City of Manistee to host Labor Day Community Walk

The community is invited to participate in Manistee's fourth annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, starting at 9 a.m. at the First Street Beach Shelter.

The community is invited to participate in Manistee’s fourth annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, starting at 9 a.m. at the First Street Beach Shelter.

MANISTEE — The City of Manistee is offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Community Walk right in their neighborhood.

The City of Manistee Non-Motorized Transportation Committee is organizing its fourth annual Community Labor Day Bridge Walk at 9 a.m. on Monday at the First Street Beach Shelter.

The walk is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk. For more than 50 years, Michigan residents have gathered in St. Ignace for the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk. However, not all Michigan residents are able to attend the walk. The City of Manistee Non-Motorized Transportation Committee hopes to give more Michiganders an opportunity to participate in this walking tradition by encouraging residents to participate in their local community walk.

This five mile walk starts at the First Street Beach Shelter. The route goes along the Riverwalk, through downtown Manistee, and over both the U.S. 31 and Maple Street bridges. If five miles is too much, participants have the option at several locations to cut their walk short. The walk has been designed for people of all abilities to enjoy. Details, updates and a copy of the route are available at www.manisteemi.gov.

The City of Manistee is one of several Michigan communities holding a Labor Day walk. The walk is designed to be an important step toward helping its citizens lead healthier, more physically active lives.

“Community walks promote physical activity and health in our communities, and they also bring attention to local parks, trails and opportunities for daily activity that some residents may not know about,” said Mike Maisner, vice president of active communities at the Michigan Fitness Foundation. “Events like these bring people together and allow residents everywhere to join in on a statewide celebration.”

For more information visit www.michiganfitness.org or call (800) 434-8642.

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