Tuesday, October 3, 2023

This walking group meets in the Historic Triangle–––with social distancing

The Historic Triangle Walking Group meets Mondays and Saturdays. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Historic Triangle Walking Group)
The Historic Triangle Walking Group meets Mondays and Saturdays. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Historic Triangle Walking Group)

Think you’re stuck at home during the coronavirus? Think again.

A new walking group is in town.

The Historic Triangle Walking Group, a free meet-up group, gathers twice a week, with social distancing measures, of course.

The group has been around for just a couple weeks.

“This group is for like minded people who like to walk and hike,” according to the Facebook group’s description. “The plan is to get together for local walks and hikes.”

Michael Scruggs, founder of the walking group, owns Elite Health & Fitness and recently created a new nonprofit to help subsidize health care in Williamsburg.

It’s called HealthierU, and it sponsors the walking group.

“It’s just a social group to keep people up and off the couch and getting some exercise,” Scruggs said.

Elite Health & Fitness used to do a walking group every year after Thanksgiving through the New Year so Scruggs took the idea and decided to make the group permanent.

Most of the participants are older people but the walking group is free and open to everyone, “even well behaved dogs can come,” he added.

So far, the group has met at the the William & Mary bookstore, walking in Colonial Williamsburg and in front of the lower level of the parking garage at Yorktown Beach.

But in the future, the group plans to walk other areas of the Historic Triangle like a park near Queens Lake and sometime before Christmas, having the group walk near Colonial Williamsburg to see the Christmas decorations.

“While we are currently walking in Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown Beach, the idea is for people to check the Facebook page group because we are going to change venues sometimes,” Scruggs said. “That way you get to see different places and get familiar with your community.”

“If you walk the same place all the time, it kind of gets boring.”

Historic Triangle Walking Group meets on at the College of William & Mary bookstore in Merchants Square on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. and the lower level of the parking garage at Yorktown Beach on Saturdays at 9 a.m.

For more information about the Historic Triangle Walking Group, you can visit the Facebook page here.


Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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