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2104 "Walk This Way" Events Announced

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From City of Fargo:

Spring is finally here and that means it's time for Walk This Way! Mayor Dennis Walaker will help kick off this annual series of 13 walking/biking events on Tuesday, March 25, at noon at the Fargo City Commission Room. The walk will continue through the downtown skyway and there will be the option of walking outside (weather permitting).  After the walk, samples of winter squash soup, as well as winter squash seed packets will be available as part of the One Vegetable-One Community promotion. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, walking helps to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, strokes, and also helps reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, manage weight, and improve mood. Research has also shown that walking helps calm nerves and stimulate relaxation. 

There is no cost to participate and participants are eligible for prize drawings at each event. Individuals who attend five or more walks are entered into a final drawing for a chance to win a Sunday night stay at the Hotel Donaldson, a $50 West Acres gift card or a $50 Scheels gift card. Registered participants can ride free on Metro Area Transit buses during the week of April 20-26, by showing their "Walk This Way" passport. Visit fmwalkthisway.com to register for the walks, view walking route maps, and receive updated event information. Participants may also register at each event.

2014 Schedule of Walks:

March 25: Noon Kickoff with Mayor Walaker, Skyway/Downtown Fargo.                                                         Meet in Fargo City Commission Room, 200 3rd St. N. (1 mile) 

April 1: Noon American Heart Association with Sanford Downtown.                                                           Meet at north main entrance 801 Broadway, Fargo (1.5 miles) 

April 8: Noon NDSU Wallman Wellness Center, 1707 Centennial Blvd, Fargo.                                             Meet in Wellness Center lobby (1 or 2 miles)

April 15: Noon Blue Cross Blue Shield, 4510 13th Ave. S., Fargo.                                                                 Meet in front lobby (1.1 miles)

April 22: Noon YMCA Fercho Branch, 400 1st Ave. S., Fargo.

              Meet in front lobby (1 mile)

April 24: 7 p.m. Jefferson Elementary School, 1701 4th Ave. S., Fargo.

              Meet in North parking lot (1.83 miles)

April 29: 7 p.m. Shadow Wood Park, 3545 4th St E, West Fargo 

              Meet at the Gazebo (2 miles)

May 1: 7 p.m. Kennedy Elementary School, 4401 42nd St. S., Fargo.

            Meet on North end of parking lot (2.4 miles)

May 6: 7 p.m. Trollwood Park, 3664 Elm St. N., Fargo.

            Meet on Kandi Lane in parking lot (2 miles)

May 8: 7 p.m. Gooseberry Park, 100 22nd Ave. S., Moorhead.

           Meet under large shelter (2 miles)

May 13: 7 p.m. Brunsdale Park, 1702 27th Ave S., Fargo.

             Meet in parking lot (2 miles)

May 15: 7 p.m. Dilworth Athletic Field 4th Ave & 1st St. NE, Dilworth.

              Meet in parking lot (1.7 miles)

May 20: 7 p.m. Oak Grove Park, South Terrace N., Fargo.

              Meet in picnic shelter (2 miles) 

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