U of G Shows Strong Support for World Record Walk

October 04, 2007 - Campus Bulletin

The University community showed strong support for the launch of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph's "In Motion" campaign with close to 600 people taking part in the World Record Walk Oct. 3.

They were among some 24,000 people in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph who participated in a noon-hour walk in a nationwide effort to break the world record for the most people walking one kilometre at the same time. The University's Alumni Stadium was one of three main launch sites in the city.

The total number of walkers who took part in the event is not yet known. The record to beat is 100,915 held by Western Australia.

Through education and awareness, the "In Motion" campaign encourages adults and children to get at least 30 minutes of daily exercise.

Funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion, the campaign is a collaborative effort of the University; the City of Guelph; Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health; the Heart and Stroke Foundation; the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph; the towns of Orangeville, Mono and Erin; and the townships of Centre Wellington, Guelph/Eramosa, Puslinch, Mapleton and Wellington North.

The University will also be incorporating the campaign into the existing wellness initiative for students, faculty and staff.

For more information about the world record walk or the "In Motion" campaign.

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