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Walk Saturday 12/04/10 Alexandria, VA

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  • Bob Schmick
    Don t miss the Scottish Festival Walk. Each year this walk begins the Christmas Season. Great walk, Watch the Parade and eat at LaMadelyn. Cat pool will leave
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2 3:56 AM
      Don't miss the Scottish Festival Walk. Each year this walk begins the
      Christmas Season. Great walk, Watch the Parade and eat at LaMadelyn. Cat
      pool will leave Tam Joines at 8:00 AM.



      12/4/2010 - 12/4/2010

      City / State:

      Alexandria, VA

      Event Name:

      Alexandria Holiday Walk

      Event Type:


      Event ID:


      Distance - Trail Ratings:

      5/10 KM - 1+


      DISTANCES/TRAILS: This event celebrates the holiday season as well as the
      annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade and other festivities in the city of
      Alexandria. One trail will be offered. The "Holiday Scamper " trail will
      works its way along the waterfront of Old Town Alexandria and weave through
      other scenic areas, enabling walkers to enjoy the sites, sounds, tastes, and
      shopping opportunities of this historic area. The trail will take you near
      the Scottish Christmas parade route. The 10 KM (6.2 mile) trail will explore
      both southern and northern Old Town; the 5 KM (3.1 mile) trail will stay in
      northern Old Town. Both trails are rated 1+ because they are generally flat
      with very limited hills. Both are generally suitable for strollers,
      wheelchairs, and disability scooters. The longer trail offers restrooms,
      water, food, and shopping. (The suitability of the trails for wheeled
      vehicles or even for walking may be inhibited if weather conditions become


      Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

      Special Classifications:

      This event doesn't have any special classifications assigned.

      Start Times:

      9 AM-1 PM, Finish by 4 PM


      Barrett Branch Library

      Start Point / Driving Directions:

      Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria VA 22314;


      From the East or West via I 95/I 495 (Capital Beltway): Take Exit 177B (US-1
      North/Alexandria). 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: Look for parking spaces in legal spots along the streets,
      especially to the north and west of the S/F Point. Obey all parking signs,
      and provide proper payment for meters on Saturday. Do NOT park in private
      lots unless you have paid the proper fee and/or had explicit permission to
      park from the lot owner.

      Keep track of how many blocks you walk from your car to the Start/Finish
      Point. We will give extra IVV distance credit for those who must walk more
      than 5 blocks.

      METRORAIL ACCESS: Take either Blue or Yellow lines south into Alexandria to
      the King St. station. Exit the station and walk away from the tracks toward
      Old Town Alexandria. Walk east on King St. for about 12 blocks to Columbus
      St., which is two blocks past Patrick St. and one block before Washington
      St. Turn LEFT to walk two blocks to Queen St. The library is on the far
      right corner. Extra IVV distance credit will be given to those who walk both
      ways between the Metro Station and S/F Point.

      Note: From 11:30 AM on each day, Alexandria offers a free trolley from the
      King St. Metro station to stops along King St. For more information, go to

      Awards & Fees:

      A Award


      AWARD: The award for this event is a colorful patch featuring Santa lounging
      in a tropical locale. Why this patch design? Last year's award featured a
      snowman, and the day was snowy and cold. So wanting to encourage the weather
      gods to treat walkers more kindly this year, the tropic theme has been
      adopted. (Those receiving an award will also receive IVV credit after they
      complete the walk and return their start card.) Pre-registration will
      guarantee that you receive an award. Late registrants may receive awards
      while supplies last. No additional awards will be ordered. Awards from past
      events will be available for purchase at reduced rates.

      FEES: Each participant must carry a start card. There is no charge to
      participate in this event. Registration for the award and credit is $6.00.
      The fee for IVV credit only is $3.00.

      PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-registration ends November 30. Fees will not be
      refunded for those who do not participate.

      SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Because of the large number and inconsistent operation of
      special programs offered by the AVA and various clubs, this walk's
      organizers cannot be sure for which programs this walk might qualify. We
      suspect it qualifies for the following programs: Cemetery Stroll; Historic
      Churches; and Riverwalk America. Because the satisfaction of walkers is our
      foremost desire, we will stamp any special program book that a walker feels
      is appropriate for this event. We urge special program organizers to also
      place the highest-possible value on the satisfaction of walkers involved in
      their programs.

      Host Club:

      Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.


      Thomas Baerwald (703) 765-3128



      E-Mail Contact:

      <mailto:tbaerwal@...> tbaerwal@...

      Keep Walking and bring a Friend




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