Find new places to walk and new people to enjoy walking with.
Anyone can create, post and lead a walk.
Yes, this means you!
Not sure how to make it happen? Keep reading.
Your walk can be about anything. A few ideas:
- Meet up with neighbors to celebrate International Walk to School Day (Oct. 4)
- Walk to work or lunch
- Explore a hidden gem: Chattahoochee Nature Center, Arabia Mountain, and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve are just a few.
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.
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.
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.