Bruegger's Bagels, 4953 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis,
Park on the street. If you come early, come
inside, get something to drink, or just schmooze
with the other race walkers. You choose how far,
how fast, and how much time you'll spend walking.
We leave promptly at 8am. We gather a group or two
of people interested in walking similar speeds and
distances and head out for Lake Harriet, just a
couple of blocks away. For the adventuresome, Lake
of the Isles, Lake Calhoun and the Minnehaha
Parkway are nearby. Plan on spending 1 to 2 hours
walking at an aerobic pace. In the summer, there
is quite a bit of water available on all 3 lakes.
In the winter, bring your own. Port-a-Potties are
available on both Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet
all year round. After your walk, gather at
Bruegger's, change out of your wet clothes, get
something to eat and drink, and schmooze with the
other race walkers. Contact Person: Bruce
Leasure. Not held on the first Sunday in
October due to Twin Cities Marathon. Not held on
the days of Twin Cities Race
Walkers Events except for the April and
November events which are held in conjunction
with this weekly walk.
Concession, 1300 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul -
just off Lexington Ave at Como Lake.
This is a day of easy walking with short bursts
of faster speeds thrown in for variety. We regroup
and chat a bit after each 1.6 mile lap of Como
Lake. We adjust speeds so that we usually have
only 1 or 2 groups of walkers. The group walks
counterclockwise around the lake, so if you come
after 6pm, just start walking clockwise and you
will find us. Bathrooms and water are available at
Como Park Concession all year round. Thanks to Charities
Challenge for organizing this weekly event.