|About the Challenge
Mayor Karl Dean’s “Walk 100 Miles” challenge started in 2011 as a community-wide effort to encourage Nashvillians to improve their overall health by joining their friends and neighbors in walking 100 miles in Nashville’s many parks and greenways. More than 4,000 people signed up for the challenge and collectively walked over 100,000 miles in a three-month period.
Now in its second iteration, Mayor Dean is challenging all Nashvillians to walk 100 miles before the end of 2012 and log their progress on this site. Everyone who completes the challenge on time will receive a free Walk 100 Miles t-shirt.
To help participants find convenient places to walk, this site includes a searchable database of parks and greenways. Also, smart phone users will be able to download the free NashVitality app, which is coming soon and will include interactive maps of trails, sidewalks and all areas to be active outdoors in Nashville.
To encourage community participation, Mayor Dean will be holding organized walks through the end of the year and participants are invited to join him at these public events. All of the Mayor’s walks will be listed on the Events Schedule on this site and promoted through Facebook and Twitter.
If you have an organization or group that would like to host a walk with Mayor Dean as part of this effort, please review our walk guidelines and then submit your request to Laurel Creech in the Mayor’s Office. The Mayor’s schedule may not be able to accommodate every request, but we welcome all invitations.
Walk 100 Miles is supported by The Footprint Fund at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and has been made possible through a partnership with NashVitality – an initiative of Metro Public Health Department’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.