Register for our 2021 walking events


DATEWALKMILESLOCATION
Sat Jun 5Hudson Loop Walk30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Jun 19Cresheim Wissahickon Hike12miChestnut Hill PA
Sat Jul 17Schuylkill Banks Walk15miPhiladelphia to Tinicum PA (ECG)
Sat Aug 21Pennypack Trail20-27Holmesburg to Ft Washington PA
Sun Aug 22Wissahickon Trail20miFt Washington to Phila PA
Sat Aug 28Celebrate the Greenway Walk10-20miJersey City to Bayonne/Elizabeth
Sat Sep 11Down the Shore16miCape May to Wildwood, NJ
Sat Sep 25Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 9Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ (ECG)
Sun Oct 17Great Staten Island Loop19miJersey City, NJ
Sat Oct 23FreeWalkers Marathon13-26miPhiladelphia to Chestnut Hill PA
Sun Oct 24Bronx Coast to Coast Walk18miBronx, NY
Sat Oct 30Watchung Loop Walk8mi Mountainside, NJ
Sun Oct 31Happy Halloween Walk15miTarrytown, NY
Sat Nov 6Cooper River Walk15-30miPhilly to Lindenwold, NJ
Sun Nov 7Bronx River Trail15miBronx to White Plains, NY
Sat Nov 13Bayonne Loop Walk15-20miBayonne, NJ
Sat Nov 20Palisades Loop Walk18-27miManhattan
Sun Dec 5Train Wreck at the Gulch5-15miHolmeburg/Bryn Athyn PA
Sun Dec 11Winter Hudson Loop30miJersey City to NYC
Sat Dec 18Philly Christmas Walk10miPhiladelphia
Apr 23-24Old Town Alexandria Greenway Walk40miAlexandria, VA

GOAL:  Seeking individuals who wish to walk 50 miles in a day.  Participants in the training program will aim to complete the February 8, 2020 FREEWALKERS KENNEDY 50 (C&O Canal in Maryland) in approximately 15-16 hours. 

Methodology:  The following would be the basis of the program:

  • Distance Training-Participants will progressively increase the distance they can comfortably walk in a day to approximately 30 miles.  If one can comfortably walk 30 miles in a day, they have a good chance of completing the 50. (See schedule of training events below)
  • Walk Faster- To complete a 50-mile walk in 15 hours, one will have to walk about 3.5 miles an hour.  The 50-Mile is not a race.  However, the longer one takes to complete the event the tired they will become.  Many walkers are used to a 3 MPH pace, so they just need to get walking a bit faster, taking quick breaks and eating on the run.
  • Off Weeks- On weeks where you are not participating in a “longer” walk, commit to doing a 10-15 mile walk.  Awards will be given to most training miles walked.
  • Knowledge-Techniques concerning what to wear, eat, bring with you will be shared.
  • Camaraderie-Completing this event can be especially challenging if done by your self. This applies to both the training and the actual event.  Hopefully, “The Group” can get you through this by supporting each other.  At the conclusion of the program, awards will be given to the most supportive, most improved walkers and most training miles walked.

To register for the free Training Program click herehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-kennedy-50-training-program-tickets-65142584223     (note there is a separate registration for the actual Kennedy 50 Walk)

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