Third Sunday Stroll is October 15: Visit Glenn Creek Nature Preserve

Image result for glenn creek nature preserveAre you familiar with the Glenn Creek Nature Preserve, right here in Decatur? Have you visited before? If not, now is your chance! Join members of the Pedestrian Committee on Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm.

Decatur Active Living’s October Third Sunday Stroll will be led by Neil Norton, who is an ISA-certified arborist. He founded Glenn Creek Nature Preserve and will tell us all about it as we enjoy a walk through the area.

Located between Glennwood Estates and Decatur Heights, Glenn Creek Nature Preserve is a two-acre bio-reserve of native Piedmont habitat maintained by neighbors and owned by the City of Decatur. Glenn Creek (formerly Hunter’s Branch) runs through the property and is part of the South Fork Peachtree sub-watershed.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center at  2 pm and walk over as a group to the preserve. Parking is available in the Library parking deck (Decatur Rec shares the deck with them).  Contact  Kimberly Head Amos (404-550-4323) for more information.

“Walking Past the Dead” Tree Tour – Rescheduled for October 28

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Celebrate Car Free Day This Friday!

International Car Free Day is September 22

car freeOn Friday, September 22, the City of Decatur will join with people across the globe to participate in World Car Free Day – a time for community members to come together to explore the benefits of walking, biking, using public transit and carpooling to get us where we need to go.

Celebrate with us on the Old Courthouse Square from 11 am until 1 pm. Learn about alternative modes of transportation from GA Commute Options, MARTA, the Lifelong Community Board, Emory Cliff Shuttle, Active Living and more.

Receive a special Car Free Day sticker and a light for walking at night just for stopping by.

Take the Car Free Pledge!

Pledge to go Car Free. All participants who pledge no later than midnight on Thursday, September 21 will be entered into a drawing for two Decatur Wine Festival Tickets, compliments of the Decatur Arts Alliance. Winner will be announced on September 22.

Take the pledge here.

Third Sunday Stroll: Explore Woodlands Garden on September 17

Join members of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the Third Sunday Stroll which will be held this Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm. This month’s walk will explore Woodland Gardens. Larn about the plants as you tour and enjoy some time in nature.

Meet at Westchester School and be ready to walk at 2 pm.

For more information on walking in Decatur click here.

Drivers and Pedestrians – Let’s Stay Safe

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Healthy Monday: Keep Walking!

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It’s not news that walking is a great way to include more physical activity into your day while getting a low-impact workout. Research shows that walking for at least 30 minutes a day may improve your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and help stave off stress. If you have already been able to incorporate more walking into your daily routine – or if you walk the Monday Mile every week – you’re already on a great path to getting more physical activity and fighting the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle. Read more about getting the most out of your walk on the Move It Monday blog.

Join Decatur Active Living for the 50+ Walks every Wednesday. The walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center, are about 2 –  3 miles in length, and begin at 9 am during daylight savings time.

For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

No Walk With a Doc This Weekend

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Walk With a Doc has been cancelled for July.

Join us on August 12 when we will have Dr. Melissa Black as our featured “doc.”

Click here to learn about the 100 Reasons to Walk.

Walk With a Doc is Saturday, June 10th

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Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, June 10th at 10 am for this month’s Walk With a Doc. Dr. Reginald Mason from Kaiser Permanente is this month’s doctor. Dr. Mason is a pulmonary and critical care physician. Read more about him here.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and questions for the doc.

 

Beat the Street for Little Feet is April 29

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Lace up your running shoes! It’s time for the most family-friendly 5K in all of Decatur! On April 29, Beat the Street for Little Feet, hosted by the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool and proudly presented by Stivers Subaru, will celebrate 10 years of family fun, running and original art by New York Times bestselling author James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat.

Beat the Street 5K is a participating race in the Team Decatur Grand Prix series. More information at decaturga.com/teamdecatur.

Event highlights:

  • 5K run/walk course with a popular stroller division
  • One-mile fun run
  • Tot trot (so even the littlest runners can participate)
  • Family-friendly activities (games, music, dancing)
  • Arts and crafts sponsored by Treehouse Kid + Craft
  • Delicious treats from local favorites (including Revolution Doughnuts and the new Banjo Coffee).
  • Custom Pete the Cat T-shirt drawn by James Dean to celebrate the 10th anniversary
  • One of seven local races in the City of Decatur’s Grand Prix Series. Participants who complete four of the races will receive a special T-shirt and medal at a Team Decatur event in January 2018.

Register at www.ocprace.com (discounted early bird registration is on now until April 21)

AND keep an eye out for the life-size Pete the Cat who will be visiting Decatur landmarks in the coming weeks, offering you many opportunities to sign up and run!

Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool is located at 830 West College Avenue behind Thankful Baptist Church. Race events will take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Church and bordering Mead Road.

 

Third Sunday Stroll Cancelled

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Due to the Easter Holiday, the monthly Third Sunday Stroll is cancelled for April. Join us on May 21st as we  explore public art in the city.

The Third Thursday Walks have gone on hiatus.

Join Decatur Active Living for the 50+ Walks every Wednesday.

More information about walking in Decatur can be found at http://www.decaturga.com/walking.

Have a great weekend!