JOIN US SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013!

For the eighth year we're walking across Los Angeles!
Meet on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Echo Park Lake. We'll be leaving at 9 a.m. sharp, and walking across Sunset Boulevard, including the famed Sunset Strip, before heading down Wilshire to complete our journey to the ocean!

To join in, just EMAIL US at greatlawalk@mail.com or join our Facebook events page here: "The Great Los Angeles 2013 Facebook Events Page"

More details to come, so make sure you're on the email list! And check back here for more!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

THE GREAT LOS ANGELES WALK: Hike Santa Monica Blvd. With Us on Nov. 22



It's official: For our third annual Great Los Angeles Walk, we'll be pounding the pavement from Union Station to the ocean.

All told, that's 18.3 miles -- including portions of Cesar Chavez and Sunset, before marching down Santa Monica Blvd. in its entirety.

This year's Great Los Angeles Walk takes place on Saturday, Nov. 22 -- we'll meet at Union Station and leave at 9 a.m. sharp. We'll spend the day walking, before celebrating over food and drink in Santa Monica. (Details for the after party still to come.)


In 2006, we walked the length of Wilshire Boulevard. Last year, we walked -- and ate -- our way through Pico Boulevard.

This time out, we're sticking with our downtown-to-the-ocean theme (that ocean breeze helps pick us up in the afternoon as we inch closer to the water), and sticking with the Saturday before Thanksgiving (there's something about walking this much a few days before stuffing your face that makes you feel better about that Thanksgiving gluttony).

This time out, Sunset and Santa Monica promise plenty of interesting sights -- and we'll even hop off the path once or twice to check out sights like the Angelino Heights Victorians.

Santa Monica Blvd. also cuts through four cities -- L.A., West Hollywood, Beverly Hills (then L.A. again) and Santa Monica.



Above, in a pic from Will Campbell, Great Los Angeles Walkers kick things off at the start of the 2007 walk.

Wanna take part? Simply email us at franklin_avenue@yahoo.com. Leave us your name and email address... and we'll keep you informed of details.

Meanwhile, we've already got several different Great Los Angeles Walk 2008 shirts ready for purchase via Cafe Press. (We don't make a dime on these, we only uploaded the image just in case you wanna show off your feat.) Check out our Franklin Avenue shop here. You've got a week or so to order if you want to wear the shirt to the walk.

2 comments:

Will Campbell... said...

This is going to be the best walk yet!

WALT! said...

Walk on!

So far, the only song that I can think of that mentions Santa Monica Blvd. is that one by Cheryl Crow. Any others?