October’s ‘Walk-n-Talk’ is Sunday


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After a luxuriously long, sunny, dry summer, we’re now full into Autumn with rain, gray and cold…but…the weatherman has promised us a few days of sunshine, so several locals are getting together for October’s Walk-n-Talk this Sunday, Oct. 6 starting at 2:15 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary School.

“This month, on Walk-n-Talk Sunday, the center of Burien is going to be abuzz with the Burien Brat Trot races, which get started at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.,” reads an announcement. “If you’d rather have a leisurely walk with conversation, instead of an out-of-breath run, come join the Walk-n-Talk, far from the madding crowd. (You can always join the Brat Trot festivities before and after the walk if you’d like.)”

This is a FREE event and is enjoyable for all, including four-legged friends. Every month since August 2011, neighbors and Burien city visitors have gathered, walked and talked for fun, conversation and exercise. Come join the group! Chat with someone you wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to meet with.

WHEN: Sunday, October 6, 2013 (Rain or shine, but it’s going to be SUNNY); meet-up at 2:00. Walking starts at 2:15.

WHERE: MEET AT THE EAST ENTRANCE TO GREGORY HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 16201 16th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166

WHO: Open to all walkers. Be aware that the route slopes downward and then back up again, so it’s hillier than our usual Walk-n-Talk.

ROUTE: We will be heading south from Gregory Heights Elementary School on 16th Ave. SW and end up down on Sylvester Road SW. We’ll then walk east on Sylvester and head back up 8th Avenue SW, past the hospital, to SW 160th. We’ll continue up 160th until we arrive back at the school.

DISTANCE: About 2.5 miles round trip.

Check out our tip sheet: “Start Walking for Health and Well-Being”.

(Please click on the map for a larger view, then print it out and bring it with you to the walk.)

WNT-Gregory Heights Hill Route

Intentions for Burien’s Walk-n-Talk:

  • “Encourage active living to support physical and mental health.”
(Part of Burien’s “Vision”.)
  • Initiate conversation between friends and neighbors, new and old.

For further information, please jot us a note: [email protected]

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