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Greetings — and welcome to
Sumter County on the Move!

Sumter County on the Move (SCOTM!) was developed as part of a research study conducted by the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, in partnership with Sumter County Active Lifestyle (SCAL). It is a 12-month group-based walking program developed to help those who live, work and spend time in Sumter County become more active. SCOTM! was designed to mobilize social networks to support walking. The program included materials and workshops to increase walking by providing:

  • Tips on how to set walking goals and track progress
  • Strategies for staying motivated and overcoming common barriers
  • Walking maps, local places to be active, health and safety information

SCOTM! is a flexible program suitable for most people. We hope that the information and resources provided on this website will encourage you to make walking a regular part of your daily routine! By using the SCOTM! walking manual and tools, group members are encouraged to meet the national physical activity recommendation of at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity.

Ready to get on the move? Form a group and visit the SCOTM! Walking Program section to learn more about starting this self-paced, walking program. Also, be sure to check here for upcoming updates about the research study.

Join us in making Sumter County a more active community!

  © 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.