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Press Release - 100 Walkers to Relive the Kennedy 50-Mile Hike

on Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:54

POTOMAC, MD – At 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, a group of hearty long distance hikers known as FreeWalkers plan to travel 50 miles by foot in one day. They will walk from Old Anglers Inn in Potomac, Maryland to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, along the banks of the Potomac River on the C&O Canal Towpath.  This event will mark the 5th annual Kennedy 50-Mile Walk, famous for re-creating a very long, one-day event that moved the nation 55 years ago.

Among those who plan on walking the walk are Kerry Kennedy Townsend, granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Matthew Algeo, author of “

Starting and Finishing

on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 17:10

Official Beginning: The 50-Mile Kennedy Walk begins at the C&O Canal Parking lot @ Anglers Inn, 10790 MacArthur Blvd​, Potomac, MD (across from the Anglers Inn). Reports at the time showed Robert F. Kennedy beginning at the Anglers Inn. You can park here or get dropped off. Permit slip for each car may be required We will fill you in on the details. Plan on arriving at 3:30 for briefing, handouts, and registration. We expect to begin walking at 4:00 a.m.

Other Beginning or Ending Points: Because the walk takes place on the C&O towpath there are limited points of access.