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Walk the Lawrence Loop: 3 of 6
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October is National Walking Month. The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, along with Lawrence Memorial Hospital and LiveWell Lawrence encourage participation in living a healthy, active lifestyle and this October are offering a program to celebrate National Walking Month with Walk the Loop.
Walk the Loop consists of six separate walks on segments of the Lawrence Loop on several Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of October. Participants who register and walk all six sections of the loop during Walk the Loop will receive a small reward. A shuttle bus will be available at the end of each night’s walk (approximately 3K in length) to return walkers to the starting point. Walks will take place in light rain, however in the event of inclement weather, walks will be cancelled. If a walk is cancelled it will not be made up and the walk segment schedule will continue to be followed.
Walk-up registrations are welcome, but you can also preregister at http://lprd.org/activity?n=327289 Registered walkers will receive a passport to record their walks.
Parking: Family Church of Lawrence, 906 N. 1464 Rd.
Route: To Sunflower Elementary School
Length: Approx. 3.1 miles.
Rest Station Host: Lawrence Public Library
Lawrence’s three Rotary Clubs celebrated the centennial of Rotary International by creating the Rotary Arboretum. This partnership with Lawrence Parks and Recreation was created on land the city leases from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The clubs raised $50,000 for the ongoing project, dedicated in June 2005. Crystal Miles, the city’s horticultural manager, said, “We want this to be a place where people can walk though, get landscaping ideas and see what types of trees and plants grow well in Kansas.”