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.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Walking Michigan Miles with the Walking Man

The walk is complete.

Clayton Klein's fifth annual walk from Paradise to Hell & Beyond to Ohio to benefit the Michigan Hospice Organization ended on Sept. 28 at the Ohio line. After walking 420 miles from the shores of Lake Superior down the Middle of the Mitten to Ohio, Klein says it's good to be finished.

Compiling a log of miles traveled by those accompanying him, he has figured that the following folks walked the most.

Of all the people who walked with me, these are the ones who walked the most miles:
   Todd Brooks  of Perry -------------------- 46.0  miles 
   Peggy Noyce of Houghton Lake ------ 37.0  miles
   George Winegar of Howell -------------- 34.7  miles
   William Kenyon of Adrian --------------- 21.0  Miles
   And the Group of 5 from Waters to Grayling ----- 20.00 miles

Klein does not expect to do such extensive walks again, but possibly smaller, more varied events might be planned. 

You may still contribute to the Michigan Hospice Organization on behalf of Clayton's 2009 Walk. Contact Lisa Buttigieg at 

And, you missed getting a Walking Man tee to commemorate this historic walk, please visit Craig Backus' EmbroidMe website listed at the right on the sidebar of the blog. The shirt will be available on line, and you don't have to get safety green...even though it shows up a mile away (seems to me anyway!).

There are other beautiful colors, as well, and it's a great quality tee to wear in honor of Clayton's walk or to give as a gift.

It also serves as a reminder to those who see it, about Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

Thanks, everyone, for making this fifth walk from Paradise to Hell & Beyond to Ohio, a great success.
Stay tuned for updates, photos, and other good news about our extraordinary Walking Man, Clayton Klein.

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