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The 22 Mile Challenge

  • 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
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American Freedom Fund is hosting the 22 Mile Challenge. Join us April 28, 2018 at 0900 for a morning of veteran and military solidarity. We will meet in front of the Lincoln Memorial near the Reflecting Pool and then walk 22 miles (11 laps) around the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, and Korean War Veterans Memorial. Even if you just come out to walk a few laps we want you to join us.

But why 22 miles? It is estimated that around 22 veterans commit suicide everyday. But we don’t want just raise awareness to this issue. We want to combat and end it. By joining together we will walk in remembrance of the fallen, but never forgotten. Arrive as one, leave as one of many.

This is event is open to the public and we encourage everyone to come out and walk with us. Bring a four-legged fur friend if you like. Registration donations go to supporting the mission of AFF. 

Buy tickets here!!!

And don't forget to order and wear your AFF Grunt Style Silkies for the event. You can purchase those here.

This will be our route:

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Can anyone do this?
Yes, this event is open to the public. We know not everyone can walk 22 miles, but come join us for one, twenty, or all twenty-two.

Do you have a permit?
Yes. Our permit has been approved for this event by the United States National Parks Permit Office.  

Will we blocking roads?
No, this event will remain on the sidewalk and not interfere with traffic or others seeking to enjoy our beautiful National Lawn.

Are there registration fees?
Registration fees of only $22.00 are tax-deductible and support the Veteran programs of AFF.

Is this a March, Race, or Run?
No, we are walking together in Veteran unity. Some will walk faster, some slower but we are all together.

Can I bring my pets?
Since this event is occurring on the National Lawn you may bring your pet but please clean up after them.

Will there be stations for hydration?
We will have a few volunteers out to help with water around the “corner” points, however, you are in encouraged to bring your own hydration.