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The Endless Summer Walk 2018
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-endless-summer-walk-2018-tickets-46943834272 Don't you wish summer would never end? The FreeWalkers know that feeling well and we aim to push the boundaries of the season each year. This year we are declaring September 22 to be our last summer day - and one that is sure to be a great one for a final summer-like walk. Endless Summer Logo This is our eighth annual Endless Summer Walk which is a unique long distance event along the interesting and beautiful New Jersey coast. We start at the Aberdeen/Matawan train station near Keyport in the bay area and work out way east to Sandy Hook then south along the ocean all the way down to Asbury Park for a total of 30 miles - all in one day. Great trails, beautiful views and a great ending in quirky and exciting Asbury Park. This makes for an easy ending as we take the train in Asbury back to Matawan to complete the day. Group Shot 2016 Endless Summer Walk It's Bay Shore to Ocean shore - Shore to Please. This year we are again supporting the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission with donations, a non-profit that helps the homeless and the down-and-out in the shore area. They are enthusiastic supporters of the FreeWalkers and love what we are doing and we hope to help them help others. Bayshore estuary NOTE: There will be no EMS support tent this year in Long Branch. We are expected to be ending at the popular and extremely excentric Johnny Mac's in Asbury Park, right across from the train station. It's a local very casual bar and favorite for years. Here's one review on it: Love this bar!! Anytime I come to Asbury, we have to stop in to grab a drink. The atmosphere is awesome and with every drink you get, you also get a ticket for a free personal Pizza! They also have amazing quotes and random artifacts everywhere which helps with the awesome atmosphere. Johnny Mac's Bar Be sure to check out the our event http://endlesssummerwalk.org for the complete and updated information and plan for the day.

Aberdeen-Matawan Train Station

Main St. & Atlantic Ave. · Matawan, NJ

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FreeWalkers.org is a social network dedicated to exploring life on foot. We encourage everyone to walk but are most known for our longer distance walking events. Our group membership is free and open to everyone and most events are free too. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues.

We are an IRS-approved 501(c)3 non-profit. We appreciate your tax-free donations to us which helps us create low-cost interesting and challenging walks open to everyone.

Started in 2010, we now have over 2,000 members and organize dozens of walks each year throughout the Northeast and overseas. We do encourage joining ( 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?

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 and/or adventure?

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

Do you ever wish you could get out of your car and see 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?

Are you looking for an alternative exercise routine that's both easy on the body and builds endurance?

If you agree with even a few of the above questions you might want to join us for one of our many events. Each event is carefully planned, uses mass transportation where possible for entry/exit points, has scheduled stops along the way, costs nothing, and recognizes the importance of each individual's effort regardless of how many miles they accomplish.

Whether you are a participant, sponsor or partner we welcome you to the FreeWalkers and look forward to walking with you. Walk the Walk! It's good for you, good for us and good for the greater community.

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