Healthiest State Walk
Ames residents are welcome to join Mayor John Haila and members of the Ames City Council at the annual Downtown Healthiest State Walk beginning at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at City Hall, 515 Clark Ave. Participants should gather on the sidewalk in front of City Hall.
Businesses, organizations, Downtown workers, and others are invited to join in this quick walk east on Sixth Street, south on Douglas Avenue, west on Main Street, and then north on Clark Avenue. The walk will end at back at City Hall, and the City of Ames water truck will provide water.
The Downtown walk is one of several Ames walks planned for this date. Thousands of Iowans are expected to participate in one-kilometer Healthiest State walks scheduled across the state. A kilometer is about 7.5 city blocks or a 12-minute stroll for the average walker. The annual walk also serves as a kick-off to Healthiest State Month, happening throughout October.