IML Walking Association Event

US FreedomWalk Festival

Details

Place: U.S.A., Arlington, Virginia and Washington, DC
Date:October
Website:Link

Registration

  • by internet www.Active.com, to pre-register for this event
  • by mail
  • in person at the starting location Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in Arlington (Virginia) beginning 1200 on Friday.

Fees

$15 to $32 USD based on the number of days walked

Routes

KM Starting time Starting place Finishing time Finishing place
Saturday US FreedomWalk ± 44 km 07.00 am to 07.30 am Holiday Inn Rosslyn 05.00 pm Start
± 21 km 09.00 am opening Holiday Inn Rosslyn 05.00 pm Start
Sunday US FreedomWalk ± 32 km 07.30 am to 09.00 am Holiday Inn Rosslyn 04.00 pm Start
± 21 km 08.00 am to 11:00 am Holiday Inn Rosslyn 04.00 pm Start

Track and weather conditions

 

 

 

Description of the tracks (road, landscape) On Friday, experience Arlington Virginia hospitality with a Welcome Walk west of the Potomac River. To include Arlington National Cemetery.  Friday's trails are 5 and 10 km long (3 / 6 miles). Arlington was recognized as a Gold-level Walk Friendly Community in 2011, the inaugural year of the Walk Friendly Communities program, Arlington was re-designated at the Gold Level for a second five-year term in 2016.
Saturday's 6/12/21/44 km ( 3 / 6 / 12 / 27 mile) walks go by the memorials, the National Mall, the Tidal Basin, all three branches of the federal government and Arlington Cemetery. The 44 km ultra marathon travels around some of the best trails in Arlington after visiting the downtown DC and memorials to include the Pentagon. The trails are all paved sidewalks and park paths.
Sunday's 6/12/21/32 km ( 3 / 6 / 12 / 18 mile) walks to the National Parks depending on the distance selected by the participants. The trail is paved sidewalk, paved path, and dirt paths in the National Park.
All trails are primarily on sidewalks with occasional natural surfaces and may be difficult for strollers and wheelchairs due to local differences in accessibility. Alternate routes are available on some trails.
Entertainment
Every year an embassy of an IML country is a co-host. In 2008 we have six to let you "walk to all seven continents and back in one day!"  There is an international mixer on Friday evening and an International dinner is served on Saturday evening of the event.
Weather
Mostly sunny with temperatures in 70's to 80's (degree F). The autumn leaves will be near their peak colors of oranges, reds, and golds.

Souvenir - award

Everyone walks the for "Arlington FreedomWalk Medal" and certificate. 20K, 32K, or 42K. There is a special patch for completing the Saturday 44 km trail. There are special pins for the medal for completing IML distance requirements.

Transport

- by flight: Arrive at Ronald Regan-Washington National Airport (5 km away) or at Washington Dulles International (40 km away). Both have easy access to the hotels at Arlington, Virginia.
- by train: Arrive at the Union Station stop in downtown Washington, DC and take the METRO subway to the starting location (Rosslyn METRO stop)
- by car: Drive to Arlington, VA via Interstate routes 66 and 95 which both go to Washington, DC. 

Accommodation

- hotel: Official hotel for the event is the Holiday Inn ROSSLYN at Key Bridge 1900 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington, Virginia 22209 Phone: 703-807-2000 Fax: 703-522-7480

- others: https://www.stayarlington.com/

Information and reservation

- Visit the website at www.usfreedomwalk.org

Tourist information about the surroundings

https://www.stayarlington.com/

http://www.arlingtonva.us/
http://www.dcvisit.com/

 

General information

The language: English
The money (currency): US $ (dollar) Money can be exchanged at airports, Union Station train station, and at several banks in Washington, DC. No other currency will be welcome in the area other than dollars.

Contact

US FreedomWalk Festival Club, Inc.
PO Box 17208
Arlington, Virginia 22216
Phone 703-209-0174
e-mail: usfwf@yahoo.com or info@usfreedomwalk.org 
internet: www.usfreedomwalk.org/