This Saturday September 9th, get your blood flowing before the Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival by joining Mayor Ted Winterer on a two-mile loop walk around the neighborhood, which will be led by Adopt-A-Walk. Adopt-A-Walk is a health advocacy organization passionate about creating and promoting walking friendly communities to improve the health of the people in the community in a fun and easy way.

Dogs on leashes are welcome and children should be in strollers or capable of walking the whole route. Remember to bring good walking shoes and a water bottle. The walk will leave from Reed Park–the corner of California Ave and Lincoln Blvd– at 10 am and return to Reed Park just in time for the Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival. For more information about the walk visit:

The Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival is a free community event at Reed Park, produced by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the City of Santa Monica. The festival will feature music, pop up shops, and interactive classes, and lots of opportunities to get to know your City. Local businesses will provide expertise, advice, health screenings, and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community. Learn more about the festival at