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Upcoming Healthy Adams County Events

Physical Fitness Task Force's 2017 Fall Walking Parties


The walks are FREE and open to everyone.  Dogs on leashes are welcome (must be cleaned up after).  Wear good walking shoes and bring a bottle of water!  Walks are held rain or shine (except for thunderstorms and severe weather).  Please call 717-337-4137 or check the Healthy Adams County Facebook page to check for cancellation. Registration is 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

Mon., Sept 4, Labor Day, Free 5K, Wyndham Hotel, Gateway Complex:Arrive by 7:45 a.m. to register for 8 a.m. event.  Race/walk kicks off from the Wyndham Hotel in the Gateway Complex off Routes 30 and 15.  Medals for all children who complete the three miles.  (3.1 miles, paved roads, some gentle hills).

Wed., Sept 6, Blue & Grey Airfield:Park at the Blue & Grey Airfield, 360 Cavalry Field Road, off of Route 30 east of Route 15.  Walk around the airfield and on Cavalry Road.  Weather permitting, the Blue and Grey will fly their remote-control airplanes while we walk.  Also, Vickie Corbett, head of the AC United Way will lead a “walk with a buddy” starting at 5:15. (~3 miles, flat, road surfaces).

Wed., Sept 13, Cross Keys Park,785 Berlin Road, New Oxford:  Walk on the new 0.9-mile trail around the developing Cross Keys Community park, with soccer and ball fields, dog park and play ground. Optional, participate in a geocaching event, and if you don’t know what that is, easy instructions will be available.  (0.9 miles – or more if you walk it 2 or 3 times, good trail surface, relatively flat, not much shade – wear a hat?).

Sun., Sept 17, Heritage Festival, Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane:  Walk around the Biser Trail with a group at 1:00, or on your own between 12 and 5. Sign-in at the PFTF table.  (1-mile, relatively flat paved trail).

Wed., Sept 20, Appalachian Brewing Company, Gateway Complex: This is the Eve of the International Day of Peace.  Walk the 5K path, then join the Gettysburg Beer Runners and the YWCA rescheduled Race Against Racism to celebrate by treating yourself at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 10% of proceeds go to the YWCA advocacy program.  Free T-shirts to first 100 starting at 5:45.  (3.1 miles, paved roads, some gentle hills)

Wed., Sept 27, GNMP Ampitheater:  Park at the GNMP Amphitheater on West Confederate Drive. We will walk on both the equestrian trail and on Confederate Drive.  Scavenger hunt day!  (~ 2 miles on dirt and paved roads).

Wed., Oct 4, Hollabaugh’s, 545 Carlisle Rd, Biglerville: Enjoy fall’s beautiful colors by walking the orchard lanes of the farm.  Follow a trail guide to learn about what you see.  Sorry, no dogs allowed on walk.

Wed., Oct 11, Hoffman Home, 815 Orphanage Rd, Littlestown: From Gettysburg, take Rt 97 south ~ 5 miles to Hoffman Home Road on the right.  Go 2 miles and turn right on Orphanage Rd.  Turn left at the entrance “Culinary and Educational Services”.  Option to paint and hide rocks – check G-burg Rockz PA on facebook.  (~2 miles, mostly paved trail, some grassy walking, relatively flat).

Wed., Oct 18, Adams County Winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna:  Walk around the vineyard property then join Healthy Adams County for an end-of-season celebration.  Those with Perfect Attendance will receive a coupon for a free glass of wine (~2 miles, mostly gravel road, some hills).