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Walk 360 Slow Marathon – 26 Miles in One Day!
TYPE: Long Distance | PACE: Fitness/Conversational | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, dirt trails, paved multi-use paths | DISTANCE: Approx. 26 miles
SAVE THE DATE for this summer’s walking marathon! We’ll walk 26 miles around Boulder on the last Saturday of June, to end Walk and Bike Month with a bang!
**We recommend stepping up your walking routine throughout May and June. Participate in walks in your area that help you gradually increase your mileage up to about 17-20 miles in one day two weeks before the event. Here is a link to a sample training plan. Train in the shoes you plan to wear, and plan to rest the week before the event.**
Walk Description: On June 29, we’ll go on a grand all-day adventure, walking counter-clockwise around the city on the Walk 360 route. 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.
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. We’ll walk 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 coordinates events for the City of Boulder’s Boulder Walks program and is an avid long-distance walker. Watch Darcy’s Ignite Boulder talk, “What I’ve Learned by Walking 26 Miles Around Boulder 6 Times.”
~ 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. All participants must sign the waiver prior to this event.
RSVP: You can register for this walk by A) reserving your free ticket below, or B) emailing or calling Darcy at [email protected] or 303-250-2436.
This Boulder Walks event is sponsored by the City of Boulder’s GO Boulder program.