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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

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.

How likely is it that you will participate in the 50-Mile Kennedy Walk?

on Sun, 12/28/2014 - 22:51
I will be there to walk 50 miles
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I will be there but less than 50
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Won't be walking wish I could
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Won't be walking, not for me
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I'll be walking somewhere else
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Total votes: 0

My first 100K or the value of training

on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 05:00

by Imants P.

Here's one walker's opinion on walking long distance events, including the 50-Mile Kennedy Walk 2013. Practice and conditioning are the key to a successful outcome, but results may vary...

The first time I heard about the Sierra Club One-Day-Hike (ODH) was in March of 2012 when I bumped into the organizer Mike Darzi on the Northwest Branch trail near Silver Spring, MD. In one minute Mike was able to convince me to try one of the ODH events. With relatively short training on top of my already decent shape I finished the 50K in good time.

Walking 50 Miles: Tucson 1963

on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 22:36

Jim Magner, author of A Haunting Beauty: Vietnam Through the Eyes of an Artist (ahauntingbeauty.com), relives his 1963 experience walking 50 miles in Arizona during the 50-mile Hike craze. HIs  journey, told in 5 parts follows:

 Part One, the stage is set.

It was a Friday night in early February, 1963. My buddies Gene and Richard, and I, along with a couple of other guys who walked the dogs between races at “Greyhound Park,” drove to a canyon 20 miles northeast of Tucson in my 55 Ford convertible.

Log for PK's 38-mile Walk - 2/7/09

on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 02:28

My plan was to take a 50-mile walk following the same path Robert F. Kennedy chose for his historic 50 mile walk in 1963 at this same time that year. I was motivated to see how this hike would have felt for him and also as a way to try and relive my attempt at a 50 mile walk in the summer of 1963. (Click here to learn more about the 50-Mile Hike Phenomenon back then)




According to the news of February 9, 1963, Robert F. Kennedy chose to walk along the banks of the Potomac on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Park in 20 degree weather. He started his walk at 5:00 a.m.