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MAPLEWOOD, NJ FreeWalkers, a long-distance walking group based in New Jersey, is hosting a special spring weekend of walking up to 38 miles on the East Coast Greenway. Thetwo-day scenic event will start in College Park, MD, and take walkers on local trails, through theheart of Washington, D.C., and to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

Click here to sign up on Eventbrite

"We are excited to meet new people, and reconnect with friends from our previous walks,”FreeWalkers Presi

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A busy walking weekend started with a 26.2-mile walking tour of Philadelphia with famed athlete Diana Nyad and her walking organization EverWalk. It ended with kids of all ages enjoying a stroll in the park along with music and fun games. We're spreading the good news about walking!
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November 17th Hikes

On Saturday November 17, as part of National Take a Hike Day, FreeWalkers is challenging its members to hike 1,000 miles that day.  We have events at 5 locations:

  • George Washington Bridge/Palisades Park, NJ
  • Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, NJ
  • Schuylkill River Trail, Philadelphia, PA
  • Spanish Moss Trail, Beaufort, SC
  • Bay Area Walk, San Francisco, CA

You read right, we are expanding out of our normal MidAtlantic area with events in the low country of South Carolina and the Bay Area in Californ

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I know a lot of doctors who can cure you,” said my co-worker when I told him the distance I was planning to walk.

At 12:30 am on Saturday, September 8, there were nine of us in Easton, PA.  The night before, some of us had slept very little and some not at all.  Perhaps we were all excited but also a bit nervous. After all, what we were about to do was not going to be just a walk around the block. Most of us had never walked 62 miles in one day. In fact, this was maybe the first time that anyone

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Marathon March

20180629_213656.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xIf you think walking 40 or 50 miles is a scary proposition, read about a very strange event inspired by Stephen King's psychological horror novel "The Long Walk." First published in 1979, Long Walk is set in a future dystopian America ruled by an authoritarian. The country holds an annual walking contest in which 100 teens must journey, non-stop and under strict rules, until only one of them is still standing alive to receive the prize. A film of the novel is now in production by New Line Cinema

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physed-hike-mountains-master768.jpg?width=250Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, Many different aspects of exercise are thought to affect how much we like working out. But in general, most experts agree that a workout’s intensity and its duration have the greatest influence on our feelings about it.

In one study, walking had been “more pleasurable” than not walking, even though the walks’ duration had been long. And, walking outdoors was mo

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