Ready, Set, Walk!

Nancy McCluskey-Moore

On Saturday, October 28 SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) will be hosting its 21st annual Walkathon. This event helps to raise the funds needed to support a wide range of food, clothing and education programs that benefit youngsters living in nearby communities.

The Walkathon begins at 7:40 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse parking lot (near the bocce ball courts). A Vital Moves fitness instructor will lead all walkers in some warm-up exercises, then a car carrying this year’s Grand Marshall, George Gregg and his wife Sharon, will lead everyone to Ridgeview Boulevard to start the walk. After completing the full walk around Ridgeview, or a shorter alternative walk near the fire station, walkers will gather at the clubhouse for a hot breakfast buffet.

To register  for the Walkathon, stop by the SBCO office in Suite L in the Minit Market plaza between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The registration fee is $30 per person ($15 for children ages 6 through 18) and can be paid by check or cash; or you can register online at the SBCO website,, using a credit card via PayPal.

If you choose to register online, your tee shirt will be held for pick up at Suite L once registration and payment are received.

The Walkathon tee shirt serves as a registered walker’s ticket for the breakfast. Walkers can register the day of the walk, but the choice of tee shirt sizes may be limited.

In addition to registration fees, this year’s event is supported by Long Cares Foundation, Long Realty – Golder Ranch Agents, Desert Diamond Casino, Golf Cars of Arizona, First Plaza Storage, Radiology Ltd. and Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates, as well as individual sponsors.