Some general rules for Walking Around the World! 16,500 miles (well, 16,299.809 to be precise) is the minimum required for a world walk according to the World Runners’ Association (WRA) – a select, super hardy posse of endurance athletes who have already run/walked the world – or are doing so. All of them big hearted, determined, inspiring – and, in the best possible way, mad as March hares.
Walking around the world sounds bonkers but it is actually quite doable. Now that America, Europe and the Middle East are complete, the idea is to keep jiggling east in a continuous line across Asia and Australasia – from coast to coast (WRA rules).
I walk 15 – 20 miles a day with occasional pit stops. It will take, and this is very much a guesstimate, fours years (now extended due to Covid!), but might vary due to terrain, weather, visa rules, bunions and a host of other imponderables. I travel light, carrying my belongings in a small hiking cart.