Red Hot Chili Steppers complete marathon

The Red Hot Chili Steppers walking group earned certificates of achievement for completing a six-month marathon.

The Red Hot Chili Steppers was the moniker for this year's Westlake Walkers, an over-50 walking group organized by the Westlake Center for Community Services. The group walks the equivalent of a marathon over a six-month period, meeting twice a month at different park locations. Each walk is two miles. The season kicks off with a motivational breakfast and ends with a celebratory brunch where members also earn their certificates of achievement. 

Some of the favorite park locations this year included: The Sandy Ridge Reservation in North Ridgeville, the Cahoon Walking Path in Bay Village, the Rocky River Nature Center in North Olmsted and the trails at Clague Park in Westlake. When asked about their most memorable stories this year, the group response was, "What happens with the Westlake Walkers, stays with the Westlake Walkers," so to find out more you'll have to join next year! 

This is just one of the fun, recreational offerings provided by the Westlake Center for Community Services. For current program information, check out the newsletter, which can be found on the city of Westlake website,, under the Community Services tab.

Lydia Gadd

I am the Director of the Community Services Department for the City of Westlake. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Volume 6, Issue 22, Posted 9:40 AM, 10.28.2014