Minds in Motion Initiative

Minds in motion works to create vibrant, inclusive communities in which everyone can be active and healthy – both physically and mentally. Through education, fitness opportunities, and special events, we invite you to join us in experiencing the connection between physical exercise and enhanced mental health.


Join a Walk

Through weekly community walks
or the annual race, come out and
get involved!



Sponsor, volunteer, or donate
towards a pair of shoes in your


Start in Your City

Join our network of
communities who are taking
steps together.


Learn About Us

Find out who we are, and how it
all began.


We  had a fantastic day today! Over 500 racers participated. Here are the results – http://chiptimeresults.com/chiptimepublic/chiptime.php?rty=results1

2016 Registration is open

Minds In Motion Initiative

K-W Walking Classic is set to go

for Mothers Day – Sunday, May 8, 2016


The K-W Walking Classic participants come out to support mental health in our community, their own mental and physical fitness and to celebrate Mothers Day with family members. We have decided to focus on family again this year and hold our event on Mothers Day morning May 8, 2016.

Check out last year’s photos that are posted on Facebook

 Walk On!


 Race Routes

Click this link for an interactive version of our race routes map!

2016 MimiWalks KW Walking Classic Route Map



It’s time to register for our FREE 2nd Annual 

Fiddleheads Family Fun Walk! 

Come walk with us on May 7th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and celebrate the connection between physical and mental health at our 2nd annual Fiddleheads Family Fun Walk.

 The Family Walk is held in Waterloo Park in conjunction with the K W Walking Classic kit pick up and Expo.

We leave from Picnic Area 1!

Strollers, pets, people of all ages are welcome!

FREE snacks and drinks to all participants.

First 50 families to register will receive a goody bag courtesy of Fiddleheads!

Supporting Community Mental Health

This walk supports our Minds In Motion Initiative Shoe Fund that provides athletic footwear for individuals on fixed incomes who are using physical fitness as a part of their mental health recovery plan. Donations can be made online and in person at the walk.
For more information about the Minds In Motion Initiative and the K W Walking Classic Mothers Day 5km, 10km and half marathon walking event on Sunday, May 8 please click the Races tab above, KW Walking Classic 2016..

The Delta Hotel provides a special room rate for this event…

If you are coming from out of town on race weekend, you will want to stay just a few steps away from the start line in the Delta Waterloo Hotel on Erb Street.  The Delta Hotel is offering participants a special rate.  Please click here for reservations.

In Their Own Words…


“I received my first pair of running shoes in February of 2009, after connecting with the People in Motion wellness program. Here was a group that accepted me as I was — no questions about labels and psychiatric history. We were simply people walking together, learning to enjoy a healthier way of life.”
— A participant
“By the grace of God, I’ve been given a new lease on life. It’s not always easy, but with the help of a strong support system, and an expanded circle of friends, I’m continuing to move forward. And to think – it all began with the gift of a brand new pair of running shoes. Thank you!”
— A participant