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Walker Information

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When is the Walkathon?

Saturday, April 28, 2018—rain or shine.

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Light breakfast & Meals on Wheels volunteer driver appreciation
  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. Walking

Where will it take place?

LifePath's Greenfield office, 101 Munson St., Greenfield, MA 01301.

Map & Directions

Who else is registered?

For a list, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Lisa Middents. (413) 773-5555 ext. 2225

It's as Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Build Your Team—or come as an individual walker. Start today! The Meals on Wheels Walkathon is a great opportunity for your club, school, agency, church, or business to help elders in our community. It’s so much fun to walk with a group of friends. Your team can be any size—even one.
  1. Collect Pledges. Ask anybody and everybody to sponsor you. Most people are willing to donate something to this worthwhile cause. If you’re a team captain, hand out a pledge record and walker information sheet to each member of your team. Host a pre-Meals on Wheels Walkathon event, such as a bake sale or tabling at a local grocery store, and LifePath will help advertise it! Partners and children are welcome to get pledges, too. Pledges can also be made online through You can set up your own social fundraising page to collect pledges by email here.
  1. Enjoy the Walkathon. Win prizes for most money raised, most unique way to do the walking route, oldest and youngest walkers, and more! All abilities welcome. The Walkathon is accessible and seating is available. Come and enjoy local entertainment. Walking is optional. Event t-shirts will be available, and you can request a group picture for your newsletter, yearbook, or annual report.

Is it accessible?

All abilities welcome! Walk as you are able. The walking route is paved and works for people with wheelchairs or strollers. Seating is available.

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 2017 was 91 years young!

Will there be refreshments?

Yes, you are invited for a light breakfast from 8:30-9:00 a.m.. Water, apples, and granola bars available all day.

What is Meals on Wheels?

Throughout Franklin County and Athol, Petersham, Phillipston, and Royalston, volunteers provide 127,612 meals annually and a well-being check to more than 1,083 homebound elders each year. That's an average of 500 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 2017, the community raised $105,204.

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.