WalkingWorks

Welcome to WalkingWorks, the easy-to-follow program that helps you start and maintain a regular walking routine. Everything you need to start a regular walking routine—no matter what your fitness level—is here.  All you really need is a good pair of shoes and a little determination.

Getting Started

Before you set your personal walking goals, you should first figure out your starting point.

  • Find your baseline
  • Set your benchmark
  • Keep building
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Walking Tips

Walking works — in a lot of ways. A regular brisk-paced walk can help increase your energy, lift your spirits and improve your health too. A daily routine of brisk-paced walking can help you avoid serious health problems like heart disease, osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes and conditions associated with obesity such as arthritis.

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Easy Ways to Add Steps

We’re all busy.  It can be tough to find the time to take a long walk at the park or spend an hour at the gym.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to work extra steps into your day. Get creative! 

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Shoes – What You Need To Know

As you start a new walking program, you may also need to buy a new pair of walking shoes.

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Calendar of Walks

Walk Your Way to Better Health!

Centennial Links 5K: Race to Cure Diabetes

·       Location:              Johnson City

·       Date/Time:          Thursday, May 2 @ 7 p.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $20

·       Web site:              http://www.active.com/running/johnson-city-tn/centennial-links-5k-2013?cmp=39-28--156210&ltcmp=194590&ltclickid=04_1633900_ae27b316-f866-4ab6-a320-54b236c47ecc&cmp=39-28

·       Contact:                Charles Oliver, charlie@johnsoncitycountryclub.com

 

Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk

·       Location:              Nashville

·       Date/Time:          Friday, May 3 @ 4 p.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $20

·       Web site:

·       http://www.eyeopener5k.racesonline.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=site.display&page_id=4634

·       Contact:                kathibwright@gmail.com

 

Rev3Glow Night 5K

·       Location:              Knoxville

·       Date/Time:          Friday, May 3 @ 8:20 p.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $35

·       Web site:              http://www.rev3adventure.com/race/rev3glow-knoxville/

·       Contact:                mike@rev3adventure.com

 

 

 

Girls on the Run 5K

·       Location:              Nashville

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 4 @ 7:45a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $20

·       Web site:              http://www.gotrnashville.org/girls-on-the-run-nashville-tn-5k/

·       Contact:                Melissa Berrier, melissaberrier@hotmail.com

 

Run for the Deaf 5K

·       Location:              Knoxville

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 4 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $10-$20

·       Web site:              http://www.runforthedeaf.org/

·       Contact:                Jeanne Fair, 865-579-2500  ext. 2544, jfair@tsd.k12.tn.us

Spring for Life

·       Location:              East Ridge

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 4 @ 3:30 p.m.

·       Fees/Details:     Free

·       Web site:              http://choicesprcnow.org/spring-for-life, www.springforlife.org

·       Contact:                Julia Kurschner, jkurschner@choiceschattanooga.org

 

Mission: Run 5K

·       Location:              Clarksville

·       Date/Time:          Sunday, May 5 @ 9 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $20

·       Web site:              http://thewayofclarksville.com/charity-run

·       Contact:                931-494-7773, sdollar@thewayofclarksville.com

 

One Love Stache Dash

·       Location:              Nashville

·       Date/Time:          Sunday, May 5 @ 9 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25

·       Web site:              http://onelovestachedash.com/

·       Contact:                RUN@onelovegeneration.org

 

 

 

 

3.5 Mile Station Camp Stampede/ 1 Mile Fun Run

·       Location:              Gallatin

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 11 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25-$30

·       Web site:              http://www.active.com/running/gallatin-tn/35m-station-camp-stampede-1m-fun-run-2013?cmp=39-28--156210&ltcmp=194590&ltclickid=04_1866603_aa565a94-ddd9-467d-b0fc-3ac262ad21ab&cmp=39-28

·       Contact:                615-766-3320, amandarupert@hotmail.com

 

Junior League of Memphis 5K for Kids

·       Location:              Memphis

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 11 @ 9 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $10-$20

·       Web site:              http://juniorleagueofmemphis5k.racesonline.com/

·       Contact:                Amy Stack, 901-335-4240, amy.stack@stjude.org

 

Fiddlin’ Fish 5K Run and Dolly Dash Fundraiser

·       Location:              Franklin

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 11 @ 7:30 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $10-$25

·       Web site:              http://www.fiddlinfish.org

·          Contact:            615-969-5356

 

Run for Clean Air

·       Location:              Knoxville

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 11 @ 9 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $20-$25

·       Web site:              http://www.runforcleanair.org/register.html

·       Contact:                Kathy Hanson, 865-974-1880, events@etcleanfuels.org  

 

Ellie’s Run For Africa

·       Location:              Nashville

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 18 @ 7:30 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25-$60

·       Web site:              https://www.elliesrun.org

·       Contact:                info@elliesrun.org

 

Superhero Strides for Cystic Fibrosis

·       Location:              Murfreesboro

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, May 18 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25-$30

·       Web site: http://www.cff.org/Chapters/tennessee/index.cfm?id=24227&event=24227

·       Contact:                Rachel Simmons, 615-255-1167, rsimmons@cff.org

 

The Big Little 5K

·       Location:              Kingsport

·       Date/Time:          Monday, May 27 @ 8:30 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $20-$25

·       Web site:              http://www.active.com/running/kingsport-tn/big-little-5k-2013

·       Contact:                423-963-1975, jeremy@livelyagency.com  

 

Campus Life 5K

·       Location:              Murfreesboro

·       Date/Time:          Monday, May 27 @ 7 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25-$30

·       Web site:              http://mtcampuslife.com/Page_6.html

·       Contact:                615-890-3203

 

Hendersonville Classic 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run-Walk

·       Location:              Hendersonville

·       Date/Time:          Monday, May 27 @ 7:30 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $30-$35

·       Web site:              http://www.hendersonvilleclassic.org/index.html

·       Contact:                Mauricio Sanchez, Ironman140.6@att.net  

 

Josh Byers Memorial Day 5K and 10K Run

·       Location:              Franklin

·       Date/Time:          Monday, May 27 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25 (Military Discount Available)

·       Web site:              http://joshbyers5k.racesonline.com/

·       Contact:                Melanie Blair, melanie.blair@notalone.com

 

 

 

Color the Curve 5K: A Color Race for Scoliosis

·       Location:              Chattanooga

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 8 @ 9 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25-$30

·       Web site:              http://colorthecurve.com/  

·       Contact:                (865) 622-2201, support@edgereg.com 

 

Jackie Long Memorial 5K

·       Location:              Morristown

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 8 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $18-$20

·       Web site:              http://www.ktc.org/Applications2013/JackieLong13.pdf

·       Contact:                John Smyth, 423-581-7594, jfs328@aol.com

 

2013 BlueCross BlueShield Riverbend Run & Walk

·       Location:              Chattanooga

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 15 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $10-$20

·       Web site:              http://riverbendfestival.com/runwalk

·       Contact:                423-756-2211

 

ETSU Physical Therapy 6th Annual 5K

·       Location:              Johnson City

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 15 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $20

·       Web site:              http://www.active.com/running/johnson-city-tn/etsu-physical-therapy-5k-run-walk-2013

·       Contact:                757-672-5312

 

 

 

Color Me Rad 5K

·       Location:              Memphis

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 22 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $35

·       Web site:               http://www.colormerad.com/race.i?raceid=112

·       Contact:                info@colormerad.com

 

Knoxville Beerfest 5K

·       Location:              Knoxville

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 22 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25-$35

·       Web site:              http://www.evfoundation.com/events/eternal-valor-5k-knoxville/

·       Contact:                volunteer@evfoundation.com

Market Street Mile

·       Location:              Chattanooga

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 22 @ 9 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $5-$10

·       Web site:

http://www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/calendar.cfm?contentID=eventDetail&recid=825

·       Contact:                John Crawley, 423-842-6265

 

Chick-Fil-A® Connect Race Series

·       Location:              Chattanooga

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 29 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $25-$30

·       Web site:              www.cfaraceseries.com

·       Contact:                info@cfaraceseries.com

 

Color Smacked

·       Location:              Memphis

·       Date/Time:          Saturday, June 22 @ 8 a.m.

·       Fees/Details:     $50

·       Web site:              http://colorsmacked.com/archives/event/memphis-tn

·       Contact:                colorsmacked@uglydogevents.com



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Race Etiquette

Many of the races we post on the WalkingWorks page are for both runners and walkers. If you are walking, please remember to be courteous to other participants by following these race etiquette guidelines:

 - Line up in the appropriate pace group. If you are a walker, please line up towards the back of the group so that you are not an obstacle for runners.

- Don’t walk more than two side-by-side. It’s fun to walk with friends, but when a large group walks in a row, it makes it more difficult for other participants to pass. Walk in pairs to make sure you don’t block the course.

- Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for other runners/walkers who may be moving at a faster pace. Move over to make room for people to pass you. If you have a reason to stop during the race, step off the course.