Welcome, WALKtober 2017!
Put your walking shoes on, WALKtober is finally here! Walking Month, also called Walktober, is a month-long campaign to inspire our community to walk more and become healthier. This year, there are plenty of opportunities to explore art, and involve children in your walks! Look out for #WALKtober way finding signage all around downtown Columbus! We have doubled the number of signs this year and hope you will have fun exploring.
Check out the calendar of activities and events below - click on it to download it as a pdf document. The descriptions of all the events, including clickable links, will follow below the calendar.
Sunday, October 1st
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Walk to help raise awareness and funds about Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Registration opens at noon at the Mill Race Center.
Tuesday, October 3rd
Join Landscape Architect Art Hopkins for a free, guided nature walk through Mill Race Park. Meet near the basketball courts. Walk starts at 5:30pm
They’re kicking off the #drinkingaboutdesign's October lineup on a new day (Tuesday!) with an exclusive walking tour of the exhibition. Meet at the Conversation Plinth on the Library Plaza at 5 pm. They’ll get started around 5:15 pm as Exhibit Columbus team members lead the group through a free walking tour where you’ll hear insider insight and stories behind the installations.
#drinkingaboutdesign is a weekly meetup created to engage the community and connect fans of good design with some of the people who make Exhibit Columbus happen.
Wednesday, October 4th
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Information will be sent through the participating schools to the students. If you live too far from school, consider parking and walking.
Friday, October 6th
Meet at Columbus Gynecology (2326 18th St) at 12:00pm for a half hour walk with Dr. Helen Kinsey. Enjoy a walk on the People Trails and the opportunity to ask the doctor your medical / health questions in an informal setting. Contact Cheryl Wright for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 9th
Learn how to add strength and stretching techniques to enhance your walk. Beginning on the People Trail near 18th St, this walk will focus on walking to add muscle endurance. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Monday, October 9th - 13th
Stop by Mill Race Center Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm to pick up your map and clues for this self-guided, interactive, intergenerational art walk featuring the art of David Zinn, from October 9th - 13th. For more information, contact Beth Parkhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-376-9241.
Wednesday, October 11th
Go to WellConnect to hear Richard McCoy, Director of Landmark Columbus, discuss the work of Landmark and the wonderful new Exhibit Columbus. This free seminar will include a short walk downtown to view and discuss public artwork, so don't forget your walking shoes! Registration required. 12pm
Thursday, October 12th
Meet at White River Running Company at 325 5th St at 6pm to enjoy a walk/run with your dog! There will be a short route through the park and treats for all the canine cruisers when they get back. Go to www.whiteriverrunningcompany.com or call 812-418-8121 for more details.
Saturday, October 14th
Join us for the 17th Annual Buddy walk, in celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, to raise awareness of this common genetic condition. Registration starts at 10:30am at Donner Park – walk starts at noon.
Jump start your Exhibit Columbus Explorer Challenge on Oct 14th at the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library! Join in on the fun from 2-4pm to begin the first challenge: design, create, and share your inspired artwork! They will bring art supplies and ideas. You bring your creativity. Then grab the free Activity Guide and complete the challenge to earn your official Exhibit Columbus Explorer button!
Monday, October 16th
Join Darryl A. Tannenbaum, MD, board certified orthopedic surgeon, for lunch at WellConnect as he discusses the latest research on pain management, surgery and getting the best outcomes for returning to an active lifestyle. Registration required. 12pm
Wednesday, October 18th
Enjoy the morning outdoors! Join Columbus Indiana’s MOMS Club for a short hike with your kids. Meet at the playground at Clifty Park at 11am. Not suitable for strollers. Contact Heather at email@example.com or RSVP on Facebook if you plan to attend.
Thursday, October 19th
SHAKE OUT WITH SAUCONY
Demo the newest Saucony shoes & join White River Running for a party afterward. 6pm
Go to www.whiteriverrunningcompany.com or call 812-418-8121 for more details.
Monday, October 23rd
Grab your strollers and join MOMS Club for a morning stroll around Clifty Park. Meet at the playground parking lot at 11am. If it's raining, the group will meet in FairOaks Mall in front of Dunham's Sports (inside the Mall on the east side) and go for a walk around FairOaks Mall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Thursday, October 26th
Meet by the bridge at CRH at 11:30am for a half hour walk with Dr. Amanda Dornfeld. Enjoy a walk on the People Trails and the opportunity to ask the doctor your medical / health questions in an informal setting. Contact Cheryl Wright for more info: email@example.com
Saturday, October 28th
Wear your Halloween costume to this family/stroller friendly 5k run/walk at Mill Race Park in support of Advocates for Children. Register from 9am, run at 10am, walk at 11am. Info: http://www.apowerfulvoice.org/events
Tuesday, October 31st
Join us for a group walk/run in your best costume! Meet at White River Running for a 2-3 mile walk/run beginning at 6pm. Prize for best costume. FREE – no RSVP necessary. Go to www.whiteriverrunningcompany.com or call 812-418-8121 for more details.
Do you know of any other walking events that we should add to our list? Please let us know and we'd be happy to add them.