The Walk & Ride Challenge 

The Challenge helps raise awareness among employers, their participating employees, and the Montgomery County community about the benefits of walking.

Employers benefit from a healthier workforce. When employees walk more, often they can:
  • Reduce healthcare costs.
  • Reduce absenteeism.
  • Enhance their productivity thanks to reduced stress.

Employees benefit from walking by:
  • Improving their cardio-vascular health.
  • Improving their mental alertness and managing stress levels.
  • Improving their metabolism and managing their weight.

The community benefits because:
  • Every employee who walks or takes transit to work instead of driving solo removes a vehicle from local traffic.
  • Removing vehicles from traffic means fewer emissions and better air quality.
  • Reducing traffic enhances the quality of life for all in Montgomery County.