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Stevens Point hosts walking marathon

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- Healthy living for all ages was the message behind Saturday morning's Walk Wisconsin event.

Walk Wisconsin is a non-competitive walking marathon.

Organizers say 1,700 people representing 16 different states came out for the walk.

They say the course is like a walking tour of Stevens Point.

The relaxed atmosphere is one of the reasons organizers say people are drawn to Walk Wisconsin.

"You're not chip-timed and there's no bib on your front half and so people are really excited to get out and walk and do something that's non-competitive in nature," said Sara Brish, a member of the planning committee. "It really allows all ages and all abilities to participate."

Walkers had the choice to do a full, three quarters, half or quarter marathon.

There was also a Kid's Walk put on by the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum.
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