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
  • Nov 29, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location: South Mountain Reservation Essex County Dog Park Essex County Dog Park Maplewood, NJ
  • Categories: Short distance (<10 miles)
  • Latest Activity: Nov 22, 2019

Trail hike for 4-5 miles. Finish time will depend on the pace of the group. Estimate is 3 hours.

Highlights will include the Fairy Trail and Hemlock Falls.

Directions: Enter South Mt Reservation from South Orange Ave onto Crest Drive (from either east or west). Drive straight to where the road ends.Turn right onto Bear Lane. Park near the gazebo and look for the FreeWalkers banner.

For safety and comfort:

Dress for warmth (layers suggested)
Hiking shoes/boots. Trails may be muddy and rocky in some areas.
Hiking poles (If you don't have them, there will be SOME to borrow.)
Water and light snack for quick energy.

Children welcome with parent/guardians.NO strollers, bicycles, or other wheels, please.

DOGS welcome but must REMAIN on LEASH. It's the LAW. If your pup is used to running free, this may not be the event for him/her.

Leader: Risa Olinsky, Contact info: risafitness@hotmail.com Mobile: 201-618-5582. There will be two shorter options, but you are responbile for getting back on your own or arranging a ride for yourself.

Option ONE: Walk with us to Washington Rock and turn around

Option TWO: Hike 1.5 miles or so to the Fairy Trail entrance where you can be pick up by family or friend, or you can hop a train as well. This is in Millburn.

Register for FREE on Eventbrite HERE.

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