A Planet Walk Odyssey
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Planet Walk Colorado Springs and the Downtown Rotary Club are sponsoring a free walk/run event to publicize a speed-of-light model of our Solar System.
Planet Walk Colorado Springs and the Downtown Rotary Club are sponsoring a free walk/run event to publicize a speed-of-light model of our Solar System. This model will eventually be permanently installed along the Santa Fe Trail starting at America the Beautiful Park. The speed of light would be scaled down to equal an average walking pace, so it would take you about 8 minutes to walk from the model of the sun to the model of the earth!
WHAT TO BRING: Your sense of wonder and a sense of humor. We’ll be there to have fun! Wear appropriate clothing and bring water to keep you hydrated during your trip through the solar system. Costumes are encouraged!
WHAT WE’LL GIVE YOU: A Planetary passport with room for visa stamps at each planet.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Walk at 3.1 miles per hour (the speed of light) and you will receive your visa stamp at each planet. If you arrive at Earth and have exceeded the speed of light, you will receive a visa stamp plus a citation for exceeding the speed of light and breaking the rules described in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity!
WHAT NOT TO LEAVE BEHIND: Trash or debris of any kind. We must leave the park & trail system exactly as we found it.
WHAT NOT TO DO: No one is allowed to pound any stakes into the ground or behave in an alien manner! Violators will be sentenced to do HARD time on Pluto and may also be sanctioned by the City.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
8:30AM – 9:00AM check-in and other activities.
126 Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80903