Columbus Neighborhood Walking Clubs

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact and easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Our walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.

28 locations found.

2024 Schedule:
Check back soon for a 2024 schedule!

1st & 3rd Saturdays from 9 – 10 AM (April – October)
Woodward Park & Community Center, 5147 Karl Rd. (Meet at the front picnic tables on the Karl Road side of the park – click here for a map)
Contact: (614) 645-3158

1st & 3rd Saturdays from 9 – 10 AM (April – October)
Marion Franklin Community Center, 2801 Lockbourne Rd. (Meet at the walking track behind the building, past the playground; parking is also available right by the track if you enter off of Wilson Ave – click here for a map)
Contact: (614) 645-3160

2nd & 4th Saturdays from 9 – 10 AM (April – October)
Big Walnut Park & Far East Community Center, 1826 Lattimer Dr. (Meet at the picnic tables by the playground- click here for a map)
Contact: (614) 645-3159

2nd & 4th Saturdays from 9 – 10 AM (April – October)
Dodge Park & Community Center, 667 Sullivant Ave. (Meet at the front entrance benches- click here for a map)
Contact: (614) 645-3176

4th Saturdays from 10 -11 AM (year-round)
Linden Community Center – 1350 Briarwood Ave, Columbus, OH 43211 (Meet at the front entrance)
Contact: (614) 645-3067

End of Year Celebration:
Celebrate the end of the season with a bonus walk at Franklin Park on Sat. November 4, 2023 at 9 AM – click here for details

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