Dubuque, among all of Iowa, will continue the state’s dedication to becoming the healthiest state by joining the 7th Annual Walk on October 4. The Healthiest State strives to inspire Iowans to #GetYourWalkOn not only on October 4, but every day by connecting with friends, family, and one’s community.
Dubuque’s walk will kick off at 10:45 a.m. on October 4 starting from five downtown Dubuque locations including: Intermodal Transportation Center (950 Elm St.), Port of Dubuque (meet at the base of 3rd St. Bridge), Roshek Building (700 Locust), in between the Prudential Building (500 Main St.) and NICC Downtown (700 Main St.), or City Hall (50 W. 13th St.).
Halfway through the walk, participants will gather inside the Roshek Building (700 Locust) and hear speakers from the Healthiest State Initiative, Delta Dental, and city leaders. After they gather, participants can return to their starting points or walk back to work.
Mayor Roy D. Buol stated, “The City of Dubuque is proud of our community partnerships coming together to host a citywide walk for the Healthiest State’s 7th Annual Walk. It’s wonderful to see the overwhelming support of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation, starting with our very own city.”
The Healthiest State Initiative and this year’s presenting annual walk sponsor, Delta Dental of Iowa, has the goal to have an organized walk in all 99 Iowa counties again this year. The Annual Walk represents more than just 30 minutes of walking – it demonstrates the dedication to the long-term goal of changing the lives of Iowans by making healthy choices easy. It shows how devoted we are to the future of the communities where we live, work and play.