Participants walk along the Green Circle Trail in Stevens Point as part of the 2012 Walk Wisconsin event. Organizers say walkers participate in the annual event for a variety of reasons, including to improve their health and to share the experience with family and friends.
There are many reasons people participate in Walk Wisconsin, an annual noncompetitive walking event along the Green Circle Trail in Portage County.
"There are a lot who started walking for health reasons - they needed to lower their blood pressure or needed to lose weight," said Melissa Sabel, communications manager for the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. "And there are others who make it a social event."
This year's Walk Wisconsin, which will be held June 1, will include a full marathon (26.2 miles), a three-quarter marathon (19.6 miles), a half marathon (13.1 miles) ...