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CHECK OUT: Our 2022 Event Calendar. You can import the calendar to your mobile device so you never miss an event!


Fall 2022 President's Message


What a summer it was, with scorching temperates and now, rolling into fall, it's suddenly cold, wet and rainy.

Mother Nature is unpredictable, and yet we always hope to WALK.

Yet if we need to postpone an event, you will find updates on our Meetups, Eventbrite, and our FaceBook page and group. If in doubt about an event for which you’ve signed up, reach out to me or the walk leader.



DMV FreeWalkers: What is DMV? It’s the abbreviation for District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, and we’re excited to have our inaugural walk starting there on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Katey Lazarchik and Sarah Abedin will lead this walk. Learn More Here.

Allaire State Park: Victor Orlov, a new leader and regular FreeWalker, has designed a walk in Allaire State Park on Sunday, October 9. Join us to explore an area of Monmouth County that we haven’t yet walked. Details and Registration Here.

And finally, the KENNEDY50 is back on the calendar, and scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2023. The cost is now $180, which includes our full support throughout the weekend. We’ve arranged a special price of $96/night with the Clarion Hotel in Harpers Ferry for our walkers. If you can walk 25-30 miles in one day, you’ve got a good shot at doing this one. And if you can’t finish, we will pick you up along the way and take you to the hotel. Sign up and start training; you still have four months. Learn More Here.


FreeWalkers Mini-walks: Yes, we are a long-distance walking group; however, many of our walks do have shorter options. If a particular walk interests you but you only want to do some of it, simply ask, “Can I shorten this, and if so, how?” We’ll let you know where you can duck out if you choose.

FreeWalkers mission — to get more people walking. Our walks are never competitive, never a race, and are always welcoming to all who are willing to try to go the distance.

Keep on walking,

Risa Olinsky, President

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and though walking is free, maintaining the organization has costs. Donations of any amount are always appreciated!! You can donate here; donate at walks, or purchase our merchandise to support us. Every dollar helps us to continue providing great walks for you!

Have additional questions?

Everyone knows, I LOVE TO TALK!! Call or text me at 201-618-5582. Be sure to leave your name, and a good time to connect and I will get back to you. If I can’t answer your question, I will find the person who can. Also, you can email me at

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Distant Thoughts

Testing Our Limits

We can push each other to achieve health and fitness.

Walking with Walt

Discovering life's lessons on Forbidden Drive.

A Canadian Penny

A Freewalkers’ adventure from New York to St. Stephen

Angels on the Trail

Just meeting others along the way is some of the reward of a long walking adventure.

The Metaphysics of Walking

When you walk the same path many times your relationship to the place and the activity changes.

Walking with Bobby Kennedy

Here's the story of how the 50-Mile Kennedy Walk began by recreating history.


Walking News - NY Times

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