Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is sponsoring a walking challenge across Southeast Alaska for the second year in a row. (Photo by Katherine Rose/KCAW)

SEARHC kicked off a month-long challenge called Start Stepping Southeast on Monday, August 3 to get Sitkans and other Southeast Alaska residents outside and moving. Participants who record their steps and log them online will be entered into a weekly drawing for $50 prizes. Heleena Van Veen and Doug Osborne join Morning Host Erin Fulton to talk about the 29-day challenge and why getting outside to walk is so important, especially during a pandemic.