Kick off Feet First's WALKTOBER with a Walk for Fun event
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10 am-12 pm
We are pleased to be partnering with Seattle Parks & Recreation to highlight the amazing changes at John C. Little Park in SE Seattle as a part of their Greenways Initiative (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/greenways-initiative)that creates pathways to parks and makes Seattle parks more inviting and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.
As a kick off to WALKTOBER, we're teaming up with the Office of Arts and Culture to showcase "Art Interruptions" (http://www.seattle.gov/arts/art-interruptions-2016) that makes its way to the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway (http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/rainiervalleygreenways1.htm) with whimsical temporary installations.
Take part in an Art Interruptions Walk for Fun event led by a Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador. We'll meet the artists on the route who will share their experience of the making of their temporary pieces. This unique experience brings you up close with the artists and their creations through walking. Art Interruptions is funded by Seattle Department of Transportation's 1% for art. The SDOT GIS team has also created a cool web map (http://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c677cb1e838241a5bd1f340e7904a09b)that people can easily use during the event to see the route and where other art is located.
The walking tour will start at 10am or feel free to pick up a map at John C. Little between 10am-12pm and take a self-guided tour. Stroll at your own pace along the Rainier Valley Greenway route.
WALKTOBER is hosted by Feet First and encourages people in Washington to explore their surroundings by walking for fun, walking to work, and walking to school during the month of October.
More about WALKTOBER
WALKTOBER (http://www.feetfirst.org/get-involved/walktober-walk-your-world) is Feet First’s annual, signature campaign to promote walking in October throughout Washington. Our theme this year is, “Walk Your World.”
Whether commuting to work, to school, running errands, or just stepping out for fun and exercise, WALKTOBER gives you numerous opportunities to walk more and connect more. Our goal is to collectively to walk 25,000 miles, which is the equivalent of walking the world.
Once you register (https://form.jotform.com/62215205191142) for WALKTOBER, we will communicate you directly inviting you to take part in weekly challenges, engaging in our mix media promotion by posting your pictures of your walk, and logging your walking trips online to be eligible to win prizes.
Help us get more people out walking and measuring how far we walk together in October through WALKTOBER (http://www.feetfirst.org/get-involved/walktober-walk-your-world).
Register here (https://form.jotform.com/62215205191142).
P.S. Is your company or organization interested in supporting healthy, and walkable communities? Be sure to check out the sponsorship (http://www.feetfirst.org/walktober-sponsorship) and promotional partnership (http://www.feetfirst.org/walktober-promotional-partner) opportunities available.