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What to Expect at Your First Walk A Mile

Your first Walk A Mile In Their Shoes event is filled with fun and excitement...and maybe some sore feet!

When you arrive at the South Carolina State House, you will see the registration table. If you did not collect your t-shirt at the t-shirt pick up dates, you can pick it up there! The opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with the announcement of the community partner awards. The Grand Marshal will lead the stretches after the awards, and the walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. The walk route is approximately 3/4 of a mile and goes down Main Street to Hampton Street and back down Sumter Street to Gervais street. The walk ends at the steps of the South Carolina State House, and the awards for the largest team, largest fundraiser, top fundraiser, etc. are awarded.

Join us at this family-friendly event to see an outpouring of community support to bring awareness to sexual assault and end sexual violence, register here!

Parking for Walk A Mile is available at: 

  • City of Columbia Lady Street Garage at 1100 Lady Street
  • The Tower Garage at 1301 Gervais Street
  • Meters along Assembly, Sumter, Lady, and Marion Streets

Where to Find The Best High Heels

It can be difficult to persuade some men to put on heels. It can also be hard to find shoes that fit. Here are some tips to help:

  • Shoe Options:
    • Look in thrift stores such as Salvation Army or Goodwill.
    • Borrow a pair of heels without backs.
    • Ebay, Payless, Shoe Show or Shoe Department stores usually have larger sizes in women's shoes.
    • Spray paint an old pair of shoes red or pink.
    • Walk A Mile Shoe Valet - if you can't find the perfect pair, STSM has a variety of shoes you can rent for a $5 donation at WAM!

If wearing heels is not an option for you, decorate a pair of pink Crocs or flip flops!

  • The Balancing Act: Women who wear high heels know that balancing can be difficult. Try wedges or shorter heels so you can keep your balance and feel a little more secure in those new shoes.
  • Embarrassed: Remember that your participation helps raise awareness about the very important issue of sexual violence against men, women, and children. Statistically, you likely know someone who was raped or assaulted, even if that person has not disclosed that information to you. 
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