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Our Summer Walking Event

In Alton Baker Park

The Eugene Family YMCA is thrilled to invite you to Walk It Off with the Y, a community-wide tradition of encouraging movement, health and fun throughout the summer! Join us for weekly raffles, guided & independent walks and family-friendly fun every Wednesday in Alton Baker Park!

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JULY 17TH: Family Day!

FREE lifejackets available (first-come, first served basis) at Walk It Off with the Y at Alton Baker Park on Wednesday, July 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thanks to our friends at Oregon Paddle Sports, families can get a free lifejacket fitted by a professional!


WALK IT OFF WITH THE Y DETAILS:

DATES: Wednesdays from June 26 to August 28
TIME: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Alton Baker Park (100 Day Island Rd. Eugene, OR 97401)
WHO: Anyone and everyone—bring your family & friends!
COST: Free!

WALKING MAP


WEEKLY THEMES:

  • June 26 Let’s kick it at the LAUNCH PARTY
  • July 3 Show your spirit with SPORTS FAN DAY
  • July 10  CANCELLED
  • July 17 — Everyone joins in for FAMILY DAY
  • July 24 Dust off your cape for SUPERHERO DAY
  • July 31 We can’t keep a lid on CRAZY HAT DAY
  • August 7 Show your support with CANCER SURVIVOR DAY
  • August 14 Bring your four-legged friend for the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
  • August 21 You may need shades for NEON DAY
  • August 28 — Bling it on for our CLOSING CELEBRATION

WEEKLY TABLING:

  • June 26 PeaceHealth EASA
    • PeaceHealth’s EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) will be at Walk It Off this week to bring awareness to the work our team does supporting young people and their families who have been impacted by the experience of psychosis.
       
  • July 3 — PeaceHealth Oregon Cardiology
    • Providers and staff from Oregon Cardiology at PeaceHealth will talk about heart health. Learn about our Walk With A Doc program, our Structural Heart Program (all things valve disease) and the other innovative treatment options available right here at Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute (OHVI).
       
  • July 10 CANCELLED
     
  • July 17 — PeaceHealth OHVI Cardiac Rehab + PeaceHealth Rides
    • PeaceHealth’s Respiratory Care Department will be at Walk It Off this week to celebrate wellness and lung health. Stop by our booth for a free comfort kit!
       
  • July 24 HEART safe
    • It’s SUPERHERO day! Did you know that if you have not performed CPR within the last 3 months that you lose your muscle memory of efficient CPR? PeaceHealth’s Chest Pain Program with HEARTsafe Eugene Springfield are calling all SUPERHEROES to learn OR practice your SUPERHERO skills of hands-only CPR and AED use! Download the PulsePoint app today #thesehandssavelives
       
  • July 31  PeaceHealth Pediatrics
    • PeaceHealth's Pediatrics program will be at Walk It Off this week to highlight our 5-2-1-0 Healthy Movement & Lifestyle Program.
       
  • August 14  PeaceHealth Stroke program | PET Therapy team
    • PeaceHealth’s Comprehensive Stroke Center will be at Walk It Off this week to answer your questions about stroke recognition, treatment and reducing individual risk factors. Learn how to spot a stroke and be a BEFAST bystander.
    • Meet our amazing Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) volunteers. These certified therapy dogs and their humans are sure to bring a smile to your face!
       
  • August 21 PeaceHealth Institute for Nursing Excellence
    • PeaceHealth’s Institute for Nursing Excellence will be at Walk It Off this Week to highlight nursing advocacy in our community and reinforce the important health benefits of exercise, community engagement and wellness activities for everyone.
       

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS:
In an effort to keep our community safe, Walk It Off with be cancelled if Eugene's Air Quality Index (AQI) is 150 or higher and/or temperature is 95° F or higher. Please check our social media pages for cancellation updates. We will announce any cancellations by noon on the day of Walk It Off.


Thank you to all of our sponsors, who make this event possible!

Title Sponsor: PeaceHealth

Supporting sponsors: 99.1 The Beat, KMTR 16, Eugene Magazine, Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and City of Eugene Parks & Open Space, McKenzie SewOn, Hunter Communications, Bigfoot Beverages