The City of Fort St. John is challenging all local businesses to make their way to Alaska.

The City has created the first Northern Vac Track 2011 Corporate Challenge, “Walk to Anchorage Alaska.”

Businesses are being asked to create teams of up to ten participants.

If participating businesses have less than 10 employees, then they can include family members

Each team will be challenged to walk the distance from Fort St. John to Anchorage, Alaska, a distance of 2,462 km. That distance equates to approximately 6,155 laps around the track.

Teams will be able to keep track of the distance they have travelled with the help of recreational attendants on the track at any time while the track is open.

The first team to reach Anchorage wins a night out at the Lido for up to ten people at the event of its choice.

The challenge starts on March 21 and will run until June 15. There is no entry fee and the City says it is a great way to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle in the workplace.

For more information on the event or registration, please contact the City’s Recreation Programmer Serena Warkentine at 250-787-5780 or by email at