MARION & MUNCIE, IN —Cardinal Greenways will close out its 2022 Summer Series with the Cardinal Walk on Sept. 10. Featuring 5K and 10K routes in Muncie and Marion, Cardinal Walk is a non-competitive event for people of all ages and abilities with a focus on family fun.
“This is a time for truly anyone and everyone to enjoy the outdoors while supporting their local greenway,” said Angie Pool, CEO of Cardinal Greenways.Cardinal Walk will feature concurrent events in Muncie and Marion. Walkers in Muncie can choose between 5K and 10Kroutes, both of which will make a scenic loop along the White River and cross the recently restored Kitselman bridge. Marion will offer a 5K and 10K loops through Beaner Park and wooded sections of the trail.
To learn more and register for the walk, visit cardinalgreenways.org/cardinalwalk. Pre-registration closes at noon on Friday, Sept. 9, but participants will also be able to register onsite the day of the event.
The 2022 Summer Series—including the Cardinal 5K in June, Cardinal Ride in July and Cardinal Walk—was designed toencourage people to explore Indiana’s longest rail-trail. This year’s Summer Series has already drawn hundreds of people to the trail.
“Our goal with the Summer Series is to show all that the trail has to offer—a great place to run, bike or walk for people of all ages and all abilities,” Pool said.
While Cardinal Walk marks the end of the Summer Series, Cardinal Greenways still has a few more events through the remainder of the year. This year will be the 10th annual BikeTOURberfest, which features cycling routes ranging from 5 to 56 miles through Wayne County, as well as a 3-mile fun run/walk. Also returning this year is the annual Turkey Trot, which invites walkers and runners to build up their appetites on Thanksgiving morning.
Funds from all events support care and maintenance for the trail.
Cardinal Greenways exists to enhance quality of life by developing and operating facilities and trails to actively connect people and communities. To learn more, visit cardinalgreenways.org.