Join a Walkathon!

Looking for a way to get some extra steps in while helping out a good cause at the same time?  Well, you’re in luck, because there are a number of walkathons being held in the Boston area this fall.  In my opinion, this is the best time of year to be outside – it’s still warm enough that you don’t need a heavy coat, but cool enough that you won’t work up too much of a sweat going for a walk.  And, it’s always a good time to give back to the local community by walking for a good cause.  Every walkathon is going to have different fundraising requirements and walking routes, so there should be something out there for everyone.  The list below, graciously compiled by Liz Layton, provides a sampling of upcoming walks:

Sunday, September 23, 2012:  AIDS Walk for Life (http://aidsprojectri.org/)

Saturday, September 29, 2012:  Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk/Run (http://granaraskerry.org/race2012/)

Saturday, October 06, 2012:  Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K (http://somervillehomelesscoalition.org/events/roadrace/2012flyer.pdf)

Saturday, October 13, 2012:  March of Dimes 5K (https://www.marchofdimes.com/massachusetts/events/events_9691.html)

Saturday, October 13, 2012:  Walk to Cure Diabetes (http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=105173)

Sunday, October 14, 2012:  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (http://makingstrides.acsevents.org)

Saturday, November 03, 2012:  Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk (www.bostonlungcancerwalk.com)

Sunday, May 05, 2013:  Walk for Hunger (http://www.projectbread.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aboutus_history)

If you’re interested in joining a walk, try to get a team together – walking is always more fun with friends!  And if you haven’t walked in awhile, start slow and don’t feel like you need to walk far or fast; any exercise is better than none at all, especially if you’re doing it for a good cause!

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One response

  1. Want to join a walkathon in Dana Point or Newport Beach.

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