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Walk 360 Slow Marathon – The Other Way!
September 15, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
TYPE: Long Distance | PACE: Fitness/Conversational | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, dirt trails, paved multi-use paths | DISTANCE: Approx. 26 miles
Walk Description: Haven’t done the Walk 360 yet? Did it and loved it? Well, here’s your chance to walk 26 miles all the way around Boulder in one day – the OTHER way! This time, we’ll do the Walk 360 “slow marathon” COUNTER-clockwise on a grand all-day adventure. We’ll traverse every kind of walking surface in the city, explore diverse neighborhoods and enjoy cool parks and open spaces along Boulder’s urban edges. **This event is limited to 25 people.**
The Walk 360 gives Boulder walkers a whole new perspective on the city, demonstrating walkable connections among destinations and safe ways to get around Boulder’s busiest streets by foot. We’ll have plenty of places to stop for breaks and water along the way, and we’ll take a lunch break at the Table Mesa Shopping Center.
Registration is required and is free. Everyone who completes the route will receive a Walk 360 sticker AND a keychain medallion. Challenge yourself to this one-of-a-kind adventure!
Schedule and Planning: We’ll meet at Four Mile Creek Trailhead at 7:00 a.m. and finish the full loop by 6:30 p.m. Here is a link to the route map for this walk/hike. **This time, we’ll walk it counter-clockwise, going from Lee Hill Drive to North Boulder Park, on to Chautauqua, Table Mesa Shopping Center, East Boulder Recreation Center, Valmont Bike Park, and back to the starting place.**
Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching is the Walk2Connect Boulder program manager and an avid long-distance walker. She will present “What I’ve Learned by Walking 26 Miles Around Boulder 6 Times” at Ignite Boulder 36 on September 20 at the Chautauqua Auditorium. See this site for details.
~ Our route takes us around the city, in the city. There are plenty of “bail points” if you don’t feel like you can finish the route. That said, please do prepare to walk the entire 26 miles. If you are unsure about whether you can do it, please feel free to contact Darcy with any questions: [email protected]
~ Please prepare for rocky, steep, uneven paths on some of the trails.
~ We will be taking plenty of breaks and there will be a few restroom opportunities along the way.
~ Dogs are NOT allowed on this event (some trail sections do not allow them).
Welcome Waiver: If you have not joined one of our walks yet this year, please take a moment to sign our online Welcome Waiver, available here. All participants must sign the waiver prior to this event.
RSVP: You can register for this walk by A) signing up here, or B) emailing or calling Darcy at [email protected] or 303-250-2436.
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