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The Hudson River Loop Walk - 2014 at Hudson River - NJ and NY

June 7, 2014 from 8am to 8pm
Note (6/5//14): New Guide available.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 Washington Bridge. Walking over the bridge we connect to the…See More
Apr 10, 2014
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Columbia Trail Hike at High Bridge, New Jersey

April 26, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Join us for a 23-mile hike along the scenic Columbia Trail on Saturday, April 26, at 9:00 a.m.  This historic, non-paved "rail trail" begins in High Bridge (Hunterdon County) and ends in Long Valley (Morris County).  The trail passes through the Ken Lockwood Gorge and the Village of Califon.  It is mostly level, 11.5 miles long and popular for hiking, running and bicycling.  Wildlife sightings (deer, bear, foxes,…See More
Apr 2, 2014
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NJ2NY50 - The Big Walk - 2014 at Metropark, Iselin NJ to Penn Station New York

May 10, 2014 from 6am to 10:30pm
EVENT UPDATE:Check the Google Interactive Map for latest route this year. Basically, we are back to the original. Note: use the PATH alternate ferry service near Exchg Pl - last ferry is 10:00 p.m.Itinerary for 2014Weather: Overcast 60 to start, mid-70s afternoon, periods of rain (rain jacket, foldable umbrella?)Start - arrive around 5:45 - sign in, numbers, photo, coffee+, briefing, handout. NYC train due in at 5:58 (we will wait for train),…See More
Mar 21, 2014
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NB2MP10 - The beTween Walk - 2014 at New Brunswick Train Station to Metropark Train Station

April 19, 2014 from 8:30am to 1pm
UPDATE:Latest Event Info Sheet.Forecast: Clearing in a.m., fairly windy and in 50s.EMS Prize Drawing: 8:30 amTours are onECG SAG Van support onMaps will be providedJoin in on this easy, flat 10-mile walk (actually its 12.3-miles!) between New Brunswick and Metropark in Iselin along the East Coast Greenway. (Hence, the name "Tween Walk").Its a suburban…See More
Mar 21, 2014
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TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk - 2014 at D & R Canal - Trenton to New Brunswick

April 5, 2014 from 7am to 9pm
Trace the towpath footsteps of the Delaware & Raritan Canal, a 175 year old waterway across Central New Jersey - from Trenton to New Brunswick. The TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk, a 40-mile, one -day long distance walk, is a superb physical and mental challenge and the first long segment in a series of three walking events aiming to walk across New Jersey following the East Coast Greenway.…See More
Mar 21, 2014
Robert Quinlan left a comment for ronald. m. palochko
"Ron- Best wishes for a speedy recovery.  Hope to see you walking again soon (but please don't pass me so fast next time, you make me look bad!)"
Sep 20, 2013
Amy Hebard left a comment for ronald. m. palochko
"Ron,  You may be down, but clearly not out!  I wish you a speedy recovery so you can get back on the trails again.  Best wishes!  "
Sep 18, 2013
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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
Apr 18, 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 11pm
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
Apr 18, 2013
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NB2MP10 - The Tween Walk - 2013 at New Brunswick Train Station to Metropark Train Station

April 20, 2013 from 8:30am to 1pm
UPDATE:Latest Event Info Sheet.Forecast: Clearing in a.m., fairly windy and in 50s.EMS Prize Drawing: 8:30 amTours are onECG SAG Van support onMaps will be providedJoin in on this easy, flat 10-mile walk (actually its 12.3-miles!) between New Brunswick and Metropark in Iselin along the East Coast Greenway. (Hence, the name "Tween Walk").Its a suburban…See More
Apr 10, 2013
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TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk - 2013 at D & R Canal - Trenton to New Brunswick

April 6, 2013 from 7am to 9pm
Trace the towpath footsteps of the Delaware & Raritan Canal, a 175 year old waterway across Central New Jersey - from Trenton to New Brunswick. The TR2NB40 - Great Canal Walk, a 40-mile, one -day long distance walk, is a superb physical and mental challenge and the first long segment in a series of three walking events aiming to walk across New Jersey following the East Coast Greenway.…See More
Mar 11, 2013
Albert Walker left a comment for ronald. m. palochko
"Ron- I see you signed up for the Kennedy 50.  I thought you might be in FL.  I think my wife is going to agree to be a support vehicle. "
Dec 24, 2012
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50th Anniversary 50-Mile Kennedy Walk at Parking Lot - Across from Old Anglers Inn

February 9, 2013 from 4am to 9pm
NOTE: Limited Support now available. See event website. Also, start has changed to Great Falls Visitor's Center, Potomac - about 1.5 miles north of former start - Angler's Inn. You are welcome to walk with a group of long distance walkers in Maryland as we recreate an historic walk on Saturday, February 9, 2013 - exactly 50 years to the day when Robert F. Kennedy walked his famous 50 miles.On February 9, 1963, Bobby, the Attorney…See More
Dec 20, 2012
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FreeWalkers Brooklyn Walk and Year End Get Together at Destination - Sud Vino e Cucina

November 25, 2012 from 1pm to 6pm
This is a short walk of 6.5 miles planned thru a major section of Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Bridge waterfront and the Barclays Center with a final destination at Sud Vino e Cucina - a wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn.There's also an optional 4 mile segment from Penn Station to City Hall along the waterfront. We'll meet at 11:30 a.m. near the 7th ave exit of Penn Station. Walk south to Starbucks on 7th between 30th and 31st and we'll meet there. We will join the starting group…See More
Nov 13, 2012
Ian Hochstead and ronald. m. palochko are now friends
Sep 10, 2012
ronald. m. palochko left a comment for Albert Walker
"Al, Thanks for the good wishes, I was honored.  Also, thanks for the inspiration that keeps me going.   Hope you are having a good summer, good luck with the Teton ascent, sounds like another major life achievement.  Looking…"
Jul 23, 2012

Profile Information

How did you learn about the FreeWalkers
News article
What is the farthest distance (in miles) you have ever walked?
32 miles
What is your interest in joining the FreeWalkers?
Personal Challenge
What events might you be interested in participating?
NJ2NY50 (50 mile walk), Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge (100 miles/1 yr)

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At 7:57am on September 20, 2013, Robert Quinlan said…

Ron- Best wishes for a speedy recovery.  Hope to see you walking again soon (but please don't pass me so fast next time, you make me look bad!)

At 8:55am on September 18, 2013, Amy Hebard said…

Ron,  You may be down, but clearly not out!  I wish you a speedy recovery so you can get back on the trails again.  Best wishes!

 

At 7:24am on September 18, 2013, Loredana said…

Dear Ron,

Like Paul indicated on his email, I do remember your smiling face during our walks.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for those smiles. They enhanced the beauty of my experiences.

Wishing you a speedy recovery,

Loredana :)

 

At 9:57am on December 24, 2012, Albert Walker said…

Ron- I see you signed up for the Kennedy 50.  I thought you might be in FL.  I think my wife is going to agree to be a support vehicle. 

 
 
 

Recent Events

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.

Website Update here

Survey resultsTake Survey. 

Photos here

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

Website Update here

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Photos here

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.

Website Update here

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Photos here

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. 

See photos here

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. 

See photos here

See survey results here

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.

Learn more>>
See photos here
See survey results here

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.

See photos here
See the survey results here.

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
See photos 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.
See photos here

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..
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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!
See photos here

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!
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.
See photos here

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.

See Loredana's 7-day Photo Journal

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