Get your walking shoes ready: The Great Los Angeles Walk will be held the Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 17).

This year's walk covers around 17 miles from downtown LA to the Pacific ocean. Don't let the distance deter you--participants can join the walk at any point during the route. The Great LA Walk is an unofficial gathering of passionate Angelenos walking the streets of their favorite city, so join the group whenever you'd like. Follow @greatlawalk on Twitter to get live updates on everyone's progress and position.


The walk will start promptly at 9 a.m. in front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and will end around 5 p.m. in Santa Monica. In the words of the organizers, "this is not a race"! Take in LA's sights and sounds and you might get a new perspective on familiar neighborhoods including Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, the Melrose/Fairfax District, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. And you'll get a chance to get some healthy and fun exercise in before Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday!

Check out the Great LA Walk FAQ for more info.