DATES: What are dates and distance of the Walk? Saturday, March 4 to Saturday March 18, 205 miles.

BEGIN AND END: Where does Walk begin and end? The Walk will parallel the ACP Pipeline’s proposed route. It will start at Virginia border neat the proposed compressor station in Northhampton County and end in Hamlet in Richmond County. Near the end of the Walk we will participate in the traditional Lumbee Equinox celebration (March 17-19).

TRIBAL LANDS:  How close will we be to native populations? The proposed ACP is routed near the largest concentration of native peoples east of the Mississippi River. The map below will familiarize you with some of the tribal names and locations.
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DISTANCE: How many miles we will walk per day? Through walkers will walk anywhere from 10 to 17 miles per day depending on their fitness and desire. Click here for daily mileage and schedule, and here and here for maps of the walking route.

What happens if I start walking one day but can’t finish? We will have cars or vans to pick up people who cannot walk entire distance on any one day, and for people who can walk for only a few hours and want to return to their vehicle before the end of the walk that day.
 

SHORT WALKS: Does everyone have to walk the entire 205 miles? No, some people will walk for an hour or two, some for a day of two, some for a week, some for entire time.

FOOD: How will we eat? Seeds of Peace, a group of cooks with a mobile kitchen, will provide 3 healthy, delicious meals a day. Walk participants can volunteer to help them.

LODGING: Where will we stay?  We will stay at retreat centers and campgrounds (names and location to be found in column F of the spreadsheet here). Unless you are making arrangements to stay elsewhere, you should plan to bring a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.

EQUIPMENT & TRANSPORTATION: Do I need to carry all my stuff every day? No, we will have a vehicle to carry personal belongings while you walk. Walkers will carry only a day pack with water and whatever they might need during the day. We will also have a portajohn for bathroom breaks during the day..
 

COST: How much will the Walk cost me? We are asking Walkers to raise funds for themselves among family, friends, coworkers, etc with a goal of raising $10 per day for the Walk. This money will go toward Walk expenses like food, lodging, logistics, etc. People who walk only for one day are encouraged but will not be required to raise money. And all participants are welcome regardless of ability to raise money. Also, of course, if you can raise more than $10 per day. We can use the money. Our actual costs are about $20/person /day. You can make contributions online from this page.

EVENINGS: What will we do evenings? Everyone is encouraged to participate in educational events which are being organized in schools, churches and community centers along the way.

SAFETY: Safety is one of our highest priorities. We have  selected public roads to walk on. We are communicating with local and state police along the route so they will know where we are walking. We will have people in cars who check on walkers regularly.

BICYCLES: We encourage a few people to ride bicycles who can go up and down the routes and make sure everyone is okay. This increases safety, and helps hold the walk together even when some walk faster than others.

CAN I PARTICIPATE WITHOUT WALKING: Yes! We need people to perform roles other than walking. We need a few people each day with cars who can transport people who are not walking the entire distance that day. We need people to talk to media, and help prepare food, help set up educational events, and so on. We need people to be creative about things that can be done.

PRIOR TO WALK: What can I do to help prior to March 4? We have about 10 working groups who have responsibility for planning and organizing various part  of the Walk: You can join with and work with one of these. Among these are:
Walk Route, Transportation (vehicles during walk); Website/registration; ; Medical; Music and culture; Lodging; Outreach, Education programming; Arts props banners;props and banners; Kickoff committee planning (March 4). Fundraising.

TRAINING AND CONDITIONING: What can I do to get in shape? The best thing you can do is walk a lot. If you are in reasonably good physical condition you may be amazed at how quickly you improve. If you have health related questions please consult your doctor, or email Kendall Hale <hale.kendall@gmail.com>

FIRST AID/ MEDICAL: We will have a medic walking with us who can help with basic first aid and medical issues. If there is a serious problem we will provide transportation to a clinic or hospital. Please make sure you bring whatever medications you may need.

LEGAL RISKS. ARRESTABLE ACTIONS? We intend to engage only in legal activities, and not to risk arrest.

REGISTRATION AND WEEKLY UPDATES: Please register as soon as possible on our website. You will get weekly updates.

DECISION MAKING DURING WALK: The Walk has a steering committee of people who know each other well and have been involved in planning since the beginning of planning. They will make day-to-day logistical decisions during the Walk. If needed, meeting of all participants may be called, where decisions will be made by modified consensus.