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Welcome to WALKtober, a month-long celebration of active transportation brought to you by the Alamo Commutes program. Throughout the month of October, we invite you to step into a world of healthier, eco-friendly commuting by choosing walking as your mode of transport. The Alamo Commutes WALKtober Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to embrace walking as a means of everyday transportation, with the chance to win exciting prizes. From October 1 to October 31, we encourage you to record your walking trips to school, work, home or anywhere else on the Alamo Commutes website or mobile app. By doing so, you will not only be entered for a chance to win one of four $100 VISA gift cards, but you will also make a positive transportation impact within the Alamo Area region. Let's “stride” towards a healthier, more sustainable future, one step at a time!

Follow these three steps to start:

Step 1

Create a free account with the Alamo Commutes app or website to create a profile and begin recording your trips. In order to be eligible, make sure that you’ve included an updated email address as well as your employer.

Step 2

Once you’ve set up your Alamo Commutes profile, go to “Trips” select “Record a Trip”. Select “New Trip”, then select your mode. If you take this trip every day, select “Every week” to record your trips automatically.

Or you can sync Alamo Commutes with your Strava or UnderArmour account to automatically record your trips! On the Alamo Commutes mobile app, go to “Trips” then select your syncing options. You will be directed to log into that account and agree to share that data.

Step 3

Once you’ve started recording your trips, you’re done! The more walking trips you log, the greater your chances of winning big this month. Make sure to check you email, both main inbox and spam, once the month is over to see if you have won.

Rules & Guidelines

  1. Challenge Period: The Challenge will begin on October 1, 2023 and end at midnight on October 31, 2023. Trips must be recorded on the Alamo Commutes app or website before midnight on October 31 in order to be eligible.
  2. Eligibility: In order to be eligible, participants must live in any county within the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) study area, which includes Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Kendall County.
  3. Entry Method: Participants must log their walking trips using the Alamo Commutes website or mobile app as seen on Participants can manually record their trips on Alamo Commutes or use synced accounts with Strava, Fitbit or any other health app.
  4. Eligible walking trips include commute and non-commute trips - such as walking to a neighbor grocery store or walking for lunch during a work break. However, recreational trips – such as driving to the trails for a walk and then driving home – are not eligible. Walking trips must have a transportation element.
  5. Prizes: In addition to the regular rewards offered through Alamo Commutes, challenge participants will be eligible for additional prizes. Alamo Commutes will be providing a total of $400 in prizes, divided into 4 $100 gift cards. The gift cards will be distributed to users that participated during the challenge time frame on Alamo Commutes.
  6. Terms and Conditions:
    1. Winners must agree to share their first name, employer (if listed) and provide a photo to be used on AAMPO social media channels, newsletters and other marketing materials as publicity for the challenge. Winners must also answer a survey provided by Alamo Commutes.
    2. Winners will be notified using the email associated with their Alamo Commutes account. If the potential winner does not respond within five (5) business days, they will forfeit their prize and another drawing will be conducted of eligible users.
    3. The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and its associated partners and vendors are released from any liability regarding challenge participation.

If you have any questions, email Zack Magallanez at