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When is the Walkathon?
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - rain or shine*! Walkers can start anytime from 8 AM-11 AM.
*For cancellation due to extreme weather, check: gcc.mass.edu or call 413-775-1010
Where does it take place?
Greenfield Community College, 1 College Drive, Greenfield.
Is it accessible?
All abilities are welcome! Walking is optional. The walking route is paved and works for people with wheelchairs or strollers. Seating is available if you just want to come and enjoy the local entertainment, food, and community.
What should I wear?
Come in costume, or use unique ways to travel the walking route. Be creative!
Can I bring my dog?
Friendly, leashed dogs may accompany you. Service animals are always welcome. Please clean up after your pet.
Are restrooms available?
Accessible restrooms will be available.
Is there an age limit?
Everyone is welcome to participate. Our eldest walker in 2016 was 90 years young!
Will there be refreshments?
Yes, you can enjoy water, hot and cold beverages, doughnuts, and other snacks and food all day.
What is Meals on Wheels?
Throughout Franklin County and Athol, Petersham, Phillipston, and Royalston, volunteers provide nearly 140,000 meals and a well-being check to more than 1,000 homebound elders each year. That's over 550 meals each weekday. The program is currently underfunded by $150,000.
How does the Walkathon help?
It closes the funding gap that makes it possible to get home-delivered meals to all who qualify with no wait time. In 2016, the event raised $92,898 and a record number of walkers fundraised: 232 (a 23% jump over the year before).
What is LifePath?
At LifePath, we listen first, and then help each person find the best options for their unique needs. We help elders and persons with disabilities maintain independence and quality of life in their own homes and communities. We assist busy caregivers find relief and help loved ones choose the right path.