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Wonju International Walking Festival

Raise Health Awareness with Wonju International Walking Festival 

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Photo: Guryongsa Temple along Chiaksan Moonlight Course

The Wonju International Walking Festival will be held from October 12 to 13 in Wonju. The main highlight of the festival is the walking program made up of 3-, 5-, 10-, 20-, and 30-km walking courses and the special Chiaksan Moonlight Course.

The 3-km course consists of a moderate walking path easy enough for children, elders, and people with disabilities, whereas the 5-km course takes participants through Wonju Jungang Park. The 10-km course covers the Musil-dong area on the 12th, passing by Musil Sports Park, while the course follows the Wonjucheon Stream to Innovation City and back to Wonju Sports Complex on the 13th. Advance courses, the 20- and 30-km trails, cover the trekking and walking paths along Chiaksan Mountain, Maeji Forest Trail, Haenggu Waterfront Park, and Innovation City. Those who are interested in a nature-friendly walk can sign up for the Chiaksan Moonlight Course, a course that takes participants through a fir forest along Guryongso Valley and Guryongsa Temple.

The advance courses and Chiaksan Moonlight Course require pre-registration by October 2 on-site at the event management office or via e-mail. Advance course participants can take a one-way shuttle bus to the starting point for 3,000 won; the bus will depart Wonju Chiak Gymnasium at 07:30 and 09:00 for the 30-km course and the 20-km course respectively.

Besides the walking programs, the festival allows visitors to take advantage of booths that provide simple health check-ups, food vendors, and hands-on activities.

More Info

Wonju International Walking Festival

☞ Event period:
 October 12-13, 2019
* Chiaksan Moonlight Walk takes place on October 12, 2019
☞ Registration deadline: October 2, 2019
* Applies only to 20-km, 30-km, and Chiaksan Moonlight Courses
☞ Venue: 311, Seowon-daero, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 원주시 서원대로 311 원주종합운동장)
* Event management office is on the 1st floor of Wonju Sports Complex
☞ Directions
- Wonju Sports Complex: Take Bus No. 2-1, 10, 16, 41-2, or 59 from Wonju Intercity & Express Bus Terminal Bus Stop to Sports Complex Bus Stop and walk for approx. 10 min
- Wonju Chiak Gymnasium: Take Bus No. 2-1, 10, 16, 41-2, or 59 from Wonju Intercity & Express Bus Terminal Bus Stop to Youth Training Center Bus Stop and walk for approx. 10 min
☞ Admission: 5,000 won
* One-way shuttle bus is available to advance course participants (20-㎞ & 30-㎞ courses) for 3,000 won.
* Shuttle bus boarding point: Wonju Chiak Gymnasium, 279, Seowon-daero, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 원주시 서원대로 279 원주치악예술관)
☞ Main events: 3-km, 5-km, 10-km, 20-km, 30-km walking courses, simple health check-ups, face painting, making handmade accessories, writing slow letter, etc.
☞ Inquiries: walk@wiwf.kr
☞ Website: www.wiwf.kr (Korean only)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of Social Cooperative Association Wonju Walking Trail Culture
 

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