King City community walk
Residents take part in King City's weekly community walk. (Sophia Garcia)

KING CITY — King City’s weekly community walks will resume this Thursday evening and continue every week through the summer and early fall.

The community walks, hosted by the City of King in partnership with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, have moved to Thursday evenings this year, after previously being held on Wednesdays.

The public is invited to meet downtown at the Town Square, next to King City Cinemas, for a 30-minute walk every Thursday at 6 p.m., beginning June 6 and continuing through Oct. 24.

“It is an opportunity for the community to come together and make friends, meet City officials, and promote good health and happiness,” according to the City.

The weekly event features food, giveaway items, music and raffle prizes. Those who participate will also qualify for a $500 grand-prize drawing the final week.

“Make it part of your weekly schedule and bring family and friends,” the City stated. “The goal is to grow the program to involve the entire community and transform King City into one of the healthiest places to live.”

Volunteers are also being sought to help with the event. Those who are interested can email [email protected].

Blue Zones Project is a community well-being initiative designed to implement built environment improvements, food practices and more active-oriented lifestyles associated with areas around the world where people live the longest.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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