Empire Mall launches walking rewards program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Many people walk around malls across the country to get some exercise shielded from the elements. Now, South Dakota's largest mall is offering bonuses to those walkers.

The Empire Mall is launching a mall walking rewards program aimed at getting people moving. Sanford Health is partnering with the mall in the program.

According to Empire Mall Spokeswoman Kirsten Schaffer, Starting Friday, November 10, people can “walk the mall and earn perks” by walking along a new designated Sanford Health path inside the mall.

One lap around the mall is approximately one mile, with markers along the way for walkers to track their distance. Walkers who complete 25 miles in one month at the mall are eligible to win a free t-shirt and to sign up for a free one-month membership to Sanford Wellness Centers.

Mall walking hours begin at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. on Sundays. It will also be open during the extra festive holiday hours at the Empire Mall.