Who’s in the lead? Visit Utah’s walker challenge off to a great start

Who’s in the lead? Visit Utah’s walker challenge off to a great start

TORONTO — It’s been one week into Visit Utah’s walker tracker challenge and there’s already a clear frontrunner, who’s clocked more than 200,000 steps in just seven days.

Outpacing 305 registered individual walkers is Calgary-based Jacky Darrel, who’s walking under the pseudonym ‘Poor Unfortunate Soles’. In second position is ‘Walking Kim’ from Trafalgar, who has walked over 175,250 steps.

On the team front, team Anjuna continues to have a narrow lead of just 1,000 steps over Holy Walkamolies From Senior Discover Tours, while Nedkor Travel is pacing not too far behind.

The challenge, which utilizes the Visit Utah Walker Tracker app, began on Oct. 15 and will run 12 weeks in total to see which user can walk the furthest while learning about Utah’s top attractions along the way. Described as a completion challenge and not a race, the goal is to complete on time (the time is set by pacer ‘Utah Skiier’), with goals and challenges set each week.

Each person who completes the challenge, whether as a single walker or as part of a team, will be entered into a draw to win a trip to Utah in 2021. Four walkers will be chosen to win a prize that includes a minimum six nights’ accommodation, some meals, activities and transportation.

The next mini challenge, launched in collaboration with Air Canada, is called ‘Walk it Wednesday.’ For all those who walk more than 10,000 steps next Wednesday, Oct. 28, will be given an extra ballot to be entered into the draw. Lucky draw winners will also receive an Air Canada model airplane courtesy of Air Canada as well as a custom Utah Walking Tee courtesy of the Utah Office of Tourism.

For more information go to https://visitutah.walkertracker.com/.

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