FreeWalkers organize walking events, walking information, and networking to educate the public on the benefit of walking.
40 hearty FreeWalkers faced a cold and dreary February for 17 hours to re-kindle the Kennedy can-do spirit.
Just a few days ago, I noticed, maybe for the first time, the sounds of the Great Canal Walk. For most of the 40 miles and 15 hours that day there was an absence of sound in this body of water as still as glass on that calm day....
We are currently working on a full calendar for 2015 which should be available in - Jan 2015.
Get organized! Click below to add to your personal calendar, sign up for the event, or just to learn more.
|01-19-2015 10:30:00 01-19-2015 15:30:00 15 MLK Peace Walk and Parade ACelebrate Martin Luther King's life by attending the parade and then walking 12.5 miles to nearby the Takoma Park Metro. Event: http://freewalkers.org/events/mlk-peace-walk-parade Washington DC FreeWalkers - Ray Smith firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||1/19||MLK Peace Walk||13|
|02-01-2015 8:30:00 02-01-2015 17:00:00 15 Hudson River Waterfront South Walk A walk along the southern portion of the Hudson River Waterfront from Liberty State Park to the tip of Bayonne. The first of special “United Walking Event” where several walking organizations will participate together. Jersey City / Bayonne NJ FreeWalkers - Paul Kiczek email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||2/1||Hudson River Waterfront South Walk||20|
|02-07-2015 8:30:00 02-07-2015 17:00:00 15 50-Mile Kennedy Walk Relive the classic 50-mile walk done 52 years ago by Robert F. Kennedy tha spurred a long distance walking craze. C and O Canal towpath Great Falls, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV FreeWalkers - Ray Smith firstname.lastname@example.org true MM/DD/YYYY||2/7||50-Mile Kennedy Walk||50|
FreeWalkers is a network of individuals interested in walking. We organize events and provide information designed to encourage the practice of walking. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues.
FreeWalkers is an informal group of individuals who plan interesting and challenging walks and invite others to join but do not accept responsibility for their safety and welfare. Walkers who participate in any event should understand that they are participating separately and should be physically prepared and adequately supplied. Any advice offered makes no claims of expertise. Walking a long distance requires above average physical stamina, necessary rest and adequate food and water; which the walker must be prepared to carry or purchase along the way. We encourage all participants to walk together as a group and to have an emergency phone contact or other means of assistance in case of problems.
Final list of entrants for the X-Jersey Challenge as of Dec 31, 2014. The goal was 100 miles across NJ in 2014.
You can join anytime but you must record your miles by the end of the year at crossjerseywalk.org.
It is not news, of course, that walking is healthy and that people who walk or otherwise exercise regularly tend to be more calm, alert and happy than people who are inactive.
In a recent study,…Continue
Michael Helbing, founder of Metrotrails has his sites on walking the perimeter of the state. Mike has completed over 100 hikes along the state border and has 18 more planned in 2015 that will…Continue
Greg van Inwegen of the Upper Montclair Hiking Group, tells of an adventure on the Lenape Trail on Saturday, November 1, 2014. This was a cold, windy and wet day where even the FreeWalkers' Whistle Stop Walk was cancelled due to the bad weather (a rare occasion). Greg and Jim were the sole adventurers that…Continue
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than half of all adults are getting the recommended amount of physical activity and 29 percent engage in no leisure-time physical activity at all! With children and adolescents only about 27 percent get enough exercise.
What's the cure? Doctors and…Continue
A Norwegian Study suggests that a better measure of health and predictor of lifespan is a person’s so-called "fitness age" – determined primarily by a measure of cardiovascular endurance. – better than one's chronological age. The study determines a fitness age primarily based on VO2max, which is a measure of your body’s…Continue
If you think 50 miles, or even 20, is a long way to walk you will need to reset your idea of the possibilities after reading this article. Appearing recently in the New York Times Magazine, it tells of one woman's solitary journey in some of the most forbidding and challenging places on the planet - just for her own personal discovery.
If this sounds familiar to you - "You tell people what you’re doing, and they say,…Continue