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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    5/9/2010 City / State: Upper Marlboro, MD Event Name: Mother s Day Walk Event Type: Walk Event ID: 86549 Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km, 10 km - 2+
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      5/9/2010
      City / State: Upper Marlboro, MD
      Event Name: Mother's Day Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 86549
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km, 10 km - 2+
      Description: The 10km trail is entirely natural surface. The 5 km trail
      is half natural surface and half on paved road shoulders. The natural
      surface sections are uneven in spots, with tree roots, and have some
      short, steep sections. There is one minor stream crossing. Participants
      can expect wet, muddy spots, especially if there is recent rain. Walking
      sticks and sturdy footgear are recommended. Participants should consider
      carrying water on the trail.
      Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
      classifications assigned.
      Start Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., finish by 5 p.m.
      Location: Rosaryville State Park
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Start Point is Picnic Pavilion,
      Rosaryville State Park, west of Rt. 301.
      From Baltimore area: follow the I95, Rt 3/Route 310 corridor south,
      passing Crofton, Bowie, and Upper Marlboro. After passing the exit for
      Rt 4, near Upper Marlboro, **continue south on Rt 301 for approximately
      3.5 miles. You will pass a traffic signal at Croom Road there is another
      traffic signal(Bojangle's Chicken and Safeway on right). A short
      distance beyond pass another traffic signal at South Osborne Road and
      the a 7-11 on the right. The park entrance is 100 yards past the 7-11,
      on the right. There is a sign for the park, but the entrance road is not
      obvious. Look for our large orange sign. Follow the entrance road for
      approximately 2 miles, to the parking lot near the picnic pavilions.
      From the Washington, DC area: take the Capitol Beltway to Exit 11/MD
      Route 4 South. Continue on Rt 4, toward Upper Marlboro, for
      approximately 7 miles. Just past Upper Marlboro (P.G. Equestrian
      Center/Showplace Arena on your right) exit onto Rt 301 South. Follow the
      directions above **.
      If you miss the park entrance while southbound on Rt 301, you will have
      to make a U-turn at the traffic light at the entrance to Marlboro
      Meadows. Proceed north on Rt 301 to the light at South Osborne Road and
      again make a U-turn, heading south on Rt 301 once more.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: There are restrooms at the start/finish. A modern playground
      and rest rooms are accessible from a point along both trails. There will
      be free water and candy at the start and at the checkpoint.
      Each Mother participating in the walk will receive a free hug and kiss.
      Volksmarch participants can ignore the "Honor Box" on the entrance road;
      however, a per vehicle park service charge will be collected at the
      event Start ($3.00 in state, $4.00 out of state). All proceeds from the
      service charge go to the Rosaryville Conservancy to be used to maintain
      and improve park facilities.
      Host Club: Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers
      Contact: Mike Quinlan (301) 805-4278
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/cbcw
      E-Mail Contact: mikemq@...

      5/10/2010
      City / State: Fairfax Station, VA
      Event Name: Fairfax Station Night Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 86801
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10-KM/5-KM - 1+
      Description: This evening walk will consist of a 10 KM (6.2 mile) trail
      with a shorter 5 KM (3.1 mile) option along residential sidewalks and
      park trails in Fairfax, Virginia. The trail will pass through
      neighborhoods in the Fairfax Station and Burke areas of central Fairfax
      County. Written instructions and maps will be provided for each walk.
      Trail will not be marked.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
      classifications assigned.
      Start Times: 4;30 PM-6:00PM
      Location: Fairview Elementary School
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 5815 Ox Road Fairfax Station VA 22039
      From I-66: From I 66, take Exit 55 (Fairfax County Parkway/Va-7100)
      south toward Fairfax. Continue south on the Fairfax County Parkway for
      about 5.2 miles until you reach Burke Centre Parkway. Turn left on Burke
      Centre Parkway and drive east for about 0.7 miles to Ox Rd (Va 123).
      Continue straight across Ox Rd and drive for another block. Turn right
      into the first drive on the right, and park in a lot near the school.
      The start point will be located beside a car in the upper lot to the right.
      From I-495 via Braddock Rd: From the Capital Beltway (I 495), take Exit
      54A (Braddock Rd West) toward Fairfax. Continue west on Braddock Rd. (Va
      620) for about 6.0 miles. Soon after you pass entrances to George Mason
      University on your right and a shopping center on your left, turn left
      on Ox Rd. (Va 123) and drive south for about 2.5 miles to Burke Centre
      Parkway. Turn left on Burke Center Parkway to drive east for one block.
      Turn right into the first drive on the right, and park in a lot near the
      school. The start point will be located beside a car in the upper lot to
      the right.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments:
      Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
      Contact: Robert McLean (703) 455-1878
      Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc
      E-Mail Contact: rmcmamc@...

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      5/18/2010
      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: WDCAVC May Evening Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 86794
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 KM - 1+
      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
      Old Town Alexandria. Trails will explore various neighborhoods, wander
      beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills that overlook Old Town.
      Trails are rated 1 and 1+, with 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 Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
      classifications assigned.
      Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30 PM
      Location: Barrett Branch Library -- May Evening Walk
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library;
      717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Phone: 703/838 4555.
      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
      left.
      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:
      Street 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.
      Lot Parking: Please note that we have been unable to make arrangements
      to use the parking lot behind the library and the Wachovia 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: AWARD: There is no commemorative award for this event.
      FEES: 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.
      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
      Contact: Thomas Baerwald (703) 765-3128
      Website: www.ava.org/clubs/wdcavc/index.htm
      E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...

      5/22/2010
      City / State: Lorton, VA
      Event Name: Occoquan Regional Park Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 86804
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10-KM/5-KM - 3
      Description: This spacious park is scenically located on the Occoquan
      River diagonally across from the Town of Occoquan. It offers 400 acres
      of recreational space and a touch of the past with its historic brick
      kilns and the memory of imprisoned women suffragists. The Trail will
      pass through the Lorton Workhouse Art Center. Set on 55 acres of land in
      the historic D.C. Workhouse and Reformatory, the Workhouse provides a
      home for more than 150 of the regions finest professional and emerging
      artists as well as cooperative studios, performance and theatre venues,
      dedicated gallery space, and event facilities which may be visited on
      the trail. The 10 KM trail also passes through the town of Occoquan.
      Occoquan is a restored artist's community town with shops, outdoor
      dining, and historic structures. A number of structures in town,
      including many in the downtown commercial area, are part of the Occoquan
      Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places; the
      former house of the town founder, Rockledge, is also listed on the Register.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Artistic Heritage, Museums, Riverwalk America
      Start Times: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
      Location: Occoquan Regional Park
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 9751 Ox Road, Lorton VA 22079
      To reach Occoquan Regional Park, exit 160B off I-95 onto Route 123
      north, follow 123 north 1.5 miles to park entrance on right. Drive
      approximately one mile inside the park and park in the parking lot near
      the volleyball court.
      Awards & Fees: A Award
      Comments: This will mark the first Occoquan River Conservation Day at
      the Occoquan Regional Park to celebrate the river and its resources. The
      purpose of this event is to educate all on the importance of the
      Occoquan watershed and the impact the river has on all our lives.
      Sponsored by the Occoquan Watertrail League (OWL), Northern Virginia
      Regional Park Authority (NVRPA), George Mason University Potomac
      Environmental Research and Education Center and REI.
      The day will include morning educational workshops and afternoon
      hands-on experiences. Topics will include recreation, history,
      conservation, and community.
      There is an alternate trail for wheelchairs and those unable to climb
      the 3+ hill.
      Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
      Contact: Robert McLean (703) 455-1878
      Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/
      E-Mail Contact: rmcmamc@...

      5/29/2010 - 5/31/2010
      City / State: Cumberland, MD
      Event Name: Mountain Maryland 2
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 84269
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 and 10 Km - 2+
      Description: Tour Western MD by doing walks in Lonaconing and
      Westernport. See where the first iron rails in the US were made, the
      western MD Coal Heritage route where the highest grade of bituminous
      coal in the world came from, several iron furnaces and where iron ore
      was discovered before coal and where coal was loaded onto railroad cars
      to go to the C&O Canal. Visit several small museums chronicling the
      history of the area.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Historic Churches, Museums, Railroad Heritage,
      Veteran Memorials
      Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
      Location: Canal Place, Western Maryland Heritage
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Crabby Pig Restaurant, 14 Howard St,
      Cumberland 21502, 301-724-7472 at Canal Place. Located near the Canal
      Place Picnic Grove by the western Maryland Station Visitor's Center and
      C&O Canal Musem. Look for the fountain and statue of the boy and his
      mule. From Baltimore and Washington: Take I-70 West past Frederick and
      Hagerstown to I-68 near Hancock. Follow I-68 West into Cumberland. Take
      the downtown exit (43C) and turn left at the bottom of the ramp (stop
      sign). Go straight ahead (traffic light) and into the Western Maryland
      Station Square parking lot. *The entrance of the lot is at the
      intersection of Harrison and South Mechanic Streets. Parking is free for
      customers of the Western Maryland Scenic railroad and Shops at Canal
      Place using token available at these businesses. The start point at
      Crabby Pig Restaurant is on the corner. From Pittsburgh: Take I-79 south
      to Morgantown, West Virginia and then I-68 east to Cumberland past
      Frostburg. Take the downtown exit (43C) and turn left at the bottom of
      the ramp (stop sign). Go left at the next traffic light across from the
      Holiday Inn. Go straight ahead (traffic light) and into the Western
      Maryland Station Square parking lot. Follow * above.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Pets allowed but not in the start point or buildings along
      the route. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Contact: Sue Kenyon (410) 252-3165
      Website: www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub
      E-Mail Contact: suethewalker@...

      5/29/2010 - 5/31/2010
      City / State: Cumberland, MD
      Event Name: Mountain Maryland 1
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 84270
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 and 10 Km - 2+
      Description: Tour Western MD by doing walks in Cumberland and Mt
      Savage. See where the first iron rails in the US were made, the western
      MD Coal Heritage route where the highest grade of bituminous coal in the
      world came from, several iron furnaces and where iron ore was discovered
      before coal and where coal was loaded onto railroad cars to go to the
      C&O Canal. Visit several small museums chronicling the history of the area.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Forts of the United States, Historic Churches,
      Museums, Railroad Heritage
      Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
      Location: Canal Place, Cumberland Walk
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Crabby Pig Restaurant, 14 Howard St,
      Cumberland 21502, 301-724-7472 at Canal Place. Located near the Canal
      Place Picnic Grove by the western Maryland Station Visitor's Center and
      C&O Canal Museum. Look for the fountain and statue of the boy and his
      mule. From Baltimore and Washington: Take I-70 Wesst past Frederick and
      Hagerstown to I-68 near Hancock. Follow I-68 West into Cumberland. Take
      the downtown exit (43C) and turn left at the bottom of the ramp (stop
      sign). Go straight ahead (traffic light) and into the Western Maryland
      Station Square parking lot. *The entrance of the lot is at the
      intersection of Harrison and South Mechanic Streets. Parking is free for
      customers of the Western Maryland Scenic railroad and Shops at Canal
      Place using token available at these businesses. The start point at
      Crabby Pig Restaurant is on the corner. From Pittsburgh: Take I-79 south
      to Morgantown, West Virginia and then I-68 east to Cumberland past
      Frostburg. Take the downtown exit (43C) and turn left at the bottom of
      the ramp (stop sign). Go left at the next traffic light across from the
      Holiday Inn. Go straight ahead (traffic light) and into the Western
      Maryland Station Square parking lot. Follow * above.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Pets allowed but not in the start point or buildings along
      the route. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times.
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Contact: Sue Kenyon (410) 252-3165
      Website: www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub
      E-Mail Contact: suethewalker@...

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