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Peak to Peaks Walk July 23rd -- Last day to register today!

Date:
Friday, July 15, 2005
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Wes or Emily
Location Details:

Walk San Francisco’s Peak to Peak Walk

On July 23rd, Walk San Francisco will be holding our first annual “Peak to Peak Walk”, a 12-mile challenge that will inspire even the most avid walker. Walkers will get a unique view of San Francisco’s skyline, stairways, paths, parks, and monuments — all while raising money for WalkSF’s vital pedestrian safety and advocacy work.

From climbing the slopes of Mt. Olympus in the morning to celebrating with dinner in North Beach (optional), this full-day walk will tackle 15 different peaks along the spine of the city. In addition to dirt trails and stunning vistas, the walk also features a delicious gourmet lunch and the chance to win great prizes.

What does my registration include?
The walk will be fully guided, and you’ll receive a map of the route when you sign in. Each group leader will carry snacks and be in contact with other groups along the way. Around halfway through, we’ll take a relaxing break for a gourmet lunch in a private garden near Buena Vista Park. All walkers will receive a free pedometer and a chance to win great raffle prizes. Your registration also includes membership in Walk San Francisco through August 1, 2006.

What will I need to bring?
You should wear comfortable shoes and bring clothing for variable weather conditions during the day, including fog, wind, and (we hope!) sunshine. We recommend a hat and backpack to carry water, light clothing, and snacks. Although rain in July is rare, heavy fog, wind, and mist in the morning are possible, especially on the higher summits.

How should I prepare for the Peak to Peak?
Different groups will walk at different speeds, but all walkers should be relatively fit and capable of climbing and descending thousands of steps (yes, thousands!). We’ll be leading two training walks (July 3rd & 13th) designed to help build stamina for the challenge. You can find more information on our website.

How do I register?
Visit http://www.walksf.org to download a registration form and for more information. REGISTRATION DEADLINE is July 15.

How much does it cost?
Current WalkSF member: $65
New WalkSF member: $75

(415) 431-WALK
http://www.walksf.org
director@walksf.org
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 29, 2005 12:58PM
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