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Marais des Cygnes District

MdC District Paola Office

Miami County
913 N Pearl, Suite 1
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-4306 office
913-294-4301 fax
Office Hours:
8-4:30pm M-F

Kathy Goul, FCS Agent-

Karla Hightower, 4-H Agent-

Katelyn Barthol, ANR Agent-

linn office

Linn County
115 S. 6th St.
P.O. Box 160
Mound City, KS 66056
913-795-2829 office
913-294-4301 fax
Office Hours:
8-4:30pm M-F

Franny Eastwood, FCS Agent -

Abbie Powell, 4-H, ANR &
District Director- abbie2@ksu.edu

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Marais des Cygnes Distrtict Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas

Walk Kansas 2024 - March 31 to May 25

Marais des Cygnes District Walk KS staff:
Franny Eastwood- Mound City, FCS Agent - fmeastwo@ksu.edu
   Carolynn Cochran- Mound City -  caro6776@ksu.edu
      Julie Ramsey- Paola - jramsey3@ksu.edu


Walk Kansas 2024 Challenges

Start Walking/Exercising March 31, 2024

Enroll by April 5, 2024 to participate.

1. Captains, gather your team of 4-6 individuals

2. Captains- Collect information for your team. You can pick up a registration packet from the Extension office to help with this. (But it is not necessary to have a packet)

Things You will need for team Members for registration Online:

  • Names and emails of your team members (each person needs to have a different email address.)  If a person does not have an email address you will need to have them either go online and sign in as an individual and ask to be put on your team.  When they do the registration they will have to use a fake email address like theirname@noemail.com to be able to finish their enrollment.  Or they will need to fill out a paper copy of the registration and turn it into either the Paola or Mound City office.

  • T-shirt orders are being done online through our vender and you will order directly from them and your items will come straight to you instead of you having to come to the extention office to pick them up.  Click Walk Kansas Apparel to see your color options and different styles of shirts available. (in order to get shirts you will need to order and pay online).

  • You can pay online with a credit card/PayPal or bring a check for your entire team's registration to either the Paola or Mound City office.  Checks need to be made out to MdC District

3. Captains, go to walkkansasonline.org to select your challenge and register your team.

Don't have a team?  No problem.  You CAN register as an individual to be placed on a team later.  However, if you do have a team then PLEASE let your team captain register you first. Or if you know your team name you can ask to be put on that team. 

Also new this year if you dont have a team and you do not want to be added to one you can "Go Solo"  and try the new solo walk they have added this year. 

If you are not paying online then you will need to bring/mail your payment to the Mound City or Paola Extension Office. 

"If you have elementary or high school-aged youth on your team or are a SNAP recipient , please contact the Extension office to get your discount code before registering." 


If you are wanting paper copies of the registration information you would print the following information.  Or come by the office for printed copies of the forms.  You do not have to do paper registration if you would prefer to take care of everything online you are able to do that.

Captains Information (1 for Captain)
Guide for Captains 2024
Team Registration Form none for 2024
Team Captains Log 2024

Participants Information  (1 per participant - 4 to 6 per team)
Walk Kansas Participants Welcome Guide 2024
Participants Registration Form 2024
Walk Kansas Daily Log 2024
Walk Kansas Activity Guide 2024
Fruits and Vegetables Table

Walk Kansas App's for your Phone Information


Walk Kansas Social Profile
State Walk Kansas Site

Exercises and Other Information

Action Plan for Healthy Living Fact Sheet

Reduce Muscle Soreness Tips

10 Tips for Making Better Beverage Choices

Safety First: Stretching

Work Smart Stretching Plan

10 Minute Workout with Exercise Band

Move More - Feel Better

Range of Motion Exercises