What is GO GURNEE

Drawing on collaborations with community members, government agencies, clubs as well as businesses, schools and religious organizations, GO GURNEE seeks to create more awareness of the many programs and services that support local health and wellness initiatives.

Inspired by the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the first stage of the movement is to encourage our community to walk at least 30 minutes each day. GO Gurnee is made possible by Gurnee Park District partners including, Lake County Health Department, Lake County Forest Preserve, FitNation and the Village of Gurnee.  

 Join GO GURNEE

  1. Set a goal: Step up to the challenge and set goals for you to achieve.
  2. Join GO GURNEE FacebookShare your goals and join FREE walks.
  3. Walk: Get out, be active and achieve the goal you set for yourself.
  4. Track Your Progress: Use a tracker, preferred fitness app, device or favorite notebook.
  5. Continue the Challenge: Accomplish goals and make new ones as you GO! 

Be a GO GURNEE Champion

Champions are motivational ambassadors who are committed to sharing the mission of GO GURNEE. They invite and encourage others to participate in the movement through GO GURNEE Facebook, e-mails and in-person interactions. 

Become a Champion:

  1. Receive a limited edition GO GURNEE Champion T-shirt.
  2. Improve your health and well-being.
  3. Feel rewarded by others' success through your support and leadership.
  4. Be empowered knowing you made a difference.
  5. Decrease national obesity rates - one person at a time.

GO GURNEE News!

The Illinois Association of Park Districts has awarded the Waukegan Park District, Gurnee Park District and Lake County Health Department with an Intergovernmental Cooperation Best of the Best award for their work on GO Lake County.

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"We really wanted to incorporate the entire family into the Go Gurnee event," Gilbert said. "There are so many benefits to walking that we thought it was important to ensure all of our residents -- including our furry friends -- have plenty of opportunities to build healthy habits."

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Gurnee has launched an advisory committee charged with suggesting options to help make the village more walkable and easier to traverse for bicyclists.

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"We always try to fight technology, saying children are staying home because of technology, they're not getting out and moving," Kuruvilla said Friday. "But here's an opportunity to combine technology and physical activity. So that's where we thought it's an innovative idea for us to just tag along and get people engaged," shared Susie Kuruvilla, Executive Director.  

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Pat Bodame, Fitness Services Supervisor with FitNation, stated, “With FitNation being the leader for fitness in the Gurnee community and GO GURNEE focusing on getting people to move for 30 minutes a day, collaborating together on free fitness events just makes sense.”

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