The 16th edition of the Great Los Angeles Walk returns on Saturday, November 20! (Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.) Details to come.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two Days Until the Great Los Angeles Walk 2008!

We're just two days away from our annual urban hike! If you haven't yet, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions, located here.

A few notes:

-- Several of you have inquired about transportation back to Union Station. Unfortunately, we didn't get enough interest early on in renting a bus, so everyone's pretty much on their own to find a way back home -- either via the Metro Rapid bus (which heads back to Union Station straight back on Santa Monica Blvd.) or via a friend or family member. Here's a piece of advice: Last year, several walkers parked in Santa Monica at around 7 a.m. and then took the bus EAST in order to get to the starting line. Traffic's light that time of morning, so the bus ride is relatively quick. And that way, when you arrive in Santa Monica, your car is waiting for you.

-- The Great Los Angeles Walk is open to everyone, and people can do as much or as little walking as they want, at the pace they choose. If you're interested in joining along the way, you can keep up with our progress via Twitter. I'll be updating, and I'm sure others will be too. Be sure to check updates throughout the day at

I'll be updating our progress at every mile. ALSO, if you're on the walk, you'll be able to keep up with where everyone is (just in case you fall behind, or somehow pace far ahead of us). You'll especially want to keep track of when we're stopping for lunch, etc.

BTW, if you plan on Twittering the walk, let me know -- I'll include your Twitter address in our final email, so others can follow your progress as well.

-- We'll be making a handful of stops on the walk: Once at the intersection of Santa Monica and Sunset, once in West Hollywood for lunch, and potentially a few others. That way we'll be able to bunch back up and eventually arrive at the end of the walk as close together as possible.

-- Speaking of lunch: When we do break, walkers will choose where they want to eat on their own (we'll make sure to break close to several eating options, at the west end of West Hollywood). We'll break for at least an hour, then pick up the walk where we left off.

-- In case you haven't seen, the afterparty will be held at Britannia Pub in Santa Monica. They're expecting us around 6 p.m.

-- Don't forget the basics: Water, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, cell phone, and of course, a camera to document your walk! If you don't have a Great LA Walk T-shirt, no worries; but try to wear a white T-shirt -- if we're all in white shirts, it will more easily identify us.

Any more questions, feel free to email. We'll see you Saturday morning at 9!

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