Ellenbrook Winter Walking Challenge: City of Swan wants residents to get walking


Ellenbrook Councillors Cate McCullough and Patty Williams.
Ellenbrook Councillors Cate McCullough and Patty Williams.

THE City of Swan wants you to get involved in the Ellenbrook Winter Walking challenge at the Ellenbrook Sports Hub precinct before it wraps up on August 31.

City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said there are plenty of reasons to get moving – whether for your own personal fitness goals or as part of a collective effort with your group or school.

“Every lap you walk puts you in the running to win a number of great individual prizes, or gets counted towards the grand total for your primary or high school,” he said.

“$500 worth of sports equipment will be awarded to the best performing primary school, and the winning high school will score one of our new bubble soccer packages.

“We want as many people in the community as possible to get involved, so if you haven’t joined yet, now is your chance.”

Earlier this month, the City challenged the community to complete as many laps of the Ellenbrook Sports Hub precinct as they could for the entire month of August.

It is not too late to enter; just start walking around the Ellenbrook Sports Hub and make sure you record the number of laps you complete each day via the City’s website.

You will also need the daily code word, which will be placed in a secret location on the walking trail each day.

Ellenbrook Ward Councillor Cate McCullough said the challenge has been a great way to motivate the community to stay active.

“Regular exercise is extremely healthy, especially in those cold winter months when sometimes we’d rather just be at home,” she said.

“While you walk laps, you can spend time catching up with friends, family and the community and get your daily dose of exercise without even thinking about it.”

For more information, go to www.swan.wa.gov.au/esh.

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