Walk Tacoma Series wraps up Aug. 7 with scavenger hunt

Downtown On The Go will conclude this year’s Walk Tacoma series next week with a free scavenger hunt that will take participants to destinations scattered across downtown Tacoma.

The tour, which will be held on Weds., Aug. 7, begins at the Social Bar and Grill, located at 1715 Dock St., between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Participants may complete the hunt as individuals or in teams, and will use public transportation and their feet to decipher clues that will lead them to specific downtown destinations, many of which have been featured during the 2013 Walk Tacoma series. Participants will be asked to take a photo at many of the locations, so a camera or camera phone is required. Participants will meet back at the Social Bar and Grill for food, drinks and prizes at 6:45 p.m. The event is free, and there is no need to pre-register. All ages are welcome.

Since this is the final Walk Tacoma event of 2013, Downtown On the Go will also be rewarding participants who took public transit, walked, or biked to any of the Walk Tacoma events by entering them into a drawing to win one of six baskets, each in the theme of one of the Downtown On the Go walking maps.

The scavenger hunt is part of Downtown On the Go’s 2013 Walk Tacoma series, an eight-event walking series held on the first and third Wednesdays from April through August. The fun, themed walks, now in their fourth year, 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, at a lunch break, or to a nearby meeting.

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

More information is available online at downtownonthego.org.