THE OCEAN WALK 2021
WALK WITH A PURPOSE!
With great joy and pride, EverWalk announces our first LIVE event in a very long time, confident that by fall 2021 we will all be safe to gather in groups again.
SAVE THE DATE for THE OCEAN WALK
Sept 19-25, 2021
(an OceansCommit event hosted by EverWalk)
We’re back in EPIC territory, a little bit different this time. Yes, our classic 7-day, 134-mile EPIC will lead us from the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, to the storied city of Boston, nicknamed “America’s Walking City.” We will wend our way (AT LONG LAST SHOULDER TO SHOULDER—TOGETHER!) around the perimeters of scenic Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod. And we’ll finish with a moonlit cruise from Provincetown to Boston, where we’ll achieve our final miles.
Added to the EPIC 20 miles per day,
The Ocean Walk offers various distances daily:
You can sign up any one or multiple days for 10 miles. Share lunch at beautiful parks and beaches, spend the rest of your day sightseeing and meet us back for our evening Fireside Chats, Rallies, and dinner.
You can choose either the first or the last EverWalk Mile (or both)
on any one or multiple days.
You may choose to swim the last mile each day.
(We suspect the swimmers will not also be among our Walkers,
but rather local swimmers, youth and masters.)
THE VIRTUAL OCEAN WALK
ALL distances, walks and swims, will be offered for Virtual participation. Join us daily via FB Live and Zoom. Walk our very New England routes, real time, with us. We’re quite adept, all of us, through Covid times, at Virtual engagement and we’re going to make the Virtual Ocean Walk exciting for those of you who can’t travel to join us
WALK WITH A PURPOSE
Every step of The Ocean Walk 2021 takes us along the ocean. Each one of us chooses our own respective purposes to walk but on The Ocean Walk, we walk in solidarity with a commitment to curb plastic pollution of the world’s oceans. The passion for this activism stems from Diana’s and Bonnie’s many years far from shore in pursuit of The Cuba Swim.
DAILY BEACH RALLIES
End of day, at our daily ACHIEVE lines, we will host beach rallies as part of our somewhat famous “fireside chats”—leaders from local communities, youth environmental leaders, passionate ocean lovers among our EverWalkers—to gather commitment signatures to reduce single use plastic in our homes and businesses.
OCEANSCOMMIT PLASTIC POLLUTION ACTIVISM
On average, each of us produces 140 pounds of plastic yearly. Much of that non-biodegradable waste winds up as 8 million tons of plastic in the world’s oceans. The projection of plastic in the ocean by 2040 is 600 million tons, equivalent in weight to more than 3 million blue whales. Government and industry protocols are not enough.
We the People
Are going to save our majestic seas.
The Ocean Walk serves as our literal, active steps to commit to mass reduction of single use plastic. YOUR steps, YOUR signatures, will build into a collective of using 80% less single use plastic per year.
Let’s WALK together. Let’s COMMIT together.
We intend to open Registration February 1….but….we of course need to follow both national and New England local guidelines for projections of Covid-safe protocols, keeping the faith that September 2021 will return us all to gathering together. If data and public precautions signal a pushback date for Registration, so be it.
HERE WE GO, EVERWALKERS!
How inspiring it will be for us to be EPIC again!
HELP US KICK OFF OUR EVENT!