“Taking part in Walk Tacoma is a fun way to learn about the history of our great city while burning some calories in the process.” – Jonah Jensen, BLRB Architects

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Walking

 

Live within 1.5 miles of work? Why not walk?

Live within a block or several to that transit stop that could deliver you right downtown? Why not walk?

For those not quite suited for biking to work, but interested in fitting in daily exercise, walking is just the right speed and just a bit less sweat.

Walk Tacoma 2017

Free 1 – 2 mile walks led by local leaders, historians, architects, and artists. Each walk is themed and covers a different area of downtown.  No need to pre-register, just join us at the start.
Pictures from Walk Tacoma 2016

Architectural History Walk (Walk Kick-off)
Date:            April 5
Time:           12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Lion Sculptures at Wright Park on 6th Ave.
Walk with:    Melissa McGinnis, Metro Parks, Katie Pratt, Artifacts                           Consulting, & Susan Johnson, Artifacts Consulting

Brewery Walk
Date:            May 3
Time:           5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Start:           Top of the UWT stairs at S. 19th & Jefferson
Walk with:    Andrew Reeves
Social:         Following the walk at 7 Seas Brewing

Historic Hotels & Mercantile Walk
Date:            June 7
Time:           12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Frost Park at S. 9th & Commerce
Walk with:    Deb Freedman

Waterfront Walk (Walk Tacoma Day)
Date:            June 21
Time:           5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Start:           Tacoma Dome Station at 505 E. 25th St.
Walk with:    Wesley Wenhardt, Foss Waterway Seaport
Social:          Following the walk at the Foss Waterway Seaport

Performing Art Walk
Date:            July 12
Time:            12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Tollefson Plaza at S. 17th & Pacific Ave.
Walk with:     Amy McBride, City of Tacoma

Scavenger Hunt
Date:            Aug. 2
Time:           Check-in between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. / Return by 7 p.m.
Start:           Tollefson Plaza at S. 17th & Pacific Ave.
Walk and take public transit through downtown to find answers to clues.  Work as a team or individually.  Bring a digital camera.  Awards following the event.

Park(ing) Day Walk
Date:            September 15
Time:           12 – 1 p.m.
Start:            Fireman’s Park at S. 9th & A St.
Walk with:    Jonah Jensen, BLRB Architects

Walking Wednesdays

What are Walking Wednesdays?
Walking Wednesdays promote walking for transportation, health, and community well-being. They can be whatever you want them to be!

Who can participate?
Businesses, organizations, schools, clubs, individuals

What do I do?
The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas. Whatever you do, feel free to download and use the Walking Wednesday logo and connect via social media (#walkingwednesday).

  • Promote and attend a Downtown On the Go Walk Tacoma event (1st Wednesday of the month April – Sept)
  • Host a walk at work at lunchtime
  • Hold a walking meeting on Wednesday
  • Identify a meeting point for a group walk to (or from) work
  • Provide an incentive for walking to work
  • Add a walking article to your employee newsletter or bulletin board

Why Wednesdays?
We thought it had a nice ring! And we know we’re not the first to use it but we’re hoping you’ll help us spread the word and expand the effort.

Additional Walking Resources

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