Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to sign up for Southern Strides in order to participate?

A: No! Southern Strides is just a program that promotes and supports walking during the workday. We'll send out messages campus wide, so look for announcements in your Southern email.

Q: Do I have to walk with a group or can I just walk on my own?

A: You can do both!  Take walks around campus with friends or by yourself, we just hope that you start each week with a lunchtime (or other time!) walk.

Q: I have knee problems or health problems, can I still participate?

A: We recommend you check in with your healthcare provider to find out if starting a walking program is appropriate for you. Most of the walks will NOT be supervised and will be on your own, so make a decision that is best for you.

Q: Is there a dress code for walking?

A:  Athletic shoes are required for the indoor track, otherwise comfortable clothing and a water bottle are recommended.

Q: What if the weather is not suitable for an outdoor walk?

A:  The rain/snow location for each Monday's walk will be in the Moore Field House.