Livable Buckhead’s annual walking and exercise contest is returning for a third edition throughout the month of May. 

The nonprofit’s “buckheadWALKS!” program offers prizes to individuals and teams that earn the most points for at-home and virtual walks or runs, virtual classes, a scavenger hunt and other activities.

Prizes include a catered picnic in a local park, a stay at Buckhead’s Grand Hyatt hotel and restaurant gift cards, among others.

Running May 1-31, the program is open to all Buckhead residents and employees of Buckhead-based businesses. Participation is free, but requires the use of such tracking apps as Fitbit, Google Fit and Wellable. 

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John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.