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Crawford County on the Move gets underway
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Crawford County on the Move 2014 begins the week of June 1 in eight area communities. This nine-week walk/run training program is designed to get people of all ages moving while enjoying the company and support of others. It includes group walk/runs, training schedules and weekly tips on everything from stretching to healthy eating. Participants meet once a week in their local community for a short lesson and group walk or run.  During the rest of the week they follow the training schedule on their own. 

“Having the support of a structured group program makes it easier to set goals, stay motivated, and have fun,” says Jane Schaaf, Crawford County Family Living Agent. While a training schedule is provided, individuals are encouraged to keep a pace that meets their own needs. The program will conclude with a 5K walk/run at the Crawford County Fair on August 9, 2014.   

This is the fifth summer of Crawford County on the Move. Typically about 125 people join across the county. The eight communities participating are: Eastman, Seneca, Wauzeka, Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills, Ferryville, Prairie du Chien and Bloomington. Each community is led by a volunteer who selects the day, time and location of their weekly group session. This information and the registration form are available on the Crawford County UW-Extension website at or call Jane Schaaf at 608-326-0223 or e-mail 

Participants are encouraged to register by May 23.    The fee is $15 per participant/$20 per household and includes a t-shirt and 5K walk/run entry fee.   Scholarships are available.     

Crawford County on the Move is sponsored by Crawford County UW-Extension, Crawford County Public Health, Healthy Roots of Crawford County, Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics, Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital, BAPI, Mayo Clinic Health System, Gundersen Prairie du Chien, and the Crawford County Aging & Disability Resource Center