Kennedy 50 Mile Walk


Feb 28, 2020 at 3:30 AM

Kennedy 50 Mile Walk

Anglers Parking Lot

Potomac MD, 20854


Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $125
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2018


a unique annual reprise of an endurance feat accomplished by Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy in February 1963. At the time, his brother, President, John F. Kennedy, who emphasized physical fitness’ importance, challenged the U.S. military to a 50-mile march. JFK was emulating President Theodore Roosevelt, who issued a similar directive in 1908. JFK made it known that his White House staff should lead this challenge by example. So, his brother, Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, no better prepared than the thousands who would later take up the challenge, was among the first to set the example. Many followed
The FreeWalkers began honoring the feat and the ideals 50 years later by creating the Kennedy 50-Mile Walk, a 1-day walk on the same ground, at approximately the same time of the year. JFK motivated us and RFK inspired us to do more than we thought we could by testing our limits.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 28, 2020

Held on Feb 09, 2019

Event Results

View 2018 Results