- The total distance
walked must be at least 150 miles.
- All mileage
counted toward the total must be walked.
- Unlike the NYC
Marathon and the Five Boro Bike Tour, the route must
include significant mileage in all five boroughs.
- We cannot set foot
outside of NYC during the walk.
- No form of
transportation other than walking can be used to further our
position along the route, with two exceptions:
1) We will take
the Staten Island Ferry from Staten Island to
Manhattan. This is a necessity because the only bridge connecting
Staten Island to another NYC borough is the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge,
which does not have pedestrian facilities.
2) We will take
the Roosevelt Island aerial tram from Manhattan to Roosevelt
Island. This is not a necessity, but it is highly cool and only
advances us about half a mile along the route.
- All of our
supplies must be either carried on our back or bought en
- We have to find
lodging along the route. As implied by the above rules,
we cannot take a non-walking form of transportation to and from a place
- Ideally, someone
from out of town with no connection to NYC should be
able to complete this walk. This rules out, for example, spending the
night at a friend's apartment, since a stranger to the area would have
no friends to stay with.