FreeWalkers started in 2010 with a small number of people, and only a few walks held in the spring and the fall. As interest and attendance grew, and volunteers suggested new and different routes, FreeWalkers added summer and winter walks. In 2019 FreeWalkers has hosted over 40 walks, and we are currently working on new routes for 2020.
FreeWalkers has been, and will continue to be, successful because of our engaged partners:
- Our volunteers who believe in promoting walking for all;
- Our walkers who share their experiences and feedback;
- Our leaders who donate their time, energy and talents for free;
- Our local communities and collaborators including Union County, NJ, the East Coast Greenway Alliance, EverWalk Nation, Hudson River Greenway and many others that believe in our mission.
Our FreeWalkers nonprofit strives to provide great events for FREE through fundraising efforts. Donations support the ongoing expenses that include our website, advertising, marketing, insurance, merchandise and other costs that come with keeping the group moving.
Whether it’s $10 or $1,000, we thank you for your past donations, and ask for your continued support. Just as every step counts, so does every dollar. You can donate here.
Happy Thanksgiving! Join us for our Gobble Gobble hike to work off that extra helping of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Register here for our free walk in South Mountain Reservation.
See you out on the trail.