C’Ville Walks With Heart

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Enjoy The Outdoors

This free community walking program takes you around Charlottesville to walk through various neighborhoods, explore parks, and to spend time outdoors. Due to our new social distancing guidelines related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we must make decisions on the safety of outdoor activities.

If you decide to go for a walk outdoors, please follow this advice:

  • Keep a safe distance, usually about 6 feet between yourself and your active neighbors.
  • Check with community spaces, walking trails, and parks for closures and restrictions.
  • Take a cloth face-covering if you are unable to follow the 6-foot social distancing guideline.
  • Consider other areas such as taking a walk around your home.

Increase Physical Activity

Do you want to be more active, but not sure where to start? This walking group is for you,  with short and long walking tracks available! Track your steps and your weight loss through this program!

The benefits of physical activity include:

  • Prevention of weight gain
  • Reduced depression
  • Weight loss with a healthy diet
  • Lowering risk for some chronic illnesses

Walk With Friends And Neighbors

We encourage you to walk year-round from the Brooks Family YMCA. Scheduled walks occur during the summer months (June through August) beginning at 8 am.

Earn Awesome Perks

The more you walk, the more you earn. Perks include YMCA day passes, Ragged Mountain Running shoe award, water bottles, sunglasses, and more!


2020 Summer Season

The health and safety of our walkers remains our highest priority. At this time, we will not be holding our in person summer walks. We will continue to monitor the events of COVID-19 and make an assessment on when it is safe to resume our indoor walks.  We encourage you to continue walking throughout the summer and will honor any miles you log on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. You can email your mileage to Noelle at nev6e@virginia.edu.

Below you will find some of our favorite past walking routes. Feel free to use these throughout the summer!

Start LocationDistanceMap
Brooks Family YMCA1.5 milesBrooks Family Map
Rives Park1.5 milesRives Park Map
Health Department1.6 milesHealth Department Map
Peterson Health Center - Region Ten2.0 milesPeterson Health Map
Jefferson School City Center2.0 milesJefferson School Map
Venable Elementary School2.5 milesVenable Map
Brooks Family YMCA2.75 milesBrooks Family Map
Buford Middle School2.75 milesBuford Map
Riverview Park3 milesRiverview Park Map
Saunders-Monticello Trail3.75 milesMonticello Trail Map
Washington Park4.0 milesWashington Park Map
IX Park4.0 milesIX Park Map
Brooks Family YMCA4.0 milesBrooks Family Map
Questions? Or Need Directions?

Contact Noelle Voges at NEV6E@virginia.edu or 434-243-9980.