Two-Stepping Around Texas Walking Program - Big City Tour - First Leg, Dallas
The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is continuing their free walking program for the 50+ community. Our goal is to get people up and exercising in a fun, healthy and interesting way and to create a social community to help motivate you in your walking. The third “step” of this program is our Big City Tour. It will start on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and will run for 16 weeks. This tour will eventually take us from San Marcos to Dallas, down to Houston, over to San Antonio and back up to San Marcos. This is the first leg of the Big City Tour, a “virtual” walk to Dallas totaling 226 miles. This can be done by walking a little over 4,000 steps per day (2 Miles) or 14 miles per week for 16 weeks. Participants who complete the entire virtual tour will receive a special item of recognition. Walk on your own, with a friend or with a group, inside, outside or on a treadmill. We encourage you to sign up and invite your family and friends to join you!
We will try to have group walks every Monday at the San Marcos Activity Center, so we can encourage each other and update our mileage logs. These can be done in the morning or evening, depending on when the group would like to meet. You can keep track of your miles and steps with a smartphone, Fitbit or other simple pedometer. We may also schedule other group walks led by volunteer group leaders. These will occur outdoors at places like CTMC Creation Health Trail, Crook Park or Five Mile Dam. Membership to the San Marcos Activity Center is not required for this program, however if you would like to walk on the indoor track at times other than our scheduled group walks then you will need to become a member.
We will be holding a kickoff event on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:00 PM. The kickoff event and this program is sponsored in part by CTMC Creation Heath. Kickoff event attendance is not mandatory to participate in the program. If you would like to participate but are unable to attend the kickoff event, you can stop by the San Marcos Activity Center, pick up a registration packet, and receive all of the information you will need. You can download the registration packet (PDF) here.. We will have a wrap-up celebration during the CTMC Creation Health Social Spin celebration of National Senior Citizens Day on Wednesday, August 21 from 2-4 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. The Walking Program is free and open to ages 50 and up. For information, call Nick Riali at (512)-393-8275 or visit our Active Communities website..