Walk for Fitness and Prizes!

All ages can walk the Oakland County Parks for fitness and prizes as participants in the 2010 Walk Michigan program.

“This is a non-competitive program to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles,” Parks Helper Ted Benfield said. “It is a great opportunity to interact with others in the community, to get fit and to explore the outdoors.”

Participants submit one entry form after each walk that is one mile or more. Forms and drop-off boxes are available at park offices and golf courses; as well as the Administrative and Recreation Services buildings in Waterford. All entry forms must be submitted by August 13.

Forms are entered into a drawing for a grand prize trip for two to Mackinac Island for the 53rd Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Sept. 6. Other Oakland County Parks and Recreation prizes will also be awarded. Winners will be contacted after the prize drawing on August 16.

Participants are welcome to walk on their own or with a group. Oakland County Parks and Recreation staff will lead free organized group walks, one – three miles in length, starting with a Family Walk at Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston, 7 p.m. on July 6. No pre-registration required.

Other organized walks include:

Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m. – Dog Walk at Lyon Oaks County Park

Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. – Walk in the Village at Lathrup Village

Sunday, July 18 at 1 p.m. – Dog Walk at Independence Oaks County Park

Tuesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. – Family Walk at Catalpa Oaks County Park

Saturday, July 31 at 10 a.m. – Family Walk at Waterford Oaks County Park

Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. – Family Walk at Addison Oaks County Park

Saturday, August 7 at 10 a.m. – Family Walk at Lyon Oaks County Park

Sunday, August 8 at 10 a.m. – Dog Walk at Waterford Oaks County Park

Daily pass or 2010 Annual Vehicle Permit is required for park entry and can be purchased online or at select park locations.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She runs Detroit Mommies and Discovering Arkansas, runs the Community Projects for Collective Bias and has 3 girls under 12 years old. Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Arkansas. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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