Växjö - here we come!

Coast2Coast Sweden and television meteorologist Pia Hultgren will be lecturing about health and hiking in Växjö on March 11. The theme will be "carry lighter, walk further".

It's all part of a package deal where Växjö municipality will invite its employees first to the lecture, and then to walk with C2C from Furuby, 20 kilometers east of Växjö, to the city's main square the 22th of May.

We've been having discussions with Växjö since late last year and are very happy to announce this cooperation. Hopefully we will be able to walk and work together with more municipalities in the future.

Our own fitness guru Jörgen doing some aerobics.
”C2C is not just about hiking, another of our goals is to get more people up off the couch, ” says Jörgen. ”You don't have to be very fit to walk some kilometers, you can just get out there and stroll in your own pace.”

The idea was born when Jörgen met Ulf Hedin, Chairman of the Leisure Services Board in Växjö at a conference last year. The discussions that followed landed us in this first fitness cooperation with one of the municipalities along our trail.

To get some extra input we decided to team up with Pia Hultgren, meteorologist at the Swedish Television, but also with an background as a meteorologist for the the Swedish Defence Forces. Pia is also a keen hiker and outdoor geek, with long experience from the Swedish mountains.

Outdoor enthusiast and meteorologist Pia Hultgren.
Our sponsor, outdoor retailer Outnorth, will be at the lecture with some goods, and sports instrument maker Polar will raffle off ten Polar Loop wrist bands among the participants who join a virtual walk before the hike. We will get back with more information on that one later.

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