Class of 63 15-Mile Beach Walk
(Age-Adjusted JFK Inspired 50-Miles)
October 29, 2005
As part of our celebration of turning 60 last year, thanks to Joe Reeve, we held an age-adjusted JFK-Inspired 50-mile walk. In Joe’s words…
In 1963 about 15 of us walked from Leuzinger’s
However, I think that our age should be factored in a new walk. The age factor would be 18 (age of most walking in 1963) divided by 60 (average age of most in class this year). Therefore we should walk 50 miles (18/60) = 15 miles.
Click here to see a short slide show of the Beach Walk.
Here are some additional details from the flyer announcing the event.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Time: 8:30 am (Start walking or whatever at 9:00 am)
Where: Meet in front of the building at the West edge of Veteran’s
Park, which is just south
of the main
structure at the end of
Distance: 15 Miles (See the description below)
Post-Walk Lunch: Tony’s on the Pier at 2:00 pm
We start heading south
towards PV. You can either stay on the high walkway until it ends and then descend
the stairs to the actual
Follow the foot path through the
Our route passes by historic landmarks, the Hermosa Beach Pier
(about 2 miles from Veteran’s Park), the 90210
Beach House, roughly at the border between Hermosa and Manhattan (You jog to
the right here to regain the footpath which is a above the bike path and
elevated above the sand), the Manhattan Beach Pier (about 2-1/2 miles from the Hermosa Beach Pier), and of
course the world famous 26th Street. At about 30th St.,
you have to leave the footpath part of the
We have purposely kept the route easy to follow. Just remember when you are heading north, keep the ocean on your left. It should be on your right as you head back to the park. If you lose sight of the water for more that five minutes, you are lost. There are restrooms in the main lifeguard stations along the route that should be open, as well as drinking fountains.
To see a map of the entire route, click here.
If you are not sure that you have the time or the interest in
doing the entire 15 miles but want to walk part of the distance, here are a
couple of options. We expect that most of us will be covering about 3-1/2 miles
in an hour. If you were to start at the time shown below and walk north from
Meet the Main Group Returning
Your Total Distance