Two-Stepping Around Texas - Hill Country Tour Walking Program
The San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is starting a free walking program for the 50+ community. Our goal is to get people up and exercising in a fun, healthy and interesting way, and to create a social community to help motivate you in your walking. The program will start on September 5, 2018 and will run for 14 weeks. The first trek will be a virtual walking tour through the Hill Country looping through the following towns and back to San Marcos, totaling 191 Miles; Wimberley, Blanco, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Boerne, and New Braunfels. This can be done by walking 4,000 steps per day (2 Miles) or 14 miles per week. Participants who complete the entire virtual tour will receive a special item of recognition. Walk on your own, with a friend or with a group, inside, outside or on a treadmill. We encourage you to sign up and invite your family and friends to join you!
We will have group walks every Monday at the San Marcos Activity Center, so we can encourage each other and update our mileage logs. We do not want to leave anyone out, so every Monday there will be a morning and evening group meeting. You can keep track of your miles and steps with a smartphone, Fitbit or other simple pedometer. We will also schedule other group walks led by volunteer group leaders. These will occur outdoors at places like CTMC Creation Health Trail, Crook Park or Five Mile Dam. Membership to the San Marcos Activity Center is not required for this program, however if you would like to walk on the indoor track at times other than our scheduled group walks then you will need to become a member.