• Street Fraternity Walk!

    8720 E Colfax Ave

    Walk Description: Join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month to walk the streets of North Lowry and East Colfax and connect with a local non-profit, Street Fraternity. Street Fraternity is a one of a kind organization creating a place of brotherhood and personal growth for urban young men. Check out this video here to learn more. We will start each walk at Street Fraternity (8720 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220). We will take a tour and connect with some of the young men at Street Frat, as well as staff and volunteers. The young men are invited and encouraged to join the walk if they want to so we can learn more about them and their stories. We will make a loop in the East Colfax neighborhood, stopping at New Freedom Park and Verbena Park, and eventually ending back at Street Fraternity. Please join us to learn more about this important organization, to connect with good people, and to get some fresh air. Walking Movement Leaders: Jonathon Stalls, Walk2Connect Founder and W2C Coop Member-Owner | Dustin Ratcliff, W2C Coop Member-Owner and Street Fraternity Volunteer | Maria Rosa Galter, W2C Coop Member-Owner and Street Fraternity Volunteer Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: We will meet just before 5:30 pm at Street Fraternity which is on Colfax and Xanthia (On the South side of Colfax). There parking lot and the entrance to Street Fraternity is in the rear of the Disabled American Veterans Building. It will say DAV on the building. The Colfax 15 and 15L are the nearest bus stops. We will leave from Street Frat no later than 5:40 pm and should finish NO later than 7:00 pm. There is a restroom at Street Frat. Trip Notes: – Dogs are not allowed on this one. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are available at Street Fraternity. Please plan to use the restroom beforehand. – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup, this page, or contact the leader if you are unsure. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver”(http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2018.

  • STSP: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life - Golden

    Golden Visitor Center

    TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DIFFICULTY: Sloping hills | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: Free Greetings! We are delighted to host a weekly opportunity for walking through Golden and talking with each other about everything under the (Golden) sun! Come alone or with friends, or to make new friends! Please feel free to “drop-in” anytime. We will cover a gentle route at a conversational pace with an emphasis on easy movement and pleasant company. We will meet at 9:00am on the patio outside the visitor center, make introductions, answer questions and lightly warm up. If you are going to use the restroom, please plan to show up well before 9:00am as we will leave NO LATER than 9:05am. We should be done walking no later than 10:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! Please be sure to RSVP so we can notify you in the unlikely event the walk is cancelled. Thank you! RSVP HERE on the Golden Walks MeetUp Group Feel free to contact walking trip host Betty at [masked] or[masked] if you have questions! First Timers/Waivers: If this is your first time walking with Betty or if you have not completed a Welcome Waiver in 2017, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to connect, learn more about the walk, and complete a waiver. You can also fill out the online waiver here. (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the parking lot. Weather: Please come prepared with enough layers and/or weatherproof gear to keep yourself comfortable. Restroom: Public restroom is available inside the store. Dog Friendly! Please consider whether your dog is calm & well-behaved in a group. S/he MUST stay on a maximum 6' leash; please be sure to bring baggies. Note: Golden Walks [Walk2Connect partner] are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, with ourselves and with our surroundings. Let's walk! Betty

  • Walk The Platte – Englewood

    Broken Tee Golf Course

    TYPE: Weekly | PACE: walk and talk| TERRAIN: Paved Trail | DISTANCE: 5 mi Walk Description: Come walk the Platte with us. We start and end at the same point so you can walk as long or as short as you’d like. We start at the west end of the parking lot under the pavilion next to the Broken Tee Golf Course. We can have alternate routes for people that want to do less than 5 miles, just let the leader know. Walking Movement Leader: Bob is a retired fire fighter that enjoys meeting people and exercising at the same time. He is an organizer of walks with the Denver 50 and Better Social Group, but he extends the invite to anyone that wants to join them. Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: Meet at the outdoor pavilion next to the Broken Tee Golf Course. There is plenty of parking available. RTD route 51 stops at the nearby bus tops. We leave on the dot at 9:00AM. If you’re running late, you can contact Bob via phone or email (See below). Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: it is handicap accessible, with some slight up/downhill slopes. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms: Are available at the start and at the midway points if we do the platte walk . – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year:http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Colorado Ramblers Meetup group linked here or B) Emailing or calling Bob at kb0xt2(at)gmail(dot)com ,[masked]

  • STSP: City Park Loop Weekly Walk

    Park Hill Library

    Walk2Connect will now be doing FREE one hour sunrise walks in City Park every Friday leaving from the Park Hill Library on Montview and Dexter. These will be easy, relaxed one-hour loop around the lake at City Park. These trips will have no set program. They exist to provide a fun, easy-going, communal and social on-foot experience to start your day. This is also a great way to meet other 'daily' walking friends nearby. We're hoping to host more and more FREE walking trips like this for many neighborhoods throughout Denver and Colorado. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in leading one in your hood. EXPECT TO MAKE SOME FABULOUS CONNECTIONS! - Mileage:[masked] miles Welcome Waivers: Is this your first time doing this specific walk with Walk2Connect? Please fill out the online Welcome Waiver (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/)or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy. - Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (some small hills). - Terrain: (Urban/Residential) All sidewalks and street. - Schedule & Meeting Location: We will meet at 7:00am on the south steps of the Park Hill Library and we'll talk through Walk2Connect goals, answer any questions and to lightly warm up. We should be done walking no later than 8:10am. You can of course leave early if you need to! - Parking: There will be plenty of parking throughout on Montview. - Cost: FREE! - Dog Friendly! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please be sure you are confident he/she can handle 2-3 miles and cooler temps when walking in Fall and Winter and insure that your dog is calm, well behaved and heels well on a leash.) - Weather: We are in the Winter season, so please come prepared with enough layers and/or waterproof gear in case we do run into cooler weather or rain. - Breaks, Restrooms: There will only be no place where we can use the restroom so please plan to use restroom before you leave home. There are porta potties at City Park.. use at your own risk! :) - Walk2Connect is now a full-time business and we're excited about ALL of our walking opportunities. Please sign-up for our emails (http://eepurl.com/h6dus) and check back to our trip schedule on our main website (http://www.walk2connect.com/) for other walking trips on the calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook here. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walk2Connect/244053552274279) Consider Bringing: - Comfortable socks & shoes (pref. NON cotton socks!) - Light backpack w/water and snack foods (almonds, bars, fruit) - Gloves, scarf, beanie - Camera (the view from the back steps of the Museum is breathtaking) - Sunglasses & Sunscreen (and hat if you wear them) - Bring many (thinner) layers depending on anticipated temperature and light rain gear just in case. I would avoid big/bulky winter coats as you will warm up once we walk and its way easier to shed/store light clothing. These walks are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, ourselves and our surroundings. Cheers, Stacy Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions at[masked]

  • STSP: Friday Morning Walk - Belmar Park

    Lakewood Heritage Center

    Type: STSP Weekly I Pace: Conversational I Trail: combination of concrete multi-use path and dirt/gravel I Distance: approximately 3 miles. Start your Friday with a morning walk through the natural parkland in and around Belmar Park. IMPORTANT UPDATE: The library is closed during renovations. We need to park at Lakewood Heritage Center to begin the walk through the old village. 801 S Yarrow St. Lakewood, CO 80226. Walk Description: We will walk in and through Lakewood's Belmar Park, near Belmar Commons and Kountze Lake. This 127-acre natural parkland wraps around Lakewood Heritage Center and the 20th Century Museum and offers walking paths and access to Weir Gulch. The park is left in a self-maintaining natural state with prairie grasses, cattails, purple thistle and willows. We will walk different paths each week, returning to our starting point at the end. Walking movement leaders: This walk is shared among 3 stellar leaders — Stephanie White, Lee Barnhill, and Teri Sewell. Ask Lee about the birdlife! Parking: Please park at the Lakewood Heritage Center. Dog Friendly: Please be sure your dog can handle 3 miles and remains leashed on a 6 foot leash. There are baggies at the park. Restrooms: The library is not open at this hour for bathroom breaks. Please use the restroom before joining us. Weather: Please dress in layers appropriate for the expected weather of the day. Water is always a good idea! RSVP: This is a rain-or-shine walk, but it's a good idea to RSVP in case the walk is unexpectedly cancelled. Welcome Waivers: Is this your first time doing this specific walk with Walk2Connect? Please fill out the online Welcome Waiver (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/)or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy. Let's walk! ~ Teri and Stephanie! [Note: for questions, contact Stehanie // [masked] //[masked]]

  • POWER YOUR PURPOSE: BREATHE * MOVE * CONNECT * MEDITATE

    POWER YOUR PURPOSE: BREATHE * MOVE * CONNECT * MEDITATE A walking/yoga morning retreat! $20 TYPE: Walk & Yoga Event | PACE: Gentle/Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly flat, sidewalks, dirt path in park | DISTANCE: Approx. 2 ½ miles Time: 7:45 am – 12:00 (Noon) (we will meet at the corner of 9th Avenue and Elati Street at 7:45am and begin around 8:00am) When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 Meet at: Sunken Gardens Park - 401 W 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204 Walk Description: POWER YOUR PURPOSE: BREATHE * MOVE * CONNECT * MEDITATE A walking/yoga morning retreat! $20 During this walk/yoga morning retreat you will be introduced to the benefits of incorporating a healthy lifestyle of gentle yoga and walking to reduce anxiety and stress in all aspects of your life. During our first and second loop around Sunken Gardens Park (.8 mile) we will be experiencing the importance of yoga breathing, moving and stretching and walking by stopping in intervals doing short yoga sequences. The third loop you will walk around the park (.8 mile) at your own pace. We will end with a yoga cooldown, stretching and guided meditation in the park. Parking: Parking available on street or West High School parking lot (951 Elati St., Denver, CO 80204). We will meet at the corner of 9th Avenue and Elati Street by Sunken Gardens Park. We will meet and end at the same place. Schedule and Planning: We will meet at the corner of 9th Street and Elati Street. Please plan on arriving at 7:45am to check in, sign waivers, etc. We plan on ending approximately at noon. Directions: Sunken Gardens Park at 401 W 9th Ave Denver, CO 80204 (https://www.mapquest.com/us/colorado/sunken-gardens-park-365473530) Walking Movement Leader: Come learn and share the benefits of living a life of balance and wellness with Vicki Befort. Learn techniques on how to relax, reduce stress and increase your energy by combining the benefits of yoga with walking. As a yoga instructor with Comeback Yoga and recent graduate of the Living School (https://cac.org/living-school/living-school-welcome/), Vicki is combining her passion of practicing yoga and contemplation for 15 years with her lifetime passion of walking/hiking. Trip Notes: • No dogs please! • Accessibility: We will meet at the corner of 9th Street to Sunken Garden Park. The first and second loop around Sunken Gardens Park (.8 mile) will gentle walking, yoga stretching and exercises where we will be stopping in intervals doing short yoga and walking sequences. The third loop you will walk around the park (.8 mile) at your own pace. We will end with a yoga cooldown, stretching and guided meditation in the park. It is approximately .8 mile around the park for a total of approximately 2 – 2 ½ miles total. • Restrooms are available at a neighboring coffee shop - Joe Maxx Coffee (869 N. Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204). Approximately at 9th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive (.25 from meeting place). Please plan accordingly • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and stretch in • Bring sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes • Bring a water bottle • Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions. Call or text me at 303 [masked] for the most up-to-date conditions. • Light, healthy snacks provided Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2019. Payment: RSVP: Tickets can be purchased ($20) at Walk2Connect http://www.walk2connect.com/event/power-your-purpose-breathe-move-connect-meditate-retreat/

  • STSP: Mosey Like Sunday Mornin': Glendale

    Caitlin's Restaurant

    TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: 50% sidewalk / 50% grass and dirt trail | DISTANCE: Approx. 4 mi | TIME: 2 hours | COST: Free Didn’t you always love having a casual easy-goin’ Sunday morning that included a good old fashioned diner? We’re going to recreate the Sunday stroll with a 4-mile mosey circling through the 5 parks of Glendale, and finishing with a great Sunday brunch at Caitlin’s Diner. Of course the brunch is optional – but I know I’LL always be there! All doggies are welcome – even at Caitlin’s! Yes, doggie’s are welcome on their deck so they’ve welcomed our furry friends. This walk will also be baby stroller friendly. This walk is relaxed, casual, and fun as we explore the parks, pathways – even pancakes — of Glendale! Your Trip Host: Award Winning Author of 3MPH: Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, Polly Letofsky! Caitlin’s Address: 4379 E. Mississippi Ave, Glendale, CO 80246 (On Mississippi just 2 blocks east of Colorado Blvd.) Parking: There will be plenty of parking in the Caitlin’s parking lot. This walk is super duper duper doggie friendly! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please be sure you are confident your dog can handle 3-4 miles and cooler temps when walking in fall and winter and insure that your dog is calm, well behaved and MUST stay leashed. Please be sure to bring baggies.) Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience. Breaks, Restrooms: Until summer officially begins we won’t be passing any restroom, so be sure to use the restroom before you leave home OR before the walk at Caitlin’s. Consider Bringing: – Comfortable socks & shoes (pref. non-cotton socks) – Light backpack with water and snack foods (almonds, bars, fruit) – Gloves, scarf, beanie – Camera – Sunglasses & Sunscreen (and hat if you wear them) – Bring many (thinner) layers depending on anticipated temperature and light rain gear just in case.

  • Star K Ranch Bi-Weekly Walk

    The Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch

    TYPE: STSP bi-Weekly |PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: dirt trail, some road |DISTANCE: Approx. 5 mi | Walk Description: I am so excited to share this walk with you! We start at Star K Ranch and head east for a beautiful loop on the Highline Canal and Sand Creek Walking Movement Leader: Hi, I am Robbin Mitchell. I really started walking about 3 years ago after being injured and laid up for 4years. I have found my joy for nature and nurture walking with other people. Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: We meet at the Morison Nature Center at Star K Ranch. We will leave no later than 9 :10 and return no later than 11:00. Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. We can adapt the route so you are with our group on quieter neighborhood streets. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are only really available at the beginning before we go. Please plan to use restroom beforehand. -We will take a break about half way with a porto pottie. -We move casually approximately 2-3mph. -Please bring plenty water and a snack. – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online“Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2016. RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Colorado Ramblers Meetup group linked here (http://www.meetup.com/ColoradoRamblers/) or B) call or text Robbin@[masked] *** Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emailshere (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendarhere (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

  • Green Valley Ranch Sunday Morning Amble

    Green Valley Ranch East Park

    TYPE: Same Time, Same Place Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | Walk Description: Let's start a new same time, same place walk in Green Valley Ranch. We will meet at the same location every week, and we'll journey around the Green Valley Ranch neighborhoods along the High Line Canal and other trails, exploring the various parks, trails, and secret spots of GVR neighborhoods. Come get to know your neighbors and the neighborhood. Walking Movement Leader: Lydia Flynn lived in Green Valley Ranch for years, and she returns with a gusto to reacquaint with her old neighbors and new friends. Schedule, Planning: We will meet at 9:55 am in the Green Valley Ranch East Parking lot. We leave NO LATER than 10:05 am. We should be done walking no later than 11:00 am. You can of course leave early if you need. Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. We can adapt the route so you are with our group on quieter neighborhood streets. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are not available. See above. – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2018. RSVP: You register for this walk by RSVP'ing here or by emailing or calling Lydia at[masked] *** Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

  • Westerly Creek Trail Walk

    Central Park Rec center

    Westerly Creek Trail Walk South Stapleton Day and Time: Mondays at 8:30 a.m. Distance: Approximately 3.0 miles Duration: 60 minutes walk2connectWalking Movement Leader and Walk Host: Edward W. Korabic TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: paved sidewalk | DISTANCE: Approximately 3.0 miles | DURATION: 60 minutes | COST: Free Do you like to walk? Are you interested in connecting with new people? Then join us and like minded people for a walk along the Westerly Creek Trail. The Westerly Creek Trail is located in south Stapleton east of Central Park Blvd. StapletonWalks hosts a weekly 60 minute walk along the Westerly Creek Trail. The walk is free and everyone is invited. We really hope you will join us. It will be a great opportunity to get some exercise and connect with new people. The Westerly Creek Trail is very stroller and wheelchair friendly. This is an approximately 3.0 mile walk on wide, paved or gravel paths. Based on the wishes of the assembled walkers, we may take the Westerly Creek Trail to the Sand Creek Regional Green Way to the Bluff Lake Nature Center. We walk at a brisk but conversational pace, only stopping to cross the street when indicated. You can exit the walk at any time if needed. Just inform me that you will be leaving the group. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [masked] . Parking & Meeting Spot: We meet at the Central Park Recreation Center located east of Central Blvd. on Martin Luther Kind Blvd. and Clinton Street. There is plenty of free street parking. We’ll do a quick warm-up and complete Welcome Waivers, if needed (see below). We will start walking no later than 8:30 a.m. We should easily complete the walk by 9:30 a.m. Welcome Waiver: If you have not completed a Welcome Waiver this year for this walk, please fill out the online Welcome Waiver at http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ or download, print, sign, and bring the waiver with you to the walk. You only need to complete one Welcome Waiver per year for this walk. Dogs: Only well behaved dogs on short leashes. Restrooms: There are restrooms at the Central Park Recreation Center. Dress: Wear comfortable walking shoes with non-cotton socks and dress appropriately for the weather. Try to dress in layers so as to be prepared for any anticipated/unanticipated changes in temperature. Of course, during the warm weather months, sunglasses, sun screen, and a sun hat are a given. Water: Please bring a bottle of water. Denver is a high plains desert (high altitude, low humidity) so staying hydrated is priority one. RSVP so I can notify you in the event the walk is cancelled. However, please note, we will walk unless the weather is threatening (e.g., severe weather conditions exist) or the sidewalks are icy. Edward W. Korabic Walk 2 Connect Walking Movement Leader Contact: [masked]