Walk alongside some of the greatest sports legends in the Tacoma area on the Walk Tacoma Sports History Walk sponsored by KPG. The free 1.3-mile walk will be held on Wednesday, July 11 from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m., starting at the WA State History Museum Plaza at S. 19th and Pacific Ave. Hear from 3-time NCAA National Long Jump and Triple Jump Champion Andrea Geubelle, 1976 Olympic Boxing Gold Medalist Leo Randolph, Notre Dame Running Back Phil Carter, University of Oregon Defensive Lineman and Canadian Football League Hall of Fame Athlete Vince Goldsmith, and Record-breaking Eastern Washington Setter Suzanne Vick. Following the walk, participants will have a chance to talk with the athletes and get their autographs at a social at the Shanaman Sports Museum.
Tacoma has developed many elite athletes who have played professionally, competed in the Olympics, and played for top collegiate programs. These top athletes are showcased in the Shanaman Sports Museum at the Tacoma Dome. On the walk, Marc Blau, Shanaman Sports Museum President, will introduce participants to these athletes and lead the walk. Along the route, each athlete will share their story, including how they got involved in the sport and the values they have received through participating in athletics.
The walk will be handicap accessible and include sign language interpretation.
Walk Tacoma is a six-event walking series, sponsored by MultiCare and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation Community of Interest. The themed, educational walks are held in downtown Tacoma on the first Wednesday of the month. All walks are free, and held either after work or during the lunch hour. To encourage more families and children to participate, the Children’s Museum of Tacoma will be providing an activity for children along the route. Participants can register for the walk series on the DOTG website or sign in at the beginning of each walk.