Preparing for Saturday’s Winston Gaskin Walk

Two days before the seventh Winston Gaskin Community Walk for Wellness & Stroke Prevention, the forecast calls for a partly cloudy beginning to the day. But in case a cloud or two sneaks in earlier than expected with the intent of dispensing a few raindrops, the 100 is advising to dress appropriately. In fact, when you show up to register at 8:30 a.m. at the Onondaga Creekwalk’s Armory Square Trailhead, be sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes, maybe a light jacket or one of those electronic gadgets that count your steps.

Also consider registering in advance by visiting our online registration page. While the walk is not a competitive event (we won’t be keeping times) and is intended to be completed at your own pace, plan on about two hours (more or less) to complete the 5.4-mile route that starts in Armory Square, continues to the base of Onondaga Lake and ends back in the square.Creek walk 2

One last tip: Regardless of your pace, be sure to take enough time to fully experience the beauty of Onondaga Creekwalk’s urban landscape, sereneness, birdwatching and proximity to Syracuse’s unique place in history.

You Should Also Know…

The 100’s Saturday Academy is opening Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. for the 2016-2017 school year with an orientation session for all incoming students and their parents. The orientation session for the free, weekly academic and cultural program will be held at the Syracuse Academy of Science, 1001 Park Ave. If you have signed up your 4th to 8th grade boy or girl yet, please submit a completed enrollment form as soon as possible is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. You can download an enrollment form on the 100’s website.