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Registration for the 2022 NWTRPA Walking Challenge is Now Open!

NWTRPA Walking Challenge registration is open, and we want you to join us this winter!

There are so many reasons to participate in the NWTRPA Walking Challenge. It’s free and open for everyone. It will help you stay connected and active when you need it most. And there are lots of great prizes to be won!

We love the NWTRPA Walking Challange, and so do our amazing sponsors. So thank you to them for their amazing support.

What is the NWTRPA Walking Challenge?

This year the NWTRPA introduced a temporary name change to our program, you can read more on that here.

The NWTRPA Walking Challenge is an annual community walking challenge hosted by the NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA). 2022 marks the 12th anniversary of our challenge. Community members, schools, and workplaces are encouraged to form teams and conceptually walk the length of the Big River, a distance of 1,658km from Zhatıé Kų́ę́/Fort Providence to Tuktuuyaqtuuq/Tuktoyaktuk. Participants have from January 1 to February 28, 2022, to get their team to Tuktuuyaqtuuq.

Did you know?
  • Joining the Challenge is a great way to stay active, healthy, and outside while being safe this winter.

  • Weekly draw prizes, team captain prizes, and prizes for photos and stories are available to be won. The grand prizes, open to all NWT participants are going to be some amazing active outdoor equipment worth over $750.00. More details can be found on

  • The deadline to register a team is January 15, 2022.

“The NWTRPA Walking Challenge is such an amazing way to stay connected to each other and our environment.” Says Sheena Tremblay, Executive Director of the NWTRPA. “Participating in the Walking Challenge is the perfect motivation to and stay active during the coldest and darkest time of year!”

In 2021, 5,579 people from 31 NWT communities and beyond participated in the challenge. This represents the largest participation the event has ever had, with 495 different teams and 752, 215 kilometres walked. 2021 also saw the most participation from NWT residents ever.


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