Searching for the Kennedy Spirit

In April 2013, the year of the 50th anniversary of the 50-Mile Hike, Ray Smith, Hua Davis and myself traveled to Sittard, Netherlands to help the town celebrate 50 years of hosting the Kennedy-Sittard Mars (aka, the Kennedy Sittard 50-Mile Walk). It seems JFK and RFK's clarion call to get out walking was picked up across the pond. Even more incredible, they continued the tradition and created a full community event that the whole area loves and participates in. That's over 7,000 people walk and about 1/2 will claim their patch for having walked the full 50 miles! Its still gleefully goes on. If only we could catch that spirit again in America...

Paul Kiczek