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|02-08-2014 04:00:00 02-08-2014 21:00:00 15 50-MILE KENNEDY Walk - 2014 Join us for our 2nd annual walk along the C&O Canal Towpath as we walk from Great Falls MD to Harpers Ferry WV. This is a reprise of RFKs walk in 1963 that originated as many as 50 other annual Kennedy Walks (Marches). 50-miles, one-day distance walk. Support option $15. Free without support. Open to public. For more info: http://kennedy50.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1400064550246629/ Trenton Transit Center FreeWalkers email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||2/8||Kennedy 50||50|
|03-23-2014 08:00:00 03-23-2014 12:30:00 15 Spring Ahead Walk - 2014 A warm-up walking event along the Delaware & Raritan Canal - from Trenton to Princeton. 12-mile, one-half day distance walk. Free. Open to public. For general info: http://tr2nb40.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/spring-ahead-walk-2014-trenton-to-princeton Trenton Transit Center FreeWalkers firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||3/23||Spring Ahead Walk||12|
|04-05-2014 07:00:00 04-05-2014 21:00:00 15 TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk - 2014 Walk the towpath of the Delaware & Raritan Canal, a 175 year old waterway across Central New Jersey - from Trenton to New Brunswick. 40-mile, one-day distance walk. Free. Open to public. Event: http://tr2nb40.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/tr2nb40-great-canal-walk-2014 Trenton Transit Center FreeWalkers email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||4/5||Great Canal Walk||40|
|04-19-2014 08:30:00 04-19-2014 13:00:00 15 NB2MP10 - The beTween Walk - 2014 Join this easy, flat 12-mile walk between New Brunswick and Metropark in Iselin along the Middlesex and East Coast Greenway. Quirky, fun, plenty of surprises. Part 2 of X-NJ Challenge. Free. Open to public. Event: http://bit.ly/tweenwalk Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/nb2mp10-the-tween-walk-2014 New Brunswick Train Station FreeWalkers firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||4/19||beTween Walk||12|
|04-19-2014 04-19-2014 15 Kennedy 80 km Mars (March-Walk), Sittard, Holland Join 3,000 plus walkers at a great regional event in the town just announced as the US Cycling Team's training home base. Our special relationship with the Director allows us to participate as guests in local homes for lodging and food. We intend to reciprocate at our annual Kennedy Walk/March. Fees & Travel. Contact Ray Smith for details. Event: http://www.kennedymars.org/pages/en/ Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/kennedy-80-km-mars-march-walk-sittard-holland Sittard, Holland FreeWalkers - Ray Smith email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||4/19||Kennedy Mars Sittard||50|
|05-10-2014 06:00:00 05-10-2014 22:30:00 15 NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2014 Our 5th annual signature walk. Longest and most diverse walk, from tranquil parks and rivers to friendly communities to industrial parks and cities - this one has it all. Conveniently near rail lines which makes mass transit a big plus. Free. Open to public. Event: http://NJ2NY50.ORG Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/nj2ny50-the-big-walk-2014 Metropark Train Station to NYC Penn Station FreeWalkers firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||5/10||The Big Walk||50|
|05-11-2014 05-20-2014 15 The Cotswolds Tour & Winchcombe Walking Festival Join the Free Walkers on a 10 day tour of the Cotswolds in England, including stops in Oxford and London. Meet walkers from all over the world at the Winchcombe Walking Festival. Event information: http://api.ning.com/files/O0rRt4kCpsrAMBh4psuKLJzyHlEvu3C-ha*mMhyNpovT36D2OpC-uSaPri9BiI7FjZYs2gVcVWDOQvHTtRmJ8DDB83L*2j-v/freewalkerswinchcombe2.pdf Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/the-cotswolds-tour-winchcombe-walking-festival Chipping Campden, UK FreeWalkers/Great Days Travel Group email@example.com true MM/DD/YYYY||5/11-
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|05-17-2014 08:00:00 05-17-2014 20:00:00 15 Boston Greenbelt Big Walk - 2014 Walk a series of connecting trails called the Greenbelt in surrounding Boston communities like Lexington and Concord . Use public transit. Free. Open to public. Event website:TBD Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/boston-greenbelt-big-walk-2014 Oak Grove Station to Riverside/Waban Station FreeWalkers/MAPC firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||5/17||Boston Greenbelt||30|
|05-24-2014 05-24-2014 15 Sneem JFK 50 Mile Challenge Join us for another classic 50 mile Kennedy Walk/March. This one is held in the famed "Ring of Kerry" region of Ireland. Our Jim Magner, author and speaker, walked this event in 2013. Jim and Ray are collaborating on a group trip to Ireland for the 2014 event. Event website: http://www.sneemjfkchallenge.com Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/sneem-jfk-50-mile-challenge Sneem, Ireland FreeWalkers - Ray Smith & Jim Magner email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||5/24||Sneem JFK Challenge||50|
|06-07-2014 08:30:00 06-07-2014 15:30:00 15 41- Mile Fairfax Cross County Trail Walk across the entire Fairfax County. Virginia from the Occoquan River to the Potomac River on national trails day. Singup: http://freewalkers.org/events/41-mile-fairfax-cross-county-trail Fairfax County VA - TBD start FreeWalkers - Ray Smith firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||6/7||Fairfax X-County Trail||41|
|05-31-2014 08:30:00 05-31-2014 15:30:00 15 NY Greenways Walk#1 - 2014 Join a 19-mile walk from the Bronx to the Port Chester as part 1 of the two part walk across New York. Start at 8:30 am at the northeast corner of Allerton Ave. and White Plains Rd. stop on the 2 train (7th Avenue line). Then hike 19 miles along greenways to the Connecticut border. Allerton Ave Subway Station (start) FreeWalkers email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||5/31||NY Greenways#1||30|
|06-07-2014 08:00:00 06-07-2014 20:00:00 15 Hudson Loop Walk - 2014 One-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ. Startat PATH station Exchange Place, Jersey City to George Washington Bridge ending at World Trade Center. Free. Open to public. Event: http://hudsonloop30.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/the-hudson-river-loop-walk-2014 Metropark Train Station to NYC Penn Station FreeWalkers firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||6/7||Hudson Loop||30|
|06-14-2014 08:00:00 06-14-2014 16:00:00 15 Connecticut Coastal Walk #1 - 2014 One-day 20-mile walk along the East Coast Greenway and Long Island Sound from Port Chester to Norwalk. Details to follow. Free. Open to public. Event: http://ctcoastalwalk.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/connecticut-coast-walk-1-port-chester-to-norwalk Starts: Port Chester FreeWalkers email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||6/14||Connecticut Coastal#1||20|
|06-22-2014 08:30:00 06-22-2014 15:30:00 15 NY Greenways Walk#2 - 2014 Join a 18-mile walk from the Bronx to the tip of Manhattan as part 2 of the two part walk across New York. We are hoping to team up with the Outdoor Rise Festival as the Urban Hike event again this year. Start at 8:30 am at Allerton Ave. aaand hike 18 miles to the World Trade Center. Sign up: http://freewalkers.org/events/nyc-greenways-walk-outdoor-rise-urban-hike-2014 Allerton Ave Subway Station (start) FreeWalkers firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||6/22||NY Greenways#2||18|
|06-22-2014 12:30:00 06-22-2014 16:00:00 15 FreeWalkers Walking Tour of Liberty State Park 2014 Join the FreeWalkers for a 3 hour walk (about 7+ miles) of Jersey City in Liberty State Park ending at our yearly party. Route may vary. Distance <10 miles. Free. Open to everyone. Sign up: http://freewalkers.org/events/freewalkers-walking-tour-of-liberty-state-park-2014 Jersey City (start) FreeWalkers email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||6/22||Lady Liberty Walk||7+|
|06-22-2014 16:00:00 06-22-2014 18:00:00 15 Join us in Jersey City on Sunday, June 22th at 4:00 p.m. for a celebration of FreeWalkers five years at the Surf City Megabar just a few blocks from Liberty State Park. Awards. Open to everyone. Dutch. Sign up: http://freewalkers.org/events/freewalkers-2014-celebration-reunion. Surf City Megabar, Jersey City FreeWalkers firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||6/22||Annual FW Party||NA|
|06-29-2014 08:00:00 06-29-2014 16:00:00 15 Connecticut Coastal Walk #2 - 2014 One-day 20-mile walk along the East Coast Greenway and Long Island Sound from South Norwalk to Bridgeport. Details to follow. Free. Open to public. Event: http://ctcoastalwalk.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/connecticut-coast-walk-2-south-norwalk-to-bridgeport Starts: South Norwalk FreeWalkers - Nancy Jonap / Ken Kurland email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||6/29||Connecticut Coastal#2||16|
|07-12-2014 08:00:00 07-12-2014 16:00:00 15 Philadelphia Freedom Walk - 2014 One-day 20-mile loop walk in the city passing various points of interest and partially along the East Coast Greenway. Details to follow. Free. Open to public. Event: http://phillyfreedomwalk.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/philadelphia-freedom-walk-2014 Starts: Downtown Philadelphia FreeWalkers - Robert Quinlan firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||7/12||Phila. Freeedom Walk||20|
|07-15-2014 08:00:00 07-18-2014 17:00:00 15 "The walk of the world" 4Days Marches Nijmegen Join Ray Smith's marching team for his 17th "Nijmegen:" The oldest, farthest, multi-day, non-competitive march/walk on the planet. A rich 98-year history and a "Bridge Too Far." Registration opens soon and there are only 45,000 slots. Fees & travel. Reservations limited. Get on the FreeWalkers team now. Event: http://www.4daagse.nl/en Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/the-walk-of-the-world-4days-marches-nijmegen Nijmegen, Holland FreeWalkers - Ray Smith email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||7/15-18||4Days Marches Nijmegen||125|
|07-15-2014 07-18-2014 15 Connecticut Coastal Walk #3 - 2014 One-day 24-mile walk along the East Coast Greenway and Long Island Sound from Bridgeport to New Haven. Details to follow. Free. Open to public. Event: http://ctcoastalwalk.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/connecticut-coast-walk-3-bridgeport-to-new-haven Starts: South Norwalk FreeWalkers - Nancy Jonap / Ken Kurland firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||8/23||Connecticut Coastal#3||24|
|09-27-2014 07:30:00 9-27-2014 18:00:00 15 Endless Summer Walk (bay2ocean30)- 2014 The bay2ocean30 is a unique long distance walk along the interesting and beautiful New Jersey coast covering both the bay and ocean waterfronts. Free. Open to public. Event: http://endlesssummerwalk.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/bay2ocean30-the-endless-summer-walk-2014 Starts: Aberdeen/Matawan Train Station FreeWalkers - Paul Kiczek email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||9/27||Endless Summer Walk||30|
|10-13-2014 07:30:00 10-13-2014 18:00:00 15 Lenape34 Walk (The Origins Walk)- 2014 Columbus Day 34 mile walk along the "Lenape Trail" in beautiful South Mountain, Eagle Rock and Mills Reservations. It includes Montclair, West Orange, Verona, Bloomfield, Nutley, and Belleville, and ends in urban Newark. Our fifth annual LENAPE34 is 50% wooded trail and 50% suburban and urban sidewalks and streets. Free. Open to public. Event: http://lenape34.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/lenape34-the-origins-walk-2014 Millburn (starts) FreeWalkers - Paul Kiczek firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||10/13||Lenape34 Walk||34|
|10-18-2014 08:00:00 10-18-2014 15:00:00 15 Battle of Short Hills March Approximately 20 mile walk starting in Metuchen following the route of Washington's retreating troops, to Clark, Scotch Plains, stopping at several of the historic sites along the way. Then up into the mountains, along the western edge of the Watchung Reservation, where troops fought the Battle of Bloody Gap. Special historical walk helps commemorate New Jersey's 2014 theme of "Crossroads of the Revolution" Free. Open to public. Event: http://battleshmarch.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/battle-of-short-hills-march Metuchen (starts) FreeWalkers - Paul Kiczek email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||10/18||Battle of Short Hills||20|
|11-10-2014 07:30:00 11-10-2014 16:00:00 15 JFK Vets March A 22-mile walk ending at Arlington National Cemetery. This event honors the life of JFK and the lives of others that were given in the service of our country. The route is a circular loop around the district consisting of natural trails, streets and monuments to many who gave their lives to our country. Event: http://jfkmarch.org Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/jfk-vets-march-2014 Washington DC FreeWalkers - Ray Smith firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||11/10||JFK Vets March - 2014||22|
|11-16-2014 11:00:00 11-16-2014 18:00:00 15 Brooklyn Tour & Year-end Party 3rd annual Brooklyn tour of about 8-10 miles area covered TBD. The pace will be easy starts with walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and our final destination is at Sud Vino e Cucina in Bed-Sty. Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/brooklyn-tour-walk-2014-and-freewalkers-year-end-get-together NYC City Hall Fountain (starts) FreeWalkers - Nancy Jonap email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||11/10||Brooklyn Tour & Party||22|
Congratulations to our 35 hard-core walkers who walked the C&O Canal Towpath in Maryland and West Virginia on 2/8/14.
On a cold January 19th, about 30 hearty FreeWalkers & Hike Morristown members trekked like patriots did in historic winter of 1780. But we had Godfather's to relieve our hunger.
FreeWalkers organize walking events, walking information and social networking. We welcome everyone.
FreeWalkers is a social network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. 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.
In America’s urban centers and rural areas, walkability is becoming a hot topic. Both the public and public leaders are recognizing the way in which pedestrian-friendly policies and infrastructure can help spur economic…Continue
The anthropologist David Raichlen and his team recently studied the movement patterns of one of the few remaining hunter/gatherer tribes, the Hazda tribe of Tanzania. They are still independent and subsist on hunting and gathering food by…Continue
Martin Luther King, Jr. is inextricably linked to our FreeWalker Kennedy Walk legacy efforts. His dedicatedly unique life is saluted annually at the MLK Holiday Parade and Peace-Walk, which also commemorates the freedom rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
The event starts at the United Black Fund, crosses the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and ends at Shepherd Park. https://maps.google.com/
It is free and all ages are…Continue
The New York Times's Travel Section interviewed Robert Macfarlane about his latest book in his trilogy of books on observing place, history and imagination. "The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot" is about walking the old trails that exist all over the world. They have connected people for centuries. In a way these trails were the…Continue
The New York Times' writer James Barron recently wrote about a trek he took to Metlife Stadium. The walk was to see if anyone could get to the stadium by walking. The short answer appears to be no. According to the article, "The only way in will be through a security perimeter, and there will be nowhere to enter the security…Continue
Today's New York Times Urban Athlete section reminds us that its OK to continue exercising even when it gets cold. While they spotlight interesting walks around NYC, there are plenty of other places too that are interesting and inviting all around us in the wintertime.
I know it's easy to cancel a walk when…Continue
Exercise can be as effective as many frequently prescribed drugs in treating some of the leading causes of death. Research noted in a recent BMJ article compared how well various drugs and exercise succeed in reducing deaths among people who have been diagnosed with several common and serious conditions, including heart disease and…Continue
The National Walkers’ Health Study, a large database of information have been tracking thousands of middle-age men and women who walk regularly for exercise. Among their findings is that walking is the most popular physical activity in America.
Exercise guidelines generally suggest that for health purposes, people should…Continue