Walk Across New Jersey on the East Coast Greenway in 2014
The Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge has opened for the new year in 2014. The same rules apply as in prior years.
The long distance walking group called the FreeWalkers (freewalkers.org) is partnering with the East Coast Greenway Alliance (greenway.org) to invite the public to strive for a new personal goal for the new year in a program called the Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge. The program is free and challenges individuals to walk 100 miles across the entire state – from Trenton to New York City by the end of the year – along the East Coast Greenway.
The Cross-Jersey Walking Challenge will follow the East Coast Greenway’s entire New Jersey trail (plus some extensions, including a Manhattan walk) which represents about 100 miles out of its 3,000 miles length along the Eastern U.S. from Maine to Key West. Walkers who wish to participate enter and track their progress at the website (crossjerseywalk.org) throughout the year.
While walkers may choose to walk the distance at any time on their own, the FreeWalkers have scheduled three free organized walks that in total cover the entire 100 mile stretch of the ECG:
- April 5, 2014 – “Great Canal Walk” Trenton to New Brunswick - TR2NB40.org (you may also walk 12 of these miles at the Spring Ahead Walk 3/23/14)
- April 19, 2014 - New Brunswick to Metropark - beTweenwalk.org
- May 10, 2014 – “The Big Walk” - Metropark to Penn Sta. NYC - NJ2NY50.org
Mass transportation and carpooling is encouraged for the walks which happen to be mostly in proximity of the Northeast Corridor and other rail lines for easy connections. Busses and light rail can also be used for participants from various areas.
For more information on the program or related events contact Paul Kiczek, FreeWalkers, firstname.lastname@example.org.