There were more than 1,200 walk participants in the 2019 Walk Tacoma series, averaging 180 people per walk.

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Walking

Walk Tacoma 2020

Free 1 – 2 mile walks led by local experts. Pre-register online or join us at the start to sign in! Each walk features a children’s activity provided by the Children’s Museum of Tacoma and American Sign Language interpretation.

Due to COVID-19, the Walk Tacoma 2020 series will be virtual. The tours will be located on the free GeoTourist app.

June – Tacoma’s Musical History Walk (Virtual)
Using the free GeoTourist app

Start at 9th & Pacific Ave. (1.3 mile tour)
Guide:  Kim Davenport
Sponsor:  Fehr & Peers

August 5 – 12 Scavenger Hunt (Virtual)     
Sponsors: Pierce Transit, Commencement Bank, Xfinity, Downtown Tacoma Partnership, and Spaceworks Tacoma

August – Puyallup Tribe Walk (Virtual) 
Using the free GeoTourist app
Start at Tollefson Plaza (S. 17th & Pacific Ave.) – 2 mile tour
Guide: Charlotte Basche, Historical Education Coordinator for the Puyallup Tribe
Sponsors:  KPG and Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI

October – Stronger and Better Together Walk – with Tacoma Urban League (Virtual)
Start at People’s Park (S. 9th St & Martin Luther King Jr. Way) – 1.7 mile tour
Guide: Lexis Withers, Assistant to the Tacoma Urban League President & CEO
Sponsors:  Community Health Care and Puyallup Watershed Initiative Active Transportation COI

TBD – The History Behind the Names Walk (Virtual)
Partner:  American Heart Association

Series Sponsor & Partner:

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Walking Wednesdays

What are Walking Wednesdays?
Walking Wednesdays promote walking for transportation, health, and community well-being. They can be whatever you want them to be!

Who can participate?
Businesses, organizations, schools, clubs, individuals

What do I do?
The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas. Whatever you do, feel free to download and use the Walking Wednesday logo and connect via social media (#walkingwednesday).

  • Promote and attend a Downtown On the Go Walk Tacoma event (1st Wednesday of the month April – Sept)
  • Host a walk at work at lunchtime
  • Hold a walking meeting on Wednesday
  • Identify a meeting point for a group walk to (or from) work
  • Provide an incentive for walking to work
  • Add a walking article to your employee newsletter or bulletin board

Why Wednesdays?
We thought it had a nice ring! And we know we’re not the first to use it but we’re hoping you’ll help us spread the word and expand the effort.

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