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Sun Jan 1Hike in South Mt Reservation7 miMilburn NJ
Jan 1 - 15FreeWalkers New Year's Challenge????
Sat Jan 14Delaware Canal Training Loop10-35miTrenton NJ to New Hope PA
Sat Jan 21Union County Olmsted Parks Walk12.5miCranford to Union NJ
Sun Jan 29Training Walk14 miMaplewood to Morristown NJ
Sat Feb 4FreeWalkers Kennedy5050miPotomac MD to Harpers Ferry WV
Sat Feb 18Princeton Loop Tour10 miPrinceton NJ
Sat Mar 4FreeWalking with Stiles23 miTrenton to Wash Crossing NJ
Sat Mar 18Spring Ahead Walk (XNJ)13-40 miTrenton NJ to Princeton/New Brunswick
Sun Mar 26Great Staten Island Loop19 miJersey City NJ via Staten Island
Sat Apr 1Allaire Village Shore Walk18 miManasquan NJ to Allaire
Sat Apr 8Columbia Trail12 miCalifon to High Bridge NJ
Sat Apr 15Great Canal Walk (XNJ)28 miPrinceton to New Brunswick NJ
Sat Apr 22Celebrate Trails Day4-7 miCranford to Kenilworth NJ
Sun Apr 23Roosevelt Island Loop10-14miManhattan to Astoria Queens
Sat Apr 29Sandy Hook Hike16 miHighlands NJ
Tentative schedule for some events. 2023 calendar finalized soon.
Sun May 7Jockey Hollow Morris County Ramble8 miMorristown NJ
Sat May 13Kruimer Walk (XNJ)13 miNew Brunswick to Metropark NJ
Sat May 20The Big Walk 2022 (XNJ)50 miMetroPark NJ to Manhattan
Sat May 27Philly Freedom Tour11-15 miPhiladelphia
Sat Jun 3Hudson River Loop Walk30 miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Jun 10Philly Mural Tour9 miLove Park, Philadelphia
Sat Jun 17Brooklyn: A Place Like No Other12 miManhattan to Brooklyn
Sat Jun 24Lenape34: The Origins Walk34 miMillburn to Newark NJ
Sat Jul 1Croton Aqueduct Hike43 miCroton-on-Hudson NY to Manhattan
Sat Jul 8Montauk Lighthouse Walk15 miMontuak, Long Island
Sat Jul 15Lawrenceville Hopewell12-32miTrenton to Lawrenceville NJ
Sat Jul 29Wissahickon Trolley Trek20 miChestnut Hill PA to Philly
Sat Aug 5Croton Dam Loop: The Hard Way14 miOssining NY
Sat Aug 12FreeWalkers Getaway:Bucks County History23-28 miTrenton NJ to Warminster PA
Sun Aug 13FreeWalkers Getaway:Pennypack Trail16-23 miWarminster to Holmesburg PA
Sat Aug 19Greenbelt Walk: Staten Island (XNJ)23-26 miElizabeth NJ to Manhattan
Sat Aug 26Long Haul: Schuylkill Trail40-62 miReading to Philadelphia PA
Sat Sep 9Down the Shore: Wildwood16 miWildwood to Sea Isle City NJ
Sun Sep 10Down the Shore: Ocean City13 miSea Isle City to Ocean City NJ
Sat Sep 16South Jersey River Walk18 miBurlington to Palmyra NJ
Sat Sep 23Endless Summer Walk30 miMatawan to Asbury Park NJ
Sat Sep 30Bronx Coast to Coast Walk18 miBronx NY
Sun Oct 8Following Franklin's Footsteps3-16 miBordentown to Burlington NJ, Philadelphia
Sat Oct 14Bristol Stomp!18 miBristol PA to Trenton NJ
Sat Oct 21Jockey Hollow Morris County Ramble8 miMorristown NJ
Sat Oct 28Bronx River Tibbetts Brook Walk14.5 miBronx to White Plains NY
Sat Nov 4FreeWalkers Marathon -- Philadelphia13-26 miPhilly to Chestnut Hill PA
Sat Nov 11Brandywine15 miWilmington to Brandywine DE
Sat Nov 18WawaWalk14 miSwarthmore to Wawa PA
Fri Nov 24Gobble Gobble Hike7 miSouth Mountain, Maplewood NJ
Sat Dec 2Winter Hudson River Loop Walk30 miJersey City via GWB and Manhattan
Sat Dec 9Philly Christmas Walk10 miLove Park, Philadelphia
Sat Dec 30Battle of Trenton4-12 miWash Crossing PA to Trenton NJ

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A virtual and/or in-person event to total 50 miles, more or less!! You DECIDE

About this event

Last year we built a world-wide community of walkers, so in the spirit of extending our reach we're renaming it The Kennedy50 Community Walk and invite you to participate wherever you are.

Whether you walk on your own or join us in person, be a part of a community of walkers that will motivate you to walk more miles than you might otherwise do. If you enjoyed last year's event, please share this link with others to join in this year.

Registrants will receive start locations, times and further details of five different live walks scheduled in NJ, PA and DE.

As a thank you for your support you will receive a commemorative FreeWalkers gift.

Our first ZOOM meeting is open to all, friends, family and more - so save the date.

Register on Eventbrite here.


  • Wed Feb 9: Pre-Event Zoom Meeting
  • Sat Feb 12: East Coast Greenway, Wilmington and New Castle, DE 18 miles
  • Sun Feb 13: Columbia Trail, Hunterdon County, NJ 12 miles
  • Sat Feb 19: Watchung Reservation, Union County, 10 miles
  • Sat Feb 19: Schuylkill River Trail, Philly and Montgomery County, PA, 5 to 22 miles
  • Sun Feb 20: South Mountain Reservation, Essex County 15 miles
  • Mon Feb 21: Post-event Zoom Celebration

Since February of 2013, FreeWalkers has presented its annual 50-mile walking event to honor the grit of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the vision of his brother, President John F. Kennedy.

Challenge yourself. Once your walk is completed, share your mileage in any way you choose. This walk is over a 10+ day period, so more people can participate. Do as much as you can each day and aim for 50 miles in 10 days.

Register on Eventbrite here.

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