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Those wishing to participate in a non-competitive walk will have the opportunity this Saturday.

The walk will occur at Waurika Lake on Nov. 14.

Walkers wanting to register can line up any time between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Trina Southard, walk coordinator, said the walk is open to the public and all ages are welcome, although an adult must accompany children under the age of 12.

Beginning at the Wichita Ridge Park in Comanche, the event encourages their “walker’s” to walk in three counties.

“Walking in all the Oklahoma counties is a popular goal for many regular participants,” Southard said.

Various routes will consist of a 12 kilometers and 6 kilometers. All routes will take place on sidewalks, paved trails and side streets with little traffic.

According to Southhard, wheelchairs can participate, although it may be more difficult. However, strollers should be able to handle the routes. 

“Pets are allowed, but must be kept on a leash,” Southhard said. “Restrooms and plenty of free parking will be available at the start.”

According to a release, all walkers must finish by 3 p.m. 

Those interested can participate for free unless wishing to receive IVV credit. 

For those interesting in beginning to record sanctioned walks, new walker packets will be available for $6. America's Walking Club is a national organization devoted to “Fun, Fitness, and Friendship” and the event is sponsored by the Wandergruppe Walking Club, Inc.

For more information about local, state and nationwide events, visit www.ava.org.

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