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Posted on: June 11, 2014

[ACTIVE] 14-034 State Parks and SUBWAY® restaurants launch Walk in the Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is partnering with SUBWAY® restaurants for the second year in a row to promote Washington's great outdoors. This year, the State Parks and SUBWAY® restaurants partnership, Walk in the Park, kicks off on June 14 (National Get Outdoors Day) and runs through Sept. 30.

Walk in the Park will reward park visitors by honoring their Discover Pass in all 435 SUBWAY® restaurants located in 17 counties throughout Western Washington. Anyone who visits participating SUBWAY® restaurants and shows their Discover Pass between June 14 and Sept. 30 will receive a voucher for a free regular six-inch sandwich with the purchase of a regular six-inch sandwich of equal or greater value and a 30 oz. drink. SUBWAY® vouchers also are available at state parks in the participating counties when staff are available. SUBWAY® restaurants also will distribute the Washington State Parks brochure, Adventure Awaits, at all locations throughout the region.

“Encouraging families to lead healthier, active lifestyles is very important to us,” said Paul Armour, SUBWAY® Advertising Board Chairman. “Getting outside and enjoying the great outdoors together is a great way to do that, and that’s why we decided to launch the Walk in the Park program.”

National Get Outdoors Day is an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. One of the prime goals of the day is to reach first-time visitors to public lands and reconnect youth to the great outdoors.

SUBWAY® restaurants in the following counties are participating in the Walk in the Park program: King, Snohomish, Chelan, Clallam, Douglas, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Thurston and Whatcom.

“We are excited to be working with SUBWAY® restaurants once again to promote the Washington State Discover Pass and the healthy recreation people can enjoy in state parks and recreation lands,” said Don Hoch, director of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. “This partnership also highlights the purpose of National Get Outdoors Day by raising awareness about our beautiful natural places.”

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 at www.facebook.com/subway and on Twitter at @SUBWAY. 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:
• www.parks.wa.gov
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateParks
• Twitter: @WAStatePks
• You Tube:www.youtube.com/WashingtonStateParks
• Foursquare: www.foursquare.com/WAStatePks

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.

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