Come downtown and join a Walking Moai!

This is a free, family-friendly event!

Free parking is available on the first level of the parking garage between Oak and Washington. 

What is a Moai? 

The notion of a Moai - which roughly means "meeting for a common purpose"-originated as a means of social support in the longevity hotspot of Okinawa, Japan.

What is a Walking Moai?

A Walking Moai is a group of 5-12 people who regularly gather together to share conversations while taking a walk. Ideally, the group commits to walking together 1-2 times per week over the course of ten weeks. 

Did you know!? Over 50 Moais have completed 10 weeks in Douglas County, with some continuing beyond 10 weeks. One of our Walking Moais has been going strong for 1 year! Wow! 

Why Participate in a Walking Moai?

-Make new friends and get to know your community better

-Receive support and motivation to get regular movement in 

-Build a weekly routine that includes exercise and create lasting friendships while doing so

Meet your Moai:

We'll help you form groups of 5-12 people based on where, when, and how fast you want to walk. Bring a friend or come ready to meet one and wear comfortable shoes for a launch walk after groups form. All are welcome!


  • Occurs Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm


Blue Zones Project Umpqua Office

566 SE Jackson Street
Roseburg, OR 97470


Blue Zones Project - Umpqua

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