City Hosts “New Ro Walks!” Family-Friendly Walk

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Residents of all ages and abilities are invited to “New Rochelle Walks”, a free, family-friendly walk through the city’s Historic District on Sunday, September 9 at 9AM. Two walk lengths will be offered: 1.5 and 2.5 miles. Registration begins at 8AM.

In addition to providing an opportunity for New Rochelleans to get exercise while enjoying a friendly walk with neighbors, friends and co-workers, “New Ro Walks” will kick off an initiative of the City’s sustainability plan, GreeNR by encouraging the creation of “Neighborhood Walking Groups.”

”Public health is an important GreeNR objective, and if we can have fun at the same time, then so much the better,” said Mayor Noam Bramson.

Prior to the walk, event sponsors, including Robeks, ShopRite, Sound Shore Medical Center, Walgreens, Westchester Yoga Arts and fitness professionals, will be on site to offer nutritional information, healthy snacks, health screenings and warm-up exercises.

Participants can register on line at www.newrochelleny.com/newrowalks, and the first 300 pre-registrants attending the event will receive free pedometers courtesy of Walgreens. Additionally, those interested in forming or joining walking groups can register through Facebook at www.facebook.com/newrowalks after the walk.

The GreeNR Sustainability Plan, adopted in 2011, is aimed at promoting economic and environmental progress and at achieving a community-based vision for a healthy future.

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