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From DTLA to the Beach in 8 Hours: Great L.A. Walk 2009

Great LA Walkers leaving Union Station for the '08 walk/Photo by Atwater Village Newbie via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
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They've done Wilshire, Pico, and Santa Monica, and this year the Great LA Walk will take you and your two feet from Downtown to the shore via Adams and Washington on Saturday November 21st.

Organized by Mike and Maria of Franklin Avenue, this 4th annual "urban hike" is open to anyone who has a thirst for local history and the fortitude to hoof it from one end of Los Angeles to the other. One major draw to this year's trek is the opportunity to see spots that boast magnificent architecture and play important roles in the story of our city:

The route will take us past some of L.A.'s most beautiful historic places -- such as the Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters, the Golden State Mutual Life headquarters, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Roman Catholic church and much more. There's even Ray Charles' old recording studio [and] the collection of historic homes.

The plan is to make the 14-mile trip in 8 hours, including a pause for lunch in Culver City. Want to take part? Register by sending an email to the organizers, and get ready to put your feet to work!