ATLANTA—College campuses are not only great sites for students to study – they are often beautiful settings where you can spend time outdoors and “get your walk on” to exercise and add to your daily step count.
This month, Georgia State University’s six campuses will promote fitness and wellness with a series of Fall Festivals, and local communities are invited to participate.
Each festival will include the dedication of community walk paths — routes called “Panther Trails” — mapped across the university’s Atlanta, Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Newton sites.
The events also will include health screenings, wellness information, giveaways and guided walks along the campus Panther Trails, each of which is about a mile long.
“Along with Georgia State’s faculty, staff, students and retirees, we also want to encourage those who live and work near our campuses to embrace the Panther Trails as part of their physical activity options.” said Tony Price, health and wellness coordinator, Employee Development and Wellness Services.
Georgia State’s fall festivals and Panther Trails dedications will take place from noon to 1 p.m. as follows:
Oct. 3 – Alpharetta Campus, 3705 Brookside Parkway, in front of Building AA
Oct. 3 – Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, in front of Building 2N
Oct. 10 – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, in front of Building NB (Student Center)
Oct. 17 – Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road, Lot 1, behind Building SF
Oct. 24 – Clarkston Campus, 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, in front of Building CG (Student Recreation Center)
Oct. 30 – Atlanta Campus, 33 Gilmer Street SE, Hurt Park
The Georgia State University Panther Trails project is tied to a University System of Georgia (USG) initiative that supports creating a culture of well-being for faculty, staff and students.