the Great Saunter

Hey all,

The Great Saunter is a walk around the circumference of Manhattan in one day: 32 miles, starting and ending in the financial district. I did it a few years ago and it was fun; I'm going to do it again this year. This will probably not be a 100% Chinese activity but I suspect at least a few people here will be interested in participating so I am posting it anyway. It's organized by a group called Shorewalkers who have a group here on Meetup and organize other walks around the city and nearby for those who like that sort of thing. This particular walk is an annual event of theirs.

They ask $15 to register. I'm not affiliated with them and I get no money or anything from that, it's just the cost for participating. If you're interested, sign up here:

RSVP to the event here too and if people are interested, we can arrange to meet that morning (Saturday, May 3rd) and walk together. You get to see a lot of interesting parts of the city you probably won't visit otherwise. The second half is challenging but worthwhile. A lot of people don't finish but it is fun to do as much as you can. Hope to see some of you there,


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  • Dan

    So this is coming up! I will be at least slightly surprised if all of you show up, but I hope I am wrong. If you haven't signed up, you probably should do that. Although you could theoretically walk without signing up, it's nice to support the organization. Registration is at 7am at the Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl St and at 7:30am sharp we start walking! Do not be late if you want to walk together, or be prepared to walk fast to catch up! My advice is to bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle, plenty of snacks, and a sandwich or something for lunch. We do walk past a bunch of stores at various points where you can buy drinks and other things, but not for the first ten miles or more, so bring what you need. If you are definitely coming, send me a message and let me know and I will give you my number so we can connect. Hope to see some of you there!

    April 27

  • Amy T.

    I signed up. I'm not confident I'll make it the entire distance but I'm excited to give it my best try.

    April 27

  • Richard

    I recently did most of it by bike and I could not imagine walking the entire circumference. The views along the water on the East River are quite interesting.

    April 22

  • Dan

    So who here is a) actually coming b) has actually registered?

    April 18

    • Dan

      Not really, you will just have to be surprised by how far 32 miles is. I will write an email with some thoughts to the group before the big day!

      April 18

    • Huan w

      Sounds really far, but still wanna give it a try. How many hours it takes?

      April 18

  • Francescopaolo

    Yes to both a) and b)!!! Any training tips?

    1 · April 18

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