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Cottonwood District

Cottonwood District

Barton County Office

3007 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

620-793-1913 fax

Ellis County Office

601 Main Street
Hays, KS 67601

785-621-2002 fax


Walk Kansas


Walk Kansas is an 8-week walking program encouraging family members, schoolmates, co-workers, friends, and neighbors to come together as a team. Participants will set goals for health and fitness. A Team Captain will recruit 5 people to make a 6-member team who will collectively walk 423 miles, the distance across Kansas. (For 2023 smaller teams or Solo teams are allowed, a team can be formed with only 4 members or you can be on your own on a special route.)

This is an exceptional opportunity to promote health and fitness to the entire family, from small children to grandparents, while building family unity. It's a great way to enjoy time together as a group or one-on-one with a child or teenager.

Walk Kansan in California

Here is Diane a Bt. Co. participant getting her WK Miles by strolling acrossed the Golden Gate. Keep walking Diane. Thanks for the pic.

                   Deines in SF


Watch a short video "Why I Walk"

2022 WK LOGO

March 26 through May 20, 2023
Register now for 2023!

Registrations are completed on line for 2023.
Checks for registration fees can be mailed to or dropped off at the Extension office in your county.

Click on the logo above or the link below to start the process.




For 2023 all shirts are ordered with your completed registration & are shipped to you directly from NZone using your debit or credit card.

    To order Walk Kansas Apparel use this link.

Here are the styles &
colors available soon for 2023.


2023 WK Apparel pic


2023 Captain's Packet

2023 Participant's Packet


Walk Kansas Smart Phone App Directions


Apple iOSapp WK App

New for 2023!!! Android WK App!!


WK-Android App

Watch a short clip from K-State on how to properly do a squat.



Concerned about your bone health? Take a few minutes to watch this short video from
Dr. Susan Brown.
It could be just what you need.



Watch a video spot from K-State on how to properly do a squat using a dumbbell.

Useful Info to keep you healthy.

Physical Activity Guidelines 2nd Edition

Move Your Way - Adults

Move Your Way - Kids

Move Your Way - Older Adults

Move Your Way - Parents

Healthful Whole Grains

Counting Fruits & Vegetables

Don't Just Sit There!



2022 Newsletters

Week 1 - English
Week 1 - Spanish

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
How Much is Enough?
Things to do this Week
What is the MIND Diet?
Recipe: Fish and Summer Squash

Week 2 - English
Week 2 - Spanish

Music for Your Mind
How to Warm Up and Cool Down
Move to the Music
Dark Leafy Greens Everyday
Recipe: Go Green Salad


Week 3 - English
Week 3 - Spanish

Brain is like a Muscle
Exercise Snacks for Beg Benefits
Walking Technique Matters
B Vitamins Boost Brain Power
Recipe: Tuscan Veggie Chicken Stew

Week 4 - English
Week 4 - Spanish

Stress and Your Brain
Benefits of Strength Training
Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight!
Berries - A Nutritional Powerhouse
Recipe: Blueberry Muffin Smoothie


Week 5 - English
Week 5 - Spanish

Make YOur Brain More Flexible
Gett Loose
MIND Diet Recommendations
Recipe: Fajita Casserole

Week 6 - English
Week 6 - Spanish

Movement - A Tune-up for Your Mind
Does Your Body Feel Stiff?
Processed Foods - The Good and Bad
Recipe: Greek Green Beans


Week 7 - English
Week 7 - Spanish

Add Some Vigorous Exercise
Squats for Strength
Enjoy Nuts Every Day
Recipe: Crusted Veggie Egg Cups

Week 8 - English
Week 8 - Spanish

Sugar and Your Brain
Stretch and Strengthen Hip Flexors
How to Reduce Sugar
Recipe: Hidden Veggie Marinara Sauce


Week 9 - English
Week 9 - Spanish

Wrap up edition!

Sleep and Your Brain
How Long Does it Take to Lose Fitness?
Tips for Great Grilling
Recipe: Salsa Sides