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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    12th Annual US FreedomWalk Festival« When: 3rd weekend in October each year 18-20 October 2013 17-19 October 2014 16-18 October 2015 Where: ARLINGTON, VA -
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 16 5:00 AM
      12th Annual US FreedomWalk Festival®
      When: 3rd weekend in October each year
      18-20 October 2013
      17-19 October 2014
      16-18 October 2015
      Where: ARLINGTON, VA - WASHINGTON, DC
      Start/Finish Location: Holiday Inn – Rosslyn at Key Bridge
      1900 North Fort Myer Drive
      Arlington, Virginia 22209
      703-807-2000 info@...
      Room Reservation: Block Code FW4 $149 (Thurs/Sun) & $109 (Fri/Sat)
      Event Website: http://www.usfreedomwalk.org/
      Articles and Location Information: Washington, DC for visitors
      http://washington.org/ ; Arlington, Virginia for visitors
      www.stayarlington.com
      Contact Person: Dolores Grenier USFWF@... or 703-209-0174
      Info: 3-days, 10 walking events 5 to 42 km.
      Friday’s 5/10 km walk, come experience Arlington, Virginia hospitality
      with a Welcome Walk west of the Potomac River. Arlington!
      Saturday’s 6/12/21/44 km walk goes along Embassy Row, the National Mall
      and all three branches of the federal government.
      Sunday’s 6/12/21/32 km walk goes along the C&O Canal, the Tidal Basin
      and Potomac Park for your enjoyment!
      Hints: With the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States and
      Cultural Tourism, DC as the sponsors. This is an IVV sanctioned event
      along with being an IML, WA (International Marching League, Walking
      Association) event. Washington, DC is the backdrop to this walking
      festival of FUN, FITNESS and INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP! Truly an event
      weekend to remember! The USFWF offers a Friday evening social, opening
      ceremony with the US Surgeon General and Arlington County Sheriff’s
      Office Honor Guard, Saturday evening enjoys an International Dinner and
      closing Ceremony Sunday! Come on out, walk and experience all the US
      FreedomWalk Festival has to offer!

      8/24/2013
      City / State: Hagerstown, MD
      Event Name: Augustoberfest
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 93155
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10 Km and 6 Km - 1A
      Description: The trails are on sidewalks and roadsides through the city
      of Hagerstown. You will pass by stately homes, churches built in the
      late 1700s to 1800's, the City Farmers Market, over the dry bridge, the
      historic Hager House/Museum, through City Park, Washington County Fine
      Arts Museum, The Mansion House Art Gallery and the Welcome Center. The
      trails are user friendly to wagons, wheelchairs and strollers, though
      some difficulty may be encountered where there are no curb cuts.
      Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Baseball Walks, Celebrating Golden Cinemas, Civil War
      Battlefields, Grist Mills, WPA Works Projects Administration
      Start Times: 8:00 am - Noon, Finish by 3:00 pm
      Location: Augustoberfest FEST Tent
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 23 N. Potomac St. Hagerstown, MD 21740.
      From the EAST, take I-70 West to EXIT 32 B (US 40), exit and proceed
      approximately 3.2 miles to Potomac Street, which is just past Mulberry
      Street and Locust Street, in that order. Turn left on Potomac Street. Go
      block to parking deck on right ($5.00, all day) and Fest area is across
      the street. On-street meter parking is free.
      From the NORTH, SOUTH &WEST, take I-81 to EXIT 6A (US 40 EAST) towards
      Hagerstown, which is Washington Ave., ONE WAY eastbound for about 1
      miles. After going through an underpass, cross Walnut St., Prospect St.,
      and Jonathan St. to the Public Square at Potomac St. Fest tent is block
      to the left. On-street meter parking is free; the parking deck costs
      $5.00, all day. To reach the Parking Deck, turn left on Locust St., turn
      left on Franklin St. and turn left on Potomac St. Go block to parking
      deck on right, and Fest area is across the street.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: The Augustoberfest Event pays tribute to the area's rich
      German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to
      Hagerstown's Sister City - Wesel, Germany. This 15th annual event will
      feature two days of festivities found at traditional Oktoberfest
      celebrations in Bavaria. All activities are held rain or shine under a
      large Festival Tent in Downtown Hagerstown's Central Parking Lot. The
      event will be on Saturday, August 27, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and
      Sunday, August 22, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with gates opening at
      10:30 a.m. each day. The Volksmarch will be on Saturday only. WALKERS
      RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION INTO FEST TENT.
      Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
      Contact: Jerry Baugher (301) 922-1592
      Website: www.angelfire.com/md2/pacers/index.html
      E-Mail Contact: JGBaugher@...
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      8/26/2013
      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: Alexandria August Evening Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 95272
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 km - 1A
      Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: This is one of a set of
      evening walks offered during the spring and summer by the WDCAVC. 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.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM
      Location: Barrett Branch Library
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Start/Finish: Kate Waller Barrett
      Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria VA 22314; 703-746-1703
      Directions to
      the Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
      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.
      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.
      You may also ride the free King Street trolley, which operates seven
      days a week from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM between the King St. Metro station
      and the riverfront. Buses operate on roughly 15-minute intervals and
      stop only at designated stops.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult must
      accompany children under 12. Groups are welcome.
      AWARD: There is no commemorative award for these events.
      FEES: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV Achievement
      Awards. 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.
      PROCEDURE: 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.
      CONDITIONS: 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.
      REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the
      International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these
      events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program,
      remember your record books. IVV event and distance books, as well as New
      Walker Packets, are available for sale for $5.00.
      DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these
      events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American
      Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller
      Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal
      belongings or property.” All participants must sign a waiver.
      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
      Contact: Sandi Cahill (571) 405-4808
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/
      E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

      9/7/2013
      City / State: Laurel, MD
      Event Name: Montpelier Arts Center
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95349
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km-10km - 2A
      Description: Directions: From the Washington D.C. or Baltimore area:
      Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Rt. 295) to Route 197
      (Laurel-Bowie Road) North towards Laurel. At Crystal Center Shopping
      Center/Muirkirk Road-Turn LEFT onto Muirkirk Road. Make first RIGHT into
      Montpelier grounds. From Route 29: Turn EAST onto route 198. Cross I-95
      and Route 1, turn RIGHT at the next intersection onto Route 197
      (Laurel-Bowie road). Proceed to ~2 miles, to Muirkirk Road and turn
      RIGHT. Make the very next RIGHT and turn into the Montpelier Mansion
      grounds.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 9 AM to 1 PM finish by 4 PM
      Location: 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
      Start Point / Driving Directions: The trail is on natural surfaces
      through the grounds of Montpelier and sidewalks of surrounding
      residential area and is rated 2A. The trail includes 1781 Montpelier
      Mansion; Montpelier Arts Center; Oakland Manor and Dinosaur Museum Park.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: This is a 9-11 Memorial walk to remember the victims at the
      Pentagon, Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and the World Trade Center, New
      York City. Besides trail commemorative signs, lanyards for walkers to
      carry victims names will be available while they last.
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
      Contact: Lynne Haffner (301) 490-5850
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
      E-Mail Contact: lynne.haffner@...

      9/9/2013
      City / State: Fairfax, VA
      Event Name: Fairfax Night Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 95622
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/!0K - 1A
      Description: This evening walk will consist of 10-KM (6.2-mile) trail
      with a shorter 5-KM (3.1-mile) option along residential sidewalks and
      bluestone/gravel trails through parks, residential/commercial areas and
      historic Old Town Fairfax, highlighting the Civil War Battlefield
      special program. Trails should be suitable for strollers, although
      wheelchairs may encounter some difficulty. (Check with the information
      contact or consult the NVV Web site if you need specific information
      about this month's trail.) Written instructions and maps will be
      provided for each walk. Trails will not be marked.
      Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Civil War Battlefields
      Start Times: 4;30 PM
      Location: Daniels Run School
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 3705 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
      22030 From the south: drive north on route 123. Turn right onto North
      Street (next signal after Main Street). *At the second signal, turn left
      onto Old Lee Highway (no sign). Go through 2 traffic signals. After the
      school crossing sign, turn right into the 3rd driveway to the parking
      lot. From the north: drive south on route 123. After crossing route 50,
      turn left at the next traffic signal (North Street). Follow from *
      above. From the west: take your favorite route (66,50, or 29) east to
      route 123 going south. At the next signal after route 50, turn left onto
      North Street. Follow from * above. From the east: drive west on route 50
      to Fairfax Circle. Exit to the right to follow the circle 2/3s around in
      a counter-clockwise direction to turn right on Old Lee Highway. (Its as
      though you were turning left onto Old Lee Highway from route 50). Drive
      about 1.5 miles and turn left into the parking lot
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments:
      Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
      Contact: Pat Hyland (703) 971-6468
      Website: www.Scenicroutes.us.nvv
      E-Mail Contact: pathyland@...

      9/14/2013
      City / State: College Park, MD
      Event Name: College Park Airport
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95764
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 1A
      Description: Lake Artemesia and surrounding 38 acre park was built and
      landscaped by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) in agreement
      with the Prince George's County.
      Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 8:00 AM Start, Finish by 4:00 PM
      Location: College Park Airport 1909 CPL Frank Scott Drive College Park,
      MD 20740
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 1909 CPL Frank Scott Drive College
      Prk, MD 20740. Kenilworth Avenue (MD Rte 201) to Paint Branch Parkway to
      CPL Frank Scott Drive.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Oldest continuous operating airport in the world.
      Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
      Contact: Salva Holloman (301) 937-3549
      Website: No Website Listed
      E-Mail Contact: salva_h@...

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    • Wendy Bumgardner
      US FreedomWalk Festival 14th Annual International Event - 3 days, 10 trails, 3 to 27 miles! October 16-18, 2015 Arlington, Virginia http://usfreedomwalk.org/
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 4, 2015
        US FreedomWalk Festival
        14th Annual International Event - 3 days, 10 trails, 3 to 27 miles!
        October 16-18, 2015
        Arlington, Virginia
        http://usfreedomwalk.org/
        Event brochure:
        http://usfreedomwalk.org/images/2015_brochure.pdf

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        Including 5 walks and all multi-night stays.
        We’ll be visiting Hawaii, Maui and Lanai, dates and pricing are as follows:
        January 24 - February 2, 2016 * $3,625
        Contact us to register at 800.779.0353 or
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        9/12/2015
        City / State: Upper Marlboro, MD
        Event Name: Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 101708
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5KM, 10Km - 2B
        Description:
        Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
        Start Times: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Finish by 4:00 PM
        Location: Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Road, Upper
        Marlboro, MD 20772
        Start Point / Driving Directions:
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments:
        Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
        Contact: Mike Quinlan (301) 805-4278
        Website: www.annapolisamblerswalk.com
        E-Mail Contact: mikeq41@...

        9/12/2015
        City / State: Burke, VA
        Event Name: Burke Lake Oktoberfest
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 101496
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/!0K - 1A
        Description: Starting at the Church you will enter Burke Lake at
        it's Northern Entance off the Fairfax County Parkway. Following a 4.5
        mile trail around the lake will bring you through a beautiful forest of
        Autumn's first changing colors. The trail proceeds on paved paths,
        sidewalks and natural surfaces around Burke Lake
        Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Lakes and Reservoirs
        Start Times: 8:00AM-1:00PM Finish by 4:00PM
        Location: Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
        Start Point / Driving Directions: 10125 Lakehaven Court
        From Route 66, turn south on Fairfax County Parkway (286) for
        approximately 7 miles to Burke Lake Road (645). Turn right for 1/4 mile
        and then left on Lakehaven Lane. The church will be on the right in 1/4 mile
        From I-95 take Exit 169, Old Keene Mill Road (644) and proceed west
        approximately 7 miles to the Fairfax County Parkway (286). Turn North on
        the Parkway for approximately 1 mile to Burke Lake Road (645). Turn left
        for 1/4 mile and then left on Lakehaven Lane. The church will be on the
        right in 1/4 mile
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: The King's Park German Band will provide music from
        11:30AM-1:30PM and German Bratwurst, deserts and Beer will be available
        for sale at the completion of the walk.
        Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
        Contact: Steve Brown (703) 644-0189
        Website: Scenicroutes.US/NVV
        E-Mail Contact: Nicebrowns@...

        9/13/2015
        City / State: West Friendship, MD
        Event Name: Farm Museum
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 101795
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K/05K - 1A
        Description:
        Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
        Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
        Start Times: 0800 - 1100
        Location: The Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum
        Start Point / Driving Directions: 12985 Frederick Road
        West Friendship, Maryland 21794
        .
        From Washington DC
        North on I95
        Take exit 38B from I-95 N
        Follow MD-32 W to MD-144 W
        Turn left onto MD-144 W
        Destination will be on the left .5 miles
        .
        From Baltimore
        From I-695, Take I-70 W
        Take exit 80 onto MD-32
        Turn left onto MD-32 S/Sykesville Rd (signs for W Friendship/How. Co.
        Fairgrounds/Clarksville)
        Turn right onto MD-144 W
        Destination will be on the left .5 miles
        .
        From Frederick
        Follow I-70 Eto MD-32 S
        Take exit 80 from I-70 E
        Merge onto MD-32 S
        Turn right onto MD-144 W
        Destination will be on the left .5 miles
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments:
        Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
        Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
        Website: www.mdvolks.org/CVC
        E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

        9/19/2015
        City / State: Alexandria, VA
        Event Name: Woodrow Wilson Bridge Walk
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 101760
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 6 KM/11/KM/17 KM - 1A
        Description: his walk will offer volksmarchers an opportunity to
        earn IVV credit by walking both ways across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
        Those willing to walk the full 17-KM (10.5-mile) "long trail" (the 11-KM
        primary trail with a 6 KM optional addition) will also have the
        opportunity to explore the National Harbor development. The 6 KM (3.7
        mile) trail will follow the riverfront of Old Town Alexandria to obtain
        fine views of the new bridge before returning directly to the
        Start/Finish Point. The 11 KM (6.8 mile) trail will include the
        riverfront and allow walkers to walk to the Maryland gateway park and
        back across the Wilson Bridge's wide, smooth walker/biker path. The 17
        KM (10.5 mile) trail will allow walkers to continue into Maryland and
        explore the National Harbor development. All trails are rated 1+ because
        they use paved surfaces with only moderate hills (with only one moderate
        hill on the 17 KM trail.) The trail may be difficult for wheelchairs but
        likely will be suitable for strollers. Water and restrooms will be
        available at the Start/Finish Point and at varied locations in Old Town
        Alexandria and National Harbor. They will not be available during the
        Wilson Bridge crossing.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Border Crossings, Honoring Our Flag
        Start Times: 8 AM-1 PM, Finish by 4 PM
        Location: Barrett Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314
        Start Point / Driving Directions: Directions to
        the Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
        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.
        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.
        You may also ride the free King Street trolley, which operates seven
        days a week from 10:00 AM to Midnight between the King St. Metro station
        and the riverfront. Buses operate on roughly 15-minute intervals and
        stop only at designated stops.
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Registration and Fees: There is no pre-registration for
        this event. All participants must register at the start point and carry
        a start card. Participation is free. You may register to walk for an
        award from a previous WDCAVC event by paying $4.00 (includes IVV
        credit). For those who wish IVV credit only, the fee is $3.00.
        Eligibility: Everyone is welcome! This event is open to all regardless
        of age, sex, creed, race, or nationality. Participants may walk, jog, or
        run. An adult must accompany all children under 12 years of age.
        IVV Credit: This event counts toward acquisition if IVV Achievement
        Awards. All participants of previous IVV events are reminded to bring
        both IVV books for this event. There is only one event credit for both
        trails. Participants may walk for distance credit without limit; but no
        more than 34 KM per start card. New Walker packets and IVV books will be
        available for $5.00 each.
        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 program: Celebrating Golden
        Cinemas. 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.
        Conditions:
        - Pets must be leashed and are not permitted inside the Start/Finish
        Point or other buildings along the trail.
        - Littering is not permitted.
        - This event will be held in most weather conditions.
        - Carry water in case of extreme conditions.
        - There will be no refunds for those who decline to participate.
        - With registration for this event, the participant accepts the
        guidelines for AVA volkssport events and agrees to observe the
        principles of good sportsmanship.
        Disclaimer: Every effort is being made to make this a safe, enjoyable
        and memorable event. The American Volkssport Association, WDCAVC, and
        the Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of
        personal belongings or property.
        Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
        Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
        Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/
        E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

        9/27/2015
        City / State: Annapolis, MD
        Event Name: 23rd Annual West Annapolis Oktoberfest
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 101788
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km, 10 km - 1A
        Description:
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic
        Places, State Capital, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA
        A - Z
        Start Times: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Finish by 4:00 PM
        Location: Annapolis St. & Taylor Ave.
        Start Point / Driving Directions:
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments:
        Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
        Contact: Diane Messer (410) 224-0907
        Website: www.annapolisamblerswalk.com
        E-Mail Contact: dcmesser@...

        9/28/2015
        City / State: Alexandria, VA
        Event Name: Alexandria-September Evening Walk
        Event Type: Night Walk
        Event ID: 101761
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 or 6 KM/10 KM - 1A
        Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: These evening walks will
        consist of 10-KM (6.2-miles) trails with either a 5-KM (3.1-miles) or
        6-KM (3.8-miles) shorter option each month options along residential
        sidewalks and park trails in Alexandria. Trails will explore various
        neighborhoods, wander beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills
        that overlook Old Town. 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: NO | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
        Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM; Finish by 8:30 PM
        Location: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
        Start Point / Driving Directions: 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA
        22314. Phone: 703-746-1703
        Directions to the Barrett Library in Old Town
        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: 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. If you choose to park in any
        off-street parking lots other than municipal lots that are distant from
        the library, you may be subject to ticketing and/or towing.
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult
        must accompany children under 12. Groups are welcome.
        FEES AND AWARD: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV
        Achievement Awards. 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. There is no commemorative award for these events.
        PROCEDURE: 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.
        CONDITIONS: 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. Restrooms are available at the library and often at points
        along the trails.
        REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the
        International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these
        events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program,
        remember your record books. We hope to have IVV event and distance books
        and New Walker Packets for sale.
        DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these
        events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American
        Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller
        Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal
        belongings or property. All participants must sign a waiver.
        AVA SPECIAL PROGRAMS: We suspect at least some walks may qualify for the
        You'll Never Walk Alone, National Register of Historic Places, Strolling
        Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and/or Honoring Our Flag programs, but we
        can't be sure. Because the satisfaction of walkers is our foremost
        desire, we will stamp any special program book that a walker feels is
        appropriate for the specific event.
        Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
        Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
        Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/index.htm
        E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

        10/3/2015
        City / State: Frederick, MD
        Event Name: Oktoberfest
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 99264
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km/10km - 2A
        Description: Both trails are on sidewalks and roadsides in the city
        of Frederick. They go through historic Frederick, along Carroll Creek,
        and out to Mt Olivet cemetery with Francis Scott Key's gravesite. The
        trails are user friendly to wagons, wheelchairs and strollers, though
        some difficulty may be encountered where there are no curb cuts.
        Oktoberfest information: www.frederickoktoberfest.org. Walkers will
        enjoy FREE ENTRY into the Oktoberfest.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Cities in Song, Civil War Battlefields, National
        Register of Historic Places, You'll Never Walk Alone
        Start Times: 9:00 am - noon. Must finish by 3:00 pm
        Location: Frederick Fair Ground
        Start Point / Driving Directions: 797 E Patrick St Frederick, MD
        21701. Start Table just inside Gate 1, next to the Fest Hall, south end.
        See below for Driving Directions to our Volksmarch Parking... at Gate 3.
        DIRECTIONS TO VOLKSMARCH PARKING:
        From the East on I-70: Take Exit 56 (East Patrick St.). Continue on
        East Patrick St.
        **** Turn RIGHT on Monroe Ave. and enter the Fairgrounds at Gate #3 for
        Volksmarch parking. Park and walk to the left (south) end of the "Fest
        Hall," the largest building ahead of you on your left.
        Parking is FREE, but you may make a donation !
        From the West on I-70: Take Exit 56 (East Patrick St.). Turn RIGHT at
        end of exit onto # 144. This will merge with East Patrick St. Continue
        on East Patrick St.
        Follow from **** above.
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Special Programs: Civil War Battlefields, National
        Register of Historic Places,
        Cities in Song and You?ll Never Walk Alone.
        Water and candy will be available at the start and control points. Food
        and drink may be purchased at many places in the city and at the
        "Oktoberfest." Pets are not permitted at the Fairgrounds
        Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
        Contact: Yvonne Pennington (301) 431-6668
        Website: www.sugarloafers.org
        E-Mail Contact: yastill@...

        US FreedomWalk Festival
        14th Annual International Event - 3 days, 10 trails, 3 to 27 miles!
        October 16-18, 2015
        Arlington, Virginia
        http://usfreedomwalk.org/
        Event brochure:
        http://usfreedomwalk.org/images/2015_brochure.pdf

        10/17/2015
        City / State: Mt. Airy, MD
        Event Name: Watkins Park Parr Ridge Excursion
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 98978
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k and 10K - 1B
        Description: The trails are on natural surfaces, paved pathways and
        city streets. Strollers and wheelchairs (some curbs) but most streets
        are ADA compliant. FOR INFORMATION: Call Phill Wilder (301) 717-3604,
        email kindfellow1@.... Additional information is available on
        the Freestate club webpage http://www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic
        Places, Trekking With the Trees, Water Towers, You'll Never Walk Alone
        Start Times: 9 AM to 12:30 PM finish by 3:30 PM
        Location: Pavilion at Watkins Park, 615 Center St., Mt. Airy, MD 21771
        Start Point / Driving Directions: Drive Directions: Take Route I-70
        WEST from Baltimore toward Frederick, Maryland to Mount Airy. (Pass
        exits for US 29, MD 32, MD 97 and MD 94) Exit at Exit 68 to MD Route 27.
        Turn RIGHT on MD 27 North (signs for Westminster) drive about 2 miles.
        There is a sign indicating a LEFT turn into the park. We are the only
        pavilion in the park.

        All walkers pay the $3.00 walk fee. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit
        included) walk for free courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: The Mount Airy Historic District is significant for its
        architecture, and for its association with the development of
        transportation in west-central Maryland. Walking trails include most of
        the historic district and other pleasing environs. Numerous Geocaches
        available close to the walk event trails.
        Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
        Contact: Phill Wilder (301) 717-3604
        Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
        E-Mail Contact: kindfellow1@...

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