Time: February 9, 2019 from 3:30am to 9pm
Location: C&O Parking Lot @ Old Anglers Inn
Street: Old Anglers Inn
City/Town: Potomac, MD
Website or Map: https://drive.google.com/open…
Event Type: walk, extreme
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Jun 10
Are you crazy? A 50-mile walking event in February? Maybe. But, you won't know until you try it!
Join us for our 6th annual reprise of Robert F. Kennedy's 50-Mile walk along the C&O Canal Saturday February 9, 2019 from Great Falls, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
On February 9, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy walked from Great Falls, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The journey was initialized by his brother, President John F. Kennedy, who had reiterated an earlier 50 mile military walking challenge of President Teddy Roosevelt.
Now, we've recreated the same walk at the same place and roughly the same time each year. This event is organized by the FreeWalkers, a social network of long distance walkers, that hosts spectacularly challenging national and international walking events. This event is a special one since it commemorates the significance of the "50-mile hike" started in 1963. If Bobby could do it, can't you?
All participants have access to support services including return transportation, food, water, campfires and backup support rides, if needed. There is no separate charges for shuttles back to the start on Saturday night and anyone parking at the Clarion in Harpers Ferry will be able to take a early morning bus to the start at the Old Anglers Inn at no extra cost.
The event centers around and ends at the best hotel in the area - the Clarion Harpers Ferry. We are negotiating lodging at a special rate - registrants will be notified of the offer when it becomes available.
Available Event Tickets:
We recommend taking advantage of our Kennedy Walker Lodging option when it becomes available. Or, book your own stay in another hotel near Harpers Ferry.
In order to favor our past participants and fans and help build a bigger and better event, we are offering a great opportunity to commit early to the event and get great savings. Here's three features of our new pricing policy.
You can register now or learn more at our Eventbrite website. Take advantage of early registration pricing now.