It’s Walktober! A month of walking in the name of fitness and fun.
Every year, St. Luke’s sponsors a friendly, competitive walking challenge between representatives in Twin Falls and Jerome.
The objective is very simple: get walking.
Participants are tracked on the number of steps they walk during the month of October.
The individual with the most steps logged between the Magic Valley and Jerome teams will receive money to be donated to the organization of the winner’s choice. The team with the highest average steps will receive the coveted sneaker plaque, which currently resides in Jerome.
Last year, Jerome Mayor Dave Davis won the overall competition, walking 455 miles.
Jill Howell, St. Luke’s Jerome associate chief nursing officer
Dr. Nicole Ruske, St. Luke’s Jerome Family Medicine
Dr. Logan Perkins, St. Luke’s Resident Physician
Mayor Dave Davis
Dale Layne, Jerome School District superintendent
Mike Harrison, Jerome fire chief
Mike Williams, city administrator
Charlie Howell, Jerome County commissioner
Arlen Blaylock, St. Luke’s Magic Valley chief operating officer/CNO
Dr. Steven Kohtz, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Family Medicine
Dr. Rick Sandison, St. Luke’s Magic Valley Family Medicine
Mayor Shawn Barigar
Dr. Brady Dickinson, Twin Falls School District superintendent
Twin Falls Police Lt. Terry Thueson
Travis Rothweiler, Twin Falls city manager
Don Hall, Twin Falls County commissioner
Additionally, there are other individuals participating in the walking challenge during the month of October. The Rogue Team has 17 members.
Michelle Bartlome is the public relations manager at St. Luke's Magic Valley.