MCALLEN — The city of McAllen will be participating in the Texas Walk challenge as part of its involvement with the It’s Time Texas health competition, according to a news release.

It’s Time Texas is a nonprofit organization with a mission to encourage healthier lifestyles.

The challenge is to have city employees and residents participate in a 10-minute walk at any McAllen building location, such as city hall or the public library.

Participants will be asked to register and to fill out a questionnaire, if they have yet to sign up. They will also be encouraged to take a photo which may be shared online.

Participation in such events help the city earn points in the competition, according to the release. McAllen is currently leading in the “Large City” category and has taken first place the last two years.

The challenge will be held Nov. 8 and starts at 1:30 p.m.