York County Walks initiative hopes to get people active

Katherine Ranzenberger

Spring has sprung, and the Healthy York County Coalition wants to make sure people are getting outside to enjoy the warmth.

Dave Levitan, of West York, walks the Memorial Hospital walking paths at the future site of the hospital in West Manchester Township, Thursday, March 10, 2016. The trails will be closed March 21 as construction begins, and will remain closed until late 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The coalition and its partners have teamed up to create the York County Walks initiative, connecting York County residents with organizations to promote healthy living and increase the walkability of the community.

The group is hosting three free walks around York County at 1 p.m. Sunday.  Individuals and groups are welcome to come to any of the three locations to join in the walks and get to know other community members.

The event will go on rain or shine, according to the Healthy York County Coalition’s website.

Hanover residents can check out the walk at South Western High School Track, 225 Bowman Road. York City residents can walk with people at Penn Park at the corner of Pershing and College avenues.

Others can join in the York County Walks initiative at John Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road.

According to the Healthy York County Coalition, York County Walks hopes to help York County residents with weight loss, improved mental focus and attitude, increase energy and strengthen bones and muscle.

For more information on York County Walks, visit healthyyork.org.

– Reach Katherine Ranzenberger at kranzenberger@yorkdispatch.com.