Hello from Azerbaijan! Together, Kansans have walked 7,409 miles from Goodland, Kansas, to the former Soviet republic on the Caspian Sea. The 12th-century Maiden Tower is one of the sites we’ll see in the capital city of Baku. It’s an exciting time to visit. The city is still buzzing from June’s European Games when thousands of Olympic-level athletes from 50 countries traveled to Baku to compete. Azerbaijan ranked second in the medal count, just behind Russia.
We’ve come a long way, but we’re still going. By counting our steps, Kansans are well on our way to circling the globe. We still need your help. Click here to download a Walking Scorecard to track your steps or minutes exercised. You can even pick up a pedometer to count your steps at the Hometown Teams Smithsonian exhibition in Atchison (on display through August 9), Perry, and Humboldt, and at participating Hometown Teams partner sites.