The Northwest Territories Recreation and Parks Association has announced that the ‘Walk to Tuk’ initiative has signed up more residents for its ninth annual challenge than ever before.
In a news release, the association states that when registration closed, more than 4,700 residents and 363 teams from 30 NWT communities had agreed to participate in the popular physical activity challenge.
That’s more than ten per cent of the territory’s population and represents about a seven per cent increase from last year.
The ‘Walk to Tuk’ will see individuals and teams conceptually walk the 1,658 kilometre distance from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk.
The challenge began on January 2nd and runs until February 28th.
The ‘Walk to Tuk’ challenge was created to motivate people to get active during the cold, dark winter months.
The event is the largest and longest physical activity event in the NWT with over 22,000 participants since it began in 2010.