Route Schedule

This took me much longer than I had expected but towns don’t always exist where it would be convenient for them to exist. I have already started looking for places to stay in these towns but haven’t found any yet (aside from Reading and Philadelphia). So if anyone knows anyone in any of these towns, or is familiar with any churches, non-profit organizations, shelters, etc. that you think might be willing to put me up for the night and maybe give me a little something to eat, I would greatly appreciate the info. Thank you.

Walking Schedule

Start Sunday August 1st

Day 1 – Pittsburgh to Murrysville ~20 miles

Day 2 – Murrysville to Saltsburg 16-17 miles

Day 3 – Saltsburg to Black Lick 19.8 miles

Day 4 – Black Lick to Vintondale 19.6 miles

Day 5 – Vintondale to Cresson  21.3 miles

Day 6 – Cresson to Holidaysburg 12.7 miles

Day 7 – Rest

Day 8 – Holidaysburg to Williamsburg 15 miles

Day 9 – Williamsburg to Huntingdon 23.2 miles

Day 10 – Huntingdon to Mt. Union 12.8 miles or McConnellstown 14 miles

Day 11 – Mt. Union/McConnelstown – Tuscarora State Park

Day 12 – Tuscarora State Park to Mifflintown          ~35 miles

Day 13 – Mifflintown to Millerstown 19.3 miles

Day 14 – Rest

Day 15 – Millerstown to Duncannon 16.7 miles

Day 16 – Duncannon to Harrisburg 17.9 miles

Day 17 – Harrisburg to Royalton 12.2 miles

Day 18 – Royalton to Mt. Gretna 18.2 miles

Day 19 – Mt. Gretna Robesonia 22.4 miles

Day 20 – Robesonia to Reading 13 miles

Day 21 – Rest

Day 22 – Reading to Pottstown 19.3 miles

Day 23 – Pottstown to Collegeville 12.1 miles

Day 24 – Collegeville to Conshohocken 17.4 miles

Day 25 – Conshohocken to Philadelphia (Love Park) 13.2 miles

End Wednesday August 25th

Thanks,

Adam

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About adambrok

My name is Adam Brok. I am a recent graduate of DePauw University, a small liberal arts school in Greencastle, IN, where I was a Philosophy major and Jewish Studies minor. I am also a proud Pittsburgher. I come from a family and environment where helping people in need was just what you did. If you came across a friend, neighbor, or even a complete stranger that was in need of help, you stopped and did what you could to help. It was just as simple as that. As I grew and moved on to college I continued to help where I could. I volunteered as a student friend at a local elementary school where I served as a mentor and tutor to a kindergartner named Jordan and worked with a local church to help run their non-food pantry (where we supplied members of the community on food stamps with essentials like soap, toothpaste, detergent, etc, that cannot be purchased with food stamps). During the summers after my sophomore and junior years respectfully, I volunteered at the University of Pittsburgh Legal Clinic and The Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center. I also was fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the spring semester of my junior year in Philadelphia where I was a social work/legal intern in the Juvenile Special Defense Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. It was during this semester in Philadelphia that I became really passionate about the issues of hunger and homelessness. It was impossible to walk around downtown Philly for more than ten minutes without seeing someone laying on the sidewalk or sitting in dirty clothes on a park bench asking for food and money. It was a scene I just couldn't get comfortable with seeing. Here I was a young college student without much money of my own, yet I had an apartment I slept in each night and food to wake up to each morning. Why should I be so fortunate and not the guy that slept on the sewer grate every night down the block from my bare, but warm apartment. That is when I decided that I needed to something, something much more and much greater than what I had done in the past. Being an avid exerciser and enjoying taking on physical challenges, I decided that I would walk from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to raise money and awareness for the hungry and homeless.
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One Response to Route Schedule

  1. Stef Brok says:

    We are so very proud of you! Do you have a place to stay in Robesonia and Collegeville? If not, let me know and I’ll see if I can contact some friends…

    Stef – your favorite godmother

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