Weekly Walks



8am Summer Meeting Location  at the Pavilion at Lake Harriet instead of Studio 2 Café. We’ll meet on the lakeside of the building and then return to schmooze and have coffee etc at the Pavilion.

If you come early, 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 around Lake Harriet. 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, 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.

Winter Meeting Location  – Studio 2 Café http://studio2mpls.com/
818 West 46th St. Minneapolis 55419 Just east of the corner of 46th & Bryant. Park on the street.

Saint Paul
6pm 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. Contact Person: Bruce Leasure
8:30am Hyland Park Bloomington
Contact Anita Macias-Howard if you have questions or plan to meet us for a walk.April 21- We MOVE to Hyland for outside walksHyland Park Spring, Summer, Fall  – Meet at Ridgeview School – 9400 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington, MN. Park in the 94th St side lot.
We walk the paved trails around the park. Usually about an hour and we go around 4 to 8 km, but stick around if you feel like more.Winter – Starting December 2 we go indoors at the Jefferson Activity Center indoor track, (JAC) 4001 W. 102nd St. Bloomington, MN 55437. The JAC charges $2 to use the track.

Coaching is usually available at the weekly walks in a public forum (that is, others may/will be listening to the coaching session). If you desire private coaching, please make your arrangements with the coach outside of the weekly walks.