A small army of readers took part in our #walk1000miles program last year. For some, it was a life-changing experience. Why not join them this year?
It's wonderfully simple really. Commit to walk 1,000 miles between now and December 31, and make every mile count.
Log each mile religiously and share your progress with fellow 1,000-milers on social media. That's all there is to it!
If you only walk at weekends, this might seem like an intimidating number, but it actually works out at less than 20 miles a week. And as is the case in achieving any long-term goal, little and often is the key.
Doing a long distance trail or signing up for a charity challenge walk will help boost your total, but it's the little things like walking in your lunch hour or walking to work that will really rack up the miles over the year.
So finding new ways to integrate walking into your daily routine rather than charging around on the hills every weekend is the key to success - but if you can do both, you'll smash the target!
The key to success is to record every single mile and share your progress with other people. Being part of something bigger makes you more likely to stick at it and sharing your triumphs and tribulations with like-minded people will spur you on when you lose heart.
Do it with a friend
You're much more likely to stick with it
Do it for charity
Get friends to pledge 1p per mile and they'll owe you £10 when
you hit your target
Do it in the dark
Invest in a high-visibility jacket, reflectors and a headtorch and go for a quick stomp around town after work
Do it to lose weight
Walking 1,000 miles burns around 70,000 calories - so you can eat a jam doughnut every day without piling on the pounds!
Do it to feel great
Most participants report improved energy levels and a more positive outlook after just a couple of weeks of walking every day.