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The Hudson River Loop Walk - 2013 at Hudson River - NJ and NY

June 8, 2013 from 8am to 8pm
NOTE: The Walk for tomorrow is on. The forecast as of 8:30 this evening is for clearing sky by 7am and moderate temperatures for the day. Chance of passing showers so be prepared.A one-day 30-mile walk along the Hudson bordering NYC and NJ. The official start is at the PATH station at Exchange Place, Jersey City where the walk begins north along a nearly continuous Hudson River Waterfront Walkway on the NJ side to the George…See More
Jun 4, 2013
Igor commented on Paul Kiczek's event NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2013
"Paul, We would like to join and walk with our kids from Cranford to Union Boston Mkt. What's our options on getting back?  "
May 16, 2013
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NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2013 at Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

May 18, 2013 from 6am to 10:30pm
This is our fourth annual super distance walk and our premier challenge event. We average about 60 participants with usually less than 10 going the entire distance. We're looking to do a repeat this year only bigger with more finishers.NOTE: In a recent decision this year "The Big Walk" is the "Not as Big Walk" due to damage done in Liberty State Park - usually a 7-mile loop which has been eliminated. Access to walking is still restricted so the usual 50-mile walk has been shortened to…See More
May 16, 2013
Igor commented on Paul Kiczek's event The Hudson River Loop Walk
"Thank you Paul for keeping all of us going. Here is a short video and a long one for the first 6.5 miles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V71Edr8uXeY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofh5lZoKweA  "
Jun 11, 2012
Igor is attending Paul Kiczek's event

The Hudson River Loop Walk at Hudson River - NJ and NY

June 9, 2012 from 8am to 8pm
FREEWALKERS:It looks like a great day is ahead on Saturday. We are expecting a big crowd and great weather. NOTE: There's been some useful tips and information added to the http://hudsonloop30.org site. NOTE: PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:30 a.m. to help us organize and be ready to leave by 8:00 a.m.Click here for an updated…See More
Jun 5, 2012
Risa olinsky commented on Igor's photo


"What a great shot!  Look forward to walking with you all again soon.  risa"
Oct 17, 2011
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Oct 12, 2011
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Oct 11, 2011
Igor commented on Paul Kiczek's event The LENAPE34 Columbus Day 2011 Walk
"Say no to work, say yes to WALK.   Our family (!) will be there."
Oct 9, 2011
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The LENAPE34 Columbus Day 2011 Walk at Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail

October 10, 2011 from 7am to 8:30pm
This 34 mile walk starts at the train station in Millburn, NJ and follows an old marked trail called the "Lenape Trail" in beautiful South Mountain, Eagle Rock and Mills Reservations. It includes suburban towns such as Montclair, West Orange, Verona, Bloomfield, Nutley, and Belleville, and ends in urban Newark.This is the second annual LENAPE34 which turned out to be very challenging…See More
Oct 9, 2011
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Practice Walk #1 - Mar 20 - Trenton to Princeton at D&R Canal - East Coast Greenway

March 20, 2011 from 8am to 12pm
A 12-mile "practice walk" in preparation for the 40-mile Great Canal Walk (http://TR2NB40.org - 4/9/11). Covers the first leg (1/3) and follows the same East Coast Greenway / D&R Canal towpath. This is our first walk of the year. A casual walk to review the trail and get back into a walking groove.This is scheduled as a 4 hour walk with easy start / finish using trains. At Princeton, options are to go toward town or head to Princeton Junction train station -…See More
Mar 7, 2011
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Verona-to-Montclair: 2nd Practice Segment Walk for LENAPE34 at Starts - Verona Park || Ends - Brookdale Park

September 25, 2010 from 9am to 12:30pm
This 9 mile walk is the second "practice walk" for the upcoming LENAPE34. This walk picks up from where the last practice walk left at Verona Park - Lakeside Ave & Bloomfield Ave. Look for the Lenape Trail sign.Starting in town of Verona the trail leads past the old sanitarium and Overbrook Hospital, then through Cedar Grove Park, around the reservoir, and through the Mills Reservation, finally dropping down into Upper Montclair, then Montclair. There's probably an equal mix of residential…See More
Sep 25, 2010
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May 26, 2010
Igor commented on Paul Kiczek's blog post Cranford to Newark - NJ2NY50 Walkers Practice Walk 2 - 4/11/10
"Paul, When is our next practice walk?"
Apr 15, 2010
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Apr 12, 2010
Igor is attending Paul Kiczek's event

The Big Walk - NJ2NY50 at Metropark Iselin, NJ to Penn Station New York, NY

May 23, 2010 from 5am to 10pm
The NJ2NY50 is a one-day distance walk along the East Coast Greenway that starts in New Jersey and ends in New York City to encourage public participation in walking. Our objective is to walk 50 miles through various communities and commercial areas that surround the urban and suburban metropolitan region. This is a joint effort of individuals and pro-pedestrian organizations to build awareness of recreational resources, health and fitness, livable communities and transportation options.The…See More
Apr 12, 2010

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At 10:15pm on April 11, 2010, Paul Kiczek said…
Hey Igor, Pictures look great.I've got some more to add. I'll work on this stuff tomorrow. Bit tired tonight ;-)
At 9:20pm on March 17, 2010, Paul Kiczek said…
Welcome my friend. Cranford to Union is probably the best part of the walk.

Recent Events

Roebling Ramble 

June 17, 2017 - This event combined the history of the Roebling family (built the Brooklyn Bridge and many others) and their rise and fall and the town they created that represented an immigrant's dream 100-years ago.

Our 34 FreeWalkers continued another 13 miles to Trenton to experience a unique festival called Art All Night which offered a huge stage to experience live visual and audio art along with caravan of food trucks for 24-hours straight. The entire day was a unique and interesting experience in history and art.

Hudson River Loop 

June 10, 2017 - It turned out to be a great day for a great event. Our largest event yet with 125 participants. Many making it all the way to the end of 30-miles. If there was any particular challenge it was the heat building up but with some breeze to help as it reached the mid-80s.

This year to accommodate more challengers we expanded the support providing improved signage and a support stop near the GWB. Our thanks to the Hudson River Walkway Conservancy, East Coast Greenway, Shorewalkers and Metrotrails for helping make this a huge success for FreeWalkers and our United Walking effort.

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The Big Walk 2017

May 20, 2017 - Rain at the crack of dawn did nothing to stop 40+ FreeWalkers' at this 8th annual premier long distance event. Fortunately, the weather cooperated, mostly, and we had 11 finish the maximum 50-miles.

The walk from Metropark station to Penn Station NYC is a diverse challenge with many obstacles which draw the best of our long distance walkers.

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Between Walk 2017

April 15, 2017 - With a good temps but overcast skies 23. FreeWalkers walked the 12 miles from New Brunswick to Metropark station. This year's events included a new free bagel stop at Ruthie's in Highland Park and a great personal tour of the newly renovated Thomas Edison Center in Menlo Park.

Jack Shi's Excellent Adventure

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Great Canal Walk 2017

April 8, 2017 - It was a beautiful day for a walk with a taste of spring. FourWalkers walked the 40 miles from Trenton and 29 walkers favored the shorter, yet challenging 28 miles from Princeton to New Brunswick.

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Spring Ahead 2017

March 19, 2017 - Eight FreeWalkers walked the 12-miles from Trenton to Princeton on a day when winter would not let go. Snow covered trail and cold temps slowed down the trek but sun and good spirits were plentiful. 

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Roosevelt Island/Astoria 2017

March 4, 2017 - About 40 braved the mid-teens and walked across town to the tram. We explored the island and the FDR 4 Freedoms Monument and park. Eventually crossing the bridge to Queens for some middle-eastern sights, smells and tastes. Ending it all at the famous Czech Beer Hall. 

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Kennedy 50-Mile Walk 2017

February 4, 2017 - An event for history buffs and hardcore walkers. Our 4th walk along the C&O Canal in Maryland and West Virginia - just like Bobby Kennedy did in 1963. Chilly weather did not dampen the can-do spirit of 50 fellow walkers at our grand annual event.

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TRAINing Walk 2017

January 28, 2017 - It's mid-winter and 75 hearty walkers show up at the Morristown train station. This year we went West to East and ended in a cozy bar called Coda. Special kudos to Madison Honda for their hospitatlity.

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Midnight March on Princeton

January 7, 2017 - The Midnight March was our first all-night walking event and first event for the new year. Six brave FreeWalkers played wannabe soldiers and stayed with the troops into battle.at daybreak.
Read the entire story here
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Holiday Lights in Dyker Heights

December 16, 2016 - About a dozen FreeWalkers braved extreme cold and outmaneuvered rabid fans of the famous Brooklyn neighborhood. Thanks to Nakis Pericleous for leading us to the holiday kingdom.
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South Orange - Maplewood Walk & Year-end Party

December 4, 2016 - There were 35 FreeWalkers walking the grand and historic neighborhoods of South Orange and Maplewood followed by our year-end party and awards. Thanks to Risa Olinsky and David Ascher for a great day for a walk, celebration party and a start of the holiday season..
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Gobble-Gobble for MEND

November 25, 2016 - A crowd of about 40 walked off some turkey and at the same time helped the unfortunate in our communities by supporting MEND of Essex County - a food-bank charity that we support. Gobble-Gobble Walkers were asked to bring food and/or donate to help the hungry.
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Stroll & Roll - Union County

November 6, 2016 - Familes and FreeWalkers enjoyed a great fall day in Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ as we got about 200 participants strolling and rolling. Kids had as much fun as adults enjoying the games, mild temps and colorful leaves on our first-ever family walking event. Thank you sponsors and Risa Olinsky and Yohana Osorio for organizing!
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Philadelphia Marathon Walk

October 30, 2016 - Charles Upkike led about 20 FreeWalkers along the route of the Philadelphia Marathon, know for its scenery - especially this time of year.

Legend of Sleepy Hollow Walk

October 30, 2016 - Rick Mohovich led about a dozen FreeWalkers around the Tarrytown area in a walk that passed through the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Wahington Irving fame.

Tour of Brooklyn - Coney Island

October 29, 2016 - 25 FreeWalkers walked from the New City waterfront to Coney Island on our annual tour of a different section of Brooklyn each year. Always popular and interesting, we enjoyed great weather and scenery as we walked the greenway trail, including under the Verrazano Bridge. Thanks leader Nancy Jonap!
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Autumn on the Delaware Series

October 20-23, 2016 - Four consecutive days, 120 miles. Walking from York PA to Frenchtown. FreeWalkers walked in support of Jim Gregoire, a FreeWalker and man on a mission to walk the entire US East Coast. Charles Updike, FreeWalkers PA Regional director organized this series of walk to keep him company and provide a great reason to visit the Delaware River area.
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Sailung Nepal Trek

October 3-16, 2016 - Two weeks trekking te foothills of the Himalayas. Sydney Frymire of Trek of Your Life (TOYL), a FreeWalker and experienced hiker and traveler organizes trips to Nepal which include a bit of volunteerism and plenty of incredible sights.
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Lenape 34

October 10, 2016 - On Columbus Day each year we brave the wilds of Essex County and travel through five reservations, 8 parks a dozen or so towns as we walk from Millburn to Cedar Grove, Montclair and Newark as we follow the Lenape Trail for 34 miles in our most diverse walk.
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Endless Summer Walk

September 24, 2016 - Once again we tried our best to hold on to summer and made a 30-mile trek along the bayshore and oceanside from Matawan to Sandy Hook to Asbury Park. Great conditions again this year for a beautiful walk and one of our most popular.
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Tour of Boston

September 17, 2016 - Fran Price, our FreeWalker leader in Boston, put together a great tour of the highlights of Boston. We walked from South Boston to Copley Square, mostly following the water and the historic trail.
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Providence - Boston Expedition

Providence to Boston July 23 to July 29 - Loredana, Ken and Nancy have finished thier 110 mile week-long expedition on the ECGA.

Read Loredana's story on why she walks the expedition each year.

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