NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2012

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NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2012

Time: May 19, 2012 from 6am to 11pm
Location: Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York
Website or Map: http://nj2ny50.org
Phone: 973-214-1811
Event Type: walk, distance walk, hike, urban hike, practice walk, east coast greenway, ecga, nyc
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: May 22, 2012

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Event Description

This is our third annual super distance walk event covering 50 miles in one day. Last year we had over 60 participants walking and 8 individuals that made the entire distance. We're looking to do a repeat this year only bigger.

As we did last year, our walk primarily follows the East Coast Greenway. And, the East Coast Greenway Alliance has promised outstanding support along the way.

This is our most diverse walk, from tranquil parks and rivers to friendly communities to industrial parks and cities - this one has it all. The walk is conveniently near rail lines which makes using mass transit a big plus. If you prefer, create your own challenge by jumping on or off the walk at various schedule points.

This year again, The Big Walk is an important segment event for our Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge encompassing 50 miles of the 100 total goal for the year. Join the challenge and walk the entire state in 2012 at your own pace for your own glory.

Here's the latest information for anyone thinking about walking on May 19th.

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Comment by Paul Kiczek on May 22, 2012 at 8:43pm

Al & Jeff,

You probably know the story of the Embankment but it looks like the Conservancy is making progress on gaining control of the property. With any luck someday we'll have a magnificent high line park in Jersey City above 6th street and maybe further. 

Comment by Albert Walker on May 22, 2012 at 8:31pm
Jeff - great idea. I just re-lived step 80,134 where the group insisted we go around the entire Embankment in JC. Actually I just Googled that location - very interesting story.
Comment by Jeff Bierly on May 22, 2012 at 7:55pm


No worries posting the link to the map. The Garmin products for hiking, running, biking, etc. all link with the computer and publish to Garmin Connect. That way you can review all your data. If you wear a heart rate monitor, a thing for cadence, and I believe power it will show all those stats as well.

Of course you can view is satellite mode and zoom in a relive each step.


Comment by Paul Kiczek on May 22, 2012 at 7:51pm


I finally got to see your link and that is just great. Its really nice to see the detail and stats on your Garmin route.


I'm a cyclist and now you've given me another very good reason to go Garmin. I hope you dont mind me posting this on the website soon. 


Comment by Paul Kiczek on May 22, 2012 at 7:46pm

Diana (Team Oregon)

So glad you and Doug came and enjoyed the weekend. Hope you enjoyed NYC too. You would not believe how many people came up to me and said "Did you hear about the couple that came from Oregon!?" Awesome!

BTW - Happy Birthday! You are certainly a very young 50.

Comment by Paul Kiczek on May 22, 2012 at 7:43pm

Thanks Siva,

Sorry about the mixup on the message.

Glad you enjoyed it! Enjoy the fanny pack too. It must have been your lucky day.


Comment by siva kumar on May 22, 2012 at 6:07pm

The walk was awesome, I had to cheat a little to catch up since we got lost, so we rang in somewhere around 44.3 Miles, but the walk was the biggest challenge I have ever faced.  I literally got to know my virtual limits (that's when I tell my feet to take another step and it says nope). 

Thanks guys.  
P.S I love my new Fanny pack !!!! #76

Comment by Diana Knous on May 22, 2012 at 4:26pm
My husband and I had a great time - pain and all finishing the 50 miles. Wow
Haven't been able to log into do survery yet. But we will curious how many of our new pals finished. We were too bushed to wait long at tick tock diner to greet you all. Diana and Doug Knous. Team Oregon
Comment by Albert Walker on May 22, 2012 at 11:46am

Jeff - Nice map.  My Fitbit came up with about the same distance.  I had it at 48.5 miles.  Ron and I headed to the water in NYC, but then cut back in at 23st and 10th avenue. 

Thanks, Al 

Comment by Jeff Bierly on May 22, 2012 at 11:38am

Here's GPS data of the route a bunch of us took. The only exception is that everyone scattered in NYC. Rick and I went up West Broadway to 6th Avenue to eat pizza at 11th & 6th and then get directly to NYC's Penn Station. Others walked along the water or back to their hotels. I dropped the desire to see if the High Line was open.


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