Cork Walking Week 2017

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Saturday September 23rd – Sunday October 1st
‘Get Cork Walking’

Cork Walking Week will take place from Saturday September 23rd – Sunday October 1st. The week-long celebration of walking will take place throughout Cork and cater for people interested in getting out and about at walking events and workshops across Cork . Cork Sports Partnership along with the Health Promotion and Improvement, Health and Well-being division of the HSE South has a vested interested in supporting walking groups, programmes and initiatives in Cork and Cork Walking Week will provide a fantastic focal point for people to experience walking events and activities locally.

The Cork Sports Partnership has organised the schedule of walking events with local walking groups, agencies and organisations who are encouraging people to get active through walking. There are over 20 walks scheduled to take place hosted by local walking groups, 12 workshops including fitWALK, Walking Football, Mindful Walking and the Irish Heart Foundations Get Into Walking Workshops to name a few. Other events include an Inclusive Walk/Run Challenge, Walk Leader Training and a fitWALK gathering with a local special guest and walking enthusiast who will be announced closer to the time. The events are open to people of all fitness levels who would like to get started with walking in a fun, safe and local environment.

Speaking about the Cork Walking Week recently, Claire Hurley of the Cork Sports Partnership said, “We are delighted to be able to offer such an exciting calendar of events during Cork Walking Week 2017”, “These organised events offer people a unique opportunity to get out walking and experience other walking activities also. It also gives people the chance to meet different groups in an informal setting and perhaps join the group following the walking events”. The support of local groups in getting involved in the week has been fantastic and shows the many opportunities people have to get out and get walking in Cork”.

The Cork Sports Partnership would like to thank the host of walking groups, partners, organisations and agencies that have supported Cork Walking Week 2017 as events like these would not take place without such support. A list of all those involved and their details are available on the website www.corkwalkingweek.ie

For more information on Cork Walking Week 2017 and how to get involved log onto www.corkwalkingweek.ie or call 021 4347096

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