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Big Parade Los Angeles Returns This Weekend

Big Parade Los Angeles 2014

The Big Parade is an awesome urban walking/hiking experience that takes place each year in Los Angeles. This two-day event covers over 35 miles, including 80 public stairways, numerous neighborhoods and landmarks. This is a free even with no registration required. It’s organized by Dan Koeppel, who runs it on a timetable so you can join for the whole thing, or jump in just for a section.

The Big Parade is not just a walk — it’s an experience. In addition to seeing LA the very best way possible (on foot) and meeting your neighbors, there is a full program that includes art, music, history, guest speakers and usually more than a few surprises.

Last year I joined for a portion of Day 2, and met the one-and-only Bob Inman. Bob is the creator of what is the first (and possible only?) urban thru-hike: The Inman 300.

This year’s Big Parade kicks off with a 10-mile Prologue on Friday led by none other than Bob Inman himself. The main events are Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1st.

You can get all the details of this epic annual event — including the route maps and schedule — on the Big Parade blog.

And you can also follow Big Parade LA on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr.

Will I see you this weekend? Leave a comment and maybe we can have a mini-SoCalHiker meetup within the Big Parade!


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