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Memorial Walk for 9/11 Pentagon Victims
and those on American Airlines Flight 77
September 11, 2002
Laurel, Maryland USA
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers AVA-190 stance and Trail Rating:
5/10 KM Walk - Rated 1+
Start place address: Safeway Grocery Store, 14100 Baltimore Avenue in
the Laurel Lakes Centre
Start times: 3 PM to 6 PM. All walkers must be finished by 9 PM
Everyone is welcome to participate. Each walker must register at the
start by filling out a start card to be carried throughout the walk.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult during the entire
Event description: The 5 and 10 Km trails include a walk around
Laurel Lakes with aquatic fowl, paddle boats and fishermen. The trail
is not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. The 10 Km trail
includes much of the 5 Km trail in its beginnings and then adds new
neighborhoods and pocket parks.
Award and fees:There is no special award for this event for sale. The
fee for IVV credit is $2.00. Donations from the event will benefit
the BWI/USO International Gateway Lounge serving our military men and
Directions: From I-95 take MD Route 198 to Laurel to US Route 1. Turn
right and go south past Cherry Lane to Safeway Grocery Store at 14100
Baltimore Avenue. From I-295 (B/W Parkway) take MD Route 198 to
Laurel to US Route 1. Turn left and go south past Cherry Lane to
SAFEWAY at 14100 Baltimore Avenue. Safeway will be on the right.
Contact: Phill Wilder at 301-369-0639 or Bill Hassell at 410-437-2164
before 8 PM.
Email contact: kindfellow!@... or wahasse@...
Comments: 9-11 Memorial Walk Commemorating the Pentagon victims and
those on American Airlines Flight 77 in appreciation and recognition
of the heroes and heroines of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon and
on American Airlines Flight 77, a hang tag with one of the victim's
name will be offered the first 194 credit walkers. Restrooms will be
available at the start/finish.
Magruder Branch Trail, Damascus Regional Park
Saturday, September 14, 2002
City, State, Country: Damascus, MD, USA
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers (AVA 419)
Distance and Trail Rating: The trail is rated 1+. It is 10K with a 5K
Start place address: Shelter C, Damascus Regional Park, Kings Valley
Road, Damascus, MD
Start times: Registration begins at 9 A.M. and ends at 10:00 A.M. You
must be finished the walk by 1:00 P.M.
Event description: The trail is on hiker/biker paths and is suitable
for strollers and wheelchairs. Pets are welcome on the trail but must
be kept leashed at all times.
Award and fees: The 'A' award is a multi-colored cloisonné key ring
fob. Walk only or IVV credit, $2.00; B award and credit, $4.00; A
award and credit, $6.00 All participating Special Olympians who
complete this walk will receive an A award and credit compliments of
the Sugarloafers. Proceeds from this walk will benefit the Special
Olympics of Maryland
Directions: >From the South: Take I-270 to Exit 16, Father Hurley
Blvd./ Rte. 27. Bear right at the end of the cloverleaf, Exit 16A-
East, Rte. 27, Damascus. You will cross Rte. 335 and continue toward
Damascus for 3.7 miles to Kings Valley Road. Turn right onto Kings
Valley* and proceed 1/2 mile to Damascus Regional Park entrance on
your left. From the North: Take I-270 to Rte. 27 South to Damascus.
Pass Rte. 108. Continue south on Rte. 27 (Ridge Road) for 2.7 miles
to Kings Valley Road. Turn Left and proceed from * above.
Contact: Stan and Dena Forster; (301) 530-8173
Email contact: desta2@...
Comments: The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers invite all to walk and
picnic in celebration of their 15th anniversary and in welcoming the
Special Olympics of Maryland to volkssporting. You may bring our own
picnic lunch if you wish, or if you plan to share in our picnic,
please bring a salad or side dish to serve 8 and a serving utensil.
If your contribution needs to be kept cold, please provide for that.
Pre-picnic nibbles, soft drinks, iced tea, and dessert will be
complimentary, but bratwurst will cost $2.00 each and hot dogs $1.00
each for non-members. Participating Special Olympians are guests of
the Sugarloafers and will not be charged. Pre-picnic nibbles and
drinks available at 11:00 A.M. The picnic food will be served at
Noon. Please bring chairs or a blanket for picnic as the shelter may
not hold everyone.
Morgan Run Natural Environment Area Sykesville, Maryland
September 14 & 15, 2002
Credit Only Event 10 & 6 KM Trails Rating 2 AT2002-341
Sponsor: Piedmont Pacers Volksmarch Club - AVA-476
Sanctioned: The American Volkssport Association (AVA) a member of the
International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). Sanction # AT2002-
Dates: Sat. and Sun., September 14 & 15, 2002
Start Time: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., must finish by 4:00 p.m.
Start/Finish: Morgan Run Natural Environment Area, Ben Rose Lane,
Sykesville, MD. Directions are provided below. Morgan Run N.E.A. is
comprised of approximately 1400 acres of natural area. Hiking and
equestrian trails are popular. The Morgan Run N.E.A. is available to
trout fishermen for catch and release.
Distance: Two trails are offered: a 10 Km and a 6 Km. Walk, jog, or
run at your own pace. Walk the trails a second time for distance
credit for no additional fee.
Award: No specific award for this event.
Trail Rating/Description: The trails are on natural surfaces, mostly
open terrain, fields, with some wooded sections. The trails are rated
2. The trail is not suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, or wagons.
Inclement weather will make the trails more difficult to walk.
Walking sticks are encouraged and water bottles would be advisable.
Pets: Must be kept on a leash at all times. Please clean up after
IVV Books: This event counts toward IVV achievement awards. Remember
to bring your IVV books. Credit can only be given on the days of the
event. New books will be available for purchase for $5.00 each.
Registration/Fees: This event is FREE for those who wish to
participate without receipt of IVV credit. Fee for IVV credit is
$2.00. All are welcome.
Eligibility: EVERYONE!! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an
adult. Groups are welcome.
Start Card: AVA policy requires all participants, free or paid, to
carry a start card on the trail. You will receive a start card, which
is personally carried, presented, and stamped at the check point. The
individual start cards will be turned in at the finish table after
completing the walk.
Conditions: This event will be held regardless of weather conditions.
Please, NO LITTERING on the trail.
Disclaimer: At the start point each participant will be required to
sign a waiver. Neither the sponsors of the event, Maryland Department
of Natural Resources, their employees nor volunteers can be held
responsible or liable for any lost, stolen or damaged items, any
accidents or injuries at any time. Every effort will be made to make
this event safe, enjoyable and memorable.
Refreshments: Water and candy will be available at the start and
control point. Piedmont Pacers' famous bratwurst and soda will be for
sale at the start/finish.
Information: For further information contact Chuck at (410) 795-7855,
or Jean at (410) 581-4911.
Restrooms: Available at the start/finish.
-- shoe sponsor of the American Volkssport Association
This is a New Balance Sponsored Event.
From MD97, turn east on Bartholow Road for a tenth of a mile, then
turn left on Jim Bowers Road, and immediately turn left on Ben Rose
Lane. Park at end of lane.
'The Choice is Yours' Trail Early Evening Walk
September 17, 2002
City, State, Country: USA
Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarching Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 5 or 6 KM / 10 KM, Rated 2+
Start place address: Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005
Duke Street, Alexandria VA. Phone (703)519-5900.
Start times: Start between 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Finish by 8:30 PM.
Event description: The final evening walk of 2002 allows you to
select the route. Choose from any of the four trails offered earlier
in the year. Stride along a trail from a month you were unable to
walk the scheduled event, or walk a trail you really enjoyed the
first time around. The choice is yours! Just remember to bring a
flashlight so you can follow the instructions and trail if you are
Award and fees: There is no commemorative award for this event. The
fee for IVV Credit only is $2.00. There is no fee to just walk the
trail -- but you must register and carry a start card.
Directions: From the SOUTH or WEST via I-395 - take Exit 3 (VA-
236/Duke Street) EAST - Alexandria. Just past Landmark Center on your
left you pass beneath Van Dorn Street. Continue EAST on Duke Street
for about 1/2 mile to the 5th traffic light at NORTH Pickett Street.
*Be careful as the 4th traffic light is South Pickett Street* LEFT at
North Pickett Street (CVS on the corner). Go about 1/2 block north
past the CVS store. RIGHT at the Beatley Library sign to enter the
parking lot. >From the EAST via I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) - take
Exit 176 (VA-241/Telegraph Road) NORTH - Alexandria. Continue on
Telegraph until you follow a 270-degree ramp around to go WEST on VA-
236 (Duke Street). Continue WEST on Duke Street for about 2-1/2
miles, turning RIGHT into the parking lot to the Beatley Library soon
after passing the Foxchase Shopping Center on your right.
Contact: Tom Baerwald (703)765-3128 or Marshall Hansen (301)588-1913.
WDCAVC, PO Box 3432, Merrifield VA 22116-3432.
Email contact: baerwald-va@... or Limerick07@...
Comments: Bring a flashlight if you plan to walk after 7:30 PM. Water
is available at the Start/Finish, plus there is food and drink
available along the trail, but as always it is recommended you carry
your own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal
cases of dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The
events will be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed but must be
leashed at all times and cleaned up after by their owner. After you
complete your walk, please join the Washington DC Area Volksmarching
Club at our monthly meeting.
09/21/2002 - 09/21/2002 - Walk
Event Number: AT2002/0345
Start: Friends Community Park, Forest Hill, 10km
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Write for more information to:
7905 Omega Ct
Kingsville, MD 21087
Contact: Bill Simmons 410-592-8440 - E-Mail: bill@...
Welcome Walk to U.S. Freedom Walk Festival Weekend
A special thanks is extended to the Reserve Officers' Association for
Event No: AT 02-028
Date(s): Friday, September 27, 2002
City, State: Reserve Officers' Association,1 Constitution Avenue,
Host Club: Virginia Volkssport Association
Trail Distance - Rating - Description: 10 km; Rated 2. This trail
will be primarily on sidewalks and side streets. The trail will pass
several U.S. Government buildings and memorials in and about Capitol
Hill and into Chinatown. Wheelchairs and strollers may have
difficulty because of steps. Participants should carry water in case
of extreme temperatures.
There will also be Party Animals on the trail. These animals are a
project of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Start/Finish Times: Start any time between 12:00 Noon and 3:00 p.m.
Finish the trail by 6:00 p.m.
Award and Fees: The award is a 100% embroidered patch depicting a
colonial flag bearer. The first 100 pre-registered participants will
receive awards as long as supplies last. Reorders will be mailed as
soon as the club receives the awards from the manufacturer,
approximately four weeks. Pre-registration for the award and IVV
credit is $5.00. The registration fee the day of the event and mailed
after September 18 is $6.00 for the award and IVV credit. The credit
only fee is $2.00.
Pre-Registration: To pre-register for the award mail a check or money
order by September 18 to: VVA, 14402 William Carr Lane, Centreville,
Directions: Via METRO (recommended): Red line to Union Station. Exit
the Metro toward the front of the building. ***From the front, facing
the big bell, angle left to find 1st Street, N.E. Walk south on 1st
Street, N.E. (up the hill) with the park on the right. Pass C & D
Streets, and cross Constitution Avenue to the Reserve Officers'
Association building on the corner of 1st Street and Constitution
Via Car: Parking is expensive. Parking lots are located at Union
Station and on 2nd Street, one block east of Union Station. Expect to
pay $10-12. There is limited street parking on Maryland Avenue within
a few blocks of the start, but most street parking is limited to 2
hours for non-permit holders (residential).
From the East: Take I-495 (Capital Beltway) to the Anacostia
Freeway/I-295 across the Anacostia River and exit onto I-395 toward
Washington. Take Massachusetts Avenue exit, then quickly turn right
onto Massachusetts Avenue for several blocks and follow signs for
parking at Union Station. Proceed from *** above.
From the West: Take I-95/I-495 to I-95/I-395 toward Washington. Cross
the 14th Street Bridge, continuing on I-395 into Washington and
exiting at Massachusetts Avenue. Take a quick right onto
Massachusetts Avenue for several blocks and follow signs for parking
at Union Station. Proceed from *** above.
Contact: Nancy or Fred @ (703) 631-8512 -- evenings before 9:00 p.m.
Email contact: walkvirginia@...
Comments: Drinking water and restroom facilities are available at the
Start/Finish. It is recommended that participants carry water in case
of extreme weather conditions. Pets are welcome on a leash.
Food and refreshments will be available along the trail. Or when you
have completed the walk the Capitol City Brew Pub to the left of
Union Station [as you face Union Station] has excellent food and
All profits generated by this event will be donated to the American
Volkssport Association 2005 Convention Committee.
ROA - US FreedomWalk Festival
Washington DC, September 28-29, 2002
First annual event - IVV Sanctioned
Reserve Officers Association, Minuteman Memorial Building, 1
Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002 USA (Directly behind the US Capitol)
TIMES: Individuals can start between 9:00 a.m. and noon each day.
Groups and individuals should try to see the opening ceremonies on
Saturday at 9:00. Everyone should finish by 5 p.m. on both days.
DISTANCES/TRAILS: Each day features a different walk available only
on that day. Checkpoints along the way provide a place to relax and
provide free refreshments.
Saturday: Participants can select between a 6 or 12 or 20 kilometer
(3, 7, or 12 miles) walk which could take them to the National Law
Enforcement Memorial, the Navy Memorial, the Mall, the Tidal Basin
with its monuments, all three branches of our government, and
Arlington National Cemetery with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and
the Women in the Military Memorial (for the longest distance).
Other highlights of the trails include the Japanese Cherry Blossom
trees and the German Peace Garden. These trails are rated 1 which
means this is an "easy" walk.
Sunday: Walks of the same distances branch out to the Mall and all
three branches of federal government, the Marine Corps Memorial,
Freedom Park (with pieces of the Berlin Wall and other significant
symbols of the struggle for freedom), Francis Scott Key Memorial, C&O
Canal, Rock Creek Park, and Embassy Row. These trails are rated 1+
because of hills.
Both trails are primarily on sidewalks with occasional natural
surfaces and may be difficult for strollers and wheelchairs due to
local differences in accessibility. Alternate routes are available.
Fees: Includes Award and IVV Credit, lunch on 1 day and festival
access. Until Sept. 1: $14 for one day or $18 for 2 days. After
Sept. 1 $18 for one day or $22 for 2 days. Youth under 12 $2 until
Sept. 1, then $3 - certificate and festival access only, medal
More details on the web site:
Tim and Celia Miner
800-809-9448 (ask for extension 755)
09/28/2002 - 09/28/2002 - Walk
Event Number: AT2002/0355
Start: Gunpowder Falls State Park - Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, 5/10km
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Write for more information to:
7905 Omega Ct
Kingsville, MD 21087
Contact: Bill Simmons (410) 592-8440 - E-Mail: