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How it Works

Walk Franklin County starts the moment you register on-line or at the YMCA in Greenfield if you don’t have access to a computer. Then clip on your pedometer and begin recording your steps in your FREE tracking booklet!

Tracking booklets are available at the YMCA, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield Community College, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. Or click here for a downloadable tracking booklet you may print out at home.

Jot down your daily totals, then log onto the Walk Franklin County website and click on Log Steps to enter your numbers - every day, every week, or once a month; it's up to you.

If you don’t have a computer at home, you may use one at any of the public libraries in Franklin County; or just bring your tracking booklet to the YMCA in Greenfield at 451 Main Street, and the staff at the Welcome Center will enter the information for you.

Walk Franklin County is a program you do at your own pace, in your own way. Whether you walk by yourself or in a group; walk around the house, the block or the neighborhood, or venture out on one of the 30 routes posted under Walking Maps, the point is to get moving, keep moving, and keep moving some more!

Setting Goals

Tracking steps with a pedometer or converting your other activity to steps can give you useful feedback and help you set personal benchmarks for progress. And by recording your steps through Walk Franklin County, you will be rewarded when you reach specific milestones, such as the Million Step Club. Whether you walk 10,000 steps a day for 100 days; 5,000 steps a day for 200 days; or 3,000 steps a day for a year, the Million Step Club offers a target goal for everyone. If you are just using the conversion chart you do not need a pedodmeter.

Getting Started

All you need to get started is a pedometer, a tracking booklet, and a good pair of shoes. Pedometers are available at the YMCA for $10, or you may use one you have purchased elsewhere.

Once you clip on your pedometer for the day, every step counts. Going shopping? Park farther away from the store entrance and see the number of steps start to mount. Or use the stairs instead of the elevator. Take a quick walk around the block after dinner. Go dancing for the evening. Do what you usually do, just add steps wherever you can.

Get a FREE SET of 28 laminated walking maps!

The Franklin Regional Counsel of Governments has created a beautiful set of 28 walking routes. This free set has a map for almost every Franklin County town. All you need to do is register for W.F.C. and record your steps/activity for 30 days, then stop at the YMCA in Greenfield and pick up your free map set.

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Or call the YMCA in Greenfield at 413-773-3646