Track Your Walks and be a Walking Star or Walking Idol
Two new fun ways to get walking. Track your weekly walking minutes in
the Walking Idol Challenge or your weekly walking steps in the Walking
Walking Adventures International: History, Culture, Scenery, and
Walking...more than just a walking tour! LAST CHANCE!! If you've been
thinking about joining us this summer for an all American experience
along historic Route 66, now is your last opportunity to get in on the
fun! Our guides just completed the trip and came home with lots of
great stories and pictures from the Mother Road. A partial travelogue
from their trip is available on our web site at
Chicago - Santa Monica June 12 - 28, 2003 17 days
- also available in two separate tours - Chicago - Santa Fe June 12 -
21 (option to go to the AVA Convention available) Santa Fe - Santa
Monica June 20 - 28. Contact us to receive a free brochure or to
register at 1-800-779-0353 or fun@...
or visit us on
line at http://www.walkingadventures.com.
Upbeat "Life is Good" Shirts, Cap and Pack - New design will lift your
Volks-Ware will be at the Discovery Walk Festival!
April 12, 2003
The Valley of the Sun Volkssport Club of Spokane, WA Presents: Back
to the Ice Ages - an exciting walk through the Dry Falls are of the
Sun Lakes State Park near coulee City, WA. You will see te remains
of the Largest Waterfall on Earth.
Location: Sun Lakes State Park
Coulee City, WA
Start Time: 8am to 11:30 am
"B" Hatpin Available.
For Further Info. contact: Judy Orvis (509) 926-1295 in Spokane or
Mel Hayward (253) 848-5360 in Puyallup.
The Spokane Valley of the sun club will be serving their famous German
Sausages, sauerkraut, and soft drinks at the start-finish.
Trail: You will walk on trails and roads to the base of Dry Falls,
which at one time, were the largest waterfalls on the earth. The
trail will pass by lakes, springs, and rock formations formed by the
Ice Ages. The trail is not recommended for strollers and
wheelchairs. (There is alternate trail for them.)
Don't Forget Your Camera!
Directions: Eastbound on Interstate #90, take exit #151 north on HWY
#283, which turns into HWY #28. Go through Ephrata to soap Lake.
Turn north on HWY #17 to sun Lakes State Park entrance. Follow the
volkssport signs to start.
4/13/2003 Puyallup Spring Fair Walk
Event Number : 57187 2003/0061 5/10km
Start : Red Fair Parking lot
Event City: Puyallup, WA
Finish by 4pm
Puyallup Spring Fair Walk 10km (6.2miles) or 5km (3.1 miles) rated 1
Pig in the mud hatpin available for $3. Walk on city streets and
through parks and trails around Puyallup during Spring Fair. See
Puyallup in full spring flower. 200 free Spring Fair tickets given away!
WSC "A to Z": 'P'; 39 Counties: Pierce
Contact Pat Patterson 253-847-2365 dunterman@...
Host Club : Daffodil Valley Volkssport Assn.
Write for more information to:
PO Box 1488
Puyallup, WA 98371-0211
Club Website: http://www.webpost.net/es/esvadvva
4/19/2003 University of Washington's Annual Easter Walk in the Park
Event Number : 55799 2003/0022 10km
Easter (Saturday, April 19)
10 Km (6.2 miles) - 6 Km (3.7 miles)
University of Washington's Annual Easter Walk in the Park
Sponsors Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport Club (AVA 318)
University of Washington, Seattle Parks Department and New Balance
Sanction Nr. NW03/022
Start/Finish Location: University of Washington Parking Lot - E-5
Hours 9:00am to 1:00pm. Finish Table will be open until 4:00pm.
Route Walk on sidewalks and gravel trails through the U of W grounds,
Marsh and Foster Islands, the Arboretum and city streets. Not suitable
for wheelchairs or small strollers although, "jog buggies" may be able
to handle the paths.
Award: "A" award is an embroidered patch featuring a picture of the
Old Gate House at the south entrance to the Arboretum. $8.00 includes
credit. Credit only is $3.00. Free participants are welcome but must
register, carry and return a start card.
Hatpin Seasonal pin for this walk, $3.00. Pins from earlier walks
Pre-Registration: Must be postmarked by April 12, 2003. Make checks
payable to "Emerald City Wanders" or "ECW" and mail to ECW, c/o Dave
Madsen, 1112 NW 61st St., Seattle, WA 98107
Miscellaneous: Water and restrooms are NOT available immediately at
the start/finish, however, they are available along the route and at
the Visitor Center in the Arboretum. Pets are permitted, except in
the wetlands or building(s). Owners are responsible for leash and
More Info: Dave Madsen (206) 789-1960 E-mail: dmadsen@...
Weather We won't try predicting the weather for your walk. However, if
you would like information on current conditions and a five-day
forecast, visit The Weather Channel.
New Walker Packets: Those new to volkssports should inquire about the
AVA's special awards program discount.
From I-5: Northbound and Southbound: Exit at 45th Street/University of
Washington. Northbound turn RIGHT/Southbound turn LEFT onto 45th St.
Continue to bottom of the hill and turn LEFT onto Montlake Blvd. Go to
next traffic light and turn RIGHT on Mary Gates Drive. Go about 200
yards and turn RIGHT on Clark Road. Follow parking signs to Area E-5.
(From SR520) Stay in right lane and take the Montlake Blvd/UofW exit.
Eastbound; Turn LEFT on Montlake Blvd/Westbound (trans lake) turn
RIGHT on Montlake Blvd. Veer RIGHT past the parking lots to Mary Clark
Dr. and turn RIGHT. Go about 200 yards and turn RIGHT on Clark Road.
Follow parking signs to Area E-5.
Club Website: http://www.walkingwithecw.org/
04/18/03 - 04/20/03 6th Annual Victoria International Walking
Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada. Victoria International Walking
Festival is a weekend of walking-related activities which include the
6th Annual Blossom Walks, International Friendship Walk, International
Walkers Dinner, Walk EXPO, Walking Seminars, Blister Party, Live
Entertainment and plenty of food and refreshments.
All walks start and finish at the Victoria Curling Club,
1952 Quadra Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Start the weekend off by attending one or all of the Walk Seminars
on Friday afternoon. After the Seminars, plan to participate in the
International Friendship Walk.
You can hit the trails anytime between 4:00 and 5:00 pm however it
is recommended that you start closer to 4:00 pm so that you may be
back at the Curling Club by 6:30 pm for the Opening Ceremonies.
All participants in the International Friendship Walk will receive a
5 km & 10 Km - (Fri, Sat & Sun)
21 Km Half-Marathons (Sat & Sun)
42 Km Marathon & 52 Km Ultra-Marathon (Sat Only)
Blossom Walks is a series of non-competitive walking events offering a
variety of trail distances for walkers of all abilities. Participants
are free to walk at their own pace whether that pace is very slow,
very fast and or somewhere in between.
Choose from 10 different Blossom Walks trails ranging from 5, 10, 21,
42 and 52 km that will take you through dozens of beautiful parks,
along miles of spectacular waterfront walkways and through many
The relatively easy 5 and 10 Km trails are ideal for the recreational
walker. Serious walkers may enjoy the 21 Km Half-Marathon, 42 Km
Marathon or the NEW 52 Km Ultra-Marathon.
All the Blossom Walks trails are well-marked so that you may
concentrate on enjoying the beauty of Victoria.
Dogs are permitted on the trails but for the safety and enjoyment of
all participants, they must be kept on a leash.
Please note that the Blossom Walks trail system for 2003 has been
revised and improved for your walking pleasure. In fact, the Saturday
trails go off into a totally different area of Victoria that has not
been used during previous Blossom Walks events. You can therefore
expect to see some of the same beautiful scenery as in previous years
plus some different and equally beautiful areas of Victoria during the
course of Blossom Walks 2003 weekend.
All walks are sanctioned by:
International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) and are eligible for
credit towards the IVV Individual Achievement Awards program.
International Marching League (IML) and are eligible for credit in the
IML International Walker Awards programs.
Toll-Free: 1-877-488-WALK or 1-877-488-9255
Local: (250) 380-3949 Fax: (250) 380-3969 E-mail: viwf@...
Details and registration form:
04/25/2003 - 04/27/2003 Discovery Walk Festival, Vancouver, WA USA
Location: Registration, walks, bikes and socials will be at the Red
Lion Hotel at the Quay, Centennial Center, 100 Columbia St, Vancouver,
Washington. Swim pool nearby with shuttle.
Fri., Apr. 25
Children's Cultural Parade: 10 am, Historic Reserve, spectators welcome.
Mayor's Walk: 4 pm Opening Ceremony and Send-off by Mayor at Esther
Short Park. Start 4p-6p, finish by 9p. Easy 5/10 km walk. 6:30p
Pasta Dinner $20 with Dorothy Langsdorf Award and keynote by Robert
Sat., Apr. 26 Lewis and Clark Walk, Swims & Bikes:
Walks: Choose your distance Trail rated 2 with some hills. Start time
depends on distance.
42K: 7-7:30 am (If you run, start 8 - 8:30)
32K: 7:30-8 am (If you run, start 8-8:30)
21K: 8-10 am (If you run, start after 9 am)
10K & 6K: 8am - 1 pm
Swims in the afternoon, start 1:30 - 3:30. 25k /50k Bike 9am - 11 am
All finish by 4 pm.
Sun., Apr. 27, Lt. Broughton Walk
Choose your distance - Marathon 42K, 20K, 11K or 6K, start times same
as Saturday. Through western Vancouver. Closing Ceremonies at 4 pm.
Awards: Friday walkers earn a Mayor's Walk keychain award. Saturday
and Sunday Walks: all receive the Discovery Walk award, a medal or pin
depending on years walked. Marathon finishers also receive a patch.
Bike receives an pin award. Swim receives IVV credit. Receive a
special Try-Athlon patch if you walk, swim & bike. Enter as a Team of
10 or more to earn a team banner.
Registration: Walk registration fee includes awards/certificates, IVV
Credit and IML Credit. International Marching League credit is earned
by completing at least 20K each day on Saturday and Sunday.
Registration not refundable. Pre-register by mail or online or at the
event. All pre-registrations Must be postmarked by April 10, 2003.
You can register at the event Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Fees: 3 Days' Walks AND Saturday Bike $28 after March 1 and at the event.
3 Days' Walks (or 2 Walks and the Bike) $21-after March 1 and at event.
2 Days' Walks (or 1 Walk and 1Bike) $16-after March 1 and at event.
Single Walk OR Bike $8-after March 1 and at event.
Each Swim $2
Friday Pasta Dinner $20
T-Shirt $15 CIRCLE SIZE -- S M L XL XXL
Child 12 and Under Any Event (no award or credit) FREE
Day of event registration: At the regular price, at the Red Lion Hotel
at the Quay Centennial Center Friday Noon - 6 pm and on Sat. & Sun.
from 7 am - 1pm.
Fitness Workshops Saturday and Sunday.
Hotel: Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver,
Washington 98660 Telephone: (360) 694-8341 Other hotels available in
the area. Travelers should fly into Portland Oregon's International
Airport, just minutes away.
Directions: I-5 SOUTH BOUND: Take the Mill Plain exit and keep right,
westbound, Mill Plain changes to 15th St. Continue west. Turn left
onto Columbia Street. Proceed south on Columbia Street for about a
mile. Hotel will be on the right next to the I-5 Bridge. I-5 NORTH
BOUND: Take Exit 1B "CITY CENTER". Loop around and merge into the left
lane. Turn left at the 6th Street exit. Go three blocks to Columbia
Street and make another left. The hotel will be on the right.
Info: Discovery Walk Festival PO Box 2009 Vancouver, WA 98668.
Toll Free: 1-877-269-2009 Web: http://www.discoverywalk.org
4/26/2003 - Quilcene Heritage Day Walk
Event Number : 56770 2003/0039
Start : Quilcene Community Center, US 101, Quilcene
Start 8 am - 1 pm, finish by 4 pm.
5K/10K walk rated easy 1+ on paved road shoulders in rural area with
views of Quilcene Bay.
Host Club : Olympic Peninsula Explorers
Write for more information to:
PO Box 1706
Sequim, WA 98382
Contact : JoAnn McAllister, (360) 681 - 2560
Club Website: http://opevolkssportclub.tripod.com/
4/26/2003 - 4/26/2003 - Walk
Event Number : 56907 2003/0046 10km
Start : Amber Lake, Cheney, WA
Start 9 am - 12 pm, finish by 3:30 pm.
6K/10K walk rated moderate 2 on gravel surfaced railroad bed.
Trailhead parking fee for WA State Parks $5.
Host Club : Lilac City Volkssport Assn.
Write for more information to:
PO Box 4362
Spokane, WA 99220
Contact : Claudia Miner 509-327-7672
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