Two-Stepping Around Texas - Hill Country Tour Walking Program

Program Details

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.

Additional Information

We will be holding a kickoff event on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM. The kickoff event and this program is sponsored in part by UnitedHealthcare, WellMed and CTMC Creation Heath. It will include registration and information sessions, guest speakers and refreshments. Kickoff event attendance is not mandatory to participate in the program. If you would like to participate but are unable to attend the kickoff event, you can stop by the San Marcos Activity Center, pick up a registration packet, and receive all of the information you will need. You can also click here to download the registration packet. We will have a wrap-up celebration during the CTMC Creation Health Social Spin on Wednesday, December 12 from 2-4 PM at the San Marcos Activity Center. The Walking Program is free and open to ages 50 and up. For information, call Nick Riali at (512)-393-8275 or visit our Active Communities website..