Walk Your Heart Out!

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Maple City Walk, Saturday, Sept. 15, Elkhart County Fairgrounds, Goshen, IN


Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K

Register: CityOnTheGo.org

GOSHEN, IN—On Saturday, Sept. 15, the only marathon walk in Indiana will take place along the Maple City Greenway and Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. With an expected 160 walkers, Maple City Walk offers 10K, half marathon and full marathon distances. All events start from the Elkhart County Fairgrounds.

Since the Pumpkinvine Trail is built on old railroad lines, the walk routes are beautifully scenic and almost entirely flat; and a plethora of trees keep the path cool and exercise friendly. The Walk not only encourages walking for health, it is also a fundraiser for the Friends of the Punpkinvine and their

Photo courtesy Goshen News. The tree-lined Pumpkinvine provides a mostly shady route of for enjoying Indiana’s only marathon walk.

efforts to close a 1.7- mile of gap in the trail between Middlebury and Goshen. According to Julia Gautsche: “For the celebration of our 10th annual walk, we are adding $5 to the registration fee for maintenance and closing the ‘gap’ in the Pumpkinvine.”

The course will feature a water and snack station at the halfway points on each course. But walkers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to refill at the hydration stations along the way. Prices increase after September 10.

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