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Renaissance Walkabouts

Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during Fall and Spring semesters!

— Be there at 9:25 a.m. for stretches before each Walkabout! winking smiley

— No Walkabouts are held during CSUS instructional recesses and holidays! —

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  • The 'Tortoises' walk two miles, and,
  • The 'Hares' walk four miles.

We currently have nearly 220 Renaissance Society members registered with Walkabouts — about 11% of the total membership!

You are free to attend any Walkabout you want, and we have no maximum number of walkers. Usually 30-40 people show up for Walkabouts, but once we had more than 60 participants!  

And, you are always welcome to join us!  We are only as strong as our membership!

Tortoise & Hare

Tortoise & Hare scupture, by Nancy Schön
Copley Square, Boston, MA

Each Walkabout has a volunteer leader and co-leader — one for the Tortoises and one for the Hares:

  • The leader and co-leader determine and test-walk each walk.
  • The leader and co-leader prepare written directions to the walks which are emailed to Walkabouts registrants.  Leaders are encouraged to include interesting facts about the park or area of the walk.
  • The leader and co-leader will also look for adequate parking, restroom facilities, and determine if there are any applicable entry or parking fees.  Each leader also carries a medical emergency packet.
  • The leader and co-leader also choose a restaurant for lunch, and verify that the restaurant has room for a large group, separate checks, and adequate parking.
  • The leader and co-leader, in the event of rain or flooding, make the "call" whether that Walkabout will proceed.  If the rain is heavy and it's windy & cold, a Walkabout is probably not going to happen.  If it's moderate or light rain, it probably is going to happen, so bring your umbrella or other rain protection.  Ditto on flooding — be prepared!  It has been said "The sun always shines on Walkabouts" since only three of nearly one hundred & eighty Walkabouts in the last six years needed to be cancelled due to rain — and two of them went on anyway.  And, no Walkabout has yet been flooded out! winking smiley
  1. This is a physical activity, so each walker is required to wear his or her Renaissance nametag with emergency information.  If the Renaissance tag is forgotten, then we will require each such walker to write out their emergency information before proceeding on the Walkabouts.
  2. Each walker is expected to stay with the Walkabouts group, or tell the leader if they are leaving.
  3. Current membership with the Renaissance Society is required.  Update or join anew at the Membership button link above.
  4. Registration with the Walkabouts group is also required.  See the Register for Walkabouts section, below, for details.
  5. Walkers make their own choice to go to lunch, or not.
  6. Sorry, dogs are not allowed!
  7. And, lastly, we always walk on the left, so bikes can safely pass on our right!
  8. This is the standard for all trails in this region, with these exceptions:
    • UC Davis, where people walk on the right, and bikes approach on the left, and
    • CSUS, where there don't seem to be any rules on where to walk or bike!   winking smiley

NOTICE:
Walkers who do not comply with this safety requirement
will be not be permitted to participate in Walkabouts!

Walk Left, Bike Right

City of Folsom trail marking
Photo by Nanci Kuzins


If you have registered for Walkabouts, at 11 AM on the Wednesday preceding each Walkabout, you will get an email with additional details and links to detailed downloadable documents!

Spring, 2018 Renaissance Society Walkabouts Schedule:
  • Coming Up!   First Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on February 7th!   Sunriver Park into the American River Parkway, & across Fair Oaks' “Red Bridge”!

    Starting at Sunriver Park, Moose River Court, in Rancho Cordova!     Click for map to Starting Point

    Lunch at Jack's Urban Eats, inside the Gold River Town (shopping) Center, at 2137 Golden Centre Ln, #20, in Rancho Cordova!     Click for map to restaurant     Click for restaurant website

  • Coming Up!   Second Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on February 14th!   Jack E. Hill Park and Laguna Creek, in Elk Grove!

    Meet at 9:25 AM for stretches, at the park, at 9380 Porto Roso Drive.     Click for map to Starting Point

    Lunch at Noodles & Company, at 7405 Laguna Blvd, in Elk Grove.   Click for map to restaurant     Click for restaurant website

  • Coming Up!   Third Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on February 21st!   Jacob Lane into the American River Parkway, William B. Pond Park & River Bend Parks!

    Meet at 9:25 AM for stretches, at the park, at .     Click for map to Starting Point

    Lunch at .   Click for map to restaurant     Click for restaurant website

  • Coming Up!   Fourth Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on February 28th!   Miller Regional Park & vicinity, in Sacramento!

    Meet at 9:25 AM for stretches, at the Sacramento Marina section of the Park, at 2420 Ramp Way, at the south end of Front Street, south of Broadway.     Click for map to Starting Point

    Lunch at Selland Market Café, at at 915 Broadway, in Sacramento!   Click for map to restaurant     Click for restaurant website

  • Coming Up!   Fifth Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on March 7th!   Specific location yet to be determined!
  • Coming Up!   Sixth Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on March 14th!   West Sacramento — specific location yet to be determined!
  • No Walkabout during Spring Break, on March 21st!
  • Coming Up!   Seventh Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on March 28th!   UC Davis Arboretum, in Davis!
  • Coming Up!   Eighth Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on April 4th!   Specific location yet to be determined!
  • Coming Up!   Ninth Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on April 11th!   Folsom — specific location yet to be determined!
  • Coming Up!   Tenth Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on April 18th!   Specific location yet to be determined!
  • Coming Up!   Eleventh Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on April 25th!   North Laguna Creek Park to Jacinto Creek Park, in Laguna!
  • Coming Up!   Twelfth Spring, 2018 Walkabout, on May 2nd!   El Dorado Trail, in Placerville!

Last semester's (Fall, 2017) Walkabouts Schedule:
  • Done!   First Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on September 6th!   CSUS Medley, in Sacramento!
  • Done!   Second Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on September 13th!   Garcia Bend, in Pocket Area, Sacramento, along Sacramento River Trail to Freeport Regional Water Intake Facility.
  • Done!   Third Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on September 20th!   William B. Pond Park, American River Parkway, in Carmichael!
  • Done!   Fourth Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on September 27th!   Sacramento Marina, at Miller Park, in Sacramento!
  • Done!   Fifth Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on October 4th!   New Walkabout!  Sacramento Northern Railway (’Clarksburg Branch Line‘) Trail Loop, in West Sacramento!
  • Done!   Sixth Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on October 11th!   Ancil Hoffman Park in the American River Parkway, in Carmichael!
  • Done!   Seventh Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on October 18th!   Maidu Regional Park, in Roseville!
  • Done!   Eighth Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on October 25th!   New Walkabout!   Foulks Ranch Parks, in Elk Grove!  Interconnecting Kloss, Pedersen, Batey, & Lichtenberger Parks!
  • Done!   Ninth Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on November 1st!   Dry Creek Community Park & Dry Creek Parkway, in Walerga!
  • Done!   Tenth Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on November 8th!   New Walkabout!  Johnny Cash Trail in Folsom!
  • Cancelled due to rain & flooding!   Six hearty walkers did show up and walk anyway!  
    Eleventh Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on November 15th!   Jack E. Hill Park and Laguna Creek, in Elk Grove!
  • No Walkabout during Fall Recess, on November 22nd   Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Done!   Twelfth Fall, 2017 Walkabout, on November 29th!   Cosumnes River Preserve, in Galt!

If you're already registered for Walkabouts, please don't re-register!  You're already registered — don't clone yourself!


And, if you're already registered, & need to change your email address, or any other registration field — just click the 'update subscription preferences' link at the bottom of your last Walkabouts email — and make whatever changes you want!   Ditto if you want to click on the 'unsubscribe from this list' link — it's the same as un-registering from Walkabouts!



However, if you aren't yet registered, please go ahead and do so!

That's the only way we can send you Walkabout email's & other updates!


Click here to newly register for Walkabouts!

  1. After hitting this button, another window will open, and you will be prompted to fill in a form.
  2. When you complete it, you will get an email — and you will need to respond to it if you want to successfully register.
  3. Next, in another webform, you will need check a box, and then choose pictures that match the question being asked. These steps are necessary to intercept "robot" programs trying to scam us humans! winking smiley
  4. Lastly, you will get another email confirming you are registered to Walkabouts. If you don't get it, you missed one of the steps! winking smiley
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Mary Runyan and Donna Eash

Getting each Walkabout scheduled and led, and coordinating with Renaissance Society.

Lance Muller

Information Technology support: i.e., Walkabouts registration, web design, email campaigns, Walkabout maps, and working with leaders to prepare consistent Walkabout flyers.



Photo by Norma Markley

Photo by Norma Markley

Walkabouts participants scale the rock piles at Rossmoor Bar

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