Route History

Day 63

Today we continued north through New Mexico to Albuquerque, where we passed by the head office of Special Olympics New Mexico. From there it was further west, heading into the state of Arizona. We wrapped up our day’s walk after 626.00 km in Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff is located next to Mount Elden and 16 km away from Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona. In 1930, Pluto was first discovered from Flagstaff, Arizona!

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Day 62

Today we wrapped up our walk through Texas, passing through San Antonio and El Paso, and then headed into New Mexico! We headed north, and arrived in Polvadera, New Mexico after an impressive 1,219.75 km walk! Polvadera is a small community and is home to Polvadera Mountain, which stretches up to an elevation of 2,223 meters (7,292 feet) above sea level!

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Day 61

Today we continued our walk through Texas, passing through Houston and Pflugerville (home of Special Olympics Texas). After walking a total of 528.75 km today, we ended our walk in New Braunfels, Texas. New Braunfels has a museum dedicated to furniture and is home to the oldest bakery in Texas!

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Day 60

Our walk today took us  through the rest of Kansas and then into Oklahoma! We walked through Tulsa, passing by the office of Special Olympics Oklahoma, before entering the state of Texas! We walked through Dallas/Fort Worth, and wrapped up our 965.50 km day in the city of Centerville, Texas. Centerville got its name for being in the centre of Leon County, but interestingly it is also almost half-way between Dallas and Houston!

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Day 59

Today we wrapped up our walk through Illinois and then passed into Missouri. Here we walked through St. Louis and Jefferson City – home of Special Olympics Missouri – and then arrived in Kansas! We passed through Mission, Kansas and visited the office of Special Olympics Kansas, before continuing on and ending our 916.50 km day in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita is also known as the “Air Capital in the World” – maybe because it had the first airplane factory built in the United States, and receives lots of wind throughout the year!

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Day 58

Today we continued our walk and returned to Illinois (can you believe it’s been over 2 weeks since our walk took us through Chicago?). This time around, we ended our day’s walk in Springfield, Illinois after walking a total of 532.25 km. Springfield is the capital city of Illinois, but it hasn’t always been!  Kaskaskia was the first capital city up until 1819, then Vandalia became the capital city until 1839. Illinois’ capital was then moved to Springfield where it has been to this day!

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Day 57

Today we continued our way through Iowa – we briefly walked back into Nebraska to visit Omaha, home to the Special Olympics Nebraska head office. From there we headed back east – we walked through Grimes, Iowa – visiting Special Olympics Iowa’s office – and then wrapped up our day after walking 387.25 km in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa, and up until 1857 was called Fort Raccoon!

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Day 56

Today we continued through Nebraska before reaching South Dakota. We passed through Sioux Falls, South Dakota – home of the head office of Special Olympics South Dakota – then headed into Iowa. Our 460.50 km walk today ended in Sioux City, Iowa – Sioux City is the navigational head of the Missouri River, which means it’s the furthest city upstream that cargo ships can travel to!

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Day 55

Today we set off from Denver and completed our walk through Colorado. We entered the state of Nebraska, and followed the Platte River which flows from the east edge of the state all the way to the west edge. We completed our day’s walk in the town of Silver Creek, Nebraska after walking 695.75 km together. Silver Creek is a a small town, with a population of only 362 people recorded back in 2010!

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Day 54

Today we completed our route through Wyoming and entered Colorado – along the way we visited Centennial, Colorado – home of Special Olympics Colorado – which is just outside of Denver, Colorado. Speaking of which, we ended our walk for the day in Denver, Colorado after walking 508.75 km together. Did you know that Denver has the nickname the Mile High City? This is because Denver is exactly 1 mile above sea level!

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