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DATEWALKMILESLOCATION
Sat Jan 1First FreeWalkers Hike 20228miMillburn NJ
Sat Jan 22Union County Olmsted Parks Walk12.5miCranford to Union NJ
Sat Feb 5Princeton Loop10miPrinceton, NJ
Feb 9 - 21Kennedy50 Community Walk50miMultiple locations
Sun Mar 13TRAINing Walk12.5miMadison to South Orange NJ
Sat Mar 19Spring Ahead Walk (XNJ)13miTrenton to Princeton NJ
Sun Mar 27Great Staten Island Loop19miJersey City NJ via Staten Island
Sat Apr 2Jockey Hollow Morris County Ramble8-10miMorristown NJ
Sat Apr 9Great Canal Walk (XNJ)28-40miPrinceton to New Brunswick NJ
Sat Apr 16Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk10-14miManhattan to Astoria Queens
Apr 23-24Old Town Alexandria Greenway Walk40miAlexandria, VA
Sat Apr 30Sandy Hook Hike16miHighlands NJ
Sat May 735th Great Saunter32miManhattan perimeter loop
Sat May 14Kruimer Walk (XNJ)13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 21The Big Walk 2022 (XNJ)50miMetroPark NJ to Manhattan
Sat May 28Philly Freedom Tour11-15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 4Hudson River Loop Walk30miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Jun 11Roebling Ramble14miRoebling to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 18Lenape34: The Origins Walk34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Jun 25Duke Farms Walk15miBound Brook to Somerville NJ
Mon Jul 4Walk Fourth7miPhiladelphia
Sat Jul 16Pennypack Trail Walk25miHolmesburg to Warminster PA
Sat Jul 23Governor's Island Loop12miWTC via ferry and Brooklyn
Sat Aug 6Inner Harbor FreeWalk12-15miBaltimore
Sat Aug 20Wissahickon Weekend: Fairmount22miPhiladephia to Fort Washington PA
Sun Aug 21Wissahickon Weekend: Bucks County22miFort Washington to Doylestown PA
Sat Sep 10Down the Shore: Seaside20miAsbury Park to Seaside Heights NJ
Sun Sep 11Down the Shore: Island Beach18miSeaside Heights NJ
Sat Sep 17Bronx Coast to Coast Walk18miBronx NY
Sat Sep 24The Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 1South Jersey River Walk18miBurlington to Palmyra NJ
Sat Oct 8Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ
Sat Oct 15Bronx River Tibbetts Brook Walk14.5miBronx to White Plains NY
Sat Oct 22Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Oct 29Washington Crossing History Walk20miTrenton to Lambertville NJ
Sat Nov 5FreeWalkers Marathon -- Philadelphia13-26miPhilly to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Nov 12Cooper River Walk15-30miPhilly to Lindenwold NJ
Fri Nov 25Gobble Gobble Hike7miSouth Mountain, Maplewood NJ
Sat Dec 3Winter Hudson River Loop Walk30miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Dec 10Philly Christmas Walk10miLove Park, Philadelphia
Sat Dec 31Battle of Trenton March5-13miWash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ


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Are you crazy? A 50-mile walking event in February? Maybe.
But, you won't know until you try it! 

Join us for our 6th annual reprise of Robert F. Kennedy's 50-Mile walk along the C&O Canal Saturday February 9, 2018 from Great Falls, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. 

On February 9, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy walked from Great Falls, Maryland to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The journey was initialized by his brother, President John F. Kennedy, who had reiterated an earlier 50 mile military walking challenge of President Teddy Roosevelt.

Walking in the Dark on the C&O Canal towpath

Now, we've recreated the same walk at the same place and roughly the same time each year. This event is organized by the FreeWalkers, a social network of long distance walkers, that hosts spectacularly challenging national and international walking events. This event is a special one since it commemorates the significance of the "50-mile hike" started in 1963. If Bobby could do it, can't you?

The event starts this year at the Anglers Inn C&O Parking area across from the Old Anglers Inn, Potomac, Maryland. We pick up the C&O Canal towpath right there. The same flat trail we will continue to Harpers Ferry before crossing the river. This year we will have a hot support station and assistance waiting at the base of the pedestrian bridge over the river. You may choose to take a shuttle ride directly to the Clarion Hotel where we will have our post-event party.

 

Kennedy Group 2018All participants have access to support services including return transportation, food, water, campfires and backup support rides, if needed. There is no separate charges for shuttles back to the start on Saturday night and anyone parking at the Clarion in Harpers Ferry will be able to take a early morning bus to the start at the Old Anglers Inn at no extra cost.

The event centers around and ends at the best hotel in the area - the Clarion Harpers Ferry. We are negotiating lodging at a special rate - registrants will be notified of the offer when it becomes available.

Available Event Tickets:

  • Kennedy Walker Fee (same support for everyone) includes Sat ride to a.m. start or Sat evening return ride Includes maps/guide, drinks, fruit, snacks, lunch, power bars, campfires (where possible), cyclist monitoring, and shuttle service to end (if needed). Food and drinks at Pre-event dinner and end-party (Clarion Hotel, Harpers Ferry). Event t-shirt. Shuttles to start from Harpers Ferry and Saturday night shuttle back to start at no additional cost. 
  • Kennedy Walker Lodging (option) we are currently negotiating a separate lodging package. You will have the opportunity to select optoion this at a later date.

We recommend taking advantage of our Kennedy Walker Lodging option when it becomes available. Or, book your own stay in another hotel near Harpers Ferry.

Lunch stop at Whites Ferry


 

IMPORTANT! NEW 2019 PRICING

In order to favor our past participants and fans and help build a bigger and better event, we are offering a great opportunity to commit early to the event and get great savings. Here's three features of our new pricing policy. 

> Kennedy Walker Fee = There's only one fee but the amount increases as we get closer to the event date, 
(all support included - not including lodging - big discounts for early entry)

  1. Kennedy Walker Fee - (Register 4/1 - 4/30/18) $50 
  2. Kennedy Walker Fee - (Register 5/1 - 7/15/18) $75 (extended 2 weeks!)
  3. Kennedy Walker Fee - (Register 7/15 - 12/31/18) $100
  4. Kennedy Walker Fee - (Register 1/1/19 - 2/9/19) $125

> Walking Teams (New!)

  • Create a team (no extra charge) and get your walkers to join - special prizes for all teams. Compete for the best average team time.

> Refund Guarantee

  • We'll guarantee refunds for all participants up to 30 days before the event date. That means if you are worried about something coming up, lack of training, getting sick or even the weather, we'll refund your fee as long as you notify us at least 30 days before the event.

For more and up to date information please visit the main event website at http://kennedy50.org

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