SN: 114168 - 2020 / Y1787

A pleasant walk through historic Athens neighborhoods and downtown, as well as a lovely stroll through the campus of Athens State University.

what is the event


Year Round Walk

where is the event

Athens, Alabama


The address/location to the physical start box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Hampton Inn just off I-65 exit 351. Hotel address 1222 Kelli Dr., Athens, Alabama

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Wed, Jan 1st, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020

Start box available: Hampton Inn open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Walk daylight hours only.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Ice Cream Parlors

Little Free Libraries

Rockin' Around the Clock

Walk Like An Olympian

Walking the USA A - Z

Long description

Walk during daylight hours only. The course passes through four historic districts in downtown Athens: the Beaty Historic District, the Athens Square Historic District, the Houston Historic District, and the Athens State University Historic District. This walk is primarily on paved streets and sidewalks, however, there are a few places where there is no sidewalk.

conditions for the event

Distance: 10K and 5K, Rating: 2A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium


None provided

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

1222 Kelli Dr. From I-65, take Exit 351. Go east on Hwy 72. Take the first right onto Kelli Dr. Hampton Inn is on the right. The walk box is at Hampton Inn. Drive to Athens Visitors Center to complete walk. Pick up driving instructions to the Visitors Center in the"walk box" at Hampton Inn. Stamp books and take along an envelope so you will not have to return to start point to stamp your books.

This event has a remote start.

Walk box is at Hampton Inn. Drive to Athens Visitors Center on N. Beaty to complete walk.

event sponsor

Capital City Wanderers

Event website:

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.