EVERWALK’S 2nd EPIC EXPERIENCE: NEW ENGLAND, SEPTEMBER 2017; TRAINING STARTS SOON. Walkers and runners who are interested in switching things up and taking on an epic adventure should check out this organized, supported activity. It will start on September 10 in Boston MA and end September 16, at Cape Elizabeth ME. The total distance to be covered is reported as 150 miles.
There are several plan options for walker participation:
- Virtual (can walk any of the following plans)
- 5 Mile First-Leg
- 10 Mile Half-Trip
- Full 20 Mile Day Trip
- EPIC and Multi-Day Back-to-Back 20 Mile Trip
The training appears to range from 11-12 weeks in duration prior to the start day. Counting back from September 10 indicates the Monday to begin training will be June 19 or June 26, depending on the plan.
The cost of the EPIC plan, that provides meals and lodging, appears to be $395. Travel expenses to and from the start- and end-points are likely the responsibility of individual participants. Water (bring your own container) and snacks are provided on each day. These and many, many other details are covered on the “Participant Training Guide”.
EVEN IF YOU DON-T PLAN TO PARTICIPATE, READ ON!
There are 4 training plans to help walkers prepare for each type of participation. SAVE this information for later use, or for other events. It is not easy to find such training plans.
The guide recommends stretching exercises. Those of you familiar with Earned Runs will know that working on increasing mobility, improving balance, and building strength will help you make it through training and the event without injury. As usual, go to the RESOURCES page for links to routines.
Runners might consider EW: New England a chance to challenge themselves in an out-of-the–ordinary activity which is not easily arranged by individuals, and an experience more adventurous than the usual kilometer-measured single day event.
The inaugural EverWalk was in 2016 Los Angeles to San Diego. There are multiple future events in other locations planned for 2018-2022.
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