Get outside and move at free community walks
South County Walks is a program in partnership with:
Thank you for your interest in walking in our community!
The City of Edmonds, City of Lynnwood, City of Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds Senior Center, and the Verdant Health Commission are once again partnering in the summer of 2019 to coordinate community walks, led by volunteers, for individuals and families. There will be 4 walks each week throughout the summer, and we hope you will join us. If you participate in 8 or more walks, you are eligible to win great prizes!
Walks will typically be 2-3 miles and will take about an hour to complete. South County Walks is family-friendly and open to anyone interested, of all abilities. This is a drop-in program, with no RSVP or advance registration required, and you can join in at any time.
When and where are the walks?
The walks will take place from June 24 through September 30, 2019.
- Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (starts June 25) – depart from and return to the Olympia Beach Visitor Station (by the fishing pier), 200 Admiral Way, Edmonds, WA 98020
- The routes will vary slightly each week, but the walk will always start at end at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station with a portion of every walk taking place along the waterfront. Walks will include portions on paved paths or sidewalks and might also include trails, including the Edmonds Marsh Path and Civic Center Playfield.
- Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. (starts June 27. No walk on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.) – depart from and return to the Lynnwood Recreation Center, 18900 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
- Each walk will feature portions of Lynnwood’s Mesika Trail and city sidewalks. Lengths will vary and may include 2 loops of the same route.
- Mondays at 6:00 p.m. (starts June 24. No walk on Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.) – depart from and return to the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
- This walk will include city sidewalks, the path at Scriber Lake Park, and Scriber Creek Trail to the Lynnwood Transit Center.
- Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (starts June 29. No walk on Saturday, Aug. 31 for Labor Day weekend.) – depart from and return to the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
- The weekly route will include city sidewalks and paths surrounding the Evergreen Playfields.
What are the prizes?
There are four great prizes this year donated by local businesses to help foster your interest in walking!
- One free pair of running/walking shoes of your choice, donated by Brooks Outlet Store in Bothell. The winner of this item will get to select the pair of their choosing, of any value. Brooks Outlet Store is located at 24110 Bothell Everett Hwy Suite F-300 in Bothell.
- Commuter Prize Pack, including an ORCA card and other items, donated by Community Transit.
- Fitbit Alta, donated by The Everett Clinic. Every movement matters and small steps can add up! Using this wearable device, you can track steps, exercise, food, weight, and sleep.
- Hiking Shoes & Discover Pass Prize Pack, donated by IRG Physical Therapy and Althea’s Footwear Solutions. With hiking shoes of your choice, you can hit the trails at Washington state parks and other recreation sites.
Thank you to Brooks Outlet Store, Community Transit, the Everett Clinic, IRG Physical Therapy, and Althea’s Footwear Solutions for donating these prizes!
Rules to Participate in Prize Drawing
- Participants can obtain an incentive card at any of the walks hosted as part of South County Walks (see dates and locations listed above). At each walk they participate in, the walk leader can initial and date their card. Once the participant has completed 8 walks, the walk leader will collect the card to return to the Verdant Health Commission staff (located at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036).
- Participants can complete more than one incentive card, if additional walks through South County Walks are completed. 8 walks = 1 card; 16 walks = 2 cards; 24 walks = 3 cards; 32 walks = 4 cards; 40 walks = 5 cards; 48 walks = 6 cards; 56 walks = 7 cards.
- It is up to each participant to keep track of and obtain walk leaders’ initials when they participate. Walk leaders are not responsible for reminding participants. The sign-in sheet for the walks cannot demonstrate participation in lieu of initials on the card.
- Participants must complete the back of the card to be eligible to win, providing their name, phone number, and email address. They also must select the one (1) prize they would like to be eligible to win. This ensures the winner of each prize is interested in using the chosen prize.
- Completed incentive cards will be collected regularly by the Verdant Health Commission staff members from each of the four walk sites and held at the Verdant Health Commission office.
- Drawings will take place by October 7, 2019 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center and winners will be notified by phone or email.
- The South County Walks program partners (the Verdant Health Commission, the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace, the Edmonds Senior Center, Brooks Outlet Store, Community Transit, IRG Physical Therapy, and Althea’s Footwear Solutions) are not responsible for lost, forgotten, or stolen incentive cards.
- Incentive cards have no cash value.