FreeWalkers 10th Birthday Walk

Sat May 23, 2020

Social Distance Walk


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This May 23rd, it will have been exactly ten years since FreeWalkers founder Paul Kiczek got us all walking, with the first official FreeWalk, the Big Walk from Metropark to Manhattan. Sixty-one pioneers took on the challenge, with seven tired finishers completing the course, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Join us in motion this May 23rd as we celebrate the grand legacy of Paul's bold idea and the undying spirit of our walkers.



All other scheduled walks are postponed through June 1st and until further notice, based on the guidance regarding the coronavirus from the CDC, the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and numerous local officials. We look forward to being able to walk with you again soon.




Importable 2020 event calendar

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DATEWALKMILESLOCATION
Sat Jan 4D&R Warm-Up Walk30miNew Brunswick to Millstone, back
Sun Jan 19TRAINing Walk16miMorristown to Maplewood NJ
Sat Feb 8Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV
Sat Feb 29Princeton Leap12miPrinceton NJ
Sat Mar 21Spring Ahead Walk13miTrenton to Princeton NJ (ECG)
Sat Apr 4Long Island Traverse20miCold Spring Harbor - Massapequa NY
Sun Apr 5Cape Henlopen Delaware9miLewes DE and Cape Henlopen
Sat Apr 11Roosevelt Island Astoria Walk12miManhattan to Astoria, Queens NY
Sat Apr 18Great Canal Walk28-40Princeton/Trenton to New Brunswick
Sat Apr 25Between Walk13miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 9Duke Farms Loop28-33New Brunswick NJ (ECG)
Sat May 16Big Walk 10th anniversary50miMetropark NJ to NYC (ECG)
Sat May 23Philly Freedom Tour15miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 6Hudson Loop Walk30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Jun 13Roebling Ramble12miRoebling NJ to Trenton NJ
Sat Jun 20Cresheim Wissahickon Hike12miChestnut Hill PA
Sun Jun 28Great Staten Island Loop16miJersey City NJ to NYC
Sat Jul 4Walk Fourth8miCenter City Philadelphia
Sat Jul 18Grounds For Sculpture Walk16miPrinceton Jct to Hamilton NJ
Sat Jul 25Schuylkill Banks Walk15miPhiladelphia to Tinicum PA (ECG)
Sat Aug 1Columbia Trail Moonlight Hike12miHigh Bridge to Califon NJ
Sat Aug 8Penn to Penn Walk (NJ2NY50)20miNewark Penn to NYC Penn Station
Sat Aug 22Pennypack Trail20-27Holmesburg to Ft Washington PA
Sun Aug 23Wissahickon Trail20miFt Washington to Phila PA
Sat Aug 29Lawrenceville Hopewell Trail10-30Trenton to Lawrenceville NJ (ECG)
Sat Sep 5Long Haul on the Delaware19-62Trenton NJ, Delaware River
Sat Sep 12Down The Shore16miCape May to Wildwood NJ
Sat Sep 26Endless Summer Walk30miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Oct 3Bronx Coast to Coast18miHudson River to Long Island Sound
Sat Oct 10Bristol Stomp!18miBristol PA to Trenton NJ (ECG)
Mon Oct 12Lenape34: The Origins Walk34miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Oct 17Sweetest Walk on Earth22miHarrisburg to Hershey PA
Sat Oct 24FreeWalkers Marathon26/13Philadelphia to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Oct 31Haunted Halloween Hike10miTarrytown, Sleepy Hollow NY
Sun Nov 1Stroll & Roll Walk2-4miEcho Lake Park, Mountainside NJ
Sat Nov 7Cooper River Walk15-30Philly to Lindenwold, NJ
Fri Nov 27Gobble Gobble Walk8miSouth Mountain, Millburn NJ
Sat Dec 5Winter Hudson Loop30miJersey City to GWB to WTC (ECG)
Sat Dec 12Philly Christmas10miPhiladelphia
Sat Dec 26Battle of Trenton5-13Wash 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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