Mayor Jeff Longwell is promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle through a new initiative called “Walk-A-Longwell,” a one-hour monthly walk.
The first walk will occur 2 p.m. on Wednesday on the track of the Downtown YMCA, 402 N. Market. To celebrate the occasion, the Mayor will first greet a group of walkers at 1:50 p.m. in front of Law Enforcement Memorial outside of City Hall near Central and Main; then the group will walk to the YMCA. The walk will last until 3 p.m.
During Wednesday’s walk, the YMCA will be free for non-members.
Subsequent walks will occur the same time on the final Wednesday each month but from various locations.
Walk-A-Longwell is an initiative designed to encourage health and fitness across the community. The Mayor is encouraging employers to host their own monthly walk and focus on fitness initiatives in their organizations. The monthly walk also serves as a way for residents to meet the Mayor and share ideas about Wichita.