The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation and EVMS Residency Program invite you to get fit and rejuvenated during the first Prescribe-A-Trail event on Nov. 14 at 9 am.
These community walks are led by healthcare providers who share helpful health information and answer questions, all while enjoying a brisk walk. Dr. Rock Vomer and Dr. John Whittendon with EVMS will share tips about general health and fitness during the walk with plenty of time for participants to ask specific questions.
Prescribe-a-Trail walks are free and open to individuals of all fitness levels. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. The one-mile walk along the beautiful Elizabeth River Trail begins at Plum Point Park, and free parking is available in the Fort Norfolk garage at 301 Riverview Drive. Register here, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
The Elizabeth River Trail Foundation’s mission is to promote, enhance and transform the Elizabeth River Trail into the most iconic urban riverfront trail in the country. The ERT runs 10.5 miles and connects businesses, historic attractions and 28 neighborhoods within a five-minute walk. The multi-use trail is designed for walking, running and biking. It comprises 11 sections and 11 trailheads from Norfolk State University to NIT Terminals along the Elizabeth River. Highlights include Harbor Park, Downtown Norfolk, Freemason Historic District, Sentara campus, Fort Norfolk, Chelsea, West Ghent, Lambert’s Point, Old Dominion University, Larchmont and Lochhaven. In 2018, the ERT Foundation launched a $4 million comprehensive capital campaign to raise funds to activate and enhance the 10.5-mile trail. It successfully achieved the goal in 2020. Major sponsors include Sentara and the City of Norfolk.
For more information, visit www.elizabethrivertrail.org.