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Walk with Pride – Cork to San Francisco

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: Cork City

WHO Theme: Community Support And Health Services, Respect And Social Inclusion, Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Physical Activity, Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Your Body Your Health

Funding Stream: Cork City Council

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial, Paid Staff, Volunteer Staff

Cost: 1000-5000


Virtual collaborative walking challenge which has groups from both Northside and Southside collaborating to walk virtually to San Francisco. Six weeks long community challenge to walk 1,652.5 miles (All together). The distance between Cork City and our sister city San Fransico. The challenge is held as a group activity in accordance with public health guide lines,

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Commnity groups, Older people

Steps critical to success

  1. Effective advertisement of initiative
  2. Adequate funding (Pedometers)
  3. Community Collaboration with services including Cork Age Friendly

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Public Participation
  2. Funding
  3. N/A

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Allowed people to go out and exercise after long periods of cocooning
  2. n/a
  3. n/a

Evaluation / Report:
No final feedback as ongoing however great participation rate

Siobhan O'dowd /