Do you have a story to tell through walking?

by Jill Locantore on March 26, 2015

Jane’s Walk 5280 is seeking walking trip leaders

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Jane’s Walk is an annual, internationally-coordinated walking event inspired by the work of acclaimed urbanist Jane Jacobs, the author of “Death and Life of Great American Cities.” For three days in cities around the globe, locally-organized free walking events bring people together to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbors.

In the Mile High City, our friends at Walk2Connect and DRCOG are teaming to host Jane’s Walk 5280 and will be coordinating 30-40 walks across the metropolitan area. These walks will be led by and for community members. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.

SEEKING WALKING TRIP LEADERS

Jane’s Walk 5280 is actively seeking walking trip leaders from across the front range to host walks! No previous experience is needed, just a passion to explore, talk about and celebrate neighborhoods. A Jane’s Walk can focus on almost any aspect of a community and on almost any topic you can think of. Walks can be serious or funny, informative or exploratory; they can look at the history of a place, or at what’s happening there right now. And, anyone can lead a walk… because everyone is an expert on the place where they live!

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in leading a walk, below are instructions for adding walks to the Jane’s Walk5280 event. NOTE: Chrome and Firefox browsers work best for interfacing with the Jane’s Walk website.

  1. Click on www.JanesWalk5280.org
  2. Check out the walks already added
  3. Click on “create a walk”
  4. Complete the form [it’s pretty easy…]
  5. Save & publish!
For more information, contact Walk2Connect’s Community Program Director Rachel Grace Hultin at rachel@walk2connect.com.

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