I first walked Waxahachie three years ago. Since then, I have returned in the summer and the fall.
The 5k is a lovely walk through neighborhoods lined with houses from the early 20th century and historic markers. Volksmarchers pass by the Catfish Plantation, a notoriously haunted restaurant, before looping through the SAGU, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, campus.
Waxahachie residents take pride in their homes. Their homes are decorated seasonally. Today, the day after Thanksgiving, residents were out taking down the fall decorations and putting up the Christmas decorations. Children and adults raked fallen leaves. A friendly cat asked for a petting (while a not-so-friendly cat huddled next to a house).
The walk begins and ends at the police station. Be sure to identify that you’re a walker to the nice admitting officer.