Calling all walking clubs and individuals that have a desire to start walking! The Walking Like a CHAMPION campaign is an ongoing statewide campaign that encourages Alabama residents to get healthy by eating the right foods and adding physical activity to their daily routines. Adopting healthier lifestyles helps to reduce risk factors associated with chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Join a walking team or register as an individual and start walking today.

How to Register

Register for the Walking Like a CHAMPION campaign.

You can register a group or as an individual. Take this opportunity to get your whole household involved in daily exercise by registering as a group.

Benefits of Walking

Walking is an easy, enjoyable, and engaging way to get people excited about exercising. Walking benefits include better sleep, weight loss, and the chance to reduce chronic diseases and high cholesterol. Walking also increases oxygen levels and strengthens bones and muscles.

Share your Progress

  • Each time you complete a walk, let us know the minutes or distance you walked by filling out the Daily Walking Log
  • Like the Walking Like a CHAMPION Facebook page where there will be goals and tips to keep you on track.
  • Use #WalkingLikeaCHAMPION in your social media posts.

More Information

Tamara Warren (256) 372-4981 or
Shanetria Brown (256) 372-4942 or

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As the Bibb County Coordinator for Alabama Extension, Matthew D. Hartzell coordinates the implementation of all Extension programs in Bibb County in many program areas. These program areas include 4-H and Youth Development, Animal Sciences, Food Safety and Quality, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, Family and Child Development, Family Resource Management and Workforce Development, Commercial Horticulture, Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests, Farm and Agribusiness Management, and Community and Economic Development. Hartzell has served in his current position for 12 years and held primary program assignments in Community and Economic Development, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, and Forestry Wildlife and Natural Resources.