Mayor Barrett to Host 6th Annual Walk 100 Finale 

Event to celebrate walks held this summer and over 147 walks in initiative’s history

September 5, 2019

MILWAUKEE – Friday, September 6 at Noon Mayor Tom Barrett will host his 6th Annual Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days finale at Cathedral Square Park. The finale will celebrate the end of the 2019 Walk 100 season and the over 147 walks hosted throughout the program’s six-year history.

Local health and fitness organizations will be present to provide wellness information and sign participants up for local classes, memberships and programs. Starting at 11:30 a.m., the first 150 people into the park will receive a free lunch. On the menu is a The Next Level Vegan MKE wrap, Pete’s Fruit Market smoothie and fruit provided by Outpost Natural Foods.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee will lead the group in an energizing warm-up. Following brief remarks by Mayor Barrett, there will be a raffle of prizes and the walk will begin. The route starts and ends at Cathedral Square Park. Participants will be walking one mile downtown.

Throughout the program, participants were encouraged to walk on their own, in a group or join one of the many community walks to work toward the goal of 100 miles in 100 days. 61 participants met the challenge in 2019. The participant with the most miles logged reached 853 miles. Following his finale walk, the Mayor will have logged 30 miles over 22 walks with over 1,300 participants.


About the Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge

Mayor Barrett created the Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge in 2013 with the belief that when residents walk alongside people in their community, relationships are formed and our city becomes stronger. Walk 100’s overall goal is to increase physical activity among residents while promoting the uniqueness of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. Throughout the summer, Walk 100 partners with community organizations, elected officials, and residents to host walks in all corners of the city.



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