Schuyler Hospital has wrapped up its tenth annual Schuyler Steps Out community walking challenge, with a new winner – the Humane Society of Schuyler County.
The team has been a tough competitor in the program since 2011. This year, with 15 walkers, they totaled 12.3 million total steps over the course of the 8-week program. They averaged 18,125 steps per person per day. The Humane Society increased their total team steps from 112.7 thousand in week one, to 2 million in week eight – overtaking first place in week 5 and not looking back.
Coming in second place were the Wacky Walkers of Watkins High – who kept a steady pace to stay on the Humane Society’s tail to finish just steps behind them. The 15 member team averaged 16,500 steps per person per day. However, they increased their steps from an average of 17,536 per person per day in week 5 to 18,775 per person per day in week 6 to secure their second place finish!
Past multi-year champion Seneca Lake Buccaneers (FAHS Construction) finished in third place, after leading in weeks 1 through 4.
Still to be named – Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Most Improved Awards – to be nominated by their teams.
In all, participating teams tallied 156.5 million total steps, or over 78.2 thousand miles – the equivalent of 3.1 trips around the Earth. An average of 234 people from 17 teams participated in the 8-week program, developed to get people up and active in the late winter and early spring.
The program is sponsored by Schuyler Hospital, Walmart, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
For more information on the Schuyler Steps Out program, contact Jessica Adams, Public Relations Specialist at (607) 210-1950 or go to www.schuylerhospital.org