March 2, 2009
09-037

Kate Elliot
Communications Specialist

VSU Walkers Stride Toward A Cruise

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University’s Centennial Walking Club invites faculty, staff and students to lace up their tennis shoes and walk for a chance to win a three-day cruise for two.

VSU's second annual Walk To Your Summer Vacation Contest requires participants to walk 210 miles - the distance from Valdosta to Port Canaveral, Fla. - which is where the prize-winning cruise will depart. Only one lucky winner will win the free cruise, but a host of other prizes will be awarded to contest participants during a celebration in May.

Faculty, staff and students interested in participating in the contest must join the Centennial Walking Club, a free program designed to facilitate group or solo walking, and log their miles walked on the program’s Web site, www.valdosta.edu/finadmin/wellness/walking.shtml . Only miles logged between March 11 and May 1 will count toward contest totals. After joining the walking club, participants should bring an $8 entry fee to the Office of Employee and Organizational Development, University Center room 3103, where they can also pick up a free water bottle and pedometer after March 4.

Registration details, official rules and group walking opportunities are also listed on the Centennial Walking Club Web site.