Community Events

Go the extra Mercury Mile noon Wednesday for a short walk


By Michilea Patterson, The Mercury

POTTSTOWN >> This week, the community is invited to walk The Mercury Mile at the local “Y.M.C.A.”

Everyone needs a break now and then. So why not take one with a relaxing and social outdoor mile walk. The short walk will begin noon Wednesday, Aug. 10, from the Pottstown YMCA which is located near the high school at 724 N. Adams St. Participants are to meet in the front of the building beneath the YMCA letters.


People smile as they walk along a sidewalk in Pottstown during the Mercury Mile. Everyone’s invited to come along on the weekly lunchtime outdoor strolls.

The social walk is meant to allow area residents to come together and learn about local events and opportunities. Everyone’s invited including children and pets. Don’t hesitate to invite coworkers, friends and family. The more walkers we have, the merrier.

The Mercury Mile is weekly and promotes walking and other fitness activities as a free exercise. Sometimes, different businesses or organizations host the weekly activity. The walk has travelled from one organization to the next encouraging people to walk at lunch and come together as a community. Walkers are asked to bring business cards or contact information to exchange with one another.

Businesses that host The Mercury Mile will be featured in our “Businesses in Motion” section online and in the print newspaper. Organizations interested in hosting the walk should email Michilea Patterson at or call 610-850-0282 to schedule a time.

To find each week’s location, visit the Fit for Life website and like the Facebook page Walkers can also be added to The Mercury Mile email list by contacting Patterson. If there is inclement weather Wednesday afternoon then the walk will be moved to the indoor track at the Pottstown YMCA. We’ll meet at the front desk before heading upstairs to the track as a group.

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