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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    =============== A Timex that Measures Your Speed and Distance Accurate enough to use to measure a walking event, easy enough to wear as a sports watch. It
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 3, 2002
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      A Timex that Measures Your Speed and Distance
      Accurate enough to use to measure a walking event, easy enough to wear
      as a sports watch. It tells you how far and how fast you are walking -
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      biking, running, skating, skiing.
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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
      (IVV).
      Dates: Thursday, 4 July 2002
      Start/FinishTimes: Register between 7:30 am and 12:00pm; finish by 3:00
      pm.
      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
      email magee@...
      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
      http://www.mdvolks.org/cbcw.
      For more information about the Bowie Town Center, see
      http://www.shopsimon.com

      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
      available
      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
      theaters.
      Contact: Alice Holland (301) 946-5526 or Rose Ann Nichols (301)
      926-2952 Email contact: ajholland@... or
      rosieambles@...
      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
      recommended).

      Columbia Volksmarch Club
      AVA-264

      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
      companionship.
      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
      e-mail WalkColumbia@...
      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
      shopping center. PDF version:
      http://www.geocities.com/walkcolumbia/brochure_02Summer.PDF
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