REFUGIO – Sept. 16 is the kickoff for the Refugio Memorial Hospital Wellness Center and Healthy South Texas Walk Across Texas.

Walk Across Texas  is an eight- week team challenge to walk the 832 miles across Texas.

Each team must choose a name and have a captain who is a member of the Refugio Wellness Center. The winning team will receive a month free membership at the RMHWC.

Team captains should register their team at walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu under the section titled Howdy Health. An account has to be set up and verified via e-mail.     The league for Refugio walkers is called Refugio MHWC-HST.

All participants may enter individual miles walked in the Walk Across Texas system after the initial team registration.

To register call 361-526-2825 or email boogie.barber@ag.tamu.edu.