Top Winner Named in the 100 Miles in 100 Days Walking Challenge

TAYLOR COUNTY—The West Virginia University Taylor County Extension Office, together with the PATCH Coalition of Taylor County, are proud to announce that Jeffrey Martin is the winner of the 100 Miles in 100 Days Walking Challenge that was held throughout the summer. 

Mr. Martin topped the list of participants by walking a grand total of 1,407,965 steps from June 1st through September 9th. 

Aside from the obvious health benefits of adding more physical activity to their daily routine, the Martins, Jeff and his wife Darlene, also added in a community improvement element to their participation in the walking challenge by picking up litter. 

During the course of the summer walking challenge, the Martins collected a grand total of 144 bags of trash from along their route. 

We also wish to recognize Vicki Aucremanne for being the 2nd place winner, with 1,034,652 total steps, and Darlene Martin is our 3rd place winner, with 974,472 total steps.

As the top individual in the walking challenge, Mr. Martin received a prize basket containing cooking and gourmet food themed items, presented by the PATCH Coalition of Taylor County, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners received their choice of a healthy-eating cookbook donated by WVU Taylor County Extension.

Once again, congratulations to our winners and a big Thank You! to everyone that participated in the Summer Walking Challenge this year, we hope that you enjoyed it and commend you for taking positive steps to improve your health.


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