Walk SF: Discover the Science in Your Step

From Walk SF:

The Physics and Physiology of Your Pedestrian Self
Join Robin Marks, Peak2Peak walk leader, science writer, and founder of the award-winning Discovery Street Tours on this special benefit walk on Saturday, March 9.

step-point-crop 3Have you ever wondered why your heart beats faster when you exercise? Or what exactly those “power” drinks do for you when you’re sweating? During this interactive walking tour, you’ll experiment with balance, learn how food fuels your body, and monitor your vital signs along the way. Learn about what’s happening inside your body during a typical exercise routine, as you scale some of the city’s most scenic inclines and saunter through hidden alleyways.

Enjoy incredible views of the city and–bonus!–test your San Francisco trivia smarts with a contest by Ellen Campbell, one of Walk SF’s favorite walk leaders. Ellen will be sharing her knowledge and a selection of chocolate prizes on this dynamic and engaging tour.  This benefit walk will cover 2-3 miles and will wrap with eats and drinks at a local watering hole. Snacks will be provided along the way.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 1 –  3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Sydney Walton Square Park (Front Street and Jackson Street)

Minimum Donation: $35 for Walk SF members, $45 for non-members. This is a special benefit walk by Discovery Street Tours.  If you’re not already a member, simply join today.

Space is limited – RSVP today to reserve your spot!Review these tips before you RSVP:

  • Walk includes flats, streets, stair climbing and multiple elevation changes
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes w/ good treads
  • Carry raingear and sunhat as needed – we’ll go ahead rain or shine, barring high winds or dangerous weather conditions
  • Bring sunblock and water

sign-logo-150dpiDiscovery Street Tours offers unique, interactive walking tours exploring science on the street in San Francisco: Investigate microscopic magic in bread and cheese. Uncover SF’s dramatic history of innovation. Get up close with the city’s famously hilly geology. All while strolling hidden alleyways and breathtaking vistas with other folks like yourself—curious, active, and a little beyond the ordinary.

This special event is discounted to Walk SF members.  Not a member yet? Join today.


SFMTA painting the bus 'Red Carpet' lanes on Mission in the Mission a couple of years back. Photo: SFMTA.

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