link to the In the News page
Link to the Photo Gallery page
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link to the walking routes and maps pdf document
link to the Sumter County on the Move awareness page
link to the Sumter County Active Lifestyles website home page
link to the contact page
link to our Facebook page
link to the Participants Comments page
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Greetings — and welcome to
Sumter County on the Move!

Sumter County On The Move (SCOTM!), a research study conducted by the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in partnership with Sumter County Active Lifestyles, is almost complete. Many participants in this 12-month, group-based walking program, developed to help Sumter County residents become more active, report that they have become more physically active. For some, the results are remarkable— lower blood pressure, reduction of medication(s), weight loss and better mental health. Others, seeking to maintain their health status have done just that, remained the same. Participants who did not see any health improvements have resources to help them “get on the move” when they are ready.

The last mini-workshop, Eating for a Healthy Life, is open to the public on Thursday, June 5, from 5:30-6:30pm. It will be held at the Sumter County Recreation and Parks Department, 155 Haynsworth Street. You do not have to be preregistered, but it is helpful. To preregister, click below on “Click Here to Reserve your Spot in an Upcoming Session!”

Though Sumter County On The Move! is no longer enrolling study participants, you can find a lot of information, resources and tools about becoming more active and creating a healthier lifestyle at

Click Here to Reserve your Spot
in an Upcoming Session!

Join us in making Sumter County a more active community!

Please check back often for more updates and resources.

This site is hosted as a community service by Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC), Inc.

  © 2012-2014 This program is part of a research study sponsored by the University of South Carolina (Columbia) Prevention Research Center and Sumter County Active Lifestyles.