Find new places to walk and new people to enjoy walking with.
A few tips:
A few people are likely to show up late, so wait 5 or 10 minutes before heading out.
Keep people informed and together — and have fun!
Before starting out, provide a simple overview of the route. Staying together is always best, so take breaks as needed so that people can catch up. Walks that end at a café or restaurant make it easy for people to have fun after the event.
Anyone can create, post and lead a walk.
Yes, this means you!
Your walk can be about anything.
Plan a route, map it – and walk it yourself before the event.
That way you’ll know of any problems to avoid – or things you may want to point out. Some people have disabilities, so if your route includes stairs or unpaved paths, let people know. A starting point that’s accessible by public transit is excellent.
Add your walk to the calendar!
The calendar updates automatically. If you have questions, email WALKtober@peds.org
Once your walk is on the calendar, anyone in the community is welcome to join. No need for concern about competition. In a region our size, having more than one walk on the same day is never a problem.
Spread the word!
After adding your event to the calendar, invite your friends and neighbors. Facebook, twitter, and e-newsletters are all great ways to promote a walk.
WALKtober is an initiative of PEDS