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Want to fight the winter blues? You can sign up for Walk to Tuk

If you’re looking to stay active this winter, registration is now open for this year’s Walk to Tuk fitness program.

The program, operated by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, encourages teams of people to walk the equivalent of the distance along the Mackenzie River from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk – some 1,658 km.

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This year, teams will have from Jan. 3 to Feb. 28 to accomplish that feat. One hour of walking translates to 5km for teams of 10 or fewer people, or 4km for teams of 11 or more.

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Activities like jogging and skiing also count. If your team is feeling really ambitious, you can even try walking back from Tuktoyaktuk as well.

“Walk to Tuk is the largest, longest and most effective physical activity event in the NWT,” said Geoff Ray, executive director of the NWT Recreation and Parks Association.

“This amazing NWT original event is a great way to stay active in the cold months of winter.”

Over 2,600 people from 22 NWT communities participated in last year’s Walk to Tuk. Of the 198 participating teams, 156 completed the journey, logging a grand total of 459,347km.

The deadline to enter this year’s event is Jan. 16. You can register your team here.

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