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1,000 Mile Walk of America Arrives in Austin

June 15 - Free

1,000 Mile Walk of America Arrives in Austin

  • 6 wounded veterans from the US and UK will arrive in Austin as they make their way through Texas on the 2nd stage of their 1,000 mile walk across the US
  • The walk is to raise awareness of mental health among veterans and raise vital funds to support British and American wounded veterans
  • The walkers will complete the day’s 19 mile trek at Austin’s Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue

Walking With The Wounded’s Walk Of America, the grueling 12 week walk of over 1,000 miles across America by six intrepid veterans is making its stop in Austin on June 15. They started from Los Angeles June 2 and will end in NYC on September 6.

The Texas leg of this expedition includes a stop in Austin, where the six walkers will complete the day’s 19 mile trek at the city’s statue of Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue. Members of the public are encouraged to cheer the team on as they reach the day’s finish line at the monument, which is located at the intersection of Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail.

With Prince Harry and Dr Jill Biden as respective UK and US Patrons, the Walk Of America expedition brings together three US and three UK wounded veterans to share their personal journeys from injury to present day and provide a platform for a wider conversation around mental health.  The expedition will also raise funds for veterans’ charities in both countries and raise awareness of the issues veterans face.

Austin is a key stop off point for the walkers as they travel through Texas from Dallas to Beaumont. Donations can be made via www.WalkOfAmerica.com.

When: June 15

Time: TBC, please contact the media team below to confirm exact timings

Where: Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue, Auditorium Shores, Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Austin, TX 78704

Details

Date:
June 15
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://wwtw.org.uk/WOA

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