MOUNT VERNON — For the past few months, the Knox County Health Department has been sponsoring a monthly wellness walk called “Get Your Tail to the Trail” on the first Saturday of the month. The next monthly wellness walk is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. at Wolf Run Regional Park, off Yauger Road in Mount Vernon.
There is no cost to take part in the wellness walks and pre-registration is not necessary. Each wellness walk is led by Health Commissioner Julie Miller and other health department staff. The first 25 people to participate in each walk will receive a plastic water bottle especially designed for the “Get Your Tail to the Trail” walks and a guidebook of Ohio birds.
The monthly walks are a joint effort with the Knox County Park District and feature a different walking trail in Knox County. Each walk begins at 9 a.m. with the exception of the October walk which is part of the Heart of Ohio Tour and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Honey Run Waterfall.
With the exception of the Kokosing Gap Trail, which is a blacktop-paved trail, the other walk sites are unpaved natural trails and some include hills. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. While everyone will begin the walk at the same time, participants can walk at their own pace and whatever distance they choose.
Published on July 27, 2012