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Walking Clubs


Walking not only offers many health benefits such as lower chronic disease risk and weight loss; it also provides the opportunity to be social! Walking with family and friends promotes a culture of wellness. Washington County offers a variety of free and low cost walking clubs that will help you stay active and have some fun along the way! Walk towards a healthier Washington County today.

Fairgrounds Park Walking Club

Every Saturday, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

About the Club

The city of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Division has partnered with HEAL of Washington County to provide a free weekly walking group at Fairgrounds Park. Every Saturday, from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, beginner- and intermediate-level walkers walk and get the opportunity to ask questions with fitness professionals. Plan to meet the group at the small pavilion in the grassy area above the ice rink. When entering the park from Cleveland Avenue, make your first right into Parking Lot A, following directional signage for soccer and softball fields; the small pavilion will be on the right.

Registration

Phone: 301-991-0899 or visit http://ymcahagerstown.org/.

Walk for Better Health

Contact for meeting times.

About the Club

Hosted by the Washington County Commission on Aging. As a registered "walker," you will have log sheets to track your actual steps, and a method in which you can convert other types of physical activity — such as biking or gardening — into miles "walked."

Registration

Contact: Washington County Commission on Aging
Phone: 301-790-0275
Email: info@wccoaging.org

Walking to Wellness Wednesdays

First Wednesday of each month, 12:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Robinwood Professional Center

About the Club

Join Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program and Prime Time for Women for Walking to Wellness Wednesdays. Designed for individuals ages 40 and over the walking program takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:15 PM, at Robinwood Professional Center.

During the first 15 minutes of the walking program, a physician from Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program shares valuable health information. Following the health information, participants stretch and warm up and then begin the 30-minute, moderately paced walk through Robinwood Professional Center.

Registration

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South End Loop Walking Club

Tuesdays and Fridays 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

About the Club

Bester Community of Hope has created a bi-weekly walking group for those looking for some company to try out the new South End Walking Loop and get some regular exercise. The group is open to everyone and begins walking every Tuesday and Friday morning at 9 a.m., starting at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown. The walk will go around the entire loop, which takes about 45 minutes to walk.

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Rose Hill Walking Club

Walk when you want!

About the Club

The more you walk, the more you win! In an effort to promote healthy, active lifestyles for the residents of Washington County, Rose Hill Cemetery began a freeform walking club, which is now in its third year. Rose Hill is a beautiful and safe place to exercise. Visit when you want and register at our outdoor podium to let us know you were here and how many miles you walked. We'll tally up your miles and give you prizes for each "MILEstone!" Prizes will be awarded at 10, 25 and 50 miles.

Registration

Contact: Nathan Nardi
Email:
info@rosehillcemeteryofmd.org
Website:
https://rosehillcemeteryofmd.org/rose-hill-walking-club-registration/

Antietam Pathfinders

Contact for meeting times.

About the Club

The American Volkssport Association (AVA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting regular physical fitness activity for Americans as an essential component of overall good health. Throughout the United States, new AVA clubs are forming every day, and a new club is now forming for the residents of Washington County, Maryland! The newly formed club call themselves the Antietam Pathfinders and offer nationwide connections with a community who is dedicated to walking all over the United States. They are looking for more members today!

Registration

Contact: Ann Shilling
Phone:
(301) 302-5810
Email: annshilling08@gmail.com