ASHEBORO — A3 has five special event hikes scheduled over the next five weekends, beginning Sunday with a hike to one of the most unusual man-made structures in the area — the Water Wall. This structure is located in the Uwharrie National Forest and was constructed over 150 years ago. Hikers will get some exercise and a little local farming history in Randolph County.


Meet at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Asheboro at 1:30 p.m. to car caravan to the site of the hike in southwestern Randolph County.


The hike is about three miles total from the trail-head round trip. It is a great fall hike on rolling Randolph County hills with changes in grade and uneven terrain with loose stones. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and dress appropriately for a warm day hike.


These hikes are a part of the annual A3 Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.


In all A3 hikes, there is no cost to participate and no pre-registration is needed. However, bad weather can cause a cancellation.


For more information, call Jim Rich at 336-625-2993.


During the six-week Mayor’s Fitness Challenge, A3 will be sponsoring group walks around downtown Asheboro. These walks will start Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. All walks will start and finish at the Senior Adult Center, 347 W. Salisbury St., Asheboro. Walks will last approximately one hour.