Annual Walk for Wellness

Thursday, August. 9
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

The Walk is dedicated to raising awareness of the devastating effects heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and obesity have for our nation as a whole, while drawing special attention to the health disparities that exist in minority and undeserved communities.

The Walk will start and finish at the south end of Grant Park, at Columbus and Roosevelt streets. Directions and transportation information will be available at conference hotels.

The Walk is sponsored by:

  • the National Asian Pacific Americans Caucus of State Legislators
  • the National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators
  • the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
  • the Women’s Legislative Network of NCSL
  • the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee and the NCSL Health Committee

Pre-registration is not required, but feel free to contact Katie Ziegler at 303-364-7700 with any questions.

NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride

Wednesday, August 8
6:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Since 2005, more than 100 legislators have taken part in the ride, representing 27 states and Canada, Germany, the Virgin Islands and Guam.  The Bike Ride is a great way to start the conference day, and gives attendees the chance to see the picturesque sights of Chicago at a leisurely ten miles per hour.

Bikes, helmets, coffee and healthy breakfast snacks will be provided.  Dress comfortably.  All skill levels and ages are welcome to join this guided ride.

The ride begins at 6:15am and will end around 7:30am. The ride starts and ends at Congress Plaza, on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Harrison Street, a block and a half north of the Hilton Chicago.

Please click here to register and see photos from previous rides.

On-line registration for the ride, except for legislators and sponsors, is now closed. Please email Douglas Shinkle with questions.

Bike Ride and Walk for Wellness

Plan now to join your old friends and meet new ones as you pedal or take a 5k walk/run. It’s your opportunity to take advantage of the mild morning temperatures to see the sights of Chicago and the beautiful Lake Michigan.

No better way to start a great conference day!

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