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Walk the Lawrence Loop: 5 of 6
Oct 17, 2017 @ 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: Regal Southwind Stadium 12, 3433 Iowa St.
Route: From the theaters to 910 East 29th St.
Length: Approx. 2.9 miles
Rest Station Host: LiveWell Lawrence
You will travel to one of the most contested pieces of ground in Lawrence history, the South Lawrence Trafficway. After about 30 years of discussion, this bypass was completed in November 2016. One of the most diverse habitats in Kansas, the Baker Wetlands, which is open to the public, encompasses 927 acres of rich, natural wildlife. The Discovery Center is an eco-friendly building with panoramic views over the boardwalk.