A 50-Mile Walk

Paul Kiczek, a Morristown resident, is among those organizing The Big Walk, a 50-mile trek??from the Metropark Station in Iselin to Penn Station in New York on Sunday, May 23. It is expected to take?17 hours beginning at 5 a.m. and concluding at 10 p.m. The route will go near Liberty State Park and use PATH to get from Exchange Place to World Trade Center, but the final seven miles to Penn Station will again be on foot.

Walkers are invited to join in, even for just part of the route, which will use part of the East Coast Greenway. The event is free. Register at NJ2NY50. Sponsor a walker here.

Why 50 miles? The idea?of 50-mile walks dates back in the 1963 when President Kennedy challenged people?to actively pursue a better, healthier lifestyle. Mr. Kiczek, for one, has tried twice–back in 1963 and last year. He didn’t make it either time but is determined to succeed this time.

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