Fifty years ago this Saturday, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy went for a walk — a 50-mile walk, to be exact — trudging through snow and slush from just outside Washington, D.C., all the way to Harper's Ferry, W.Va. He had no preparation, and no training. And in spite of temperatures well below freezing, he wore Oxford loafers on his feet. In honor of the 50th anniversary, the Kennedy March is being reprised by a group of walking enthusiasts this weekend. Ray Smith, one of the walk's organizers, says, "I think it's our little way of trying to respect that legacy that the Kennedys left us...They don't make politicians with "vigor" like they used to.
Walking Enthusiasts To Retrace Steps Of 1963 Kennedy March : NPR