Walk & Roll Winston-Salem
Walk & Roll Winston-Salem, an annual event, is held in May each year. Certain streets in the downtown area are closed to motor vehicles so that participants of all ages and abilities can walk, bike, skate or roll in a wheelchair or stroller without worrying about traffic. Community organizations provide activities and information. The police usually organize a bike rodeo to teach children about biking safely. Safe Kids and other organizations help fit helmets for children and provide helmets to those who don’t have one. Performers from area schools entertain while food vendors provide refreshments for participants. Learn more at Walk & Roll Winston-Salem.
FitForsyth, a no-cost, year-round online tracking fitness program, was designed with Forsyth County in mind. Melding the best aspects the previous programs, FitForsyth provides a fun and easy way to plan and track your physical activities, either on your own or in self-organized groups. Open to all ages and abilities, FitForsyth promotes fun and safe physical activity through our community corner where participants can find walking routes and maps to walking trails throughout Forsyth County, along with several other community physical activity programs. As before, participants are able to easily participate in scheduled activities and track their progress in manageable eight-week programs—all with the easy goal of 30-minutes of physical activity, five days per week. Start your physical activity today! It’s fun, free, and makes a healthier YOU!
FitForsyth will have challenges in the spring and fall, starting on the first Monday of April and October. However, participants will be able to track their physical activity throughout the year. FitForsyth
Several nonprofit organizations sponsor walks or runs to raise funds for research and program support. These organizations must work with city staff and the police department to obtain approval for street closures. The sponsoring organization usually covers the cost of police officers involved with the event. For information about a specific event, contact the sponsoring organization.
Walking Events or "Volksmarch"
These fitness walking events are organized and sponsored by local walking clubs. See American Volkssport Association in How to Get Involved.