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4 July 2002 (Prince Georges County)
Town Center Mall Bowie, Maryland AT02/307 Sponsors: The Chesapeake
Bay Country Wanderers, Inc., AVA 616, a member of the Maryland
Volkssport Association. Sanctionedby: The American Volkssport
Association (AVA) and the International Federation of Popular Sports
Dates: Thursday, 4 July 2002
Start/FinishTimes: Register between 7:30 am and 12:00pm; finish by 3:00
StartLocation: Bowie Town Center mall, 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD
20716. The Start location is the Bowie Station Food Court of the
beautiful new Bowie Main Street Mall with great food and shopping
options to interest you after the walk.
Distances: There is one 10 km (6.2 miles) trail. A 5 km (3.1miles) trail
will also be available. Walk, jog, or run at your own pace. The trails
may be done a second time for distance credit, on the same start card,
at no additional cost.
TrailRatings/Description: The trail is on paved paths and sidewalks
through very nice neighborhoods, natural areas, and around several
ponds. The 5 km trail is rated 1; the 10 km trail is rated 1+ as there
are several short but fairly steep inclines. Both trails are suitable
for for strollers and wheelchairs.
Eligibility: Everyone is urged to participate in volksevents to the best
of their ability, and to the limits imposed by the trail. Children under
12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration/Start Card: AVA policy
requires that all participants sign a waiver form and carry a Start Card
while on the trail. Obtain your card at the Start Location. The card is
turned in at the Awards Table whether or not you complete the event and
whether you walk for IVV credit or not. Fees/Award: There is a $1.00
fee to participate in the event, unless you desire credit toward IVV
event and distance awards, for which the fee is $2.00. There is no
special award for this event.
The Bowie Town Center Mall opened last fall and is an excellent example
of the latest concept of a Main Street Mall. Eighty six retail
establishments, both large and small, are grouped along Town Center
Boulevard with on street parking giving a small town flavor to an area
with major shopping center convenience and selection. Did we mention all
of the great dining possiblities?
IVV/AVA Books: Participants for IVV/AVA credit are reminded to bring
their IVV Record Books. New books and New Walker packets will be
available for purchase at $5.00 each. Conditions: The event will be
conducted except in unreasonable and dangerous weather conditions.
Please, no littering along the trail. Pets are welcome on the trial, but
they must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after. Pets are not allowed
in the food court start/finish and there will be a short doggie detour
around Allen Pond. Ask about our doggie log book.
Refreshments: Water and candy will be available at the Start/Finish and
Control Points. Restrooms will be available at the start and at several
locations along the trail. There are eight excellent restaurants at the
finish point food court as well as several very nice restaurants on the
Town Center Mall grounds.
Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort will be made to conduct a safe,
enjoyable, and memorable event. The Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers,
Inc., Simon Property Group, Inc., Bowie Mall Company, and Simon Property
Group L.P., shall not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items,
or for any accidents or injuries.
Contact for additional information: Skip Magee at (301) 249-5607 or
Reminders: Bring the kids, the dog, and grandparents New
walkers please ask for information New Walker Packets are
available for $5 Restrooms are available at the Start point
Weather can affect trail conditions A New Balance Supported Event
Directions to the Start Point From Baltimore: Take I-97 south to Route
3 South, passing Crofton and Bowie. At Route 50, Route 3 becomes Route
301. After passing Route 50, turn right at the third light on to Route
197. Proceed north on Route 197 to the second light and turn left into
the Mall on Town Center Boulevard.
*Drive around the small traffic circle, staying on Town Center
Boulevard. The Start Point will be on your left. Please park in the
large lot behind the Start Point.
From Annapolis: Take Route 50 west to Route 197 south. **Drive south on
Route 197 to the third traffic light. Turn right into the Mall on Town
Center Boulevard. Follow the Baltimore instructions from *.
From Washington, DC: Take the Washington Beltway I-95/I-495 to Route 50
east toward Annapolis. After five miles, exit onto Route 197 south.
Follow the Annapolis instructions from **.
For more information about the Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers or about
upcoming events in the Atlantic Region, visit our WEB page at
For more information about the Bowie Town Center, see
Rise and Shine Walk, Olney, MD AT2002/348
Saturday, July 13, 2002 City, State, Country: Olney, MD Host Club:
Seneca Valley Sugarloafers (AVA 419)
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K with a 1+ rating. A 5K option is also
Start place address: B.J. Pumpernickels Restaurant, 18169 Town Center
Drive, Olney, MD Start times: Registration 7-10 A.M. Finish walk by 1
Event description: This trail winds through city streets, sidewalks, and
natural surfaces. We are fortunate to have permission to walk though the
scenic grounds of Brooke Grove Retirement Community- a bucolic haven
amidst suburban hubbub.
Award and fees: The walk is free. $2.00 for IVV credit, $4.00 for "B"
award Directions: From South: Take Washington Beltway (I-495) to
Georgia Ave. (Route 97) North to Spartan Lane. Right on Spartan Lane.
Cross 108. Immediately turn left into Olney Town Center. B.J.
Pumpernickels is at the far end of center next to movie theaters. From
the North: Take I-70 to Georgia Ave. (Route 97) South to Route 108. Left
onto Rt. 108 to Town Center Drive. Immediately turn left into Olney Town
Center. B.J. Pumpernickels is at the far end of center next to movie
Contact: Alice Holland (301) 946-5526 or Rose Ann Nichols (301)
926-2952 Email contact: ajholland@... or
Comments: Pets on leash are permitted on trail but not inside
start/finish. Wheelchairs may experience difficulty on natural surface
areas. Although a significant portion of the walk is along shady lanes,
some of the trail will be in full sun (sunscreen and a hat are
Columbia Volksmarch Club
Presents a Saturday Morning
Summer Walk in Dorsey's Search, Columbia, MD Howard County
July 20, 2002 AT2002/339
5 km rated 1+ 10 km rated 1+
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
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: There is one event for each walk: 10 km with a
shorter 5-km option. The trail for each event is mostly on sidewalks
and road shoulders in quiet residential neighborhoods. Wheelchairs and
strollers should not have difficulty. Walk on sidewalks and paths in the
village of Dorsey's Search. TR 1+
TR = Trail Rating on scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (hardest)
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: There are no awards for these walks. Some pretty nice B Awards
for previous events will be available for purchase.
Sponsor: New Balance
REGISTRATION: There will be no pre-registration for these events.
· · The participation fee for IVV Credit only is $2.
· · There is no fee to walk the trail without receiving the IVV
credit or award.
START/FINISH: Dorsey Hall Village Center Courtyard (near Party! Party!
Party!), Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD
STARTING DATES & TIMES: Saturday, July 20. Start any time between
7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (to beat the heat). Must finish by noon.
REFRESHMENTS: Restrooms will be located at the start points. Water and
candy will be available at the checkpoints located along the trail.
CONDITIONS: The events will be held during all reasonable weather
conditions, including rain. Littering along the trails is prohibited.
Dogs are permitted on the trail but not inside buildings.
DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club nor the River Hill,
Dorsey Search, or Kings Contrivance Villages 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 or
CVC Web Page: http//www.geocities.com/WalkColumbia
DIRECTIONS: To Dorsey's Search Village Center (July 20)
From North and West: From I-70, take Route 29 South (Exit 87A) and
follow directions below from Route 29.
From South and East: From I-95, take Route 100 West toward Ellicott
City (Exit 43B). At the end of Route 100, take Route 29 South toward
Washington. On Route 29, IMMEDIATELY move to far right lane. Follow
directions below from Route 29.
From Route 29: Take Route 108 West (Exit 21B) toward Clarksville.
Turn right at the first light onto Columbia Road. On Columbia Road,
turn right at the second light onto Dorsey Hall Drive. Turn right at
the second entrance into the Village Center. Turn right into the
Village Center Parking lot. Start is in courtyard near middle of
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