Meet the Masters Walkers! This paw-some Challenge Team is taking on the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge, presented by Clif Bar, benefitting the 500 Festival, with some furry friends. Five years ago, this group of women met in a dog training class. Their friendship blossomed over a shared love of dogs, wine and good food. After completing the beginning, intermediate and advanced dog training classes, these women formed the Masters Class.
The group began walking together in March as a way to do something social, while also staying distant and safe. When the group heard about the #IndyVirtualChallenge, they decided it would keep them even more accountable and consistent. Each day, they continue to motivate each other and encourage each other to challenge themselves to increase their distance. They continue to work toward their goal despite the summertime rain, heat and humidity. Some walks are shorter than others, but miles are miles! Unfortunately, one member injured her foot and has been temporarily unable to walk. However, the Masters Walkers are such wonderful friends that the rest of the group are walking her dogs until she can return.
For the Masters Walkers, the best part of the #IndyVirtualChallenge has been their continued comradery. The women all find things to enjoy with each walk. The group has become especially adept at spotting wildlife on their walks. Eagles, deer, foxes, rabits, and geese- the Masters Walkers have seen it all! Another way this group keeps their walks exciting is by choosing a new place to walk and explore on the weekends. The dogs have even come to grow a friendship of their own, stopping to wait on the slower pups or running to greet their friends.
During a time when social interaction can be difficult, the #IndyVirtualChallenge has given the Masters Walkers and their dogs a way to stay connected, be physically active, and have some fun!
Registration for the Indianapolis 500 Mile Challenge, presented by Clif Bar, benefiting the 500 Festival, is now open. Move your body, crush your goals, and conquer 500 miles with us!
Complete a dog walking activity this week and earn this paw-some virtual badge!