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2015 Results

 November 27, 2015
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

Can the 2016 participants collect more hours of exercise than 2015?

The 2015 Walk to Tuk results are: Over 2565 people participated in the Walk to Tuk from 24 NWT communities. Of the 188 registered teams, 131 made it to Tuktoyaktuk (1658 km), logging a grand total of 453,442.4 km. Calculated in hours of exercise Walk to Tuk participants collectively spent over 108,069.25 hours walking.

We were thrilled with the response that we received last year, not only in the numbers of people and teams that registered, but in the sheer volume of activity logged. On average, each participant accumulated 316 minutes of weekly exercise, which is over double the 150 minutes recommended in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. All this was done during the coldest and darkest months of the year.

A draw was held for the prizes on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The winners were:

  • First Air Flight pass: Darlene Douglas of the Healthy Gliders Team from Fort Simpson; and Katie Weaver of the Wobbly Weavers Team from Yellowknife
  • Team Captain Winner: Anson Chappell of team NAV CAN Tuk Walkers from Yellowknife
  • School Team Prize Winner: We Will School You team from Fort Smith
  • Corporate Team Prize Winner: Silver City Chicks team from Aklavik
  • Community Team Prize Winner: Northeastern Walkers team from Hay River

“We are excited for the 2016 Walk to Tuk and can’t wait to see if participants can accumulate even more hours of walking than 2015” says Geoff Ray, Executive Director of the NWT Recreation Parks Association.