With help from more than 300 people, the 2015 Walk Around the World campaign achieved the goal 2 months ahead of schedule, collectively logging an average of 6,284 miles a month.



Walk Tacoma 2019

Free 1 – 2 mile walks led by local experts. Pre-register online or join us at the start to sign in! Each walk features a children’s activity provided by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma and American Sign Language Interpretation.

Walk Tacoma celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the top walks of the past nine years.

April 3 – Walk Tacoma Kick Off
12 – 1 p.m.
Wright Park by the Lion Sculptures
Guides:  Melissa McGinnis & Bill Baarsma

Sponsor: Metro Parks Tacoma

May 1 – Brewery Walk
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Top of UWT Stairs (Jefferson & S. 19)
Guides:  Andrew Reeves & Jesse Dunagan

Sponsor: KPG

June 5 – Architecture Walk
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 1 – 2 p.m.
1201 Pacific Ave. Plaza
Guide:  David Boe

Sponsor: Commencement Bank

June 19 – Museum Walk
5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma (Pacific Ave. & S. 15)
Guide:  Jennifer Kilmer

Sponsor: Spaceworks Tacoma

July 10 – Japantown Walk
12 – 1 p.m.
Top of UWT Stairs (Jefferson & S. 19)
Guides:  Tamiko Nimura & Michael Sullivan

Sponsor: BCRA

August 7 – Scavenger Hunt

4:30 – 7 p.m.
Tollefson Plaza

A Music and Beer Garden will pop up in Tollefson Plaza following the Scavenger Hunt!

Sponsors: Pierce Transit & Comcast & Downtown Tacoma Partnership


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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.

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