Weekly Walks

COVID-19 Info — As of June 10, 2020, we are practicing physical distancing of 6 feet and keeping our group size below 25, as required by Minnesota executive order.

All speeds welcome. All styles of locomotion are welcome. We have dog walkers, ordinary walkers, race walkers, fast race walkers, and walk/runners.

 

Sundays
Minneapolis
8am

Bread & Pickle at the Lake Harriet bandshell this Sunday at 8 am. We will meet at the small covered shelter on the lake that is just southwest of Bread & Pickle. They are open and have plenty of outdoor seating. http://www.breadandpickle.com/

Most of Lake Harriet parkway remains closed to vehicle traffic to allow more room for pedestrians. So, plan to park on a neighborhood street nearby. Here is a detailed map of the closure. https://www.minneapolisparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-Lake-Harriet-Pkwy-Closure-Mapping-DE.pdf

And here where to find up-to-date info on all parkway closures in Minneapolis: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/road_closures/

Contact Person is Lauren Hill laurenhill69@comcast.net

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.

Wednesdays
Saint Paul
5:30 pm

Como Lake — Lexington Avenue — park in the north parking lot. Meet on the lake side of the parking lot. There are lots of choices on paths, and not many hills. We return to our meeting point by 6:30pm and adjourn to a local restaurant  talk/schmooze eat/drink. Rediscover freedom! 

Contact Person: Bruce Leasure

Saturdays
Saint Paul
8am
Caribou Coffee, 230 Spring St in St Paul

See the red arrow in the map (https://locations.cariboucoffee.com/us/mn/st-paul/230-spring-street). There are lots of choices on paths, some of which contain what passes in the twin cities as hills. Others are dead flat along the river. We return to the Caribou (and the park just east of there) by 9am and talk/schmooze and coffee. Bring your own, or get something from Caribou. There are plenty of benches and lots of space, so social distancing is easy.

Contact Person: Bruce Leasure

Tuesdays
Grand Marais
8am
Grand Marais

Racewalkers on the North Shore are meeting on Tuesdays 8:00 am at the Coast Guard Station parking lot in Grand Marais, MN.  We walk various routes in the Grand Marais area: sometimes out to Croftville Rd or County Rd 7 or other streets in the area. Please wear a bright yellow jacket or shirt. These routes frequently are on the wide paved shoulders with adjacent traffic (the logging truck drivers will give race walkers a big wave for good luck !)

Address: 315 South Broadway, Grand Marais, MN 55604 . Please contact Will Loew-Blosser if you are planning to attend. 

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.