After a year (+) of cancellations and closures, the Chamber is happy to be bringing back the Market Street Mile, kicking things off on Tuesday, May 4th, and running through October. Two sponsors are on board this year to help make this unique program even better.
Capital Recovery Systems, Inc., a sponsor since the Market Street Mile first began in 2017, is helping provide water, snacks, and prizes for participants in addition to sunscreen, umbrellas, and other amenities that make the walk safe and comfortable. New this year, The Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County is donating earbuds to each participant that can be used with its “Playaway”, a preloaded audio book that can be borrowed for up to 21 days from any local library branch. “It’s the perfect way to listen to a book while you enjoy the walk,” commented Jenn Cesta, Marketing Coordinator for the library. “The Playaway fits in the palm of your hand and can be checked out for free at any library location.” One lucky Market Street Mile participant will win a Playaway donated by the library in a drawing to be held in October.
New to the Market Street Mile? Here’s how it works…The “mile” is a walk from the Chamber offices at 630 Market Street, through downtown Steubenville, across the Market Street Bridge and back, which equals exactly one mile! It takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your stride and speed. It’s a great way to incorporate some fresh air and physical activity into your workday while enjoying downtown Steubenville and some amazing views.
The Chamber hosts the “MSM” Headquarters where walkers can store their belongings while they walk, and help themselves to a pick-me-up snack, water, and any other necessities they may need from sunscreen to umbrellas. There is also a sign-in sheet where you log your walks and enter for a chance to win some great prizes. There is no need to register or sign up and there’s absolutely no charge. Last year, we had participants who walked every day, and some who stopped by to walk every so often. We even had some visitors to the area enjoy the program.
Remember, just walk any time during the Chamber’s regular business hours of Monday through Thursday, 9 to 4 and Friday, 9 to 1. The event will kick-off Tuesday, May 4th, and extend through October 31st, giving everyone plenty of time to experience the downtown area and walk their way to a healthier lifestyle in 2021.