Some members of Congress and their staff are participating in a friendly—and charitable—annual completion. Instead of discussing politics, they will be challenging other teams on the Hill to a different kind of race where votes don’t matter, but a pedometer does.
Congress may be able to talk the talk, but now we’ll see if they can walk the walk...literally! Members of Congress and their staff were invited to participate in the 8th annual Walking Works Capitol Hill Challenge, and many accepted the friendly challenge. Teams registered for the competition and were supplied with walking kits and a pedometer.
The six week challenge ends on July 28, when the ‘Top Walkers on the Hill’ will be named and they’ll receive one of the two ‘Blue Shoe’ trophies, one for total miles walked and the other for average miles walked.
Trophies and bragging rights aside, the real purpose of the Capitol Hill Challenge is to raise awareness about the need for regular physical activity and benefit a charity.
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