to all Kansas State Parks. I'd like to personally invite you and your family to attend.

Here's everything you need to know to plan for a fun-filled family day on the trails!

  1. Pick your park
  2. Plan your day. Will you bike the trails or maybe go for a family hike? There are lots of activities for your family to enjoy!
  3. Download the 2016 Adventure Guide to get your kids excited!
  4. Document the fun! When you share photos to your social networks, tag #HealthyAdventure so BCBSKS can include your photo in their Healthy Adventures photo gallery.


5K for the Fight

The inaugural Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight was a big success! We raised $1,025 for cancer research and the Johnson Cancer Research Center at K-State! Thanks to all who came and participated as volunteers, runners, and walkers. We also thank our sponsors Kansas Wheat, Kansas Beef Council, HyVee, and Sunny 102.5. Save the date for next year on May 6, 2017!



Celebrating Success!

I was more motivated to keep moving because of your program. It always gets me off the couch from a cold winter to move, move, move! I lost 10 lbs. and feel so much better. Thank you for the program. Keep it up! I look forward to it every year. Coffey County