December is here and so is Walk to Tuk!
2020 has certainly been a different year for everyone. We know that it is still important to have fun, stay safe, and engage in activity during this pandemic. One way of doing this is with Walk to Tuk! As we head into our 11th year we are changing some things up. This means *NEW* grand prizes, *EPIC* team celebration prizes, and a commitment to have a winner in *EVERY* community! With the change in even better prizes this year, we will not have t-shirts as prizes. Rather they will be available for purchase.
For those of you who may be wondering, Walk to Tuk is an opportunity to conceptually walk the distance of the Big River from Zhatıé Kų́ę́ /Fort Providence to Tuktuuyaqtuuq/Tuktoyaktuk, a total of 1,658 km. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to do it alone—form a community, school, or workplace team and get there together. This annual event is free and a great way to meet new people and stay active, and safe during the cold, dark months of winter. It also happens to be the largest and longest physical activity event in the NWT!
Walk to Tuk has grown each year, with thousands of participants taking on the challenge annually. We are headed into our second year with our new website. Don’t worry – we did even more testing throughout the summer to work out these kinks and have things run even smoother. Keep an eye out for some tutorials on using the website if you get stuck.
As you might have guessed, running Walk to Tuk is no small task for the staff at the NWTRPA. Fortunately, we have the support of some incredible sponsors that help make the event a success and help it grow. These include: NWT & Nunavut Lotteries, Canadian North, Northwestel, Cabin Radio, Canadian Tire, White Ice, Lawson Lundell, KopyKat, Diana Curtis Design, Aboriginal Sports Circle, and the Mackenzie Recreation Association. The generosity of these organizations make Walk to Tuk possible, and we can’t thank them enough for their support.
Registration for Walk to Tuk is open December 1, so get ready to take on the challenge and keep active during the winter and throughout the pandemic!