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Walk the Lawrence Loop: 1 of 6

Oct 3, 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: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane

Route: Sports Pavilion Lawrence to the North 1464 Road

Length: Approx. 2 miles. This route is the shortest of the planned walks and also has the most hills.

Theme: Oregon Trail

Rest Station Host: Willow Center

Oregon and Santa Fe trails passed through Douglas County and were part of a network of wagon trails that headed west. Use of the trails declined following the Civil War when railroads pushed across the Great Plains.

Map of Walk the Loop event