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Walk Kansas

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

For Captains

The captain is in charge!

  • Organize your six member team
  • Get all members registered
  • Share program information
  • Motivate, connect and celebrate!


  • Choose a team name
  • Select a challenge (description in right column)
  • Do activities together
  • Interact and connect regularly in some way

Celebrate behavior change!

  • Send a message each week to highlight team or member success
  • Send a motivational text, a cartoon, e-card or postcard
  • Arrange team activities such as a bowling party, miniature golf, a pot-luck dinner or lunch out. 
  • Participate in local program classes or activities
  • Join in for the celebration event if scheduled

Celebrating Success!

As a result of this program, I am more motivated than ever to keep working out and be more aware of the food choices I make for my entire family. We have switched to drinking more water than juices and take nice walks around the block together. My children have seen me working out, and they actually participate. I decided to take the initiative of being the team captain as it puts more pressure on me to set the example and motivate others.
Johnson County

Team Challenges

Each team chooses one of these challenges. As your team moves through your selected trail, learn about points of interest through the online map.

Challenge 1 - 8 Wonders Each person reaches the minimum goal for physical activity -- 150 minutes per week. Collectively, the team would walk 435 miles as they discover the 8 Wonders of Kansas!

Challenge 2 - Cross Country A winding trail from Troy to Elkhart, requiring each person to log 4 hours per week, traveling 764 miles total.

Challenge 3 - Little Balkans to Nicodemus Walk the SE part of the state known as the Little Balkans and then wind up and around to Nicodemus. This team will go 1200 miles and require each person to log 6 hours per week.

Forms and Information

Guide for Captains

Captain Log

Team Registration form - contact your local Extension office