Moving Starke County Forward Organization Walking Around the World


One week remains in the Moving Starke County Forward Walking Challenge.

The challenge’s 267 participants have been logging steps over three months to see just how far they could take Starke County around the world. A goal of 3,000 miles was set in the beginning, but when that goal was shattered just a few weeks into the challenge a new goal of 25,000 miles was set. The participants have been sending in their steps daily and sometimes weekly to IU Health Starke County Wellness Director Heather Skelly.

Have the participants gotten Starke County around the world and back? The last we heard the participants had gotten to the shore of Portugal, but we won’t find out if that goal has been realized until the week of Sept. 2 when the challenge is officially over.

A celebration event is set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. CT at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox to applaud everyone’s effort in trying to make Starke County a healthier place to be.

A week remains but you can still sign up to be part of this program. An application can be found at any library in Starke County. Don’t forget to report your miles to Heather Skelly at (574) 772-1272.