The kickoff of the Step It Up! walking campaign is almost here (September 4), and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the campaign’s launch than a walk around Boston. Fall has always been my favorite season, partly because of the great weather in and around the city. As temperatures start to get cooler, take advantage of the fact that you can walk at lunchtime and not work up too much of a sweat. If you work in Boston, please join us on one of our kickoff walks around the city on September 4 and 5. The walking schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, September 4
12:00 pm: Depart Group Insurance Commission, 19 Staniford Street
1:00 pm: Depart McCormack Building, One Ashburton Place
Wednesday, September 5
12:00 pm: Depart State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza
1:00 pm: Depart Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 600 Washington Street
Each walk will begin promptly at the time specified. You will have the option of walking for 30 or 60 minutes, depending on your lunch schedule. If you can’t attend one of the walks, or only make it into the city occasionally, there are still plenty of ways to explore Boston by foot on your own. WalkBoston is an excellent (and free!) resource for planning walks around the city’s many neighborhoods and suburbs. Their website provides free maps of pre-planned walking routes for over 50 locations in and around Boston, some of which have themes like art and “infamous” locations. You can also sign up to join one of WalkBoston’s free guided walks. Whether you have lived in Boston for decades or are new to the area, you are sure to discover something new about the city – and walk toward the goal of 10,000 steps a day while doing it – with WalkBoston!