Dates of Journey: June 11-26th 2011
Journey Breakdown: 12 Days of Walking and 292 km (181.4 mi)
Why El Camino de Santiago?
A group of people have decided to come together through Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy to complete this journey in the hopes that they can create more awareness to End Duchenne. If you would like to become part of this amazing experience, register now or contact Maximo Rodriguez.
History of El Camino de Santiago:
The Camino de Santiago. Where does one begin describing or explaining it? At it's most fundamental level, it is basically a long walk. At deeper levels, it becomes a spiritual journey; it is certainly a wandering through a 1,200-year long cultural, spiritual and religious history, a history that will come alive as you traverse it; it is a commingling of kindred souls in a vast community of pilgrims, a strange community that is not fixed in space but flows ever westward toward Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. Perhaps ultimately it is an analogy for life itself. The term 'Camino de Santiago' broadly speaking refers to the various pilgrimage routes throughout Europe that all lead to the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. Most originated a millennium or more ago. Speaking more narrowly, the 'Camino de Santiago' usually refers the 'Camino francés' the most popular contemporary pilgrimage route across northern Spain, originating on one side or the other of the French-Spanish border in the Pyrenees Mountains and passing through Pamplona, Burgos and León on its way to Santiago.(americanpilgrims.com)