Walk Tacoma series continues April 16 along Museum Row

The fifth annual Walk Tacoma series continues next week with a walking tour of six downtown Tacoma museums.

The 2.5-mile walk, sponsored by TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine, will begin at 5:15 p.m. on Weds., April 16, at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma near South 15th Street and Pacific Avenue. The walk will be led by Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. Walkers will travel along Pacific Avenue, the Bridge of Glass, and Tacoma’s Waterfront while learning about new exhibits and events at the museums. Following the walk, participants are invited to stay for a social at Anthem Coffee & Tea at 6:30 p.m. There is no need to pre-register for the event.

Walk Tacoma 2014 is an eight-event walking series held on first and third Wednesdays, from April through August. The fun, themed walks encourage downtown employees and residents to exercise and enjoy the outdoors by discovering the different walking routes and parks in downtown Tacoma. The walks are scheduled at the lunch hour and just after work to encourage downtown employees to walk during their workday, whether it is to and from work or at a lunch break.

Walking maps of the routes are available at no cost at Downtown On the Go, 950 Pacific Ave., Suite 300, at many downtown businesses, or by contacting Meagan Kula, Downtown On the Go Coordinator, at (253) 682-1734 or dotg@tacomachamber.org.