Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is gearing up for the Fall 2016 Ten Toe Express. CMT will be teaming up with AARP in St. Louis to bring this walking program linked with transit to St. Louis for the 10th consecutive year. AARP members from across the St. Louis area, as well as any other interested individual from throughout the region, will get to experience first-hand just how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, while also enjoying the many health and wellness benefits of doing so. Registration for the fall session of the Ten Toe Express Walk Program is now open and can be completed online at www.cmt-stl.org or at one of the upcoming registration events.
Those who register for the program gain access to walk maps providing detailed directives on how to utilize transit to get to many of the region’s cultural and entertainment hot spots, as well as a host of other helpful resources. Ten Toe participants also have ability to take part in weekly guided Ten Toe Express Walking Tours led by trained volunteer walk leaders, which allow walkers to be part of a group as they become familiar with the transit system and how to utilize it to get to destinations.
Those taking part in the fall session will also have the opportunity to take advantage of special CMT led walks throughout the Fall to new destinations in the region as a part of our 10 year Anniversary celebreation.
“Offering programs that link healthy living with accessing the community through transit are great ways to introduce our members to the real possibilities available in the region,” said Sheila Holm, AARP St. Louis. “We are particularly excited about incorporating hiking and transit this fall. It’s a great expansion to the program and a great way to get out and explore the city.”
This year’s 12-week Ten Toe Express Walk Program session will kick-off on Thursday, September 8.
Registration for the session begins on August 5, and the cost to participate is $10 per person. Those interested in participating can register at one of the many spring registration events listed below, or online at www.tentoes.cmt-stl.org.
Ten Toe Express Registration Dates:
Friday, August 5, 2016 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. St. Clair County Office on Aging, 201 North Church Street, Belleville, IL 62220
Wednesday, August 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Citizens for Modern Transit offices, 911 Washington, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63101
Tuesday, August 16 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Forest Park Visitors’ Center in Forest Park
Friday, August 19, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. St. Clair County Office on Aging, 201 North Church Street, Belleville, IL 62220
Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Citizens for Modern Transit offices, 911 Washington, Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63101
New Ten Toe Express registrants receive a Ten Toe Express Walking Kit that includes a tote bag, a pedometer, a Metro system map, and AARP St. Louis button. Ten Toe Express participants also have access to CMT’s Ten Toe Express section on its website at www.cmt-stl.org, which includes a complete catalog of walk maps available for printing or downloading.
“We’re very proud of the success of the Ten Toe Express program,” commented Kim Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “Since its inception 10 years ago, CMT has introduced more than 8,000 seniors to the system, and the program continues to grow steadily. We are excited about our continued partnership with AARP in St. Louis and to introduce the program to their 300,000+ members in the St. Louis region.”
To learn more about AARP in St. Louis visit, www.aarp.org/stlouis.