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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    This group is sponsored by: Walking http://walking.about.com Everything you want to know about walking. Volks-Ware http://www.webwalking.com/volksware clothes
    Message 1 of 2 , May 18 5:48 AM
      This group is sponsored by:
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      Saturday, May 20, 2000
      City, State, Country: Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA
      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club, Inc
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10 km 2, 5km 1+
      Start place address: Potomac Pizza, 625 Center Point Way, Kentlands,
      Gaithersburg Maryland 20878
      Start times: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT, finish by 2:30 PM EDT

      Event description: The Kentlands Kilometers Kapers offers a 10 km
      trail, with a 5 km option on city streets, sidewalks, paved paths and
      some short stretches of natural surfaces (gravel paths mostly).
      Wheelchairs may experience difficulty on natural surface areas.

      Award and fees: walk is free, IVV credit is $2.00, B awards are
      IVV Credit and "B" award is $4.00. IVV books may be purchased at the
      start/finish. Forgot your books? Insert cards are free.

      Directions: From the south (I-495 Capital Beltway): Take I-270 to
      9,I-370/Sam Eig Hwy. Take Sam Eig Hwy, passing Washingtonian Blvd
      Diamondback Drive to the end at Great Seneca Highway. Turn right
      (northward direction) on Great Seneca Highway (route 119). Continue
      through the intersections at Muddy Branch Road and Lakelands Blvd.
      Turn left at light for Kentlands Blvd. ****** Proceed uphill to first
      traffic circle. Go around circle 3/4 of the way and head onto Market
      Street. Make first left at Center Point Way. Pass movie theater on
      your right, Bally's Total Fitness on your left, and proceed past
      Potomac Pizza to parking area on your right.

      FROM THE NORTH (I 70-270) Take I-270 south to Exit 11, Quince Orchard
      Road. Head west towards Darnestown. Proceed about 4 miles, passing
      NIST on your left. After passing several intersections, take a left
      Great Seneca Highway (Route 119) and proceed south to Kentlands Blvd.
      Turn right at Kentlands Blvd and proceed as described above after the

      Contact: Kevin Shaw (301-977-9547) or Dena Forster (301-530-8173)

      Email contact: Kevin_D_Shaw@...

      Comments: Everyone is welcome so bring your kids, parents, friends,
      co-workers, and anyone else you can find who likes to walk and have
      fun - the more the merrier. Receive a start card when you register
      sign the waiver of liability.

      Restrooms and food at start/finish and in shopping centers along the
      trail. Water will be available at start/finish and at checkpoint.

      Pets on leash are permitted on trail but not inside the start/finish.
      Walk will be held in all weather unless conditions cause the sponsors
      to close trails for safety reasons. If in doubt, call the point of
    • Wendy Bumgardner
      Welcome to WalkMaryland. This is the first time I have sent a message to the group. Please spread the word that it is active and people can sign up for it
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 5, 2000
        Welcome to WalkMaryland. This is the first time I have sent a message
        to the group. Please spread the word that it is active and people can
        sign up for it online - plus I have sign-up sheets to Maryland clubs to
        use at local events.
        Folks can also subscribe by email, send a blank email to
        Pass this along to your friends, and please concentrate on signing up
        NEW (or infrequent) walkers for the email list - it is one of the best
        ways to bring them back!
        This is not a discussion group, instead it provides a SINGLE email
        message each week to tell you where the walks are.
        Website: http://www.egroups.com/group/walkmaryland
        Brought to you by: Walking About.com http://walking.about.com
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        New item: the Walker Warmer

        Columbia Volksmarch Club AVA-264 Presents an autumn walk in
        Rockburn Branch Park and Patapsco State Park
        Elkridge, Maryland, Howard County October 7-8, 2000
        Two Events/Three Trails
        5 km rated 1+
        10 km rated 2+
        15 km rated 3+
        AT00/334 and AT00/365
        5400 Landing Road, Elkridge, MD
        From Route 29: Take Route 100 east <<LANDING ROAD CLOSED>> to the first
        exit, Long Gate Parkway. Turn right
        at Route 103, Montgomery Road, and continue eastbound. Turn left on
        Ilchester Road and right on Landing Road. The park entrance will be on
        your right.
        DETOUR>>>> over I-95 and follow directions below.
        From Route I-95: Take Exit 43, Route 100 East. Follow Route 100 to Exit
        6B, Route 1 North. Take Route 1 North
        approximately 2.5 miles and turn left onto Montgomery Road. Turn right,
        just beyond Grace Episcopal Church, onto Landing Road. Continue on
        Landing Road to the park entrance on left.
        SPONSORED BY: The Columbia Volksmarch Club (AVA 264).
        SANCTIONED BY: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of
        the International Federation of Popular
        Sports (IVV), promoting leisure sports in the interest of family health,
        recreation, fun and companionship.
        There are two events: 10 km and 15 km. Both events are almost entirely
        on natural surfaces and are not suitable for wheelchairs. Strollers will
        have difficulty on the 10-km trail and are not suitable for the 15-km
        The 10-km trail (rated 2+) is all within Rockburn Branch Park. There
        are a number of moderate hills, and it is mostly in scenic
        The 5-km trail (rated 1+) in Rockburn Branch Park will be on natural
        surfaces but will avoid as many hills as possible.
        The 15-km trail (rated 3+) uses the trail systems in both Rockburn
        Branch and Patapsco State Parks. This trail has several moderate hills
        and one major hill, in addition to a number of stream crossings and one
        swinging bridge. It is almost entirely in scenic woodlands, follows the
        Patapsco River for more than 2 km, and ascends the picturesque, but
        challenging, Cascade Trail.
        PROCEDURE: Each participant will be issued a start card. It must be
        carried on the walk and presented for validation at each checkpoint.
        Only one start card will be validated per participant. Start cards 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
        the Event Award and/or IVV credit. The trail may be walked two times per
        start card on the same day at no additional cost.
        AWARD: The B award for this event is a 13-ounce glass tankard designed
        in memory of our late Trailmaster, John Barkdoll.
        REGISTRATION: There will be no pre-registration for this event.
        The participation fee for the B Award and IVV Credit is $4.
        The participation fee for IVV Credit only is $2.
        There is no fee to walk the trail without receiving the IVV credit.
        START/FINISH: Rockburn Branch Park, 5400 Landing Road, Elkridge,
        STARTING DATES & TIMES: Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 2000. Start
        any time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
        Must finish by 4 p.m.
        REFRESHMENTS: Food and beverages will be provided by a local youth group
        at the start point, where rest rooms will also be available. Water and
        candy will be available at the check- points located along the trail.
        CONDITIONS: The event will be held during all reasonable weather
        conditions, including rain, snow and ice, but excluding blizzards.
        Littering along the trails is prohibited. Dogs are not permitted on the
        DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club, Howard County
        Department of Recreation and Parks, or
        Rockburn Branch shall be liable for accidents, theft,or material damage.
        Every reasonable effort will be made to make this a safe, enjoyable, and
        memorable event.
        INFORMATION: call (410) 313-8499.

        Ninth Annual Oktoberfest Volksmarch
        October 8, 2000
        City, State, Country: Annapolis, MD Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
        Distance and Trail Rating: 10K, trail rated 1+
        Start place address: Near Regina's Continental Delicatessen
        Start times: Start 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Finish by 5 P.M.
        Event description: The walk is through the historic city of Annapolis,
        which is also the Capital of Maryland and the home of the U.S. Naval
        Academy. The route follows road shoulders and primarily sidewalks.
        Annapolis pavements are rough (part of the historic flavor) but suitable
        for large-wheeled strollers. Dogs are welcome on the trail.
        Award and fees: "B" metal awards will be available for purchase.
        Directions: The major routes to Annapolis are I-97 from the north,
        US-50/301 from either east or west and MD-2 from either north or
        south.When near Annapolis, I-97 and MD-2wil merge into US-50/301.
        Continue on US-50/301 and take exit 4 marked MD-70 South, Rowe Blvd.,
        Annapolis. Continue South on Rowe Blvd. Cross Weems Creek and turn left
        at first traffic light onto Melvin Ave., go two blocks to Annapolis St.
        (street will be closed for Oktoberfest activities), turn right, then one
        block to Regina's on left. Parking is available on nearby streets or
        three blocks west of start/finish at the US Naval Academy Stadium off
        Rowe Blvd.
        Contact: Jim or Barbara Fons (410)757-6983
        Email contact: fons@...
        Comments: This popular event is held in conjunction with the West
        Annapolis Oktoberfest. Good food, music and dancing.

        Historic St. Mary's City Walk AT2000/0359
        October 14, 2000
        City, State, Country: St. Mary's City, St. Mary's County, MD
        Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers Volksmarch Club
        Distance and Trail Rating: Both 5 and 10 kilometer trails, both with an
        AVA Rating of 1+.
        Start place address: Visitor's Center, St. Mary's City, MD
        Start times: Start anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Must be
        finished by 5:00 p.m.
        Event description: The trails will be marked, on natural surface paths
        along the St. Mary's River and through the historic area of Maryland's
        first capital. Participants will see the reconstructed State House of
        1676, archaelogical excavations, and the Godiah Spray tobacco
        plantation, part of an 800-acre outdoor living history museum. They will
        hear about the area's history from costumed docents. Walkers will enjoy
        glimpses of loons and ospreys and savor the beauty of the peaceful water
        as they travel along wooded paths. At the waterfront, they will see the
        replica of the Maryland Dove, a square-rigged sailing ship that, along
        with the Ark, brought the first settlers and supplies from England.
        Everyone should visit the museum gift shop and archaeology exhibit hall.
        Award and fees: Participation is FREE! There is a $4.00 per person
        admission fee to St. Mary's City, which will be collected at the Start
        Point. There is no special award for this event.
        Directions: From I-495/95:
        1. Take Exit 7, Route 5 South, towards Waldorf.
        2. Follow Route 5/Route 301 south to Waldorf, approximately 16 miles.
        3. Turn LEFT to stay on Route 5 when Routes 5 and 301 split at Waldorf.
        4. Continue south on Route 5/235 for approximately 19 miles.
        5. Turn RIGHT to stay on Route 5 South at the 5/235 split.
        6. Proceed another 29 miles and follow signs to the Visitor's Center.
        The Visitor's Center will be on the right, just after you pass St.
        Mary's College, on the left.
        Contact: Lorraine Williams, 301-475-0408 or Bill Hassell, 410-437-2164.
        Email contact: seka@... or wahasse@...
        Comments: Food will be available alkong the trail at Farthing's
        Ordinary, a 17th century inn exhibit and restaurant.
        For more information about historic St. Mary's City, visit their web
        site at htp://www.smcm.edu/hsmc

        10/14/2000 - 10/14/2000 - WALK
        Event Number: AT2000/0363
        Write for more information to:
        4617 LINCOLN AVE
        BELTSVILLE, MD 20705-1524
        Contact: SALVA HOLLOMAN 301-937-3549

        Susquehanna State Park Susquehanna River Greenway Trail AT2000/0331 &
        Sunday, October 15, 2000
        City, State, Country: Baltimore Maryland
        Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
        Distance and Trail Rating: #1 10K rated 2+, #2 10K rated 3
        Start place address: Susquehanna State Park, Deer Creek Picnic Area
        Start times: 8:AM - 1:PM Finish by 4:PM
        Event description: Trails are through the woods, on natural surfaces in
        the park and along the Greenway Trail. Neither trail is suitable for
        strollers or wheelchairs.
        Award and fees: IVV credit fee $2. No special award.
        Directions: From North or South: I-95 to Exit #89(Rt.155) West Follow
        signs to Susquehanna State Park. 2.5 miles, turn right on Rt. 161. .3
        miles,turn right to Rock Run Rd. Stay on Rock Run Rd. At bridge, turn
        right. Follow sign to picnic area. At Stafford Rd., turn left. At Deer
        Creek Picnic Area, turn left into parking lot and look for banner in the
        picnic area. Distance from Rock Run Rd to the picnic area is 4.5 miles.
        WATCH for "WALK" directional signs at each turn after you enter the
        Contact: Frank Kupres 410-592-3171
        Email contact: FKupres@...
        Comments: No littering in the park.

        10/21/2000 - 10/21/2000 - WALK
        Event Number: AT2000/0321
        Write for more information to:
        PO BOX 3716
        GAITHERSBURG, MD 20885-3716
        Contact: DENA FORSTER 301-530-8173

        Rocky Gap State Park Allegany County
        Event No: EC 00- 0003
        Date(s): Saturday-Sunday, October 28-29, 2000
        City, State: Flintstone, Maryland
        Host Club:Atlantic Region Director, American Volkssport Association
        Distance and Trail Rating: 11 km; Rated 3+. 5 km; Rated 2. Rating will
        increase with inclement weather.
        Start place address: Cattail Day Use Area, Rocky Gap State Park,
        12500 Pleasant Valley Road, N.E., Flintstone, Maryland; (301)777-2139
        Start times: Between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.m.
        Event description:The 11 km trail will circle Lake Habeeb. The trail
        will use the recently opened Lake Trail (Orange Blazed) and campground
        loop roads. It will traverse wooded areas, on natural surface trail,
        pass the camp store, cross a bridge over the Lake spillway and the dam
        on a roadway, and pass the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort. Sturdy shoes
        and a hiking stick are recommended. The 5 km trail will stay on only one
        side of Lake Habeeb. It will use natural surfaces, with a short portion
        of macadam walkways.
        Award and fees: There is no fee to participate in this event. IVV Credit
        is $2.00. The fee for the header patch for the American Volkssport
        Association Executive Council XI is $4.00; for the Atlantic Region
        Director's Bar Patch an additional $3.00. There is no pre-registration
        for this event. All net profits benefit the American Volkssport
        Directions: From I-68 in western Maryland, take Exit 50 and follow
        Pleasant Valley Road to parking and Start location at Cattail Day Use
        Contact: Ron @ (410) 551-6396 -- evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00
        Email contact:Ron rfbowers@...
        Comments: Pets are NOT allowed in the Park. Restrooms are available at
        the Start/Finish area and at various locations within the park. Water
        and candy are available at the Start/Finish and checkpoints. This event
        will be held regardless of the weather. Weather conditions will affect
        the trail. The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
        Enjoy a Fall walk in Rocky Gap State Park, which lies in an area of
        impressive scenic beauty. Rocky Gap's 243 acre Lake habeeb has three
        beaches and excellent fishing. The 278 site campground accepts
        reservations (1-888-432-CAMP), however, after September 30 it is first
        come, first served.
        On the evening of Saturday, October 28, the Friends of the Park will
        host a Halloween Haunted Trail in the Campground area.
        Rocky Gap is about 7 miles east of Cumberland, whose many attractions
        include the C&O Canal Park and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The
        Railroad will operates its steam train thursday through Sunday, October
        26-29. Call 1-800-TRAIN50 for reservations.
        This walk provides credit for Allegany County in the Walk Across
        Maryland program.
        Wendy Bumgardner
        About.com Guide to Walking
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