Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato and the City of Mankato will celebrate the launch of the Mayo Mile walking program with a community celebration.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the lobby near the box office at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. Lunch will be provided to the first 200 walkers, and there will be samples of healthy food for all attendees.

The Mayo Mile is an indoor walking path with starting points where the Hilton Garden Inn and Mankato Place parking ramp connect, or where the Civic Center parking ramp and the City Center Hotel connect. The path goes through the skyways and arena, and two laps equal one mile. The route will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with additional hours posted when the event center schedule allows.