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September 28, 2021

Walktober Spirit Weeks: Walk and Be Rewarded

by Korrea Johnston

goDCgo encourages you to get outside and walk for wellness. October, also known as “Walktober,” is ideal for walking outdoors because the temperatures are cool and the fall foliage reaches its peak, so you can experience the beautiful changing leaves. In addition to the fall feels, walking for at least 30 minutes a day is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health.

To help you regulate walking as part of your routine, whether recreationally or to replace your current commute, goDCgo has created “Walktober” spirit weeks for the chance to be rewarded! For every submission, you’ll be entered into our raffle to win a weekly prize from Michael’s, Adidas, Apple, or DC’s local Capital Candy Jar depending on the spirit week. And the giveaways don’t stop there — you’ll also be entered to win the grand prize of a Fitbit that can count your steps and help boost your health, hopefully turning your walking into a habit year-round.

Mural Muse: October 3-9

Mosey around DC to find your mural muse! Just last month, the NoMa neighborhood hosted its annual international mural festival with seven new mural locations featuring a combination of pieces from new and veteran creatives. Not near NoMa? No problem! You can find murals in nearly every DC neighborhood. Check out our blog for some ideas of what to see and where to go to find your muse. Whenever you come across a mural, share a photo on Twitter or Instagram by tagging @goDCgo and hashtag #walktober — extra points if you take a selfie. Each submission will earn you an extra raffle ticket to win a $25 gift card from Michael’s so you can find your own inner artist!

Pick Your Park: October 10-16

Whether it’s your favorite national park or closest neighborhood park, our nation’s capital is the land of plenty when it comes to parks. So much so, that DC has been ranked the nation’s best park system, with 98% of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park. Pick your favorite park and share a photo by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram and hashtag #walktober. The more park walks you share, the better your chance of winning a $50 Adidas gift card so you can invest in new running shoes or workout wear!

Groove & Go: October 17-23

Walk it out to goDCgo’s Groove & Go playlist, featuring local sounds from our very own DMV musicians! Follow us on Spotify and screenshot what you’re listening to while you walk for a raffle submission toward winning a pair of Apple AirPods. Rules remain the same — share your screenshot on Twitter or Instagram, tag @goDCgo, and hashtag #walktober.

Walk & Wear Your Costume Contest: October 24-30

Trick-or-treat, on your feet! In the spirit of Halloween, we want you to wear a costume for our final spirit week. Get festive for your walk and share a selfie of your ghoulish, ghostly, goblin, or glamorous gear for double the raffle entries to win something sweet — a festively-themed, custom gift box from DC’s own Capital Candy Jar! Remember to tag us on Twitter or Instagram and hashtag #walktober to enter.



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