Welcome to the Monday Mile!

Walk a mile to jump start your Healthy Monday!


What is the Monday Mile?

We know you are just brimming with questions, so we have taken the liberty of answering some of them!

Q: So what exactly is the Monday Mile?

A: The Monday Mile is a fun way to get in your daily exercise, it easily works into your schedule and helps to jump start your week. Oh- and it’s also a great excuse to go visit the Syracuse and Onondaga County parks! C'mon, grab a buddy!

Q: So why a mile?

A: Did you know that the weekly exercise recommendation for adults is 150 minutes a week?* Well, break that down to just 5 days a week—yep, that’s only 30 minutes—about the time it would take you to walk a mile or so.

Q: What’s walking a mile really going to do for my health?

A: Walking a mile takes about 20-30 minutes. And guess what? Just walking 30 minutes a day has been shown to have numerous health benefits! Want more info? Check out this fun video that explains all the ways physical activity helps improve your overall wellbeing!

Q: I walked on Mondays so I am done for the week, right?

A: Well, as we like to say here at Healthy Monday Syracuse, Mondays are the day to set your intentions for the week and kick off your week with a healthy start. Make it your goal to continue your healthy behaviors throughout the rest of the week. And if not- that’s okay there is always next Monday!

Q: Are there any side effects I need to be aware of?

A: Yes! Side effects may include happiness, less stress, a healthier heart, weight loss, more energy, and increased confidence!

Two New Loops Introduced in Syracuse City Parks!

We are excited to have again partnered with the City of Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department to bring you two new loops in Schiller Park and Barry Park.  Both loops provide a scenic route through the parks and surrounding neighborhoods.  The Schiller Park loop begins in the park at the top of the hill near the pool parking lot.  The Barry Park loop begins at the intersection of Broad Street and Meadowbrook Drive near the playground and tennis courts.

Partners: Signed Loops

We are excited to have these partners on board throughout the city, county and SU Campus.

City of Syracuse and Onondaga County Loop:

Syracuse Onondaga 

If you are close to City Hall or the County Executive Building check out this great loop!

City Hall Start and County Building Start

Upstate Medical University Loop:


Starting and ending at Weiskotten Hall, this Loop takes you up and down some great hills!

Upstate Loop

Syracuse City Park Loops: Burnet Park, Thornden Park, Upper Onondaga Park, Barry Park, Schiller Park:

Syracuse has some amazing parks. Use these loops as an excuse to visit!

Burnet Park Loop, Thornden Park Loop,  Upper Onondaga Loop, Schiller Park Loop, and Barry Park Loop

Onondaga County Parks:

Head to these partner parks for awesome Monday Mile loops throughout Onondaga County!

Beaver Lake, Highland Forest, Jamesville Beach, and Onondaga Lake Park

Syracuse University Loop:

If you're on SU's Campus, head over to Schine Student Center to start this great loop!

Syracuse Loop

Near Westside Loop:

Head over to the Near Westside and complete this loop! It begins at the corner of Marcellus St. and Wyoming St..

Near Westside Loop

*CDC Physical Activity Recommendations 

Folksmarch Walkers

The YMCA Folksmarch program began in October 1981 to provide, for people of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to exercise, meet others, and enjoy CNY scenic locations. This year they are partnering with Healthy Monday Syracuse to launch the Floksmarch Monday Mile club! 

If you are a YMCA Member, stop into your local Y to pick up your Monday Mile Passport! You can also pick up a Folksmarch Monday Mile Passport at their monthly walks. For more information, please visit:http://www.ymcaofgreatersyracuse.org/folksmarch/

Crouse Hospital Monday Mile Club

Crouse walkers

Welcome Crouse Hospital Monday Mile Walkers! As part of the Simply Well Employee Wellness program, walks are organized every Monday for employees. Walkers are encouraged to explore the Monday Miles around town, and track their mileage using the Simply Well Passport. 

Other Loops to Try!

Armory Square Area Loop

Inner Harbor Loop

Irving Ave, Comstock Ave Loop

SU South Campus Loop

Washington St., Water St. Loop 

Weiskotten to Hendricks Loop