Hello from Goodland


Photo by Roxie Yonkey

We did it.

We walked 20,349 to circle the globe from Goodland, Kansas, to Goodland, Kansas. And we did it all with the help of Kansans who picked up pedometers at Hometown Teams host and partner sites, counted their steps, tracked the number of minutes they exercised, and shared the results with KHC. In fact, KHC had so much participation that what started with a goal to walk to the Smithsonian turned into a goal to walk around the globe. And we did it.

But there’s more to do. The response has been so overwhelming that we have enough steps to keep going. And that’s just what we are going to do. Watch for KHC to keep going and try to circle the globe, this time going up and over the North Pole and back to Kansas. Can we do it before Hometown Teams closes in Humboldt on November 15th?


Walk to SmithsonianHelp KHC complete the walking goals on our list and join the walking movement. Download a Walking Scorecard to track your steps. Pick up a pedometer at Hometown Teams in Humboldt, opening on October 3rd, or at one of the participating Hometown Teams Partner Sites. Let’s show the world what Kansans can accomplish!

Thank you to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation for their support of Hometown Teams in Kansas and to Museum on Main Street and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services for their ongoing encouragement as we keep on walking. And very special thanks to all the Kansans from communities including Atchison, Colby, Effingham, Ellinwood, Glasco, Goodland, Greensburg, La Cygne, Lawrence, Oakley, Perry, and Topeka. Stay tuned to KHC on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to view our progress.