What we're about

FreeWalkers.org is a non-profit social network of individuals interested in participating in long-distance walking events in the Mid-Atlantic region. Membership is free and open to everyone. We support each member's effort to reach their own goals of fitness and enjoyment as we walk together, explore our surroundings, and promote pro-pedestrian interests.

FreeWalkers has over a two thousand members and hosts about three dozen long-distance walking events each year in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, as well as yearly events in Maryland, Delaware, New England and overseas. Most walks are supported by mass transit for easy access and return, and are between ten and fifty miles in length. Some walks are longer multi-day or shorter distance events.

Walkers are free to move at their own pace and distance. It is not necessary for a walk to be completed or timed, only enjoyed. Our walks expose members to countless locations of scenic beauty, historic importance, and pedestrian convenience, all with the benefit of social support, event organization and the opportunity to engage with interesting fellow walkers.

We are an IRS-approved 501(c)3 non-profit and your tax-free donations help us create free and low-cost walks that are interesting, challenging and open to everyone. We do encourage joining (http://freewalkers.org (http://freewalkers.org/)) and actively supporting our partners and sponsors who help make these events possible.

Why you might like to join the FreeWalkers:

• Did you ever wonder how far you could walk?

• Do you like to walk with others but at your own pace?

• Would you like to know more about the places you walk?

• Are you more interested in accomplishing personal goals than winning a race?

• Are you the type of person who can't pass up an interesting challenge or adventure?

• Have you ever longed to get out of your car and experience what a community is really like?

• Do you believe you spend nearly as many calories walking as running but over a longer period of time?

• Are you looking for a sport where social interaction is possible?

• Do you wish to embrace an exercise habit that is both easy on the body and builds endurance?

We look forward to seeing you at our next event. Walk the Walk! It's good for you, good for us and good for the greater community.

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The TRAINing Walk (Morristown to Maplewood 14-mile walk and party)

The TRAINing Walk: Morristown to Maplewood NYC Train arrives in Morristown at 8:28. Walk two blocks to Panera's in the shopping center. Ring in 2019 with FreeWalkers by taking on this 14-mile walk (or less) through the historic towns of Morristown, Madison, Chatham, Summit, Short Hills, Millburn and Maplewood, finishing this year at St James's Gate in Maplewood. This walk is perfect for seasoned FreeWalkers, newbies and even families with children and strollers as well. The 14-mile route follows the Midtown Direct rail line and gives walkers the option to walk as little or as much as they choose. FreeWalker events are supportive, relaxing and not competitive. If you’ve never walked with us, this is a perfect walk to start with. 8:45 AM Meetup, kickoff, breakfast before Panera Bread, 66 Morris Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 ~10:15 AM Rest stop: coffee, snacks, bathrooms Madison Honda, 280 Main St, Madison NJ 2:30 PM until ?: FreeWalkers Annual PARTY St. James Gate Publick House: 167 Maplewood Ave, NJ. Join us when you can. You can do as little or as much as you choose and hop on a train along the way. Train stations are about 2-3 miles apart in each town, so you can hop on if you choose. NJ TRANSIT Midtown Direct runs once an hour in both directions at various times, so check the schedule ahead of time. Get your ticket prior to boarding the train or there's a $5 fee: except for seniors 62 and up who ride for 1/2 price and no extra fee. Remember Uber and Lyft as well if needed. If you’d like to do a piece of the walk and need help figuring out how and where to meet up with us – just ask. Thanks again to Madison Honda at 280 Main St., who are welcoming us to stop in for complimentary coffee, snacks and restrooms. There are other stops along the route as well to warm up and use restrooms. Morristown to... Madison: 4 miles Chatham: 6 miles Summit: 9 miles Short Hills: 11 miles Millburn: 12 miles Maplewood: 14 miles

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