Get up, get out and get walking by spending a shopping day in Uptown. As part of a partnership between the Uptown Association and the American Heart Association, Uptown Minneapolis will host a day of shopping, dining and relaxing on April 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to encourage everyone to "Start!" living a healthier lifestyle by walking a little each day. Nearly 40 Uptown businesses will offer "Start Up in Uptown Shop and Walk" discounts ranging from free appetizers and deeply discounted merchandise, to door prizes and drawings. Participation is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Stop by the "Shop and Walk" check-in located at Cowboy Slim's Saloon (1312 West Lake Street) anytime during the event to pick up your complimentary gift bag, available to the first 200 visitors, as well as a complete listing of specials and a map highlighting each of the participating businesses. The map will outline different walking routes, ranging from easy to advanced, that will allow you to take advantage of the best discounts while burning off the most calories according to your desired activity level. Use your free pedometer, one of many freebies included in the gift bags, to track your steps, distance and calories burned. Skip the hassle of looking for parking by downloading a free Metro Transit bus pass, valid on April 10. Bus Maps and a complete listing of participating businesses are available for download at uptownminneapolis.com.