Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert and 67 other Idaho mayors completed the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Mayor’s Walking Challenge in October, raising $68,000 in the process, according to a BCIFH news release.

It is the largest total in the six-year history of the challenge, which is designed to help shine a spotlight on the importance of children being physically active.

Mayors needed to walk an average of 10,000 steps per day last month, and the 68 who did will be awarded $1,000 each to go toward their community to help encourage children to be active through programs or projects.

Lambert said he averaged about 15,000 steps per day and the $1,000 will go to Moscow schools.

Juliaetta Mayor Richard Groseclose also completed the challenge.

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