How long does this walk take? Where do I start and finish?
The route will start from the Waban or Riverside Stations. The walk ends in Oak Grove Station parking lot in Malden.
Trips between the stops are inexpensive. Because MBTA lines connect to downtown Boston and are running on a Saturday schedule, there should be ample mass transportation options. We ask that you be present by 6:30 a.m. to sign in and be briefed on the day's activities. If you leave a car at the finish at Oak Grove station, allow 1.5 hours to travel to the start at either Waban or Riverside stations using the T.
You can expect to start walking from Waban station at 7:00 a.m.and Riverside Station at 8:00 a.m. We expect groups to finish in about 11-13 hours (assuming a few breaks and lunch along the way). If you would like to walk a shorter distance, you should plan for transit or a pick up along the way. NOTE; This year we are recommending join this event at only the two starting points and not along the way. Even if you walk at a slower pace, there will be plenty of time to finish in the afternoon. While we ask everyone to check in with the group when starting, there is no need to check-out when finishing. Keep in mind that if you will be walking at a slower pace you might want to bring a flashlight or headlamp in case darkness sets in.
You can provide us feedback on your walk later online through the online survey. We will attempt to contact you based on your registration and signup information and ask that you complete the post-event survey. If for some reason you walk but do not register, there will be a link on the websites to the online survey.