ROUGHLY 4 MONTHS AFTER THE 2ND EPIC WALK, the leaders and founders of Everwalk appear to be re-energized in 2018 and have some new events in the works. A newsletter email informed me that, following the September 2017 Epic Walk New England, EverWalk is busy planning 3rd and 4th Epic Walks. Possibly from Vancouver to Seattle, and Philadelphia to New York City, that will cover “140-150 total miles”, over 7 days.
There’s also an announcement of the upcoming formation of a 110.86mile Club. The short blurb indicates walkers will be rewarded each time they cover this distance in one month. The significance of this mile number was not revealed, but since the website is re-launching in April, look for more information then.
Another event that might make a walking adventure available to many, many walkers across the country is 2022: The Yearlong Epic. The website explains that the “plan in 2022 is for Diana and Bonnie to lead a 20-mile EverWalk in all 50 states, every Saturday a different state. 50 walks in 50 weeks. There is much to organize before 2022. Stay tuned.”
These are events which families and friends can anticipate and then participate! Now is the time to at least consider becoming involved. Do you remember the Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017?
Were you scrambling to find protective eyewear to make safe viewing possible? Did you regret not making plans to travel to the “path of totality”?
Epic Walks are not even close to representing the same level of life-changing experience. But lessons learned about advance preparation for last summer’s total eclipse might serve to motivate planning for future movements that could generate regret for not joining. Once excitement peaks, the opportunity to participate is greatly diminished.
The Summer Olympics in Los Angeles 2028 is certainly in the category of lifetime dream experiences! In Paris in 2024, in Tokyo in 2020, and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
It’s winter, and the blahs can catch up to us. Take a bit of time now to dream about these fun future events and who might participate with you. Epic Walks are to be planned in various other cities in upcoming years. It’s best to sign up for alerts now to stay informed, if the scope of such undertakings appeals to you.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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