General Schedule


The Kennedy 50 is more than a walk. It's your support team, a community of walkers and lots of surrounding activities that will make this a lifetime experience.



February 7, 2020
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Clarion Hotel, Harpers Ferry

Get your event t-shirts, info kit and meet your fellow walkers and the Kennedy 50 support team.  You'll get early information on the event and those participating.

February 7, 2020
5:00 - 7:00

Meet & Greet Pasta Party

Details TBD

It's an early dinner buffet and a time to load your carbs and meet other participants. Let us know if you have particular dietary need.

February 7, 2020
1:00 pm

Union Station Pick-Up Shuttle

Union Station, Washington DC

For our mass transit participants, we will provide a free van shuttle ride from Union Station to the Clarion Hotel in Harpers Ferry.

FEBRUARY 7, 2020
6:00 PM

Local Historian Talk

Clarion Hotel, Dining Room

During our meet and greet dinner we are planning on scheduling a guest speaker covering interesting history of relevant topics and the local Harpers Ferry area.



February 8, 2020
1:45 am (ETD) - 2:45 am (ETA)

Starting Line Shuttle

Harpers Ferry to Potomac, Maryland

A 1:45 a.m. shuttle service will be provided for participants from event HQ to the starting point at Anglers Inn parking area of the C&O Canal National Park where the event begins. A box breakfast will be provided prior to leaving on the bus.

February 8, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 am

Early Check-In

Anglers Parking Lot - Potomac, MD

Check-in for all not staying in Harpers Ferry.

February 8, 2020
3:00 - 3:30 am

Event Briefing

Anglers Parking Lot - Potomac, MD

Introductions and final instructions. Support services and alerts will be discussed. Handouts and instructions for assistance will be provided.

February 8, 2020
3:30 am

Walk Begins

Anglers Parking Lot - Potomac, MD

We all begin walking in a stream past start timing detector. Walkers may choose their own pace and we recommend an open fellowship attitude and walking with others. 

February 8, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast Stop

Seneca Aquaduct -
Reily's Lock #24

It's time to really wake up as the sun rises and your body needs some fuel. We'll be there with bagels, donuts, hot oatmeal, fruit and hot drinks like tea and coffee. Share the company of fellow walkers, heaters and some shelter as we begin the long day ahead.

February 8, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch Stop

White's Ferry

At this halfway point you will enjoy a full lunch of sandwiches, sides and drinks (with vegetarian options). We recommend everyone taking at least a half-hour break in an open and very accessible area. Take a measure of your ability to carry on.

February 8, 2020
4:30 am - 7:00 pm

Hot Stuff Stop

You'll appreciate energy-boosting and warming food choices before your final push to Harpers Ferry.

February 8, 2020
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Soup & Burger Celebration

Enjoy burgers, soup and recovery food (with vegetarian options) as we congregate and meet together to celebrate the days accomplishment.  End the night at the White Horse Tavern located in the Clarion Hotel building and is open until 11:00 p.m.

February 8, 2020
10:00 - 11:00

Anglers/Bethesda Bus Shuttle I

A bus will return those participants that are not staying over at Harpers Ferry. We will provide an option back to the Bethesda Transit Center.


February 9, 2020
6:00 am - 11:00 am

Continental Breakfast

All guests of the Clarion Hotel can enjoy a free hot continental breakfast. It's a great time to rehash the event and share ride and contact information.

9:00 - 10:00

Anglers/Bethesda Van Shuttle

A van will return those participants that still need a return ride. The shuttle makes two stops: Anglers Parking Lot and Bethesda Transit Center.

10:00 - 11:00

Van Shuttle to Union Station

Catch a free ride on one of our shuttle vans heading to Union Station.

10:00 - 11:00

Hotel Van Shuttle to Harpers Ferry Train Station

Catch a free ride from hotel to the local Harpers Ferry train station for the one train (11:31 am ETD, #30 Capital Limited) heading to Union Station (ETA 1:05 pm).

11:00 - 12:00

Anglers Van Shuttle

A van will return those participants that still need a return ride. The shuttle stops at Anglers Parking Lot.