Mayor’s Walking Challenge


Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle’s 100 Mile – 100 Day Walking Challenge runs from August 23 through November 30. This high-benefit, low-impact physical activity challenge is open to individuals and companies. If you participate in the challenge and log 100 miles or more, you will be entered into a drawing for prizes including Fitbits, compliments of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama!

Walk alone, form a walking group, or participate in one of our Healthy Huntsville sponsored walking events – those miles add up!

Register HERE at Blue Cross Blue Shield’s WalkingWorks before October 31, 2017, to be eligible for prizes.

2017 Walking Events

Huntsville Botanical Garden, Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m.

Walk through the Huntsville Botanical Garden with Mayor Tommy Battle and the Healthy Huntsville Team for this kick-off event. Entrance starting at 5:30 p.m. will be free if you are participating in the walking challenge. Walkers will join “Fidos After Five,” and leashed dogs are welcome on the walk. Huntsville Animal Services will have adoptable dogs and volunteers at the event, too.


HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Tuesday, Oct. 5 (Rain Date), at 12:15 p.m.

Join the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology for a one-mile walk along their world-famous double helix path. After the walk, go inside and grab a healthy meal from the Atrium Café.


Jaycee Building & Fairgrounds at John Hunt Park, Thursday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m.

Huntsville Hospital is hosting a free Autumn Chase Fun Run (walking friendly!) just for kids.


U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is sponsoring a one-mile walk to celebrate the season’s end of their weekly Biergarten. The walk and entrance into the Biergarten is free. This is a leashed dog-friendly event – please note that dogs are only allowed on the outdoor terrace for Biergarten.


Arts Huntsville, Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:15 p.m.

Arts Huntsville is excited to host a one-mile walk for creative and art lovers. Walkers will start at the Arts Huntsville office and meander through downtown looking at the sculptures, murals and the Arts Huntsville Pumpkin Patch.


Hays Nature Preserve, Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m.

Join Operation Green Team at Hays Nature Preserve for this free and fun obstacle course walk/run.


S.R. Butler Green at Campus No. 805, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Strong Body Studio is eager to take walkers on a 4 lap/circuit challenge at S.R. Butler Green (located between Yellowhammer and Straight to Ale) at Campus No. 805. Kids 12+ are welcome to participate.


Big Spring Park, Sunday, Nov. 26, at 4: 30 p.m.

Enjoy this fun finale to the Mayor’s Walking Challenge as we partner with Downtown Huntsville Inc. on the first annual Tinsel Trail Trot. The course will include a one-mile run (or walk) in the evening with tree lights leading the way.

RELATED LINKS: WalkingWorks Registration Instructions, Healthy Huntsville