The third annual Waupaca Walk for Wellness will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at the South Park Lower Shelter.
The South Park location will be a new one for the non-competitive walk, and this year’s event is being held in conjunction with Fall-O-Rama.
“We think it’s a good match,” said Jean Rice, who helps coordinate the wellness walk.
Parks and Recreation Director Aaron Jenson agrees.
“We’re thankful they wanted to do it,” he said. “It brings in a whole new group of people to the event (Fall-O-Rama).”
The past two years, Waupaca Walk for Wellness was held at Swan Park.
This year’s move to South Park will mean new routes for the participants.
People will again choose to walk one mile, 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) routes.
Those who choose to walk one mile may begin at any time that day.
The 10K will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.
Due to liability, pets will not be allowed.
People may pick up registration forms at the Parks and Recreation Center, 407 School St., and at Waupaca Chiropractic Center, 304 S. Western Ave.
They may also visit www.waupacawalkforwellness.com/ or www.facebook.com/WaupacaWalkForWellness for information about the walk and to print a registration form.
The registration fees, when received by Sept. 10, are $10 for children ages 5-12, $15 for those age 13 and older and $50 for teams of four.
The fees, when received after Sept. 10, are $12 for children ages 5-12, $20 for those age 13 and older and $60 for teams of four.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Those who register before Sept. 10 are guaranteed to received a T-shirt that is the size they requested.
On the day of the walk, registration will begin at the South Park Lower Shelter at 8 a.m. and continue through 10 a.m.
Checks for the walk are payable to Friends of Waupaca Parks, and Walk for Wellness should be written in the memo line.
Completed registration forms and fees may be mailed to: Waupaca Walk for Wellness, 304 S. Western Ave., Waupaca, WI 54981.
Forms and fees may also be dropped off at the rec center or Waupaca Chiropractic Center.
The registration fees and sponsorship funds will be directed toward the Community Foundation Fund and delegated for maintenance and development of the River Ridge Trail system.
Jenson said the trail system totals 26 miles.
This year’s walk will incorporate the trail and city sidewalks.
All those who participate are invited to gather at the finish line around 10:30 a.m. for a celebration that will include recognition of sponsors, volunteers and participants.