Richmond students and their families are encouraged to lace up their sneaks and set their smartphones for the fourth annual “Walk to Nature” event Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.
Hosted by Youth Enrichment Strategies (YES), the popular annual event kicks off at the Richmond Greenway at 6th and Ohio streets at 9:30 a.m. and proceeds 2.2 miles to Keller Beach at Miller Knox Regional Shoreline in Point Richmond.
“The purpose of the walk is to promote physical activity, good health and to connect with our community in nature,” Tana Monteiro, community wellness coordinator at YES, said in a correspondence.
Based on past attendance, approximately 300 people typically participate and most walkers reach the beach by 11 a.m.
There’s some good incentive to reach the beach by lunchtime: A free taco lunch will be served to participants, courtesy of the organization.
According to organizers, participants can also enjoy free water bottles, games, yoga, Zumba, nature hikes, a nature-themed costume party and activities for all ages once they reach the beach and park.
Community members who are unable to complete the walk can meet up with the other participants at Keller Beach. As in past years, buses will begin transporting people back to the walk’s starting point at 6th and Ohio at 2 p.m. The event wraps up at 3 p.m.
Participants have the option of registering for the free Walk to Nature event at its starting point, or at Keller Beach.
YES is on the lookout for a few people willing to volunteer for the event and who can commit to a 1.5 hour orientation during the week of August 10-18, 2016.
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact YES Volunteer Coordinator Cianna Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per organizers, “Over the years, the Walk to Nature outings have functioned to introduce Richmond families to nearby regional parks that can be accessed easily and affordably.”
For more info about the walk, visit www.facebook.com/yesnaturetoneighborhoods or call 510-232-3032.
What: Walk to Nature
When: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Register at 9:30 a.m.
Where: The Richmond Greenway at 6th and Ohio.
Cost: Free. Lunch is included.
Info: For more info, visit www.facebook.com/yesnaturetoneighborhoods or call 510-232-3032.