Walk Across Arkansas is statewide exercise campaign conducted by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service that takes place twice a year. Walk Across Arkansas encourages friendly competition amongst teams as exercise minutes are recorded online and a leader board is available for participants to view. The Fall 2018 Walk Across Arkansas session began on September 16th and concluded on November 10th. The Ozark Extension Get Fit group members formed together to create a Walk Across Arkansas Team and placed first in the state for teams with the most exercise minutes. The team leader, Gail Franklin placed second for individuals with the most exercise minutes and Franklin County was in the top 10 for having the most exercise minutes recorded by participants. Stay tuned to sign up for Walk Across Arkansas in Spring 2019!


Ozark Extension Get fit meets year round on Mondays at 1:00 pm Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 am at the Franklin County Extension office in Ozark. The class is led by volunteer instructors Gail Franklin and Kay Harty who have been trained to lead the program. To participate in the program, you must be 18 years or older. Sign up now by contacting Casey Jarding, the Franklin County Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent at 479-667-3720 or by emailing cjarding@uaex.edu. Cost for participating in the program is $20, which includes all sessions for one year and a fitness assessment. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.