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    • Walking by country

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    • Walking art

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    • Challenge walks

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    • Walking events

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    • Footpaths

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    • Footwear

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    • Freedom to roam

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    • Hiking

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    • Marching

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    • Parades

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    • Pedestrian circumnavigators of the globe

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    • Pedestrian infrastructure

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    • Racewalking

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    • Snowshoeing

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    • Tightrope walking

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    • Walking

    • Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - e ... Read »


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    • Arm swing in human locomotion

    • Arm swing in human bipedal walking is a natural motion that each arm swings with the motion of the opposing leg. Swinging arms in an opposing direction with respect to the lower limb reduces the angular momentum of the body, balancing the rotational motion produced during walking. Although such pendulum-like motion of ... Read »


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    • Baby walker

    • A baby walker is a device that can be used by infants who cannot walk on their own to move from one place to another. Modern baby walkers have a base made of hard plastic sitting on top of wheels and a suspended fabric seat with two leg holes. Many parents believe that such walkers teach a child to walk faster. How ... Read »


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    • Bipedal gait cycle

    • A (bipedal) gait cycle is the time period or sequence of events or movements during locomotion in which one foot contacts the ground to when that same foot again contacts the ground, and involves forward propulsion of the centre of gravity. A single gait cycle is also known as a stride. Each gait cycle or stride has t ... Read »


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    • Carrying on the head

    • Carrying on the head is a common practice in many parts of the world, as an alternative to carrying a burden on the back, shoulders, head and so on. People have carried burdens balanced on top of the head since ancient times, usually to do daily work, but sometimes in religious ceremonies or as a feat of skill, such as ... Read »


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    • Carwalking

    • Carwalking is the unlawful act of walking above cars, normally illegally parked on pedestrian zones. Carwalking is understood by all criminal codes as damage of private property. Carwalkers normally do it, as a radical protest against the intensive motorization rates in cities, one of the main consequences of which is ... Read »


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    • Center of pressure (terrestrial locomotion)

    • In biomechanics, center of pressure (CoP) is the term given to the point of application of the ground reaction force vector. The ground reaction force vector represents the sum of all forces acting between a physical object and its supporting surface. Analysis of the center of pressure is common in studies on human pos ... Read »


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    • Circumambulation

    • Circumambulation (from Latin circum around + ambulātus to walk) is the act of moving around a sacred object or idol. Circumambulation of temples or deity images is an integral part of Hindu and Buddhist devotional practice (known in Sanskrit as pradakśina or pradakshinaṇā). It is also present in other re ... Read »


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    • Complete streets

    • Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Complete Streets allow for safe travel by t ... Read »


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    • Dog walking

    • Dog walking is the act of a person walking with a dog, typically from the dog's residence and then returning. This constitutes part of the daily exercise regime needed to keep a dog healthy. It also provides exercise and companionship for the walker. In the UK, The Kennel Club conducted a survey of 1,000 dog owner ... Read »


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    • Duckwalk

    • The duckwalk is an unusual form of locomotion performed by assuming a low partial squatting position and walking forwards, maintaining the low stance. It is similar to stalking and prowling. It is most widely known as a stage element of guitar showmanship popularized by rock 'n' roll star Chuck Berry. It is also a phys ... Read »


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    • Educational trail

    • An educational trail (or sometimes educational path), nature trail or nature walk is a specially developed hiking trail or footpath that runs through the countryside, along which there are marked stations or stops next to points of natural, technological or cultural interest. These may convey information about, for exa ... Read »


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    • Firewalking

    • Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over a bed of hot embers or stones. Firewalking has been practiced by many people and cultures in all parts of the world, with the earliest known reference dating back to Iron Age India – c. 1200 BC. It is often used as a rite of passage, as a test of an individual's str ... Read »


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    • Fitwalking

    • Fitwalking is the act of walking with a speed at the upper end of the natural range for the walking gait, typically 7 to 9 km/h (4.5 to 5.5 mph), and is a non-competitive sport. Both feet can raise from the ground at any time, in contrast to power walking. Racewalking is the competitive version of fitwalking, an ... Read »


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    • Footpath

    • A footpath (also pedestrian way, walking trail, nature trail) is a type of thoroughfare that is intended for use only by pedestrians and not other forms of traffic such as motorized vehicles, cycles, and horses. They can be found in a wide variety of places, from the centre of cities, to farmland, to narrow mountain ri ... Read »


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    • Forest bathing

    • In Japan, a forest bathing trip, called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese, or sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean, is a short, leisurely visit to a forest. A forest bathing trip involves visiting a forest for relaxation and recreation while breath ... Read »


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    • Free Walking Tour

    • Free Walking Tour – free of charge walking tour, where participants evaluate the tour guide using tips. Tips can be a honorarium of the guide (example Moscow Free Tour ) or can be transmitted to the organization (example Free Guided Tours San-Francisco). The desire to get the maximum of tips is a big motivation fo ... Read »


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    • Gait (human)

    • Human gait refers to locomotion achieved through the movement of human limbs. Human gait is defined as bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of the human body, in which there are alternate sinuous movements of different segments of the body with least expenditure of energy. Different gait patterns a ... Read »


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    • Gait Abnormality Rating Scale

    • Gait Abnormality Rating Scale (GARS) is a videotape-based analysis of 16 facets of human gait. It has been evaluated as a screening tool to identify patients at risk for injury from falls. and has been used in remote gait evaluation. A modified version was published in 1996. The scale comprises three categories: Each ... Read »


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    • Gait trainer

    • A gait trainer is a wheeled device that assists a person who is unable to walk independently to learn or relearn to walk safely and efficiently as part of gait training. Gait trainers are intended for children or adults with physical disabilities, to provide the opportunity to improve walking ability. A gait trainer of ... Read »


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    • Gait training

    • Gait training or gait rehabilitation is the act of learning how to walk, either as a child, or, more frequently, after sustaining an injury or disability. Physical therapists, or physiotherapists, generally help their patients with gait training. Gait training can take a number of forms, but repetition of the actual m ... Read »


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    • Goose step

    • The goose step is a special marching step performed on formal military parades and other ceremonies. While marching in parade formation, troops swing their legs in unison off the ground while keeping each leg straight and unbent. The step originated in Prussian military drill in the mid-18th century and was called the ... Read »


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    • De Gordel

    • De Gordel (Dutch, pronounced [də ˈɣɔrdəl], meaning "the belt") is a family cycling and walking event in the Brussels Periphery of Belgium. The event is organised by Bloso, each year since 1981 on the first Sunday of September. It is meant as a symbolic affirmation that the municipalities involved are par ... Read »


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    • Guerrilla crosswalks

    • Guerrilla crosswalks are created by modifying existing pedestrian crossing or painting new crosswalk lines. This is done without jurisdictional approval and with the intent of improving pedestrian and other non-automobile safety. These interventions are a common strategy within tactical urbanism, a term used to describ ... Read »


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    • Hiking

    • Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word "walking" is acceptable to de ... Read »


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    • Jaywalking

    • Jaywalking occurs when a pedestrian crosses a roadway where regulations do not permit doing so. Examples include a pedestrian crossing between intersections without yielding to drivers and starting to cross a crosswalk at a signalized intersection without waiting for a permissive indication to be displayed. In the Unit ... Read »


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    • Kinhin

    • In Buddhism, kinhin (Chinese: 経行; pinyin: jÄ«ngxíng; Japanese pronunciation: kinhin, kyōgyō; Korean: gyeonghyaeng; Vietnamese: kinh hành) is the walking meditation that is practiced between long periods of the sitting meditation known as zazen. The practice is common in Chan Buddhism and its ext ... Read »


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    • Knuckle-walking

    • Knuckle-walking is a form of quadrupedal walking in which the forelimbs hold the fingers in a partially flexed posture that allows body weight to press down on the ground through the knuckles. In technical terms, knuckle-walking is locomotion with the manus (Latin for hand) distally flexed on contact with the substratu ... Read »


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    • Kongō-zue


    • Living Streets Aotearoa

    • Living Streets Aotearoa Inc. is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. Living Streets Aotearoa is the national walking advocacy group with a vision to have "more people choosing to walk more often." Living Streets Aotearoa is an organisation in New Zealand that promote ... Read »


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    • Lockstep

    • In the US, lockstep marching or simply lockstep is marching in a very close single file in such a way that the leg of each person in the file moves in the same way and at the same time as the corresponding leg of the person immediately in front of him, so that their legs stay very close all the time. Originally it was ... Read »


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    • Mall walking

    • Mall walking is a form of exercise in which people walk or jog through the usually long corridors of shopping malls. Many malls open early so that people may mall walk, however stores and other such facilities generally do not open at this time, though vending machine concessions are available. Many choose to mall walk ... Read »


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    • Management by wandering around

    • The management by wandering around (MBWA), also management by walking around, refers to a style of business management which involves managers wandering around, in an unstructured manner, through the workplace(s), at random, to check with employees, equipment, or on the status of ongoing work. The emphasis is on the wo ... Read »


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    • Medieval pageant

    • A medieval pageant is a form of procession traditionally associated with both secular and religious rituals, often with a narrative structure. Pageantry was an important aspect of medieval European seasonal festivals, in particular around the celebration of Corpus Christi, which began after the thirteenth century. This ... Read »


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    • Military step

    • Military step or march is a regular, ordered and synchronized walking of military formations. The steady, regular marching step was a marked feature of Roman legions. Vegetius, the author of the only surviving treatise on the Roman Empire's military, De Re Militari, recognized the importance of constant practice ... Read »


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    • Mortichnia

    • A mortichnia is the "death march", or last walk, of a living creature. These are sometimes preserved as fossil footprints. In 2002 the mortichnia of a horseshoe crab was found in lithographic limestone in Bavaria, Germany. The trail measured 9.7m and was left about 150 million years ago when the crab died in an anoxic ... Read »


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    • Nishiyuu

    • Nishiyuu, (ᓂᔑᔨᔨᐤ, Nishiyiyiu) which means "human beings", or "modern people" in the Cree language, refers to the 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) journey undertaken by a group of Cree youth of Eeyou Istchee between January and March 2013, in support of the Idle No More movement. It is also known as ... Read »


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    • Nordic walking

    • Nordic walking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity, and by athletes as a sport. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles. Nordic walking (originally Finnish sauvakävely) is fitness walking ... Read »


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    • Orthograde posture

    • Orthograde is a term derived from (Greek ὀρθός, orthos ("right", "true", "straight") + Latin gradi (to walk)] that describes a manner of walking which is upright, with the independent motion of limbs. Both New and Old World monkeys are primarily arboreal, and they have a tendency to walk with their li ... Read »


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    • Padayatra

    • Padayatra (Sanskrit, lit. journey by foot) is a journey undertaken by a politicians or prominent citizens to interact more closely with different parts of society, educate about issues concerning them, and galvanize his or her supporters. Pada Yatras or 'Foot pilgrimages' are also Hindu religious pilgrimages undertaken ... Read »


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    • Parade

    • A parade (also called march or marchpast) is a procession of people, usually organized along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by marching bands, floats or sometimes large balloons. Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind. In Britain the term parade is usu ... Read »


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    • Peace Pilgrim

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      Peace Pilgrim (July 18, 1908 – July 7, 1981) born Mildred Lisette Norman, was an American non-denominational spiritual teacher,mystic,pacifist,vegetarian activist and peace activist. In 1952, she became the first woman to walk the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one season. She also walked across the Uni ... Read »


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    • Pedestrian

    • A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using tiny wheels such as roller skates, skateboards, and scooters, as well as wheelchair users are also included as pedestrians. In modern times, the term usually refers to someone walking on a road or pavement ... Read »


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    • Pedestrian crossing

    • A pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a place designated for pedestrians to cross a road. Crosswalks are designed to keep pedestrians together where they can be seen by motorists, and where they can cross most safely across the flow of vehicular traffic. Marked pedestrian crossings are often found at intersections, bu ... Read »


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    • Pedestrian etiquette

    • Pedestrian etiquette is the general courtesy expected from those walking among other pedestrians. Pedestrian etiquette involves staying out of the way of fellow pedestrians and not hindering their ability to travel. Doing this prevents collisions that may potentially cause injury or damage to what you or the other pers ... Read »


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    • Pedobarography

    • Pedobarography is the study of pressure fields acting between the plantar surface of the foot and a supporting surface. Used most often for biomechanical analysis of gait and posture, pedobarography is employed in a wide range of applications including sports biomechanics and gait biometrics . The term 'pedobarography' ... Read »


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    • Pedometer

    • A pedometer is a device, usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person's hands or hips. Because the distance of each person's step varies, an informal calibration, performed by the user, is required if presentation of the distance covere ... Read »


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    • Perambulation

    • Perambulation means "walking around". In traditional English law, it is used specifically to mean "determining the bounds of a legal area by walking around it", meaning physically walking around the region in question. It is primarily used in two contexts: ... Read »


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    • Perp walk

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      A perp walk, or walking the perp, is a practice in American law enforcement of taking an arrested suspect through a public place, creating an opportunity for the media to take photographs and video of the event. The defendant is typically handcuffed or otherwise restrained, and is sometimes dressed in prison garb. With ... Read »


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    • Photowalking

    • Photowalking is a communal activity of camera enthusiasts who gather in a group to walk around with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that interests each photographer. Although the term implies the single activity of taking pictures while walking, the more modern use of the term specifically re ... Read »


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    • Power walking

    • Power walking or speed walking is the act of walking with a speed at the upper end of the natural range for the walking gait, typically 7 to 9 km/h (4.5 to 5.5 mph). To qualify as power walking as opposed to jogging or running, at least one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times (see walking for a form ... Read »


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    • Prayer walk

    • A prayer walk is an activity that consists in walking and praying at the same time. It's done not for the physical benefit but for the spiritual exercise, either publicly functioning also as a demonstration or rally (to let other people know the group is praying), or quietly in sight of the subject. For instance, a per ... Read »


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    • Procession

    • A procession (French procession via Middle English, derived from Latin, processio, from procedere, to go forth, advance, proceed) is an organized body of people walking in a formal or ceremonial manner. Processions have in all peoples and at all times been a natural form of public celebration, as forming an orderl ... Read »


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    • Psychogeography

    • Psychogeography is an approach to geography that emphasizes playfulness and "drifting" around urban environments. It has links to the Situationist International. Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organize ... Read »


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    • Race Walking Record

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      Race Walking Record (abbreviated RWR) is a nonprofit magazine about the sport of race walking, and walking events, primarily aimed at a UK audience. The magazine was founded in London in 1941 by Alf McSweeney in order to keep athletes serving as soldiers in World War II informed about their sport back home. Alf McSwee ... Read »


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    • Racewalking

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      Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance discipline within the sport of athletics. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times. This is assessed by race judges. Typically held on either roads or on running tracks, common dis ... Read »


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    • Runway (fashion)

    • In fashion, a runway, catwalk or ramp is a narrow, usually flat platform that runs into an auditorium or between sections of an outdoor seating area, used by models to demonstrate clothing and accessories during a fashion show. In fashion jargon, "what's on the catwalk" or similar phrasing can refer to whatever is new ... Read »


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    • Shatapawali

    • Shatapawali (Devanagari शतपावली) is a Marathi term which refers to an age-long Indian custom of taking a stroll after a meal. The word is a dvigu compound from shata "hundred" and paaul "step", which literally means "walking 100 steps" after a meal. Experts believe that walking a ... Read »


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    • Shooting stick

    • A shooting stick is a combined walking stick and folding chair. It is generally used as a short-term seat at outdoor events. A traditional British shooting stick is a wooden or metal shaft terminating at the base in a plate foot, with a bifurcated handle at top that folds out to form a simple seat. The seat may be a n ... Read »


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    • Smartphone zombie

    • A smartphone zombie (or smombie) is a pedestrian who walks slowly and without attention to their surroundings because they are focused upon their smartphone. This has been reported as a significant safety hazard, as distracted pedestrians cause accidents. Cities such as Chongqing and Antwerp introduced special lanes fo ... Read »


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    • Rangers Sports Events (Lebanon)

    • The Rangers Sports Events are sports events organized yearly in Lebanon by the Rangers Regiment of the Lebanese army. The events aim to explore Lebanon’s mountains and beauty, promote Lebanon’s touristic image by making the events as International on yearly basis and to empower the Military-Civilian interacti ... Read »


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    • Walking stick

    • A walking stick is a device used to facilitate walking, for fashion, or for defensive reasons. Walking sticks come in many shapes and sizes, and can be sought by collectors. Some kinds of walking stick may be used by people with disabilities as a crutch. The walking stick has also historically been known to be used as ... Read »


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    • Stilts

    • Stilts are poles, posts or pillars used to allow a person or structure to stand at a height above the ground. Stilts for walking are poles equipped with platforms for the feet to stand on and can be used, depending on the design, with straps to attach them to the users legs or be held in place by the hands of the user ... Read »


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    • Strolling

    • Strolling is walking along or through at a leisurely pace. Strolling is a pastime and activity enjoyed worldwide as a leisure activity. The object of strolling is to walk at a slightly slower pace in an attempt to absorb the surroundings. Works featuring the flâneur, a French term defined as “strolling urban o ... Read »


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    • Strollology

    • Strollology or Promenadology is the science of strolling (German: Spaziergangswissenschaft) as a method in the field of aesthetics and cultural studies with the aim of becoming aware of the conditions of perception of the environment and enhancement of environmental perception itself. Based on traditional methods in c ... Read »


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    • Swaggering

    • Swaggering is an ostentatious style of walking affected by men wishing to assert their dominance. It is a form of machismo or sexual display which takes up more space than needed for simple motion. The exact gait will vary with personality and fashion but it is generally more of a loose, rolling style than a stiff stru ... Read »


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    • Transcontinental walk

    • A transcontinental walk involves crossing a continent on foot. If a walk does not technically cross the entire continent, but starts and ends in a major city right near two opposing sides of a continent, it is usually considered transcontinental. People have crossed continents walking alone or in groups. Some peop ... Read »


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    • Twenty-first-century fundraising walks in Tasmania

    • Tasmania has been since it was settled by Europeans, traversed in many ways, and in most cases un-recorded. In the twenty-first century, some people have created and recorded their journeys around the island as 'events' for publicity and fund raising, with most walks mentioned here in the latter category. A north†... Read »


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    • Vianova

    • VIANOVA with partners from all the seven Alpine countries, is an Alpine Space project that aims to reduce car traffic and motivate people to use non-motorised and sustainable modes of transport based on physical activities such as cycling and walking. A cross-sectoral approach (land use planning - mobility – healt ... Read »


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    • Volksmarching

    • Volksmarching (from German "Volksmarsch", people's march) is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe. Participants typically walk 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) on an outdoor path. Volksmarching associations offer incentive awards (usually pins and patches) for participating in a certain number of ... Read »


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    • Walkathon

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      A walkathon (walk-a-thon), walking marathon or sponsored walk is a type of community or school fundraiser in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course. They are similar in format to other physical activity based fundraising events such as marathons ... Read »


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    • Walking (film)

    • Walking (film)

      Walking is a 1968 Canadian animated short film directed and produced by Ryan Larkin for the National Film Board of Canada, composed of animated vignettes of how different people walk. Following Larkin's work on In the Labyrinth for Expo 67, Larkin submitted a proposal to the NFB for a short film based on sketches of p ... Read »


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    • Walking bus

    • A walking bus is a form of student transport for schoolchildren who, chaperoned by two adults (a "Driver" leads and a "conductor" follows), walk to school along a set route, in much the same way a school bus would drive them to school. Like a traditional bus, walking buses have a fixed route with designated "bus stops" ... Read »


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    • Walking football

    • Walking football is a variant of football that is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game. The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors. Walking football was devised, during 2011, by the Chesterfie ... Read »


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    • Zombie walk

    • A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Participants usually meet in an urban center and make their way around the city streets and public spaces (or a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl) in an orderly fashion. Zombie walks can be organized simply for e ... Read »


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