Get your workout off on the right foot, taking a stroll with a couple hundred of your neighbors at Winter Walk.
The annual hike on the Walnut Creek Linear Trail kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at Katherine Rose Memorial Park. From there, participants can decide to go for a short jaunt to Town Park or step out with a longer stretch to McKnight Park.
“It’s a way to get out with the kids, dogs and get your walk in early that day,” said Angie Henley, the city’s special events/cultural arts coordinator.
The event, which started in 2007 when Town Park opened, has become a way for people to keep on track with New Year’s resolutions, Henley said.
“We try not to do it early in the month when everybody is still motivated,” she said. “We moved it to the end of the month to keep them going.”
Cook Children’s Health Care will get participants warmed up at Rose Park before the walk, then afterward, walkers can cool off with a chair massage, healthy snack and hot cocoa at Town Park.
Participants can also learn more about their hometown with historical facts posted along the linear trail in the kick off of the Mansfield 125 year-long celebration of the city’s 125th anniversary. The city will have a booth at Town Park to pass out brochures, including information about volunteering, which organizers have decided to make a part of the celebration -- 125 hours for Mansfield’s 125th anniversary.
“It will be the first opportunity to get information and a log book to start logging volunteer hours for the 125 for 125,” said Belinda Willis, the city’s director of communications and marketing.
“It will give people an opportunity to find out more about their city,” Willis said.
Amanda Rogers, 817-473-4451
9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24
Katherine Rose Memorial Park
303 N. Walnut Creek Drive