About the Route

The route is 10K (or 6.2 miles). The Walkathon will begin at Purdue Northwest and proceed north through Hammond and East Chicago. We will pass by the West Calumet Housing Complex which has been evacuated due to lead contamination from smelters which provided lead additives for oil refined at the Whiting refinery. The walk will end at Todd Park in view of petroleum storage tanks.  Walkers will be shuttled back to their cars.