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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    6/2/2012 City / State: Silver Spring, MD Event Name: National Trails Day Event Type: Walk Event ID: 90021 Distance - Trail Ratings: 10k/5k
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      City / State: Silver Spring, MD
      Event Name: National Trails Day
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 90021
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10k/5k - 1A
      Description: Trail: A 10km with a 5km option; AVA rating 1A (one
      medium hill). Both trails are on sidewalks & asphalt paths along the
      Green Trail and the Sligo Creek Trail. Parking: Two county garages
      located on Wayne Ave & Ellsworth Dr offer free parking on weekends and
      have plenty of space. Both are within walking distance from start/finish
      table. Refreshments: Water & candy will be available at Start/Finish.
      Restrooms: Available at start/finish & Washington Adventist Hospital.
      Pets: Keep leashed; not allowed in stores; must clean up after them.
      Conditions: Walk will be held in all but severe weather conditions
      (e.g., heavy, prolonged rainfall).
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Murals, Rainbow Color-Named Places, Walking
      America's Trails
      Start Times: 8 am - Noon. Finish the walk by 3 pm
      Location: Downtown Silver Spring Breezeway/Wayne Ave Garage
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 920 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring,
      MD 20910; breezeway at Wayne Ave Garage (Garage 60). Breezeway is
      located on the first level & exits onto Ellsworth Dr; look for
      pedestrian signs that point towards the garage elevators. Directions to
      Start Point:
      Points North & West: Take I-495 East; at exit 31B, take ramp right for
      Rt 97 South/Georgia Ave toward Silver Spring; bear right onto Rt
      97/Georgia Ave. See **
      Points East: Take I-495 West; at exit 31, take ramp right for Rt
      97/Georgia Ave toward Wheaton/Silver Spring, stay to the left & at
      traffic signal turn left onto Rt 97/Georgia Ave. See **
      **Remain on Georgia Ave, going south, cross Colesville Rd, move into
      left lane and take left turn lane at Wayne Ave traffic signal. Wayne
      Garage entrance is on left just before Fenton St.
      Points South: Take I-395N to US 1 North (signs for 14th St), Turn right
      at Constitution Ave NW, Turn left at 7th St NW, stay on 7th which
      becomes Georgia Ave near Howard University, continue on Georgia Ave
      (approximately 6 miles), turn right at Wayne Ave. Garage entrance is on
      left just before Fenton St.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
      Contact: Maribeth Evans (301) 946-5496
      Website: www.sugarloafers.org
      E-Mail Contact: gammie0612@...

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      City / State: Columbia, MD
      Event Name: Cedar Lane Park
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 92471
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10KM/05KM - 2A
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
      classifications assigned.
      Start Times: 07:30am - 09:00am
      Location: Cedar Lane Park West
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 5081 Cedar Lane (West)
      Columbia, MD. 21044
      GPS Coordinates:
      Decimal Degrees
      NAD 83 datum
      Latitude: 39.2308
      Longitude: -76.8858
      From Interstate 70
      Take Route 29 South toward Columbia.
      Proceed with directions From Route 29 below.
      From Interstate 95
      Take Route 32 West via Exit 38 toward Columbia.
      Proceed with directions From Route 29 below..
      From Route 29
      Take Route 32 West toward Clarksville.
      Exit onto Cedar Lane and proceed to end at traffic light.
      LEFT onto Harpers Farm Road.
      RIGHT onto Rivendell Lane.
      The entrance to Cedar Lane Park West Area will be on your right.
      Start/Finish Area will be within building.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Trails will be on Columbia Association paved pathway
      system and residential sidewalks.
      Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
      Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
      Website: www.bangor59.com/cvc
      E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

      City / State: Baltimore, MD
      Event Name: 200th Anniversary, War of 1812
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 92917
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 Km, 10 Km & 14 Km - 1B
      Description: The trail follows the same route as the Fort McHenry
      Year Round event with the addition of annotations explaining the history
      and interesting features and facts about what you are seeing along the way.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Forts of the United States, Honoring Law
      Enforcement, Hooray for Hollywood, Rainbow Color-Named Places
      Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
      Location: McDonald's
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 825 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD
      21230, 410-385-5364. From I-95: Take exit 55 Key Hiway. Follow Ft
      McHenry signs. Go 1/2 mile to Laurence St; turn left on Laurence. Go
      straight at the light into the Southside Marketplace (crossing Fort
      Ave). McDonald's is on your right.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Pets are welcome, but not in the start point. Pets must be
      leashed during the entire walk and cleaned up after according to city
      regulation. Restrooms are available at the start/finish and at various
      locations along the route including the Fort.
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Contact: Sue Kenyon (410) 252-3165
      Website: www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub
      E-Mail Contact: suethewalker@...

      Alexandria Evening Walks
      June 25
      August 27
      Septemer 24
      START POINT: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street,
      Alexandria, Virginia 22314
      HOURS: Register between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m each day.
      Finish by 8:30 p.m. If you plan to walk after 7:30 p.m. in April and
      September, please remember to bring a flashlight.
      DISTANCES / TRAILS: 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
      1A, with only 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.
      FEES: There is no commemorative award for these events. 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.
      Each participant is issued a start card, which must be carried on the
      walk. Only one start card per person is issued, and it 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
      IVV Credit. Each trail may be completed twice per start card on the
      same day at no additional cost, provided you complete the trail within
      the stated start/finish time.
      Water is available at the Start/Finish point, and food and drink usually
      is available along the trail, but you should 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. Dogs are not allowed inside the library.
      Join us for our club's monthly monthly meeting after each evening walk
      at 7:00 p.m. Following each of these evening walks, the Washington DC
      Area Volksmarching Club will hold a club meeting in the staff lounge of
      the Library. Please join us for refreshments, and help us plan upcoming
      events. In order to function effectively, the club relies on people
      like you. Join us and have an enjoyable and rewarding time.
      DIRECTIONS: 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.
      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 Wells Fargo 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
      FACILITIES, AMENITIES & STIPULATIONS: Restrooms and water will be
      available at the start point and at locations along the trails. Food
      also can be purchased at a number of restaurants and fast-food
      establishments along the trails.
      Everyone is welcome. Participants may walk, jog, or run. An adult must
      accompany children under 12. Pets are allowed on the trails but not in
      buildings. The city of Alexandria has leash and pet clean-up laws.
      INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandi Cahill; 703 329 3721;

      City / State: Fairfax, VA
      Event Name: Civil War Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 92789
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10k/5k - 1B
      Description: Food/water/rest rooms at start point and along trail
      highlighting Civil War sites, including First Skirmish, Mosby Raid, and
      Blenheim Mansion/Hospital. Also: some blacktop and bluestone trails in
      shaded parklands.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Classifications: Bakeries Family Owned, Honoring Law
      Enforcement, Main Street
      Start Times: 9:00-1:00, finish by 4:00
      Location: Al Maza Restaurant
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 10427 North Street, Fairfax, VA
      22030. From N/E/W, Washington Beltway onto
      I-66W. Take Exit 60, Route 123S, approx 1 mile to free parking garage on
      left between Whitehead and North Streets. From South, take I-95 Exit
      160, Route 123N Approx. 15 miles. Pass Courthouse to parking garage on
      right. From garage, turn left on Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road.) Cross
      and turn left on North Street 1/2 block to Restaurant._
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Dogs OK, but not in buildings. Checkpoint is YRE Start
      Point for those wishing a second event.
      Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
      Contact: Barry Plott (703) 352-5135
      Website: No Website Listed
      E-Mail Contact: barry.nvv@...
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