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We look forward to offering all of our walking events and more new ones in 2021!

President's Message: March/April 2021


Let’s Celebrate!

Kudos to 95 walkers who participated in this year's Virtual Kennedy50. Whether you achieved your goal, or exceeded it, you’re a winner. You won the minute you made a commitment to yourself to attempt to walk 50 miles in 10 days. The added energy of a group of people who also participate is always motivating.

Spring is Here!

We’re surely not out of the woods yet, but we will start walking this month. We will modify some old routes and add some new ones. Our Spring Ahead walk was a blast, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Columbia Trail & Ken Lockwood Gorge event coming up on Sunday, April 11.THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST.

The Union County Olmstead Parks Loop, a walk through county parks designed by the Olmsteads, will take place on Saturday, April 17. You can register on Eventbrite here.

Stay updated with our Facebook page and group, our meetups and always on Eventbrite.

Interested in becoming a FreeWalker leader, or simply getting more involved with the group? Have ideas for new and interesting places to walk? We are a 100% volunteer organization that always welcomes new faces, perspectives and skills to help out. Email me at to schedule a time to talk.

Wishing all a healthy and happy Spring!

Risa Olinsky, President

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Mark your calendar to join us for the full in-person Kennedy50 in Harper’s Ferry, February 11-13, 2022.

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