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. Stay over at the Clarion Hotel in Harpers Ferry to maximize your experience. 



February 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Early Check-In

Clarion Hotel - Morgan Room

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.

Hotel check officially starts at 3:00 but rooms may be available earlier and bags can be checked at desk.

Explore the amenities the Clarion Hotel has to offer and take advantage of our special event rate. Simply mention the "Kennedy 50 Walk" or learn more here. 

February 8, 2019
5:00 - 7:30

Pre-Event Dinner

Clarion Hotel - Dining Room

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 8, 2019
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 9, 2019
2:00 am - 3:00 am

Starting Line Shuttle

Clarion Hotel, Hapers Ferry to Potomac, Maryland

A 2:00 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.

February 9, 2019
3:00 - 3:30 am

Check-In & Event Briefing

Anglers Parking Lot - Potomac, MD

Check-in for all not staying in Harpers Ferry and late registrants. Introductions and final instructions. Support services and alerts will be discussed. Handouts and instructions for assistance will be provided.

February 9, 2019
3:30 am

Walk Begins

Anglers Parking Lot - Potomac, MD

We all begin walking at once. Walkers may choose their own pace and we recommend an open fellowship attitude and walking with others. 

February 9, 2019
5:30 - 8:00 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 9, 2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Stop

White's Ferry

At this halfway point you will enjoy a full lunch of sandwiches, sides and drinks. 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 9, 2019
4:30 am - 7:00 pm

Hot Stuff Stop

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

February 9, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 pm

Post-Event Party

Enjoy pizza and recovery food 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 9, 2019
10:00 - 11:00

Anglers/Bethesda Bus Shuttle I

A bus will return those participants that are not staying over at Harpers Ferry. The bus makes two stops: Anglers Parking Lot and Bethesda Transit Center.


February 10, 2019
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.

10:00 - 11:00

Shuttle to Union Station

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

11:00 - 12:00

Anglers/Bethesda Bus Shuttle II

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