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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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  • Brenda F.

    I got my 6.5 in tonight. Enjoyed walking with everyone. It sure makes walking alot more fun with someone to talk to along the way.

    3 · May 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good for you, Brenda! :)

      1 · May 5, 2014

  • Erica F.

    Weather cleared, it ended up being a nice night for a walk.

    2 · May 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry that I missed that. :/

      May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Of course, it's not raining here in the Falls...at all. :p

    May 5, 2014

  • Crystal

    I chickened out!

    May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope that those who went were able to get at least some walking done! I hope that next Monday is a better weather evening! :)

    May 5, 2014

  • Erica F.

    More thunder getting closer together.

    May 5, 2014

  • Erica F.

    I'm already on site, not raining at this time, but I am hearing thunder in the distance; twice in 15 minutes.

    May 5, 2014

    • Kimberly N.

      I just heard thunder too. Still at my apartment in Akron so not sure i want to get rained on :-/

      May 5, 2014

  • Crystal

    I can handle the cold. Will be there if it doesn't rain.

    May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, I am a fair weather hiker, too chilly for me today.

    May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it doesn't rain... :)

    May 5, 2014

  • Abby G

    Caught a bad cold.

    May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it is not raining... :D

    May 4, 2014

  • Joanne S.

    Looks like we will have much better walking weather tomorrow. Yay!

    May 4, 2014

  • Paula B.

    Hopefully doing a run-walk--if too tired from work, Ill just try to keep moving!

    May 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna try and find it this time.. lol.

    1 · May 4, 2014

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