Rush West Side Walk for Wellness

Rush West Side Walk for Wellness

The Rush Wellness Walk is a healthy way to connect with nature, gather with community and build healthy habits to improve overall wellness.

The Rush Wellness Walk is a healthy way to connect with nature, gather with community and build healthy habits to improve overall wellness.

Let's Walk Together

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Join Rush, the American Medical Association and our West Side neighbors as we walk for improved health throughout the summer. We will continue to connect virtually for all seven weeks with two hybrid walks taking place at Garfield Park’s Golden Dome — the opening kickoff (July 9) and the closing celebration (Aug. 20).

We'll connect communities via Zoom. You will receive your link via email prior to the walk.

  • Where: Your park - your neighborhood - your community
  • When: Every Saturday morning for seven weeks, July 9 through Aug. 20, 2022. Note: Only July 9 and Aug. 20 walks are in person; the other dates are virtual.
  • How to register: Registration is required, simply click on this link “WALK Registration”. You will only need to register once. If you have questions or need more information, please email Walk4Wellness@Rush.edu.
  • Bonus: The first 250 registered walkers will receive a free T-shirt, hat, bag and more. A raffle will be held at the end of each walk. Participate for a chance to win prizes each week (valued at $25 to $150).

Schedule

  • 7:45 a.m.: Walk check-in – Zoom (link provided after registration)
  • 8:05 a.m.: Health Wellness discussion
  • 8:15 a.m.: Begin Your Walk
  • Raffles & prizes for participants who walked — announced on Facebook Live (following our walk each Saturday)

Join the Kindness Around the Globe Challenge!

First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded to the Challenge winners on Aug. 21, 2022

Welcome to an activity challenge meant to inspire the spirit of kindness within all of us. In this challenge, we're going to be traveling the world and learning about ways in which people around the world show generosity and empathy to one another. We'll also learn practical ways we can all contribute to making a kinder world.

Let’s try to stay active, healthy and inspired. Your goal is to walk an average of 7,000 steps/activity* day during the challenge, from July 9 through Aug. 20, 2022.

To register for the Kindness Around the Globe Challenge and connect your device, click the button below!

Register now

*The walker tracker will convert activities to steps

Thank you to our sponsor

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About Us

The West Side Walk for Wellness is sponsored by the Rush Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement under the direction of Interim Vice President of Community Health Equity, Rukiya Curvey Johnson, and David Ansell, MD, senior vice president, Community Health Equity, with the support of the American Medical Association. The walks support our anchor mission to improve community health and economic vitality in the diverse neighborhoods we serve.