Movin' Mondays

Need some extra motivation to get active? Why not join us for these casual Monday evenings on the Freedom Trail in Tallmadge. Adding regular exercise to your normal routine benefits your health, wellness and weight maintenance.

We are going to meet at the Lion’s Park Freedom Trail trailhead off Northeast Avenue for some good times on the trail. If you want to walk, walk. If you want to run, run. It is your choice. You are free to do your own thing at your own speed. We are just giving you an excuse and motivation to get out of the house.

Why this location? This beautiful trail is VERY flat and shaded. It offers something for everyone. It passes through woods as it heads to Middlebury Road in Kent with only a single road crossing at Howe Avenue. You can walk a short distance or run up to 6 miles without the heavy crowds on the Towpath.

You can do a 5K!!!

The thing you may not know is that you do not have to run. You can walk many 5Ks. This Monday evening meetup is the perfect place to prepare you for a 3.1-mile run or walk.

We are starting these meetups in mid February to help our members prepare for one of the easiest 5Ks in the area. Kent State hosts the Black Squirrel 5k in mid April (April 12). This is the perfect 5K for everyone. It is low pressure and at the same time high energy. You see people of all abilities and even walkers on this 5K. It is an excellent confidence builder to get you moving in a 5K.

All are welcome!

You definitely do not need to be training for a 5K to join us on a Monday evening. You do not need to be training for the Black Squirrel. You just need to want to be a healthier person.

Friends and families are welcome to join us at these meetups. They just need to be supportive and open to having fun with a great group of people.

We will host these Monday meetups through April. Your participation and input will drive where it will go from that point forward.

We hope to see you on the trail on Monday Evening.

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  • Tom B.

    Nice but cool night. Nice to see a group of brave souls out there. It will only get warmer now.

    1 · March 25

  • Tommy H.

    I'm glad you are doing a regular walk Erica, it makes my planning easier.

    3 · March 24

  • Tommy H.

    Just got back ended up with Brenda and I doing the whole route, she's a good talker. Got dark and cooled off right at the end there. Worked off some Taco Bell. :)

    2 · March 24

  • Gene

    It was a very nice hike...nice people on the hike....I hope to do again .......

    2 · March 24

  • Jesus r.

    Just getting out of work. Apologies for not showing. If any hike in this week please let me know.

    2 · March 24

  • Darla B.

    Feel better Erica. You were missed! It was a great brisk hike!

    2 · March 24

  • Erica F.

    Sorry had major dental work today having a lot of pain. I'm not going to make it today, Tom will be there to lead the group have fun.

    1 · March 24

  • Erin S.

    I'm a wuss and am backing out due to weather. I'm holding out for sun.

    March 24

  • Erica F.

    Sorry had major dental work today having a lot of pain. I'm not going to make it today, Tom will be there to lead the group have fun.

    March 24

  • Paula

    Can't this Monday but hope to catch you another week.

    March 23

  • Paula B.

    I will be running a nice, slow easy pace (15 min mile)--and if my legs are xtra tired from work--it will be an easy walk! See you Monday!

    1 · March 19

  • john r.

    im still in fl but i look foreward to hiking with you all again this spring,im thinking mid may.sooo have a blast friends!

    2 · March 19

    • Darla B.

      Hi John
      I was just thinking of you the other day wondering when we would see you! We should have some warm weather by May! What a winter you missed! See you soon!

      1 · March 19

    • Erica F.

      Hope your having a blast in Florida. It has definitely been a winter to remember! See you in May, keep safe.

      March 19

  • Abby G

    Will there be more Monday hikes after the hike on the 24th?

    March 19

    • Tom B.

      Abby. This is a reoccurring hike in conjunction with another Meetup group. The idea is to offer a chance for people of all abilities to get out and get active on a weekly basis at a set day, time and place.

      March 19

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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