Maple City Walk Paths are valuable community resources

    Posted on Oct. 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 28, 2013 at 6:43 p.m.

    Downtown Goshen Inc. hosted the fifth annual Maple City Walk on Sept. 21st. The 10K, half- and full-marathon walk started and ended at the Powerhouse Park on the Mill Race, continued on the Maple City Greenway and featured the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Many thanks to the sponsors of this event: Everence, Anytime Fitness, Ares Fitness, Cripe Septic Cleaning Service, Elkhart County Park and Recreation Department, Friends of the Pumpkinvine, Goshen Parks and Recreation Department, Hawkins Water Tech, Kercher’s Sunrise Market, Maple City Market, OSMC, Woldruff’s Footwear and Apparel. Because of your help the walk was a success. The winner of the pair of walking shoes was Dana Bontrager.

    Goshen is fortunate to have a coordinated system of pedestrian/bicycle paths with linkage to the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail, the MapleHeart Trail and Winona Interurban Trail. These are valuable community resources that promote sustainability, healthy lifestyles and recreation and make Goshen a city of choice. Many thanks also to the Goshen College student volunteers and the 135 walkers who enjoyed a lovely fall day and completed the quarter-, half- and full-marathon walks. The members of the Maple City Walk Committee (Gerrit Huig, Mary Gilbert, Christine Falcon, Dottie Kauffmann, Ned Kauffman, Sherry Wenger and Doug Yoder) hope to see you back next year on Sept. 20, 2014.

    Julia Gautsche

    Maple City Walk Committee


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