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Sports archive for January 25, 2013

Walk to Dawson City via new website

Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY) has announced the launch of a new online interactive walking program website.

By Whitehorse Star on January 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY) has announced the launch of a new online interactive walking program website.

“RPAY is striving to get Yukoners living more active lifestyles and by providing Yukoners with the tools, we hope to reach this goal,” said Adrienne Marsh, the association’s active living co-ordinator.

“On the Right Path is an online tool to aid in an active living lifestyle while also encouraging everyone to have fun.”

Inputting daily steps or kilometres by using a pedometer, users can watch their progress on the interactive map and see how far they have walked between Whitehorse and Dawson. 

When signing up for account users will also receive a coupon from a local business to help in the cost of purchasing a pedometer. 

“This walking program is great for individuals or teams. People can sign up as teams and watch their progress together, or challenge themselves and participate on their own,” said Marsh. “Either way, On the Right Path is a great way to see your success from even a small amount of daily effort.”

Walking is the number one activity for Yukoners – 87 per cent report walking in the summer an average of 26 minutes per day while 79 per cent of Yukoners report walking in the winter. However, cold weather decreases their average activity time by about 15 minutes.

This program hopes to encourage people to remain active during the winter months. 

Winter activities can be a great way to beat the winter blues and avoid the cabin fever. The Yukon is home to many fabulous recreation centres available for those unbearably cold days. 

Interested participants can sign up for an account at http://www.ontherightpath.ca.

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