walking

healthy neighborhoods
5:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Study: Residents of walkable areas don't always walk more

Cindy Perry is seen taking a stroll around the walkable neighborhood north of the University of Washington.

Having a walkable neighborhood has become a hot selling point for real estate. It’s also supposed to be better for your health — if it gets you out moving more.

But a study in Seattle suggests people don’t necessarily walk more just because they live in a walkable area.

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Color Run
4:07 pm
Sun May 13, 2012

Color Run: A colorful day in Seattle

Color cloud rises in front of the Space Needle.
Evan Hoover KPLU

"I was so distracted by all the happy people and color," says runner Sofia Jaramillo. "It didn't even feel like a run just an all around good time."

Thousands of excited runners and walkers gathered as a plain white canvas at the Seattle Center Sunday morning awaiting to enter a sea of color.

The first wave of 1,000 participants took off at approximately 8:30am followed by five more waves every five minutes for Seattle’s first Color Run.

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X-Country Walkers
9:19 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Two unlikely advocates meet

Andrew Forsthoefel

Two interesting young men from opposite sides of the country ran into each other in southern Louisiana last week.

Both men coincidently crossed paths in Franklin, La. as they trekked across the country east-to-west and west-to-east.

23-year-old Andrew Forsthoefel of Chadds Ford, Pa. and 36-year-old George Throop of Vancouver, Wa shared stories of their journeys over bananas and water in a true vagabond nature.

Forsthoefel began his journey on Oct. 14, 2011 for one reason in particular—to celebrate the stories that each individual has to offer.

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