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EL PASO, Texas — Anyone who loves trails and the outdoors is invited to participate in the Live Active El Paso Hike-A-Thon series that starts on Saturday, August 6 through October at various trails and trailheads.
The citywide Hike-A-Thon series is hosted by Live Active EP, in partnership with the Department of Public Health Be Well El Paso program and City’s Shape It Up employee program.
It encourages people of all ages to improve overall health and wellness by getting outside and getting moving.
Hiking is a fantastic way to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. Aside from visiting trailheads that lead to the Franklin Mountains, hiking is a great way to get fresh air, meet new people and find an opportunity to practice mindfulness techniques and engage in self-reflection.
All hikes are beginner-friendly and no registration is required. Participants will be given a Hiking Passport, and if they complete four of the hikes they will receive a prize. An additional prize will be given to participants who complete all six hikes.
Hiking Schedule (Six Hikes):
All hikes begin at 8 a.m.
· August 6: Jan Sumrall Memorial Trailhead, 1105 Thunderbird Dr.
· August 20: Roundhouse Trailhead, Franklin Mountains State Park along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
· September 3: McKelligon Canyon, McKelligon Canyon Road
· September 17: Billy Rogers Arroyo Park, 700 E Robinson Ave
· October 1: Thousand Steps Trailhead, North Stanton St. to the Wyler Aerial Tramway and Ranger Peak
· October 16: Scenic Drive Scenic Sundays, West Entrance on Rim Rd
Participants should wear sturdy shoes, sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing and bring plenty of water.
For more information about Live Active EP and to view all programming and events, visit www.liveactiveep.com/events or follow Live Active EP on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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