Trails for Health Award

This award recognizes a community’s commitment to improving access to trails and promoting their use and importance for increasing physical activity.


Jane Lambert

The direct Porter Rockwell Trail access from the Sandy Civic Center Station, also accesses local neighborhoods to the east; photo by An Errant Knight

Jane is the Program Manager of the Alliance for Cardiovascular Health in Utah. Jane is committed to improving access to trails and promoting their use to increase physical activity throughout the state of Utah.

Under Jane Lambert's direction many accomplishments connecting health and trails have occurred. These include improvements to multi-use trails such as the Jordan River Parkway and Draper's Porter Rockwell Trail, two statewide walking programs and an awareness campaign that uses television, radio, and a website to promote the health benefits of physical activity and the places in Utah to recreate.

With the UTAHWALKS Mile Tracker Program, individuals, walking groups, schools and community groups can log on and record the miles they walk each day. In the Gold Medal Mile program, walks were planned in communities where Legacy Gold Medal Miles exist. Organizing these walks had the added benefit of showing people where their local trails were which ultimately provided added support to advocacy groups who were planning more trails. As a result of Ms. Lambert's leadership many communities throughout Utah are taking action to increase their physical activity levels.

More winners of this award

2023: Arizona Alliance for Livable Communities

2019: Trails for Health Award: City of Baton Rouge

2017: Quad City Health Initiative, Be Healthy QC Coalition, and Bi-State Regional Commission

2015: Get Your Tail on the Trail

2010: Step Into Cuba Alliance

2008: Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation

2006: Arkansas River Trail Medical Mile Project

2006: Memorial Hospital Foundation - River Bluff Trail, Logansport, Indiana

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