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Walk the Lawrence Loop: 6 of 6
Oct 19, 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: 910 E. 29th St.
Route: 910 E. 20th St. to Hobbs Park, 11th and Delaware streets
Length: Approx. 2.7 miles
Theme: History, Haskell and Burroughs exhibit
Rest Station Host: Ad Astra Running
Haskell opened in 1884 as the U.S. Training and Industrial School. A few years later, it was renamed Haskell Institute. In 1970, it was accredited as a junior college, becoming Haskell Indian Junior College. In 1993 Haskell earned accreditation as a university becoming Haskell Indian Nations University. The Cultural Center, 2411 Barker Avenue, celebrates the strength and resiliency of the students. It is open 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.