FreeWalkers organize walking events, walking information and social networking. We welcome everyone.
Click here to view/print a schedule of all 2014 planned FreeWalker events (updated 7/16/14).
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|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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY||11/10||Brooklyn Tour & Party||22|
Congrats to our 33 FreeWalkers who completed the 40-mile Great Canal Walk on April 7, 2014.
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.
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.
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
Here's an interesting article on the association of walking with thinking and writing. It's a unique activity that stimulates the creativity in us while keeping our mind and bodies healthy. Watch for more interesting angles on walking. This stuff just may get popular again!
What is it about walking, in particular, that makes it so amenable to thinking and…Continue
Regular exercise, including walking, significantly reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to one of the largest and longest-running studies of its kind to date.
The results, …Continue
The path will be made of a rubberized surface and provide park goers with a formal and safe trail through the Northern Division of Branch Brook Park, which…Continue
Walking generally improves thinking skills, both immediately and in the longer term. Multiple studies have shown better memory and executive functions after walking. Now, a test at Stanford is showing that it also improves creativity. Need a good new idea, go for a walk.…Continue
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