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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    Jul 25, 2014
      City / State: Greenbelt, MD
      Event Name: Greenbelt Community Center
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 98669
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k, 10k - 1A
      Description: Walk is mainly on sidewalks, around the Lake is a dirt
      path. There are some places to eat after this walk in the Greenbelt Center.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, National Register of Historic
      Places, Walking the USA A - Z
      Start Times: 9:30 - 12:30 and Finish by 3:30 PM.
      Location: Greenbelt Community Center
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Greenbelt Community Center, 15
      Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.
      From I-95/495: 1. Take Exit23, Kenilworth Ave./Rt. 201 to Greenbelt Rd.
      2. Left on Southway. 3. Cross Crescent Rd. to Greenbelt Center -
      straight ahead. Park in lot.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
      Contact: Salva J. Holloman (301) 937-3549
      Website: No Website Listed
      E-Mail Contact: mcjohn_h@...

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      City / State: Odenton, MD
      Event Name: Piney Orchard
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 98720
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K / 05K - 2A
      Description: Two trails, 10k, rated 2A, and 5k, rated 1A. The 5k may
      turn out to be 6k. Trails are entirely on paved surfaces (blacktop paths
      or sidewalks) through the community. A short section of both trails will
      follow the W, B & A Trail. A short section of the 10k trail will be
      along the edge of the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve. The 10k trail will
      cross Piney Orchard Parkway, a fairly busy, 4-lane, divided road, using
      marked crosswalks. The trails are mostly in the open. Participants
      should carry water.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 7:30 - 9:00
      Location: Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Piney Orchard Shopping Center
      8743 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton, MD 21113
      Directions to start:
      From the BW Parkway, exit at MD Rt. 175/Annapolis Road east toward
      Odenton. Pass Ft. Meade on your right and go under MD Rt. 32. At the
      traffic light at Piney Orchard Parkway, (just past the Exxon Station on
      left, West County Branch Library on right) turn RIGHT. Proceed to the
      traffic circle, go 3/4 of the way around, and enter the shopping center
      (BP Station on right). At the line of stores, turn LEFT. DD/BR is on the
      far end.
      From MD Rt. 3/301, exit at MD Rt. 175/Annapolis Road west toward
      Odenton (Wawa is in the median at this exit). Pass Arundel High School
      on the left, go straight through the traffic circle, and continue to the
      second traffic light. MD Rt. 170 is to the right, Piney Orchard Parkway
      to the left. Turn LEFT onto Piney Orchard Parkway. Proceed to the
      traffic circle, go 3/4 of the way around, and enter the shopping center
      (BP Station on right). At the line of stores, turn LEFT. DD/BR is on the
      far end.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: The 10k will also pass by the small park with the memorial
      plaque to the former CBCW trailmaster.
      Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
      Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/CVC/
      E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: August Evening Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 98508
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5-6 KM/10 KM - 1A
      Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: These evening walks will
      consist of 10 KM (6.2 miles) trails with shorter 5 KM (3.1 miles) or 6
      KM (3.8 miles) options along residential sidewalks and park trails in
      Alexandria. Most trails will explore various neighborhoods, wander
      beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills that overlook Old Town.
      Trails are rated 1A, with only moderate hills. Trails are mostly on
      pavement, although short segments may be on natural surfaces. Trails
      should be suitable for strollers, although wheelchairs may encounter
      some difficulty. For more detailed information about each month's trail,
      please check with the information contact. Written instructions and maps
      will be provided for each walk. Trails will not be marked.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30 PM
      Location: Barrett Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria VA 22314
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library,
      717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314
      Driving Directions
      From the East or West via I 95/I 495 (Capital Beltway):
      � Take Exit 177B (US-1 North/Alexandria), the first exit west of the
      Wilson Bridge.
      � Continue north on US 1 for about 10 blocks (0.8 miles) to Queen St. (2
      blocks past King St.).
      � Turn RIGHT on Queen St. for 2 1/2 blocks. The Library will be on your
      From the North via the George Washington Memorial Parkway:
      � Take the GW Parkway into Old Town Alexandria.
      � Continue on what now is called Washington St. for about 8 blocks from
      the first traffic signal at Slater's Lane to Princess St.
      � Turn RIGHT on Princess St. You will be one block north of the library,
      which is on the far side of a large parking lot to your left.
      Parking: You can usually find parking along the streets, especially on
      blocks north and east of the library. Check signs carefully to determine
      how long you can legally park and whether you might be in a zone that
      must be cleared during rush hour. Please note that we have been unable
      to make arrangements to use the parking lot behind the library and the
      Wells Fargo Bank on the same block. You therefore should not park in
      that lot. If you choose to park in any other lot, you may be subject to
      ticketing and/or towing.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: HOURS: Start between 4:30 and 5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM.
      (If you plan to walk after 7:30 PM in April and September, bring a
      ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult must accompany
      children under 12. Groups are welcome.
      FEES AND AWARD: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV
      Achievement Awards. The fee for IVV Credit is $3.00. There is no fee to
      just walk the trail, but you must register and carry a start card. No
      refunds will be given. There is no commemorative award for these events.
      PROCEDURE: Each participant is issued a start card, which must be
      carried on the walk. Only one start card per person is issued, and it
      must be turned in at the Finish table after completing the event. Only
      those participants with a properly validated start card will be eligible
      for IVV Credit. Each trail may be completed twice per start card on the
      same day at no additional cost, provided you complete the trail within
      the stated start/finish time.
      CONDITIONS: Water is available at the Start/Finish Point, and food and
      drink usually is available along the trail, but you should carry your
      own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal cases of
      dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The events will
      be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all
      times and cleaned up after by their owner. Dogs are not allowed inside
      the library.
      REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the
      International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these
      events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program,
      remember your record books. IVV event and distance books, as well as New
      Walker Packets, are available for sale for $5.00.
      DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these
      events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American
      Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller
      Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal
      belongings or property. All participants must sign a waiver.
      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
      Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/
      E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

      City / State: Laurel, MD
      Event Name: 9-11 Memorial Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 98332
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5KM and 10KM - 1A
      Description: Start time is anytime between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, finish
      by 4:00 PM. The fee for IVV Credit or Non-IVV Credit is $3.00. Children
      12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free courtesy of Freestate
      Happy Wanderers. The same trail may be walked for distance credit twice
      on the same start card on the same day with no extra char
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic
      Places, Trekking With the Trees
      Start Times: 9 AM to 1 PM Finish by 4 PM
      Location: Montpelier Arts Center, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Directions:
      From the Washington D.C. or Baltimore area: Take the
      Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Rt. 295) to Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie Road)
      North towards Laurel. At Crystal Center Shopping Center/Muirkirk
      Road-Turn LEFT onto Muirkirk Road. Make first RIGHT into Montpelier grounds.
      From Route 29: Turn EAST onto route 198. Cross I-95 and Route 1, turn
      RIGHT at the next intersection onto Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie road).
      Proceed to ~2 miles, to Muirkirk Road and turn RIGHT. Make the very next
      RIGHT and turn into the Montpelier Mansion grounds.
      FOR INFORMATION: Call Lynne Haffner 301-490-5850, email
      Lynne.Haffner@... Additional information is available on the
      Freestate club webpage http://www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: This is a 9-11 Memorial walk to remember the victims of the
      Pentagon; Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and the World Trade Center, New
      York City. Besides trail commemorative signs, lanyards for walkers to
      carry victims names will be available(While they last) For more
      information about the Montpelier Arts Center go to:
      TRAILS: The trail is on natural surfaces through the grounds of
      Montpelier and sidewalks of surrounding residential area and is rated
      1A. The trail includes Montpelier Arts Center and Montpelier Mansion,
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
      Contact: Lynne Haffner (301) 490-5850
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
      E-Mail Contact: lynne.haffner@...