The 8th annual ‘Walk to Tuk’ is officially over.
Participants were tasked with walking 1658 km, equaling the distance between Fort Providence and Tuktoyaktuk along the Big (Mackenzie) River.
A record total of 4404 people took part in the challenge, tallying up a grand total of 729 802 km.
On average, ‘Walk to Tuk’ participants accumulated over five hours of weekly exercise.
Sheena Tremblay, Director of Active Communities at the NWTRPA, says she’s ecstatic by the hard physical work put in by NWT residents.
“We have heard so many stories of how ‘Walk to Tuk’ started someone on a path towards a healthier lifestyle or helped them bond with their teammates or revealed to them the beauty of their community in the wintertime. It is so inspiring to hear that the challenge has had a positive effect on the lives of so many.”
Congrats on the hard work everyone!