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Transportation Support

on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 21:53

Due to the distance and complications of this event we offer some transportation service to help our pariticipants. Note that some services provided in the past may have been changed or discontinued.

Friday Transportation Service

Our van will run a pick up at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.(by request) from Bethesda Metro to Lockhouse #10 and #6 for anyone registered for the Travel Packages One and Two where they will be staying overnight at our canalhouses. 

Getting to the Start - Anglers Inn (C&O parking lot), Potomac MD

Saturday at 3:00 a.m, a car or a van will pick up participants from lockhouses 6

Support Details for 2017

on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 05:00

Ticket packages for Kennedy50 2017

We will provide supplies, portage, relief rides (if needed), t-shirt and final celebration party at end. Support & registration fee to be paid online or at the start but is included in the Travel One and Travel Two packages. Limitations to the number of participants may apply so be sure to register sooner than later. Support service is requried if you want to utilize any part of our support. While FreeWalkers always tries to provide a free option for events, we feel participation in this particular event  requires extraoridnary support due to the harsh and

Review of 2015 Support & New for 2017

on Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:06

After reviewing the post-event survey (February 2015) it appeared that the level of support was lacking for many, but not all walkers.

The essential problem was a lack of coordination of the support staff as to where and when to be present. Also, support staff did not appear to know enough about the event and where to go. A support member on a bike in touch with the team would help, especially in the later stages. 

Some of the issues are chronic problems for a long free-style walk where the distance between walkers grows and it gets harder to cover everyone.