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Walk with a Doc: Summer Challenge

Whether you are an avid walker or a novice to the art of volksporting, this challenge is to you!   Madison Parks will be kicking off Walk with a Doc: Summer Challenge this June to encourage community members to get active, and stay active throughout the summer months. 


Walk with a Doc is a free program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health by enjoying a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park.  Walk with a Doc is a National program, founded as a way to encourage healthy physical activity, with the goals of reversing the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improving the health and well-being of our country. 

Madison Parks began the Walk with a Doc program in the fall of 2012, and has held multiple walking events at various city parks to discuss the benefits of walking in relation to multiple health issues. For example, walking can: lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of or manage type 2 diabetes, manage your weight, and improve your mood.  

Keeping in step with the original goals of Walk with a Doc, Madison Parks is extending a challenge to community members to:


Sign up for Walk with a Doc: Summer Challenge and receive monthly walking logs.

Track progress in meeting goals

  • Health Goal: Walk for 150 minutes each week.
  • Discovery Goal: Visit at least 3 different Madison Parks each month.
  • Learning Goal: Attend every Walk with a Doc in June, July and August.


Turn in walking logs at the end of summer for a chance to win the grand prize! 

Upon registering for the program, participants will receive a packet of information, including walking logs to track progress towards achieving the challenge goals.  At the final Walk with a Doc of the summer, participants will turn in completed walking logs and those that have met at least half of the challenge goals will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize - 90 day pass at Warner Park Community Recreation Center! 

“We are taking the program to the next step by encouraging healthy lifestyles in addition to providing opportunities for community members to explore Madison parks,” says Laura Whitmore, marketing and communications director, City of Madison Parks Division.

The Summer Challenge will begin on June 2nd and end on August 21st at the final summer Walk with a Doc event.  Sign up will begin on May 15th and extend through the June 2nd walk.  To sign up, visit the Madison Parks website: or attend Walk with a Doc on May 22 at Tenney Park Beach or June 2nd at Ride the Drive near Olin Park.  

  1. To Sign up:  Email - with your name, address, email address.
  2. Download log sheet Summer Challenge Log
  3. Turn in at the end of the summer.



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Any doctors wishing to be a part of Madison chapter of the Walk with a doc program should contact


Please email Laura Whitmore at

Just Walk - A walk with a Doc Program