I recently had a chance to visit NYC and the Statue of Liberty. Inside I saw the statue’s original torch (pictured above). It brought to mind the words engraved on Philadelphia’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: Freedom is a light for which many men have died in darkness.
Walking fifty miles is a small way to get a sense of what some people have endured to achieve freedom (pioneers, refugees, soldiers, etc). Of course we get to do it while enjoying the benefit of comfortable shoes, paved roads and other conveniences. In many ways our lack of suffering is a result of theirs. That’s why it was important for me to tie this event with a charity that advances the cause of freedom. Thank you again for contributing to 100% of Humanity.
With our walk just a week away, I wanted to post a few reminders:
- Start time is 5:00am on September 12, 2015 at the Provo LDS Temple.
- Please check out our FAQ page for a list of recommended items to bring. You still have time to gather supplies if you need them.
- We will be using a closed Facebook Group to communicate and share thoughts, jokes, photos, etc. during the walk. Find it here. If you have registered for the walk but have not been added to the group, please send me a friend request so I can add you.
- We are finalizing the route and will send it to you prior to the event.
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend and I’ll see you on September 12th.
Meet our new sponsor!
We are happy to announce Nuttebuttrs as a sponsor of this year’s WalkFifty. Nuttebuttrs is a local Utah company that makes organic, fresh-ground peanut butter, almond butter and other spreads. Their nut butters are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, and have no GMO’s. And they’re made with chia and goji for a little superfood boost. Oh, and they’re delicious!
Nuttebuttrs will be providing handy, re-sealable packets of their products to all participants. You can throw them in your pack for a great source of organic energy while out on the course. Nuttebuttrs will also provide fruit and nut butters at some of our rest stops.