FreeWalkers organize walking events, walking information and social networking. We welcome everyone.
We are currently working on a full calendar for 2015 which should be available in early - Dec 2014.
Get organized! Click below to add to your personal calendar, sign up for the event, or just to learn more.
|11-28-2014 10:00:00 11-16-2014 17:00:00 15 Post Thanksgiving Gobble, Gobble Hike and Walk The tradition continues, but this year it's BOTH a walk and a hike for all levels and ages. Risa Olinsky, founder of Count on Yourself Coaching, together with Maplewood Loves Wellness and FreeWalkers, invite you to walk/hike and donate food to those who need it. Signup: http://freewalkers.org/events/post-thanksgiving-gobble-gobble-hike-and-walk Essex County Dog Park in South Mountain Reservation FreeWalkers - Risa Olinsky email@example.com false MM/DD/YYYY||11/28||Gobble, Gobble Hike/Walk||7|
|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|
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.
List of entrants for the X-Jersey Challenge as of May 27, 2014. The goal is 100 miles across NJ in 2014.
You can join anytime but you must record your miles at crossjerseywalk.org.
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
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