Event Program 2024


The festival has walks and activities programmed each day. The walk, bike & swim events cater to a range of interests and abilities from beginners to experts.

Note that the 21km on Saturday and Sunday are IML Association accredited walks. All walks are IVV accredited.

Weekend of Walking/Biking/Swimming - 18 to 20 October 2024


     Day & Start Time                                     Event

       Friday 18th October                                        Welcome Walk 5/10km.

        12.00pm to 3.00pm     

                            

       Friday 18th October US Freedom Festival Bike Ride 30 +/- km

10.00am to 3.00pm


   Friday 18th October   US Freedom Swim

10.00am to 3.00pm

 

   Friday 4.00pm to 6.00pm US Freedom Walk Festival Opening Ceremony


   Saturday 19th October Start US Freedom Walk 21 +/- km. Finish by 5.00pm.

   8.00am to 11.00am

    Saturday 19th October Start US Freedom Festival Walk 6/12 +/- km. Finish by 5.00pm.

  8.00am to 12.00 noon


Saturday 19th October Start US Freedom Festival Bike Ride 30 +/- km. Finish by 5.00pm.

8.00am to 2.00pm


  Saturday 19th October US Freedom Swim

10.00am to 3.00pm


  Saturday 19th October Social with Live Band and Cash Bar

  12.30pm to 4.30pm


  Saturday 19th October International Dinner. (Pre Booking Advised)

  6.30 pm

 

  Sunday 20th October  Start US Freedom Festival Walk 21 +/- km. Finish by 4.00pm.

  8.00am to 10.00 am


  Sunday 20th October  Start US Freedom Festival Walk 6/12 +/- km. Finish by 4.00pm.

  8.00am to 12.00 noon


  Sunday 20th October Start US Freedom Festival Bike Ride 30 +/- km. Finish by 4.00pm.

  8.00am to 2.00pm


  Sunday 20th October Start US Freedom Swim. Finish by 4.00pm.

  10.00am to 3.00pm


  Sunday 20th October  Closing Ceremony and Awards

·   At 3.00pm


 Note: discounts available for walking two days and early bird entries.

 

 

  IML & IVV Walking Program - 18 to 20 October 2024

   Day & Start Time Event

Friday 18th October Check-in or register and collect registration packets at the Registration

1200pm - 6.00pm Centre, Hilton National Landing, 2399 Richmond Highway, Arlington,

VA 22202.

Note: Registration can occur on Saturday or Sunday mornings before the

walk start. Registration opens at 0630am each day.


Friday 18th October Welcome Walk 5Km / 10Km

1200pm - 3.00pm


Friday 18th October Opening Ceremony and celebrations for the start of the festival at the

  4.00pm Hilton National Landing.


ALL WALKS START AND FINISH AT THE HILTON NATIONAL LANDING


Day 1 Walks


Saturday 19th October

6.30am Registration Opens

8.00am START TIME: 21 +/- km and  6/12 +/- km.

These walks will follow routes through the Washington DC area and

include some of the National Monuments and buildings that are famous

in the USA.


1230pm - 4.30pm Live entertainment on stage at the Hilton National Landing.


5.00pm Final Check Point at Hilton National Landing CLOSES.


6.30pm International Dinner. (Pre booking is recommended).


Day 2 Walks


Sunday 20th October

6.30am Registration Opens

8.00am START TIME: 21 +/- km and  6/12 +/- km.

These walks will follow routes largely through the City, Park Areas,

Historical Towns, the Potomac Riverside and points of historical

  interest throughout the area. 


1230pm - 4.30pm Live entertainment on stage at the Hilton National Landing.


3.00pm Closing Ceremony. A short farewell celebration to participants from

around the world. There will also be presentations of significant IML

achievement awards.


  4.00pm Final Check Point at Hilton National Landing CLOSES.