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Walk Around New York! ...A Benefit For FELLOW HUMAN: A Play On Mass Human Flourishing
Saturday from 6:30 AM - 11:30 PM EDT
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/YYZfYR
WHERE WE BEGIN: 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏾♂️All 5K, 10K and Entire-Manhattan walkers rally at South Street Seaport at 6:30am, Saturday, October 7. WHERE WE COMPLETE: ⭐️ 5K walkers complete at Kips Bay around 8am. ⭐️ 10K walkers complete at brunch on the Upper East Side around 10:30am. ⭐️ Entire-Manhattan walkers complete at the southern tip of Manhattan some time in the evening -- Entire-Manhattan walkers will finish with a celebration dinner with the organizers near where we started.
In the spirit of practicing human flourishing, on October 7, 2023 we're taking to the streets of New York City! Join us to walk 5K, 10K, or the entire more-than-a-marathon perimeter of Manhattan!
Through theatre and popular culture, we are spreading an impactful message of human flourishing to anyone who's ready for the message. FELLOW HUMAN: a play on mass human flourishing is a not-for-profit theatre show being developed for production in New York City. FELLOW HUMAN is fiscally sponsored by the New York arts non-profit organization Participatory Safety, Inc. All contributions to this benefit event are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Human flourishing has been discussed and debated since at least the times of Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. There is a substantial and growing body of academic research on human flourishing. Human flourishing is a nexus of mental health, human relationships, meaningful experiences, and meaningful contribution in the world. As we articulate it in a very practical way in FELLOW HUMAN: a play on mass human flourishing, "You are flourishing when most of the areas of your life are working sufficiently for you, according to you... and you've developed the skills for resilience to navigate tough times." Flourishing is subjective -- which means yours is unique to you. Flourishing is also a practice! This walkathon is an opportunity to practice flourishing -- to do something healthful, to do it with other people, and to contribute to something meaningful (spreading the message of human flourishing).
3 Top Prizes for the First, Second, and Third Place Fundraisers to choose from:
🎭 2 early insiders' passes to a Broadway show in development, plus dinner or lunch for 2 at Uva Next Door
🗽 Private tour of the crown of The Statue of Liberty with a historian guide, for 4 people
👥 4 one-on-one Premium Executive Leadership Coaching sessions
🎹 The top 5 people who fundraise the most are invited to join the show producers for a music performance with ELEW at a swanky members-only club in Manhattan
🌟 All participants who set a fundraising goal over $100 and reach their fundraising goal receive a ticket to an exclusive "insiders-only" dress rehearsal performance of FELLOW HUMAN: a play on mass human flourishing
🕺🏻 The Walk is split into 6-mile-ish segments, each requiring about 2-ish hours
🌇 There are 5 destinations (each about 30 mins) and a few "Pit Stops" (short breaks) during the walk.
👉 Point 1: We gather at the South Street Seaport at 6am, and hear a quick historical overview from a historian on the importance of this neighborhood as the "start" of New York City
👉 Pit Stop!: We convene at an iconic landmark to hear an insider's perspective on global policy making for flourishing and how one major NGO remains globally relevant in a world of uncertainty
👉 Point 2 - Brunch!: New Yorkers love brunch! We'll stop at a private dining room and hear from a compelling speaker on a topic relevant to anyone who earns and spends money.
👉 Point 3: Upper Manhattan
👉 Point 4 - Lunch!: Inwood
👉 Pit Stop!: We visit a well-known artist's studio on the scenic Highline walking park, and meet an extremely high-tech robot "dog" (you may have seen it on the internet! #HeIsACewebrity). A few lucky participants get a chance to drive/control this famous quadraped robot
👉 Point 5...The Home Strech at the southern tip of Manhattan! Completion Celebration after the Finish Line!
🐕 Guess what! This is a dog-friendly walk -- bring your buddy on a leash. Water stations are available.
😀 This is a super fun way to meet interesting people who care about human flourishing. Plan to make new friends!
👯♀️👯♂️ You can bring a buddy or build a team! Invite a friend (or several) to register so they can join you!
HERE'S THE MAP! 👇
Click "+Join a Team"
👉 You can start your own team and invite your friends to join you
👉 OR if you're walking solo, join our "I'm Walking NYC Solo" team -- it's a fun way for a group of individuals to see our collective impact!
👉 OR if you're not in NYC but want to sign up for 5K, 10K, or 26 miles, join our "I'm participating virtually from my own town" team. You can then see the collective contribution of all the people who are walking as "satellite" events 😃
👉 👉 👉 Under "Your Story" write whether you're doing the 5K, 10K, or Entire-Manhattan walk.
Whether you're taking on 5K, 10K or the full distance, start getting out and walking. Here are some commonly accepted training practices for similar walk/run events:
Beginner 5K Walk Training by MyFitnessPal.com
Beginner 10K Walk Training by Verywellfit.com
Training to walk a marathon distance by RunToTheFinish.com
DISCLAIMER: You are responsible for your own flourishing. Only sign up for the distance that is right for you, given your current fitness level and the number of weeks remaining for training before the event. Neither the event organizers, event affiliates, nor Participatory Safety, Inc. are responsible for injury that may occur before, during, or after this event. All participants are required to sign a liability waiver before walking the event. If it is not safe for you to participate in walking this event, you can still be involved by volunteering -- see below!
MOBILITY INCLUSIVITY: The 5K event is inclusive of those who use wheeled mobility devices, such as wheelchairs. If you are an experienced para athlete or have sufficiently trained for the 10k, the 10K and Entire-Manhattan distances are available, as well.
Do you love interacting with people? Do you like helping people? Join the Human Flourishing PEP SQUAD to make Walk Around New York the most flourishing event on October 7!