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FALL 2014

12 August 2014

Want to meet other avid walkers age 50+? Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event! We have options for all fitness levels. All activities are FREE unless otherwise noted. Register online or at your community center using the registration number provided, but contact Recreation Specialist Mari Becker before you attend a walking group for the first time so she can alert the walk leader: (206) 684-4664, mari.becker@seattle.gov. shoes

FALL 2014

2 August 2014

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Want to meet other avid walkers age 50+? Join a Sound Steps weekly walking group, monthly hike, training program, or special event! We have options for all fitness levels. All activities are FREE unless otherwise noted. Register online or at your community center using the registration number provided, but contact Recreation Specialist Mari Becker before you attend a walking group for the first time so she can alert the walk leader: (206) 684-4664, mari.becker@seattle.gov.


FALL 2014 Sound Steps Special Events


Seattle Half Marathon Walk TBA

Receive a group discount by joining the Sound Steps team for this 13.1 mile walk. RSVP by 10/18 to receive a registration form. 10 person minimum. Typical cost ~$80.
120458 11/30 Sun 7:45 am Seattle Center

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Downtown Holiday Walk Free
Enjoy the holiday season with an urban walk! Join Sound Steps for a moderately paced 4-mile loop between Pike Market and the Seattle Center. RSVP by 12/10.
120424 12/13 Sat 9:30 am – noon Local Color Coffee
1606 Pike Pl

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Holiday Potluck and Bingo Free

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Enjoy a social time with others from Lifelong Recreation.
120519 12/19 Fri 11:30 am – 2 pm Van Asselt

Sound Steps has provided me with the opportunity to make many new friends while remaining mentally, socially and physically active.”

 

 

EARLY STAGE MEMORY LOSS WALKS

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As part of Lifelong Recreation’s Dementia-Friendly Recreation program offerings, Sound Steps is proud to offer walking groups that help our community members living with Early Stage Memory Loss stay active and engaged. Care partners welcome.

Memory Loss Zoo Walk Free
Gentle to moderately paced one-mile walk with a zoo docent, followed by a social gathering in the zoo cafe. Flat, paved surface. Pre-registration is required by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 206-529-3868. A partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Greenwood Senior Center.
Mon 9:30 – 11 am Woodland Park Zoo

 

 

 

Out and About Walks Free
Invigorate body, brain, and spirit with 3-4 mile brisk walks in various parks and neighborhoods throughout Seattle. Varied terrain includes sidewalks and gravel paths, mostly level but expect some gentle to moderate hills. End with a social gathering in a nearby cafe.
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SOUND STEPS FALL 2014 HIKES
Enjoy the great outdoors! Beginners welcome—you can walk as far as feels comfortable. North pick-up at 8:15 a.m. from 8061 Densmore Ave N. South pick-up at 9 a.m. from Jefferson Community Center. Bring a lunch. Register online, at your local community center, or by contacting Mari Becker. Our hike costs are partially subsidized by our annual Walk N Roll fundraiser.

WALLACE
Wallace Falls $14
Beautiful forest and waterfall views. 5 miles round trip with 1200 feet elevation gain. Not accessible for those with wheelchairs or walkers.
120463 10/6 Mon 9 am – 3 pm

 

 

 

Fort Steilacoom Park $14
Walk up to 10 miles in this historic Tacoma park, including an interpretive trail and many paths. Some areas accessible for those with wheelchairs or walkers.FT STELA
120464 11/3 Mon 9 am – 2:30 pm
Preston-Snoqualmie Trail $9
Enjoy a flat, paved trail through the woods to an overlook of Snoqualmie Falls. 3.6 miles round trip. Accessible for those with wheelchairs or walkers.
120465 12/1 Mon 9 am – 2:30 pm

 

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FALL 2014 NORDIC WALKS
Sound Steps is helping develop a vibrant Nordic walking community in Seattle! Try an ongoing Nordic walking group, or contact Mari if you’re interested in a Nordic walking workshop. 3–5 miles, varied terrain throughout South Seattle. All paces welcome. Contact Mari for current location.
Wednesday Walkers Free
120469 Wed 2 pm Contact Mari

 

 

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NORTH SOUND STEPS FALL 2014
Magnuson Park Wetland Walks Free
3 miles, flat, natural surface trails in wetland environment.
Moderate pace.
120437 Wed 11 am – 12:15 pm Magnuson Brig lobby
6344 74th Ave NE

Ballard Sound Steps Free

3 miles, flat, paved Burke Gilman Trail. Moderate pace.
120417 Mon 9:30 – 10:30 am Fred Meyer south entrance
915 NW 45th St
Carkeek Park Hike Free
3 miles, some hills, natural surface forest trails with views
of Puget Sound. Moderate pace.
120420 Wed 10 – 11:30 am .Eddie McAbee entrance
NW 100th Pl & 6th Ave NW

Senior Zoo Walkers $15/12 wks
Woodland Park Zoo, Group Health, and Seattle Parks
invite you to join Senior Zoo Walkers, promoting fitness and
socializing in a beautiful setting. Fitness Leader Warm-up
at 9:15 am. Mail check payable to “Woodland Park Zoo
Society” with name, address, and phone number to:
WP Zoo, Ed. Dept./Classes, 601 N 59th St, Seattle 98103.
T/Th 9:15 – 10:45 am Woodland Park Zoo
South Gate 50th & Fremont

Green Lake Loopers Free

Meet new friends and enjoy one of North Seattle’s greatest
walking destinations! Join this new monthly group hosted
by the Wallingford Community Senior Center. Walk the 3
mile loop at a moderate or gentle pace. Meet in front of
Green Lake Church, 6350 E Green Lake Way N (cross
street is Meridian Ave N). RSVP to WCSC: 206-461-7825.
2nd Fridays:
10/10, 11/14, 12/12

CENTRAL SOUND STEPS

Pike Place Market Sound Steps Free
3 miles, flat, paved with waterfront views. At your own pace.
Meet at the Pike Market pig.
120450 Thu 10 – 11 am 85 Pike St

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Discovery Park Sound Steps Free

2.8 miles, some hills, natural surface trails with Puget
Sound views. Moderate pace. Meet at the visitor center.
120423 Fri 10 am – noon Discovery Park

SOUND STEPS BIRD WALKS

Enjoy a guided day of bird watching! All trips meet at
Jefferson Community Center and begin with a short walk
there in the park. Participants will carpool and share
gas costs. Trips subject to cancellation due to weather.
Organized by volunteer Etta Cosey.
120460 10/3 Fri 9 am Kent Valley

120461 11/7 Fri 9 am Vashon Island

120462 12/5 Fri 9 am From Seattle to Nisqually

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 SOUTH SOUND STEPS

Lincoln Park Sound Steps Free

3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along
Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the south end of the
north parking lot.
120434 Mon 10 – 11:15 am Lincoln Park

Rainier Beach Indoor Walk Free

Walk laps inside the gym at your own pace, with music.
Mon 12:30 – 1:30 pm Rainier Beach CC
120457 Wed 10 – 11 am Rainier Beach CC

Seward Park Sound Steps Free

2.5 miles, flat, paved trail along Lake Washington. Gentle pace.
120459 Tue 10:30 – 11:30 am Seward Park

 

SOUND STEPS TRAINING

TRAIN with Sound Steps for the 13.1 mile Sseattle Half Marathon Walk on 11/30/  Saturday morning training walks start 10/11.

SOUTH TRAINING WALKS      Free

SOUTH SOUND STRIDERS

 

 

Summer 2014 Sound Steps Nordic Walking Workshops

1 July 2014

 

NORTH WORKSHOP: Sunday, 8/17, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Shoreline

Description:

This workshop is especially suitable for persons who enjoy walking but have may have been walking very little recently. Perhaps after illness or injury, they may be ready to begin walking for exercise again. Or perhaps they may have reduced the amount of walking they do because of conditions affecting their mobility — for example, arthritis, or challenges with balance.

We will be walking on flat, paved paths. The total distance we will be walking during the workshop will be about three-quarters of a mile or less. We will be on our feet for about 45 minutes or less. Participants are welcome to bring a care partner, or a walker, and can take part in as much or as little of the workshop as feels comfortable.

Location: Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline. Meet at the Meridian Avenue entrance to Cromwell Park, at the bench close by the restrooms.

Driving Directions: Cromwell Park is about two minutes away from the NE 175th Exit on I-5.

From northbound or southbound I-5, take the NE 175th Street Exit. Go west on NE 175th for about six blocks to the intersection of NE 175th Street and Meridian Avenue N. Turn right onto Meridian Avenue N and go north. After about five blocks, turn right into the combined parking lot for both Cromwell Park and the King County District Court Shoreline Courthouse.

http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/DistrictCourt/Locations/Shoreline.aspx

Cost: Free

Class Size Limit: 6

Sign Up: Pre-registration is required. Call 206-684-5177 during business hours and reference registration #122509.

What to Wear or Bring: Please wearwalking or running shoes (not hiking boots), and please bring a water bottle, and a snack. Nordic walking poles and other equipment will be provided. You may have poles of your own. But please expect to use the nordic walking poles provided as part of the workshop.

Restrooms: Although restrooms are available, they may not be open early on Sunday morning.

Rain Cancellation: The workshop will not be held if it rains.

SOUTH WORKSHOP: Sunday, 8/24, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., South Seattle

Description: This workshop, an introduction to the basics of nordic walking, is especially suitable for persons who enjoy walking, and who already make walking one of their principal physical activities. This workshop will be of special value for persons who would like to nordic walk as part of a group, and develop their nordic walking skills through participation in group walks with other nordic walkers. Note: this is not a “refresher” course, but is intended for people who are new to nordic walking.

Location: Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S. We’ll meet at the bench to the right of the main entrance to the community center.

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/jeffercc.htm

Driving Directions: Please see the link for Mapquest directions:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?cat=Jefferson%20Community%20Center&address=3801%20Beacon%20Ave%20S&city=Seattle&state=WA&zipcode=98108

Cost: Free

Class Size Limit: 6

Sign Up: Pre-registration is required. Please call 206-684-5177 during business hours and reference registration #122510.

What to Wear or Bring: Please wearwalking or running shoes (not hiking boots), and please bring a water bottle, and a snack. Nordic walking poles and other equipment will be provided. You may have poles of your own. But please expect to use the nordic walking poles provided as part of the workshop.

Restrooms: Although restrooms are available, they may not be open early on Sunday morning.

Rain Cancellation: The workshop will not be held if it rains.

Free Summer Nordic Walking Workshops!

27 June 2014

Want to try the magic of walking with nordic poles? Try a free introductory workshop this summer, and experience the added enjoyment, upper body workout, and stability of nordic walking! Workshops are offered Sunday, 8/17, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Cromwell Park in Shoreline, and Sunday, 8/24, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Jefferson Park in South Seattle. For more details including registration information, click here:

Summer 2014 nordic walking workshops

Sound Steps Walk of Champions!

20 May 2014

 

Saturday, 6/21. 7 a.m. Check-In; 7:30 a.m. Walk

Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave S.

 

Choose your own distance for this “Grand Finale” to our spring training program! Walk up to a 13.1 mile half marathon using the ¾ mile paved walking loop at Jefferson Park. This event, organized by Sound Stepper Amelia Trowbridge, welcomes all who love to walk, whether you’ve been involved in the training program or not, and celebrates your accomplishment whether you walk one lap or twenty! Enjoy beautiful city views, live marimba music, snacks, prizes and a medal. Register by 6/3 online, at your local community center, or by contacting Mari, using the registration numbers below. Limited van transportation from north Seattle – contact Mari by 6/3.

 

Registration Numbers: 116696 for Basic Entry ($8); 116697 for entry including T-shirt or Hat ($18)

 

Lake Washington Ship Canal Walk

20 May 2014

Monday, 6/9. Meet at 9:30 a.m.; Walk at 10 a.m.

Organized and led by Sound Stepper Mark Blitzer.

Your last chance to get into shape for the following weekend’s Sound Steps 10K and half marathon walk! Join us for an easy and flat six-mile walk along the scenic Lake Washington Ship Canal. We start at the south end of the Ballard Fred Meyer (NW 43rd Street, where there should be plenty of unrestricted street parking), proceed east to the Fremont bridge, cross to the south side of the canal, walk to the Ballard Locks, and take a short break at Fishermen’s terminal. We’ll cross back to the north side of the canal at the locks, then ambulate via Ballard back to Fred Meyer. All are welcome: fast or slow, north end or south end, whether in ‘training’ or not – you’re welcome to join for this picturesque walk! Walk is free. RSVP to Mari by 6/6.

Sound Steps Potluck

7 May 2014

Sound Steps Potluck

Friday, 5/9, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.   

Bring a dish to share, and join others from Lifelong Recreation for a delicious

potluck and some rousing rounds of Bingo! Van Asselt Community Center, 2820 S

Myrtle St, Seattle

 

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