Challenge: walk the Torch Relay distance


Purdue Extension Switzerland County want everyone to join in the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial – and get healthy while doing it.

On Thursday, September 8th, a torch designed by Purdue University engineering students will begin a relay in Corydon, Indiana, and that relay will continue through all 92 counties in Indiana. The route is 2,300-miles long – and the Switzerland County Extension office is challenging everyone to walk that distance – starting now.

Those who would like to participate can log steps from their smartphone, fitbit-like device, pr pedometer on a sheet supplied by the Extension office. Teams can consist of up to six members, and completed forms can then be turned into the Extension office, which is located in the Switzerland County TEC Building on Seminary Street in Vevay.

The challenge is now ongoing, and will run through September 8th.

Competitors will all receive a weekly newsletter through email featuring healthy living recipes, Bicentennial history facts, and a current leaderboard.

The person and team that logs the most steps will win a healthy living gift basket and a free lunch at the courthouse.

Forms may be picked up at the extension office, or email

Contact the extension office at (812) 427-3152.