Photos by Dick B, of Wednesday Walkers on October 12, 2016, on a CRVC walk at the Marylhurst University.
We know you are already walking, but Oregon Walks is hoping to expand Walktober across the state! If you have a walk going on please add it to our calendar!
Join us for the fifth year of Walktober!
A month-long walking event series during October 2016
Oregon Walks has launched the calendar for the fifth year of our annual event series, Walktober, set to begin October 1 and culminating on Halloween. We would love to have you join us in leading a walk this year!
Walktober was created with the hope of helping people throughout the state find new ways to walk, and find places to walk and people to enjoy walking with. The series is coordinated around an open calendar, which means that anyone can create, post, and lead a walk. We think that your participation would be valuable to the success of Walktober!
In four years there have been over 150 walks and over 1,500 individuals participated. Last year, 522 peopple participated in 36 walks. These walks were led by local organizations or individuals - anything from a waterfront loop run/walk, a pub-crawl, or a historical tour. The possibilities are endless!
Sign up to lead a walk at www.walktoberpdx.org. Select the “Add Event” button on the left where you will be prompted to include a brief description of the walk as well as your contact information. Once your walk is submitted, anyone in the community may join in. Feel free to spread the word on your own through Facebook, Twitter or any other means – and we’ll do the same.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at walkoregon.org.
This year we will be printing calendars for Walktober in Street Roots newspaper, so please submit your event by Monday, September 19th to be included in the first print out.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to your participation!
About Oregon Walks | Oregon Walks is the state’s pedestrian advocacy organization, working to ensure walking and the conditions for walking are safe, convenient and attractive for everyone. We blend advocacy and community engagement to ensure that safe streets are prioritized in all neighborhoods, that individuals have the opportunity to weigh in on decision-making processes, and that families and neighbors have access to walking for fun, health & community-building. Learn more about Oregon Walks at oregonwalks.org
Oregon Walks, Event Support Specialist
BOOKLET REVISED AS OF AUGUST 2016. The Sunriver Pathways are now closed. In it's place, the new seasonal 2016 Government Camp walk may be walked before October 31, 2016. This seasonal has been renewed for 2017.
The challenge began on January 1, 2016, and will end December 31, 2016. It was created as a great way to experience CRVC's twenty year-round events (YRE) and to promote walking, fun and friendship. We hope you find this challenge fun and inspiring. This challenge is open to ANYONE who has an interest in walking.
THE CRVC 20 in '16 CHALLENGE:
Walk all twenty CRVC YREs in 2016, five km minimum, each. All walks MUST be walked in 2016 to be eligible for this challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to introduce the participant to all 20 of our CRVC YREs that have been sanctioned for 2016. Hence the name, “20 in ‘16”.
SUBMIT THIS BOOKLET BY JANUARY 02, 2017.
Fill out your name and contact information. After completing each walk, enter the distance and date walked. When the challenge has been met, either:
a) scan or photograph the inside of this booklet, attach it to an email and sent it to: (see back of the challenge booklet).
b) mail the booklet to: CRVC, attn Leslie W. (see back of the challenge booklet.)
WIN A PRIZE!
Names from completed booklets received will be entered in a drawing for one grand prize of a $50 REI gift certificate at the January 09, 2017, CRVC member meeting. One entry will be made for EACH completed booklet submitted.
Other prizes may be awarded for the first completed booklet received, the most km walked, number of times the challenge is completed ... who knows?!
NOTE: This challenge is a CRVC-sponsored event, NOT an AVA-sanctioned challenge. Please DO NOT send completed booklets to the AVA.
June 15, 2016. Wednesday Group Walkers marking two of the Columbia Gorge Walks in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Photos by Dick B. Friday Meet & Greet photos by Starr. Best Western Signage photos by Ed H.
Wednesday Group Walk, 08 June 2016. Starting from Columbia Sportswear Outlet in historic old Sellwood and then through Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. Photos by Dick B.