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Is Walk Across Texas! really free?
Yes, Walk Across Texas! is 100% FREE.   Click here to get a FREE account
Certificates
Certificates are generated from the website. To print your certificate: Click the "MY WAT! SOLO" tab when you log into the system. If you have miles entered for 8 weeks, there will be ...
Who is this program for?
Anyone can use this program. We have tailored our materials and information for schools and work sites such as companies, government offices, colleges, hospitals, etc ...located in Texas. We are a...
Why have competition?
Teams from your organization compete to determine which team walks (1) the approximate 830 miles from the East to the West Texas borders, or (2) the greatest number of miles.  ...
How far does each person need to walk every week if a team is to make it the 830 miles across Texas?
For teams of 8, each person needs to average about 13 miles per week. Some people walk more and others less. Gradually work to increase your mileage to avoid injury.
Do I have to walk or can I do other types of physical activity?
You can do just about any type of physical activity or exercise and compete in Walk Across Texas!   Click here to use our convenient mileage equivalent calculator and estimate...
Do we all have to walk at the same time?
Team members do not need to walk together unless they want to do so. Treadmills are okay. Other aerobic activities may be converted to miles using our convenient mileage equiv...
What if we want to change a few of the rules?
Changing or adding your own special touches are okay.   Just do the same for everyone in your group, and let all know about the changes before you start.
How can we see our team's progress?
Members pool their mileage each week to help their team move across either a paper road map or the View Progress section of this website. If a paper map is used, generally, no more th...
Who's in charge around here? Who runs this program?
Walk Across Texas! is an educational program of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.   Leadership for this program is provided by  Alice Kirk, Child Health Specialist - Family ...
Can you tell me how Walk Across Texas! works for a company or work site?
Someone in your organization will be appointed as the Site Manager for Walk Across Texas. The Site Manager will find Team Captains. The Team Captains then recruit seven people for th...
How do I renew my registration?
Solo Walkers can Renew their registrations using the link on the HOME tab of their previous account. If a wrap-up form was not completed, the link will be "Complete Wrap-Up". If a wrap-up ha...
I am a teacher, can you tell me how your program will work for schools?
Increase children’s physical activity level with Walk Across Texas in schools. Your class can walk across Texas together—on a map or here on our website. This is a great w...
I want to walk by myself. Is that OK?
Yes, you can walk by yourself, but we highly encourage you to be a part of a team.   Results have shown that participants that are a part of a team are more likely to form a r...
Do I have to be located in Texas to use Walk Across Texas?
No, you do not have to be located in Texas to use Walk Across Texas.   During registration:   http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu/anewat/register.php   1.  Choose y...
Can I have an individual walker account and be a team captain or team member?
No, this option is not available at this time.   You will need to add your mileage to your individual account and then email your mileage to your Team Captain or Site Manager.   ...
Team Member Certificate
The Team Captain can print certificates for each Team Member who has a completed Wrap-up form. The Team Captain should click the "MY WAT! TEAM" tab when they log into the system. If a Wrap...
I registered as a Solo Walker but have decided to join a team. What should I do?
You will need to log into your Solo Walker account, click on the "MY ACCOUNT" tab, select "Yes" in the Delete this Account row. Should be the second item in the form. The accoun...
 

 

 

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