Washington DC - FreeWalkers

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Washington DC - FreeWalkers

Welcome, we conduct shorter, mid and longer distance walks with a historical theme.  Our major events include the annual 50-Mile Kennedy Walks, the 22 Mile JFK - Veterans Day March and the  Semiannual 41-Mile Fairfax Cross County Trail Trek. We welcome your suggestions for other walks & offer  carpooling to FreeWalker events in the Philly, NJ/NY areas.

"Walk with me," Ray Smith

Interpretive Guide, (CIG)

FreeWalker - Kennedy DC Lead 

Website: http://www.jfkmarch.org/
Location: Greater Washington DC, VA, MD, PA, WV
Members: 48
Latest Activity: Oct 17

Walking With Truth

Researching Harper's Ferry lodging for the first annual 50-Mile Kennedy Walk, we encountered a remarkable young man on a quest: William Timothy Walker

Discussion Forum

Doing volunteer work improving walking trails . . . then walk afterward

If you are interested in extending and or connecting Northern Virginia trails please consider joining with this great volunteer group to work on March 1 and 8:…Continue

Started by Ray Smith Feb 24.

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Comment by Angela Alton on April 25, 2014 at 8:03pm
Hello All: I'm in MD staying with relatives and doing the sierra club 50k one day hike on the C&O. Hope to do a walk w/the D.C Freewalkers in the very near future...SYOTT
Comment by Satchel on March 4, 2014 at 8:40pm

Willing to use google, but anyone know of upcoming Boston walks? I did check the walk calender, which is awesome, but saw nothing.

Comment by Wilma c. Vargas on February 18, 2014 at 8:11pm

I am a new member. Hope to meet you on the next walk. Walking and hiking  have been my great sports.

Comment by Mitch Zeissler on November 5, 2013 at 10:51am

I've already registered on the main site and seen the map as well.  Looks like an excellent route!

Comment by Robert Quinlan on November 2, 2013 at 9:15am
Hi Ray- I already RSVP'd for the JFK walk on the NJ Freewalkers site. I look forward to seeing you and the others on Nov. 22. Thanks.
Comment by Ray Smith on July 28, 2013 at 9:52pm

Welcome aboard, Cissy, I'll be in touch soon. Very good to have you here.

Thanks, Ray

 

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Recent Events

The Battle of Short Hills Walk

On October 18, 2014 about 29 FreeWalkers followed a Revolutionary War historic battle march into the Watchung mountains as well as experience other historical sites along the way.

Name Miles
Tom Glynn 20
Paul Kiczek 20
Renata Luisi 20
Tom Nisonger 20
Ilene Silver 20
Tryfonos Pericleous 18
Glenn Markulin 15
David Ascher 14
Martha Egbert 14
Peter Castro 13
Ana Della Sala 13
Yohana Osario 13
Jenn Popper 13
Michael Popper 13
Renee Scott 13
judith williamson 13
Dennis Quinn 12
maureen moynihan 10
Ewa Cichosz 9
Shan Rajapakse 9
Amy Hebard 6
Jim McRobert 6
Caitlin Pappas NA
George Pappas NA
Kumar V NA

The Origins Walk: Lenape34

On Monday, October 13, 2014,our 5th annual 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County will took place - a tough event to finish.

Al Walker 34
Scott M. Bryant 34
Risa Olinsky 30
Judi Fox-Hernandez 30
Catherine kirkland 30
Robert Quinlan 30
Paul Kiczek 30
Renata Luisi 16
Roger Vellekamp 14
Pedro Castro 13
Ana Della Sala 13
Cory Storch 13
Gennie Mayo 12
Coralyn Gorlicki 9
Joyce Faggins 9
Yohana Osorio 5
Pedro Castro 5
Tom Landes NA
Tom Nisonger NA
Fran Becker NA
Adriane Berg NA
Ilene Silver NA

The Endless Summer Walk

Over 32 FreeWalkers extended their 2014 summer by walking our 4th annual Jersey shore event on September 27th.

David Ascher
30
James Boyer
30
Philip Grossman
30
Paul Kiczek
30
Renata Luisi
30
Glenn Markulin
30
Risa Olinsky
30
Robert Quinlan
30
William Radkovich
30
Renee A. Scott
30
Ilene Silver
30
Rick Vegh
30
Stephanie DeGeorge
23
Ana Della Sala
23
Gennie Mayo
23
Jon Brodsky
20
Nancy Jonap
19
Lourdes Alcano
15
Thomas Landes
14
Haley Landes
14
Cory Storch
14
Marie Ebert
10
Karen Flynn
10
Peter Castro
4
Yohana Osorio
4
Adriane Berg
NA
Laura DeMeo
NA
Linda Lang
NA
Diane Lavelle
NA
Tom Nisonger
NA
Michelle Smolock
NA
Miriam Sumner
NA

Philly Freedom Walk

Our 20-mile walking tour of Philadelphia brought together over 30 FreeWalkers (7/18/14).

Name
Miles
David Ascher
20
Camille Cooper
20
Linda Jensen
20
Renata Luisi
20
Craig Nunn
20
Heather Otrando
20
Robert Quinlan
20
Renee Scott
20
Cory Storch
20
K. Gale Waibel
20
Klaus Waibel
20
Albert Walker
20
Nancy Jonap
19
Ilene Silver
19
Risa Olinsky
18
Paul Kiczek
16
Rachel Conrad
15
Emily Hodge
12
Brian Hodge
12
Joseph McDonnell
12
Heidi Furman
NA
Brian Glusman
NA
Tom Glynn
NA
Barbara Krivda
NA
Ken Kurland
NA
Miao Li
NA
Lelah Marie
NA
Bonnie Recore
NA
Bruce Steinberg
NA

Connecticut Coastal Walks

Name
CT1
miles
CT2
miles
CT3
miles
Laurie Beekhuysen
25
James Boyer
25
Camille Cooper
20
16
25
Loredana Delucchi
20
16
25
Nyamah Dunbar
16
Philip Grossman
20
25
Diane Ezer
16
Ian Hochstead
16
Nancy Jonap
20
16
25
Ken Kurland
20
16
25
Miao Li
25
Renata Luisi
20
16
25
Anna Marynowska
20
Vige Millington
20
Maureen Moynihan
20
Tom Nisonger
20
16
25
Craig Nunn
20
16
Heather Otrando
20
Ron Palochko
25
Hilary Parton
16
Bob Quinlan
16
25
Ilene Silver
16
25
Marcus Simons
20
Bruce Steinberg
20
Maurice Tehan
16

Hudson Loop

With over 65 attending, and most finishing the 30 miles, this walk between NJ and NY is always a big favorite. June 7, 2014.

Teresa Akersten
30
Divina Arpino
30
David Ascher
30
Jackie Dockery
30
Anne Fimia
30
Judi Fox
30
Sally Hodge
30
Dianne Lavelle
30
Renata Luisi
30
Jaclyn Mina
30
Kevin Moran
30
Elizabeth Morrissey
30
Risa olinsky
30
ron palochko
30
Robert Quinlan
30
Roberto Romero
30
Ilene  Silver
30
Albert  Walker
30
Jon Brodsky
28
p.k. caporrino
28
Ian Eilbacher
28
Philip Grossman
28
Viraj Kamatmhamai
28
Preet Kaur
28
Paul Kiczek
28
Maureen Moynihan
28
Renee Scott
28
Gale Waibel
28
Klaus Waibel
28
Siobhan Wright
28
Marc Elfenbein
27
Timothy Advani
26
Ana Della Sala
25
Nancy Jonap
25
gennie mayo
25
Cory Storch
25
adriane  berg
24
Loredana Delucchi
20
Alice Habinak
20
Tim Habinak
20
Freddy Samboy
20
Tom Laresch
19
David  Eilbacher
17
Brian  Hodge
16
Maurice Tehan
15
Alex Rodriguez
10
Edward  Eilbacher
7
Yon Lee
2
Mary Comiskey
NA
Laura Demco
NA
Ian Hochstead
NA
Linda Jensen
NA
Cathy Kirkland
NA
Siva Kumar
NA
Ken Kurland
NA
Tom Landes
NA
Haobo Li
NA
Lena Li
NA
Penelope Mckeage
NA
Tom Nisonger
NA
Bonnie Recore
NA
Angad Singh
NA
Lihua Zheng
NA

In Their Footsteps

These FreeWalkers have demonstrated our spirit of determination, adventure and community and help set the standard for the rest of us. Awards were presented at the June 22nd Celebration Event. Click here to learn their personal story and what it means to be a FreeWalker.

Words to Walk By

Why We Walk

Why choose this as our goal? Why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do these other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

-From President Kennedy’s 1962 speech at Rice University

Why We Don't (Walk)

Why choose doing as little as possible as our goal? Why take a long nap? Why, 35 days ago, insist on flying first class across the Atlantic? Why does Texas play Rice?

We choose to look at the moon. We choose to utter platitudes in this decade and do few other things, not because they are hard, but because they are easy, because that goal will serve to attract votes, because true challenges are those that we are unwilling to address, ones which we are willing to pass onto others, and ones which we intend to ignore.

From FreeWalker, Art McDonald, Rock Hill, SC

Read Art's inspiring essay "On Walking RFK's 50"

Walking History


It's New! Yet Old School!

Learn about the rich history of walking. Did you know that "pedestrianism" was the first popular sport to take America and England by storm. And it was a superstar in his day that made it happen. Read about one of the most popular athletes of his time - but forgotten until now - Weston the Walkist.

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Distant Thoughts

A Winter's Walking Challenge

40 hearty FreeWalkers faced a cold and dreary February for 17 hours to re-kindle the Kennedy can-do spirit.

The Sounds of a Long Walk

Just a few days ago, I noticed, maybe for the first time, the sounds of the Great Canal Walk. For most of the 40 miles and 15 hours that day there was an absence of sound in this body of water as still as glass on that calm day....

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