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Posted on: June 3, 2015

15-033 State Parks and SUBWAY® restaurants launch Walk in the Park statewide

Encouraging families to enjoy their time in the great outdoors
and celebrate National Get Outdoors Day

OLYMPIA – June 3, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is partnering with SUBWAY® restaurants to launch Walk in the Park for the third year in a row. New this year, the partnership is expanding statewide with more 600 SUBWAY® restaurants participating.

Beginning on National Get Outdoors Day, June 13 and continuing through Sept. 30, anyone who shows a Discover Pass at a participating SUBWAY® restaurant throughout Washington state will receive a voucher good for a free six-inch sandwich with the purchase of a six-inch sandwich of equal or greater price and a 30-oz. drink. Vouchers also are available at parks when staff is available.

“The partnership with Washington State Parks and the Walk in the Park program both encourage families to spend more time in the outdoors and promote healthier, more active lifestyles,” said David Jones, SUBWAY® Advertising Board Chairman. “Our goal is to educate our state’s children on the importance of staying active and inform families of the diverse outdoor activities that are readily available in the state of Washington. Getting outside and enjoying the great outdoors together is a great way to stay healthy, which is why we decided to implement the Walk in the Park program for the third year now.”

National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. One of the primary goals of the day is to encourage new guests to visit public lands and reconnect youth to the great outdoors.

“We’re excited to be working with SUBWAY® restaurants to expand the Walk in the Park Program for this year’s promotion of the Washington State Discover Pass,” said Don Hoch, director of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. “The Discover Pass provides access to parks and state recreation lands, and the SUBWAY® promotion brings attention to the healthy outdoor recreation options we have to offer. It’s fitting that we’re kicking off this partnership effort on National Get Outdoors Day.”

The Discover Pass provides access to millions of acres of Washington state-managed recreation lands – including state parks, recreation areas, water-access points, heritage sites, wildlife and natural areas, trails and trailheads. Every Discover Pass purchased helps keep these wonderful outdoor recreation areas open and accessible to the public.SUBWAY® restaurants across Washington are participating in the Walk in the Park program, including Eastern Washington.

About SUBWAY® restaurants
Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY® brand was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey—one that has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business. In 2012, SUBWAY® Restaurants became the first restaurant to meet the American Heart Association's Heart-Check Meal Certification Program nutritional criteria. For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit SUBWAY.com. Find SUBWAY® on Facebook and on Twitter. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.

About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Follow Washington State Parks:

Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at www.AdventureAwaits.com.

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Media contact:
Sandy Mealing, State Parks: (360) 902-8559Ryan Hostetler, Summit Group Communications for SUBWAY®: (253) 229-1177
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388

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