PLAN TO TRAIN OVER THE SPRING AND SUMMER FOR THIS EARLY AUGUST EVENT An email was sent out to announce the dates and route of the upcoming 4thEPIC EverWalk. It will start in White Rock, BC Canada and end in the USA on Puget Sound, at Seattle WA.
The announcement also indicated the dates, Sunday August 5 through 11, 2018. It seems there have been quite a few inquiries, so this route may prove to be a very popular. This fact combined with news that registration will be capped at 150 participants, means early registration will likely be necessary.
The EverWalk website hasn’t yet posted a registration page. Frequent checking will help hopeful walkers sign up soon after registration opens. As has been the custom in previous EPICS, One-day, Half-day, and Multiple half day entry spaces will be available, the email promises.
I’m a bit disappointed as these days are already taken up with another event, so I have no chance of walking. Maybe I would not have joined up anyway, but the location and days seem perfect.
Curious about the starting point? Here’s some information. According to a Wikipedia entry, White Rock is a city in British Columbia, south of and part of the metropolitan Vancouver area, which borders Semiahmoo Bay. It has a moderate climate year-round, with a temperature that is often 2-3 degrees higher than nearby Vancouver. Being a bit of a distance away from the Coast Mountains, it experiences less fog and rains and receives roughly 20% more sunshine than the larger city to its north. In July-August the mean daily temperature is about 63 degrees Fahrenheit, 17 degrees Celsius.
The nearby border crossing into the US, at Blaine Washington on the southern side and Surrey BC on the Canadian north side, is marked by the Peace Arch. It was erected in 1920 to honor the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the US.
The exact route of the EPIC EverWalk has not been revealed, but possibly it will take participants to this historic site. The international border, the nearby waters of the pacific coast, and moderate weather conditions promise to make this journey memorable and rewarding.
There are roughly three months to train for this walk. Best to make plans and get going if you do wish to register. It’s exciting to see that Diana and Bonnie have continued with their quest to make this organization the “biggest walking initiative in America.”
As posted on the website they urge, “Find the EPIC within in you. Discover who you want to be, what you want to do, as you walk the curvature of the Earth!
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The Peace Arch is a monument situated near the westernmost point of the Canada–United States border in the contiguous United States, between the communities of Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. By Arnold C (User:Buchanan-Hermit) - Own work, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1107740
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