Club 300 | Walk Across America Challenge
Lift your mood and move your feet! Join Club 300, a FREE senior walking program that will “virtually” take you from the east to west coast of America! Earn rewards along the way!
What is Club 300?Club 300 is a senior walking program sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Special Programs Division’s Senior Services Unit. What began as a virtual walk across Maryland, one mile at a time (a total of 300 miles), has grown and blossomed into a virtual walk across America! Due to the popularity and success of Club 300, the program will continue as a year round senior walking program.
Who?Any Prince George’s County senior (age 60 & better) or pre-senior (age 50 – 59) is welcome to join Club 300. All fitness levels welcome!
Why?Walking is one of the very best exercises you can do!
Here are some of the proven benefits:
Where and when do you walk?You can choose where and when you want to walk.
Walk inside, walk outside and even walk on a treadmill!
Walk on your own, with a friend or with a group.
What are Club 300 group walks?Come out and meet other Club 300 members and keep those feet moving as we explore some of the wonderful trails in our area. For those who are interested, Club 300 group walks will be scheduled and posted on the Club 300 webpage. During the winter months, we will be offering a Club 300 group walk monthly. During the summer months, our group walks will be more frequent. We will be meeting at different locations throughout the County. Be sure to check the Club 300 webpage for dates, times, and locations of our Club 300 group walks.
When and how do I register?Current Club 300 Members: If you are currently registered with Club 300, all you have to do is log on to the Club 300 webpage. You will be asked if you want to take the Walk Across America Challenge, click yes and you will automatically be registered. If you have been logging your miles online, your current Club 300 miles will automatically be transferred as well!
Not a current Club 300 member: If you want to take the challenge and are not currently registered in the program, visit www.pgparks.com/Club 300.htm and complete the online registration form or call the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3400 for assistance.
What if I register and am unable to walk all the way across America?Everyone is encouraged to set their own personal goal. Just join the fun and start walking one mile at a time.
How do I track and log my miles?Logging your miles is simple. Just purchase a pedometer that records miles. The cost of a pedometer ranges from less than $5 and goes up. Additionally, there are some free apps for cell phones that will track your miles on your phone.
All you have to do is take an intentional walk and track the miles and record it as follows:
1. To record your miles online, log in at www.pgparks.com/Club300.htm using your Club 300 email address and password provided at the time of registration. It is highly recommended you keep track of your miles on the paper mileage log as well to keep a record of your accomplishments!
2. Use a paper walking mileage log (pen and paper).
Our goal is to have all Club 300 members log their miles online.
How do I record my miles online if I do not have an email address or access to a computer?
For assistance, please call the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3444 at the end of each month and we will help record your miles online.
What if I am unable to log into the Club 300 webpage successfully?Please call the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3444 for assistance.
Rewards?As you walk across America, you will earn a State pin for each State you have “virtually” walked across!
Here are those States:
2016 Club 300 photos