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DEBBIE AND KYLE SPRAGUE head out on one of many short hikes organized by Kaysville Parks and Recreation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Bowman’s Market. Sprague is general manager at the store. City residents are encouraged to walk 100 miles by doing short stretches in Kaysville parks through June. 

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DEBBIE AND KYLE SPRAGUE head out on one of many short hikes organized by Kaysville Parks and Recreation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Bowman’s Market. Sprague is general manager at the store. City residents are encouraged to walk 100 miles by doing short stretches in Kaysville parks through June. Courtesy photo
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BY LOUISE R. SHAW

Clipper Staff Writer

 

KAYSVILLE — Walking 100 miles might sound challenging, but walking three or four miles three times a week for 11 weeks may seem a bit less intimidating.

Staff members from Kaysville Parks and Recreation are challenging the community to walk “100 miles for 100 years,” in honor of the centennial anniversary of Bowman’s Market.

From April to June, walks will be held every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Routes vary from 4.2 miles along the Rail Trail to one mile circling Heritage Park. Other routes take off from city hall or from the USU Botanical Gardens or loop around Barnes Park.

The free walks aim to promote a healthy community, according to a press release from Bekki Argyle, marketing coordinator for Kaysville Parks and Recreation.

“We just want to get people out and get them active in a low-level recreation type of an event,” Kris Willey-High, recreation director, told the Clipper.

Department staff hope to involve families pushing strollers and kids on scooters, she said.  

They also hope the hikes will promote the city’s parks and all they have to offer.

Each walk will feature a different “Leader of the Pack,” such as members of the city council, parks and rec staff and Bowman’s staff.

At the end of each walk, a participation card will be passed out and signed by the leader. Participants who complete over 50 miles will be eligible for gift baskets.

Drawings for the gift baskets will be made in three categories:  for those who complete 50 to 74 miles, 75 to 99 miles and the entire 100 miles.

The last hike takes place on the day of the city’s Arts and Music in the Parks event, June 15.

Completed cards should be returned to the Kaysville Recreation Center, 85 N. 100 East, by June 18.

More information is available at kaysvillerec.com or by calling 801-544-1788.

 

lshaw@davisclipper.com

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