Sponsored by the Newport Ruritan Club, Walkers in Newport is a local walking effort where any individual can walk anywhere at any time. Individual miles are reported weekly and the aggregate miles are used to simulate travels to other communities named “Newport” domestic and abroad. Walkers have “visited” or “re-visited” over 100 different Newports. Around 50 contributors post miles each week. WIN participants walked over 36,000 miles in 2018. Already this year, walkers have traveled 2,730 miles for a total of over 126,348 miles since the program’s inception in January of 2014. Contact Doug Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 626-3572 to find out more.
Here is the link to a story from the Roanoke Times that featured Walkers in Newport (Friday, Aug. 24, 2018):