Keeping Up With Clayton

Keeping up with Clayton -- Welcome to this blog space...where fans and friends of Clayton Klein may gather to share the adventures of this inspiring nonagenarian. A native of Michigan, Clayton loves to spread the word about the beauty of our state and the health benefits of walking. Follow along. I know you'll come to appreciate his creative spirit and positive outlook about living life to the fullest, no matter what your age

Following the Footprints of Clayton Klein

From Paradise on the shores of Lake Superior (Longfellow's Gitche Gumee)to Hell (MI) and Beyond to Ohio...Fowlerville, Michigan's Clayton Klein celebrated his 90th birthday in 2009 and his 5th annual 420-mile walk for Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization Sept. 4-28.

This year 2013, at 94, he's still walking, still trailblazing, and leading by example to raise awareness of the health benefits of walking.

Follow him on his journey... as he continues to leave footprints on the trail and on the hearts of many Michiganders.

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Tradition Continues for Fowlerville Walk

A favorite tradition for the past three years has been enjoying the Genesis House club members in Fowlerville enjoying Clayton Klein and being inspired by his walking program. On Wednesday, Genesis House folks piled into the club van to catch up with Clayton outside of town. We found the walkers, coming from Webberville along Grand River here and continued the walk into town to Olden Days restaurant. Note the bright safety green Clayton tee that Lynne McLean is wearing on the far right. Commemorative tees are available from Craig Backus at EmbroidMe of Birmingham at the web link listed on the right of the blog.
Wednesday Clayton wore his blue Walk the Walk tee, a gift  from his United Methodist Church friends, for previous walks. An apt expression, too, as Clayton does walk the walk.


  1. Nice blog for Clayton's walking. Happened upon it from press and argus site. Hope he's feeling okay after his fall. :) Marion

  2. Thanks for the comment. I just saw him today and he said to tell everyone he's doing fine, and things are healing up well. Thanks for stopping in here!