The Great Saunter, Shorewalkers epic urban hike, is a 32-mile physical and mental challenge that will let you see New York as you’ve never seen it before! Discover hidden parks, remote shorelines and neighborhoods you rarely visit along the ever-changing perimeter of Manhattan.

What is the route?

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We walk around the shoreline of Manhattan - up the west side and down the east side - staying as close to the waterfront as possible. This is an interactive map of the route, which you can use to navigate. Here’s how to use the map: ● On your mobile ...

Are there giveaways?

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Registrants receive a Great Saunter cap and commemorative map and button, as well as water and snacks along the route, all while supplies last.

Will water and snacks be provided?

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Some snacks and water are provided along the route (while supplies last), but we recommend bringing your own snacks and lunch as well as a water bottle to refill at water fountains in parks and playgrounds.

How should I train?

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Consult your physician if you have any concerns about completing a long-distance walk. To train, we recommend building your endurance by walking regularly, and increasing your distance over time. It may be helpful to find a training program (search “how to train for long-distance walking”). Tracking your miles can also ...

Is it better to wear sneakers or hiking boots?

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Given the paved surfaces and the long distance (you may take more than 64,000 steps to complete the Saunter), lighter shoes, like running or trail shoes, may be better than hiking boots. We recommend that you test your shoes during your training and go with those that are most comfortable ...

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