By Meagan Kula
Tacoma, Wash. – See the sweet side of Tacoma by joining Downtown On the Go for the Sugar Walk on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from noon – 1 p.m. The 1.1 mile walk, sponsored by TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine, will start at Tollefson Plaza at 17th and Pacific, and head to the Dome District, with a ride back on the Link.
Participants will learn about Tacoma’s rich history in candy making from historian and author Ron Magden. Along the route, participants will also be able to sample some of Tacoma’s finest candies and baked goods. The walk event is free and there is no need to pre-register, simply join us at the meeting spot.
The Sugar Walk is part of Downtown On the Go’s 2013 Walk Tacoma series sponsored by Franciscan Health System. It is an eight-event walking series held on the first and third Wednesdays, from April through August. The fun, themed walks, now in their fourth year, encourage downtown employees and residents to exercise and enjoy the outdoors by discovering the different walking routes and parks in downtown Tacoma. The walks are scheduled at the lunch hour and just after work to encourage downtown employees to walk during their workday, whether it is to and from work, at a lunch break, or to a nearby meeting.
“The Walk Tacoma events are a great way to get to know your co-workers better while getting exercise at the same time. It also gives you an opportunity to meet people from other downtown businesses and learn things about the city of Tacoma that you never knew existed,” said Bruce Stirling, Walk Tacoma participant and Senior Environmental Planner with GeoEngineers.
Walking maps of the routes are available at no cost at Downtown On the Go (950 Pacific Ave, Suite 300), at many downtown businesses, or by contacting Meagan Kula, Downtown On the Go Coordinator, at 253-682-1734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the full Walk Tacoma Series, visit www.downtownonthego.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.