Corby’s looking for a personal best with this year’s 20 Million Step Challenge

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The 20 Million Step Challenge is back in the county again and it is hoped that people in Corby will be leading the way.

Last year people across the borough worked together and took nearly 500,000 steps during the challenge weekend.

Bring the whole family out and let’s get counting

Cllr John McGhee

With the challenge back for another year, it is hoped that the people of Corby will be putting their best foot forward and join in a range of walks on offer.

Corby Council’s lead member for community, Cllr John McGhee, said: “By joining one of our walks or popping on to the treadmill for 30 minutes you can help Corby contribute to the 20 million steps needed across the county.

“Walking is fun, free and good for your health and well-being, so bring the whole family out and let’s get counting.”

A series of walks have been organised for next weekend.

They start with a lunchtime walk lasting 30 minutes at 12.30pm on Friday, September 18.

Anyone wishing to take part should meet at the entrance to the Corby Cube.

A walk for anyone aged five or over through Corby’s woodland will start at 1.50pm on Saturday, September 19, starting from the library in the Cube.

The walk will take one hour.

Sunday, September 20, will see a walk covering local woodland paths.

It starts at 11am at Corby Boating Lake cafe, will last one hour and cover three miles.

Later that day, toddlers are invited to take part in a walk for children under-five and their families around Corby woodlands lasting about 30 minutes.

It starts at 2.20pm and anyone interested in taking part should meet at the library in Corby Cube.

As well as every step counted at the organised walks, gym customers at Lodge Park Sports Centre and Corby East Midlands International Pool will also be able to add to Corby’s count by tracking their steps on the treadmills from Friday, September 18, until Sunday, September 20.

For more information go to www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/20millionsteps.

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