When is the event?
Our next Walkfifty event will be September 8, 2018. It will take place rain or shine.
Is there a cost to register?
The standard registration is $100. However, we have a “name-your-price” registration option. We do not want cost to prevent anyone from experiencing this event.
Where and when does the event start?
Traditionally, the event has started at the LDS temple in Provo at 5:00 am. We are currently reviewing a route change for 2018 and will post it as soon as it is finalized.
When does it finish?
Our goal is to finish in less than 20 hours.
Will there be aid stations?
While this is not an officially supported event, we intend to provide snacks and water periodically along the route (roughly every 3 to 5 miles). These stations will move with the group, so be aware that if you are far ahead or behind the pace of most participants, aid stations may not be available for you. Your best bet is to plan on being self-sufficient during the walk. Nearly the entire walk takes place on public trails or along streets that have fast food restaurants, convenience stores, etc. Plan on using these for food, water and bathroom facilities.
Will there be other support?
Yes. In addition to the aid stations, we will have a support vehicle on course that can bring supplies to participants and offer a ride if a participant withdraws.
What is the route and is it marked?
We will send a detailed route map via email prior to the event. The route is not marked or sign-posted out on the road. You will need to obey all traffic laws and it will be up to you to use good judgment along the route. Part of our walk will take place in the early morning and again late at night so we recommend bringing some safety gear (see suggested list below).
What should I bring?
You will be able to leave one small duffel or backpack in the support vehicle. We recommend that you bring a fanny pack or backpack to carry anything you will want to have with you along the route. There’s a good possibility that you could go hours between seeing the support vehicle. A suggested list includes:
- Cell phone
- Reflective vest
- Body Glide (or something to prevent your thighs from chafing)
- Blinking LED tail light (and extra batteries)
- A headlamp
- A hat that covers your ears
- Layers of clothing
- A rain coat (and maybe an umbrella)
- More than one pair of athletic shoes
- Multiple changes of socks
- Band aids, athletic tape, Neosporin
- Ibuprofen, aspirin or something else to help relieve sore muscles
- A small bag / fanny pack – something to carry your phone, wallet and other necessities
- A water bottle or CamelBak
- Walking stick (optional)
- An indomitable attitude (or at least a “can-do” one)
How will we communicate on course?
Please plan to have your cell phone with you on the route. We will provide the mobile numbers of the support vehicles in case you have an injury or need to withdraw. Also, we have Facebook group to interact with each other and share interesting/funny/thoughtful moments during the walk.