State Fair Community College in Sedalia is sponsoring a community wide eight week walking challenge called, “Ready, Set, Walk,” starting on January 12th.

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Dana Page

Press Release from SFCC

State Fair Community College will sponsor a communitywide walking challenge, “Ready, Set, Walk!” Jan. 16 through March 11.

The 8-week challenge will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center on campus. Rules, nutrition and fitness information, registration, a weigh-in and blood pressure screenings are planned.

Teams of eight may sign up to walk and participate in cardio activity, weight loss and other activities. Cost is $10 per person. Sign-up deadline is Jan. 18. Participants will be asked to keep track of miles walked above and beyond daily routine and report them to a team captain. Each person registered will receive a T-shirt.

“We invite everyone to involve their friends and coworkers, come up with a team name and make this a fun, healthy and worthwhile challenge to jump start the new year,” said Davis Center Coordinator Dana Page. “Activity nights will be just for fun and exercise; no points will be given. Just bring your team in for some friendly competition!”

The walking challenge includes optional weigh-ins, seminars on health-related topics and group fitness activities. All activities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis Center. Miles will be calculated for the aerobic and dance nights.

Jan. 12—Kick off

Jan. 19—Aerobics and nutrition night

Feb. 16—Dance, dance, dance

March 8—2-mile buddy walk

March 11—Challenge ends

March 15—Awards night

Other sponsors include Pettis County Health Center, Katy Trail Community Health and the University of Missouri Extension Center.

Details about events will be posted in the Davis Center and on the Web site at

Walking hours at the Davis Center are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday until March 10. The center will be closed to walkers if an event is scheduled.

For more information, call (660) 530-5808.