Walk to Tuk Results
Congratulations to all the participants of the 2016 Walk to Tuk.
Walk to Tuk is the largest, longest and most effective physical activity event in the NWT. On average, each Walk to Tuk participant accumulated 308 minutes of weekly exercise, which is double the 150 minutes recommended in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.
Walk to Tuk is an annual community walking challenge. Community members, schools, and workplaces are encouraged to form teams and conceptually ‘walk the distance’ of the Mackenzie River from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk (1,658 km) in January and February.
This year over 2600 people participated in the Walk to Tuk from 22 NWT communities. Of the 198 participating teams, 154 made it to Tuktoyaktuk (1658 km), logging a grand total of 459,347 kilometres. Calculated in hours of exercise Walk to Tuk participants collectively spent over 108,055.13 hours walking.
Every year, prizes are offered to encourage participants to keep on walking and to celebrate successes when participants arrive at Tuk. Click here for a list of all the draw prize winners.
Sheena Tremblay, NWTRPA’s Active Communities Coordinator, will be travelling to communities throughout the NWT bringing Walk to Tuk T-shirts to participating teams.
“We are thrilled with the response that we have received this year, not only in the numbers of people and teams that registered, but in the sheer volume of activity logged. Our hope is that teams continue to walk even though the challenge is over. We would also like to thank our sponsors the NWT & Nunavut Lotteries and First Air.” says Geoff Ray, Executive Director of the NWT Recreation Parks Association.