Sound Steps participants end spring with 17,000 miles walked

Sound Steps spring training team

Sound Steps spring training team

Ninety-degree heat can’t stop dedicated fitness fanatics. Last month Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Sounds Steps spring training program concluded with two events, the Lake Union Loop and the Walk of champions. Dozens of participants completed the half marathon events under the sun.

Sound Steps is one of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s most popular Lifelong Recreation programs. The group gets together multiple times each month for five- to six-mile fitness walks in different Seattle neighborhoods. More than 100 participants ages 50+ trained throughout the spring to walk up to a half marathon. Collectively, the trainees walked roughly 17,000 miles from February to June. The group celebrated with a luncheon at Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center on July 11.