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Step It Up II Fitness and Wellness Campaign

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Welcome to the Step It Up II Fitness and Wellness Campaign, a community-wide initiative designed to promote active living and well-being in Prince George’s County! Join us for a five-month journey of fitness, fun, and community engagement. 

Locations 

Onsite

Walk our selected park trails (5 locations available)

Virtual

Walk in your community 

Duration

5 months

This five-month walk/run program for Prince George's County Residents is from May to September 2024.

Is It A Walk? 

Step It Up II is more than just a walk. It's a movement toward a healthier and happier community. Coordinated by the Prince George’s County Health Department, in collaboration with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Department of Parks and Recreation, this campaign brings together individuals, families, schools, sports teams, and community organizations to prioritize health and well-being. 

How to Participate

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Register for your walk. 

Start or join a team and invite others to walk with you. Register now to participate!

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Start sharing. 

The Step It Up II Fitness Campaign makes it easy to share. 

Use #StepItUpChallenge and #HealthyLiving on all social media to share the fun.

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Join us on the trails. 

Come together for an inspiring community event that celebrates our commitment to fitness and wellness!

Walk In-Person or Virtually

Option 1: On-site (choose a date and location)

Join us at scenic parks, trails, and tracks around the county. Save the dates towards a healthier lifestyle. Download the Step It Up II Fitness and Wellness Campaign schedule. 

Walk Schedule

Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watkins Regional Park (located near Ballfields)
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 

Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tucker Road Athletic Complex (located near basketball courts
1770 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Buddy Attick Park Trail (located near parking-lot
555 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fairwood Community Park (located near restrooms)
12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD 20720 

Saturday, September 21, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bladensburg Waterfront Park (located near the playground
4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710 

Option 2: Virtual

Walk through your community, share your photos on social media, and tag #StepItUpChallenge #HealthyLiving

Virtual Walk Challenge 

Goal: Walk 10,000 steps a day 

Flexibility: Walk at your own pace, anytime, anywhere 

Monthly Walking Events:

  • Explore scenic parks.
  • Connect with fellow walkers.
  • Prioritize health and wellness.

Every step counts! Share your journey on social media using #StepItUpChallenge

Program Benefits of Participation

  • Improve your mood, strengthen bones, and enhance sleep by walking regularly.
  • Join a supportive community committed to well-being.
  • Certificates for participants featured achievements on social media.

Get Social 

Follow us on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 
Help us spread the word and inspire others to join the movement. Share your story and encourage others by sharing your walking journey on social media using hashtags #StepItUpChallenge and #HealthyLiving

Contact Us 

Have questions or need more information? Send an email to Health & Wellness at WellnessInfo@co.pg.md.us