Walk 100 Miles Program Finale
September 9th, 2014
On June 1st Mayor Barrett launched the Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days program in Milwaukee. The goal of the program was to get city residents up and active in their community by walking a mile a day for 100 days. Tuesday, September 9th, marks the 100th day of this initiative and the results show a success.
Over 25 community walks were held over the 100 days in 12 aldermanic districts. The walks ranged from being hosted by local Aldermen, businesses, community organizations, neighborhood groups and even the Mayor himself. The walks took place in local neighborhoods, parks and in several different downtown areas.
There were over 2,000 participants in the program between community walk participants and those who registered and tracked their miles online. In total, Milwaukee residents walked over 26,000 miles in the 1100 days.
Among those who attended the finale to walk with the mayor included Milwaukee Common Council President Michael Murphy, Alderman Willie Wade, Dental Associates CEO Anthony Vastardis, Dean of the UWM School of Public Health Dr. Magda Peck and President of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Julie Tolan.
The final event included warm up exercises led by the YMCA and a one mile walk along the Riverwalk.