Oct. 6, 2011

Take a walk ... Friday

by Diana Pounds

Iowa Staters are encouraged to join the all-Iowa "Start Somewhere Walk" at noon Friday, Oct. 7. The walk launches the state of Iowa's five-year Healthiest State Initiative.

Organizers, including Human Sciences dean Pam White who serves on the state advisory board, hope that 250,000 people across the state will take a 1-kilometer walk over the noon hour.

Those on campus have a variety of routes from which to choose. Six campus loops, set up by staff in the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center, and five Ames community loops are designated for participants. Walkers can start anywhere along one of the routes and make a complete loop.

Volunteers on the routes will pass out "I Walked for IOWA" stickers and count the walkers.