Virtual Great Saunter2021-07-20T00:51:58+00:00
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October 1 – 17, 2021

Oct 1 – 17, 2021

Walk 32 Miles. Anywhere In The World. Over 17 Days.

Walk 32 Miles.
Anywhere In The World.
Over 17 Days.

Back by popular demand, the Virtual Great Saunter will now be an annual Shorewalkers’ event.  From October 1-17, 2021, walk
32 miles in any number of segments or all in one day, as is done for the Great Saunter, circumnavigating the island of Manhattan.

Walk the Virtual Great Saunter in your hometown or along any shoreline, exploring newly rehabilitated neighborhoods and trails. Walk on your own, with friends and family – OR if you are in the New York metropolitan area, with fellow Shorewalkers on one of the many Saunter hikes offered during this period on our Members Only Meet Up page.

Registration Opens August 2nd

Registrants receive a walk bib, knit cap with Virtual Great Saunter logo and finisher’s certificate.

Virtual Great Saunter Tips:

 

 

 

Virtual Great Saunter 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.

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Tally your 32 miles up during the 17-day window: complete your walk in one day or cover a few miles a day to go the distance!

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Track your miles using a free tracking app such as Strava where Shorewalkers has a page to virtually connect with other walkers, or just track on your phone.

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

Once you reach 32 miles, download your 2021 Virtual Great Saunter Certificate from the Shorewalkers website!

Virtual Great Saunter 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.

virtual great saunter 1

Tally your 32 miles up during the 17-day window: complete your walk in one day or cover a few miles a day to go the distance!

virtual great saunter 2

Track your miles using a free tracking app such as Strava where Shorewalkers has a page to virtually connect with other walkers, or just track on your phone.

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

Once you reach 32 miles, download your 2021 Virtual Great Saunter Certificate from the Shorewalkers website!

Frequently Asked Questions

How are you making the Great Saunter “virtual”?2021-05-29T18:52:24+00:00

Instead of traveling to NYC and walking together at the same time, the Virtual Great Saunter invites people to walk in a safe, socially-distanced environment where you live over a 17-day period.

What do we get for signing up for the Virtual Great Saunter?2021-07-08T16:00:23+00:00

In mid-September, we will be mailing you an official walk bib with your individual number, along with a knit cap with the Virtual Great Saunter logo (supplies limited to the first 1,500 participants). After you’ve completed your 32 miles, print out the finisher’s certificate celebrating your participation in this event!

When is the Virtual Great Saunter?2021-03-21T14:01:32+00:00

The Virtual Great Saunter will be held between October 1 and October 17, 2021– a great time of year to be out walking, no matter WHERE on the planet you live.

Are there any limitations about when I walk?2021-03-21T14:01:27+00:00

Not at all. You can fit the Virtual Great Saunter into your schedule. If you want to split the 32-miles into two days, four days or even 17 days, it’s completely up to you!

How do I post photos to social media as I’m Sauntering?2021-03-21T16:31:27+00:00

To foster community and share accomplishments, we encourage participants to post their Virtual Great Saunter hikes during the Oct 1-17 window using the hashtag #virtualgreatsaunter, tagging @shorewalkers on Facebook, Shorewalkers_NY on Instagram, and @ShorewalkersNY on Twitter and when doing so, tell us where you walked!

How do I submit my proof of miles to get my certificate?2021-05-29T18:55:05+00:00

As this is not a race, we abide by the honor system. Tally your miles in whatever fashion is easiest for you and on October 17th, you will receive an email with a link to download your Finisher’s Certificate. If you do NOT receive this email, simply contact us at greatsaunter@gmail.com and we’ll send a link for the download your way!

Do you mail packets outside the US?2021-07-14T20:21:07+00:00

We mail packets all around the globe! We use USPS International First-Class service with tracking. If you do not receive your packet in time for the event start on October 1, email us at greatsaunter@gmail.com and we’ll email you a printable pdf of the walk bib to get started.

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