While Walk to Tuk has already begun for some people, you can still register a team until January 14, at www.nwtrpa.org.
NWT families, individuals, schools, and workplaces are encouraged to form teams.
Walk to Tuk teams try to collectively walk a total of 1,658 km between January 2 and February 28. That’s the distance along the Mackenzie River from Fort Providence to Tuktoyaktuk. If walking isn’t your thing, try skiing, running, snowshoeing, or any physical activity that gets your heart rate up. Your activity qualifies if it’s at least 15 minutes long and gets you breathing hard.
The NWT Recreation and Parks Association has a great list on its website of 17 reasons to join the Walk to Tuk challenge. It also has ideas for how teachers can fit Walk to Tuk into various school subject areas.
Walk to Tuk attracted 4,400 participants last winter—10% of the NWT population. Join this amazing challenge and be active during the coldest part of winter. Your body and your mental health will be the better for it. The NWT Literacy Council has a team for the first time this year. It’s free, it’s fun, and everyone who makes it to Tuk gets a t-shirt!