October 1 – 16, 2022
Oct 1 – 16, 2022
Walk 32 Miles. Anywhere In The World. Over 16 Days.
Walk 32 miles. Anywhere in the world. Over 16 days.
The Great Saunter Fall Challenge offers you the chance to test your mettle by walking 32 miles over the course of 16 days in October as part of a worldwide community of saunterers. Since we launched the annual event (originally called the Virtual Great Saunter) in 2020, more than 2,000 participants have laced up their shoes and joined in.
Walk the Great Saunter Fall Challenge along any sidewalk, shoreline, track, or trail anywhere in the world. Walk on your own or with friends or family. Just like on our iconic Great Saunter, you’ll cover 32 miles, but at your own pace – all in one day or spread out over the 16 days. Whichever path and pace you choose, you’ll have met the Challenge.
Great Saunter Fall Challenge Tips:
Great Saunter Fall Challenge registrants can hike whatever route they choose – in one’s hometown anywhere around the globe or throughout New York City, even tackling the actual Great Saunter route.
Tally up your 32 miles during the 16-day window: complete your walk in one day or cover a few miles a day to go the distance!
Once you reach 32 miles, download your 2022 Great Saunter Fall Challenge Certificate from the link provided!
Frequently Asked Questions
Instead of traveling to NYC and walking 32-miles together, the Great Saunter Fall Challenge invites people to walk the same 32-miles where you live over a 16-day period. You can complete the Challenge in one day or spread it over multiple days.
Prior to the event, we will email you a link for a printable walk bib that you can customize with a number or name. At the close of the event, we’ll ship you a drawstring sportpack with the Great Saunter Fall Challenge logo – whether you’ve completed the entire 32-miles or not. After you’ve completed your 32 miles, print out the finisher certificate celebrating your participation in this event!
The Great Saunter Fall Challenge will be held between October 1 and October 16, 2022 — a great time of year to be out walking, no matter WHERE on the planet you live.
Not at all. You can fit the Great Saunter Fall Challenge into your schedule. If you want to split the 32-miles into two days, four days or even 16 days, it’s completely up to you!
To foster community and share accomplishments, we encourage participants to post their Great Saunter Fall Challenge hikes during the Oct 1-16 window using the hashtag #saunterchallenge, tagging @shorewalkers on Facebook, Shorewalkers_NY on Instagram, and @ShorewalkersNY on Twitter and when doing so, tell us where you walked!
As this is not a race, we abide by the honor system – you do not need to email proof that you completed the 32 miles. Tally your miles in whatever fashion is easiest for you – via an app or with pen & paper. You will receive an email with a link to download your finisher certificate. If you do NOT receive this email, simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send a link for the download your way!
We mail packets all around the globe! We use USPS International First-Class service with tracking. We’ll mail your packet with the drawstring sportpack at the close of the event whether you’ve completed the 32-miles or not. The printable walk bib and finisher certificate can be downloaded via links which will be emailed to all registrants.
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