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Birkdale Greenway Walk/Ruck - 3 Miles Easy
Join me for a 3 mile walk along the McDowell Creek Greenway with optional ruck. The entire path is paved. The entrance to the Greenway is behind Fleet Feet (see the given address) and across the rear parking lot. There will be a group of people at the entrance to help you locate the entrance. With the days growing shorter we will be racing against the dusk so you may want to bring a head-lamp or flashlight for obvious reasons. We will start promptly so if you get hung in traffic or are otherwise late simply head along the green-way and meet us along the way. • What Is Rucking? Rucking is an exercise where you add weight to your backpack for a better workout. This is recommended for backpackers, hikers and people who want a challenging workout. • What We'll Do We’ll walk on the flat greenway for a total of 3 miles. Even though there are different skill levels we tend to walk around the same pace and socialize during the outing. • Goals Your goal should be to slowly increase your pack weight each week. Men should aim to reach 35 lbs and women should go for 30 lbs.

Birkdale Village Fleet Feet

16620 Cranlyn Road · Huntersville, NC

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This group is for Charlotte area outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, walking, exploring NC nature, and making new friends. We are a network of people who are interested in meeting up for hikes in or around the Charlotte/Piedmont area.

Beginners to experienced trailblazers are very welcome.

Meetups are mostly held on weekends, but can be scheduled for anytime others want to participate.

This is a friendly, sociable, and diverse group of people who know how to enjoy the outdoors throughout the Carolinas.

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