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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    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:
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 13, 2013
      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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      9/21/2013
      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: Wilson Bridge Walk
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95406
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 6/11/17 KM - 1A
      Description: Additional info to be posted.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 8 AM-1 PM; finish by 4 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: Additional info to be posted.
      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
      Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/
      E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

      9/22/2013
      City / State: Annapolis, MD
      Event Name: West Annapolis Ockotoberfest
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95775
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K, 10K - 1A
      Description: Walk will take you through the US Naval Academy and parts
      of the Downtown area. Also at thr foot of West Street at Church Circle
      will be a Arts Festival.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Baseball Walks, Main Street, State Capital
      Start Times: 8:00 AM, finish by 4:00 PM
      Location: Annapolis St. & Taylor Ave. Ambler Tent
      Start Point / Driving Directions: Annapolis St. & Taylor Ave.
      Directions: Route 50/301 East or West, Take Exit # 24 Route 70(Rowe
      Blvd.) Turn Left at second traffic light onto Taylor Ave. Parking is
      available on Nearby streets or at the US Naval Academy Stadium off Rowe
      Blvd.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: The Festival will have over 100 Booths with craft items for
      sale and lots of food to eat.
      Host Club: Maryland Volkssport Assn.
      Contact: Diane Messer (410) 507-0924
      Website: www.annapolisamblerswalk.com
      E-Mail Contact: dcmesser@...

      9/23/2013
      City / State: Alexandria, VA
      Event Name: Alexandria September Evening Walk
      Event Type: Night Walk
      Event ID: 95273
      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: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: | 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: 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@...

      9/28/2013
      City / State: Frederick, MD
      Event Name: Frederick Octoberfest
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 93594
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K and 5K - 1A
      Description:
      Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
      Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, Baseball Walks, Celebrating
      Golden Cinemas, Murals
      Start Times: 9am - 12:00 pm, finish by 3:00 pm
      Location: Frederick Octoberfest
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701.
      From the WEST, leave I-70 at Exit 55 and follow the signs to the
      Fairgrounds. At Patrick St. at stop light, (MD 144) turn right for 1
      block, turn left on Monroe and enter the Fairgrounds at Gate #3.
      From the EAST leave I-70 at Exit 56, continue straight and follow signs
      to Fairgrounds. At Monroe Ave, turn right (Liberty Gas Station on left)
      and enter the Fairgrounds at Gate #3. Park and walk to the left (south)
      end of the Fest Hall, the largest building ahead of you on your left.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: WALKERS will enjoy FREE ENTRY into the Oktoberfest.
      Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
      Contact: Jerry Baugher (301) 922-1592
      Website: www.angelfire.com/md2/pacers/index.html
      E-Mail Contact: JGBaugher@...

      10/5/2013
      City / State: Baltimore, MD, MD
      Event Name: Druid Hill Park
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95620
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 Km & 10 Km - 1A
      Description: Starting at the Meadow Mill in the Woodberry area this walk
      goes through a wooded area for access to Druid Hill Park. It follows a
      trail through the park and passes the conservatory.
      Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
      Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
      Location: Meadow Mill Athletic Club
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Baltimore, MD
      21211, 410-235-7000. From I-83 going south, use Exit 9, Cold Spring
      Road. Turn right onto Falls Road.Turn right onto 41st and then left on
      Druid Park. turn right on Clipper Road, right on Falls Road, left around
      Meadow Mill. Park in the west lot at the Meadow Mill complex away from
      the building so Athletic Club members can park in the close parking spots.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Pets are welcome but not in the start point. They must be
      leashed and cleaned up after. Woodsy area may pose some difficulty for
      wheelchairs and strollers.
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Contact: James Farley (443) 504-5552
      Website: www.baltimorewalkingclub.com
      E-Mail Contact: farleyfam@...

      10/12/2013
      City / State: Cambridge, MD
      Event Name: Eastern Shore Weekend Events
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 93459
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km - 10 km - 1A
      Description: There is a 10-Km trail and 5-Km, both with a rating of 2A.
      The trails consist mainly of local streets, pathways and natural
      surfaces. AVA Special Program Honoring Law Enforcement and Hooray for
      Hollywood. REGISTRATION: Walk fee for IVV Credit/Non-IVV Credit is
      $3.00. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free
      courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers. The same trail may be walked for
      credit twice on the same start card on the same day with no extra
      charge. These walks are open to the public. PROCEDURE: Each participant
      must register at the start and fill out a start card to be carried on
      the walk and presented at each checkpoint. Participants must turn in
      start cards at the Finish Table after completing the event. CONDITIONS:
      Littering along the trails is prohibited. Dorchester County requires
      that all pets be leashed and that owners clean up after their pets. The
      event will be held in all reasonable weather. Dogs are not allowed in
      the Dorchester County Family YMCA. REFRESHMENTS: Restrooms, hard candy
      and water are available at the Start/checkpoint. Please carry water
      bottles on the trail. SANCTION: The event AT13/93459 is sanctioned by
      the Maryland Volkssport Association (MVA) and American Volkssport
      Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular
      Sports (IVV). DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be made to
      conduct a safe, enjoyable, and memorable event. The Freestate Happy
      Wanderers, the Dorchester County Family YMCA, Dorchester County Visitors
      Center, Harriet Tubman Organization and Education Center and LaGrange
      Plantation shall not be liable for any accidents, theft, or material
      damage. Mark your Calendars for this Columbus Day Walking Weekend
      October 12 & October 13, 2013 Weekend on Maryland Eastern Shore - Travel
      to Cambridge, Maryland and walk our event on Saturday, October 12, The
      Cambridge YRE 1046 is also available to walk at the event location. The
      scheduled event on October 12th is a different trail and sanction. Many
      food establishments are available on the trail for lunch. Things to do
      after the walk on Saturday October 12: - Visit the Harriet Tubman Museum
      and Education Center - LaGrange Plantation - Richardson Maritime Museum
      - Cambridge Historic Tours-Sailwinds Park - Spocott Windmill (7 miles
      west of Cambridge) - Cruise the Choptank River on the River Queen
      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | 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: Dorchester County Family YMCA, 201 Talbot Ave., Cambridge, MD
      21613
      Start Point / Driving Directions: DIRECTIONS: Take Rt. 50 (South) from
      Easton. Cross Choptank River Bridge, via Route 50 South. Turn RIGHT at
      first traffic light onto Maryland Ave. Continue on Maryland Ave to 3rd
      traffic light where Maryland becomes Market St. Turn RIGHT onto Academy
      St which becomes Spring St at next light. At High St (large church on
      corner), turn RIGHT. Continue to Water Street (just before Harbor Park).
      Turn LEFT on Water St. Water St becomes Hambrooks Ave after a small jog
      left at Choptank Ave. Continue on Hambrooks Ave after a small jog right
      at Belvedere Ave. Turn LEFT on Talbot Ave, two blocks after Belvedere.
      The YMCA is in the second block after turning off Hambrooks Ave. Look
      for the FHW sign.
      Spend the night at the Comfort Inn, 2936 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD
      21613 with special volksmarch group rate of $89 per night double
      occupancy. Two nights required. Make your hotel reservations now. Call
      410-901-0926 use code FREESTATE for rate. Rate available thru September
      10th.
      Change to what is in Cambridge brochure for event on October 12, 2013.
      We had a contract in January but they are now saying we need a two night
      stay.
      4:56 AM 9/13/2013One night total is $149. Two nights $89 per night total
      of $199. They changed their tune and can't find another hotel that is
      cheaper in area. Come on down and enjoy the weekend.
      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: A group dinner is planned on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in a
      Cambridge restaurant. Information will be available the day of the walk
      event. We will order off menu, pay as you go. Everyone is welcome.
      Sunday, October 13 - Enjoy another great walk at Denton YR11707 this
      weekend. Start at Caroline County Arts Council, 401 Market St., Denton,
      MD 21629. Trail is 5/11 Km and has a 2A rating. The trail uses city
      sidewalks and the shoulder of generally rural roads to pass scenic
      Choptank River views, historic homes and period museums. Start YRE box
      will be manned by club members from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and finish walk
      by 3 PM.
      INFORMATION: Call 410-437-2164 before 9 PM or via email at
      wahasse1798@....
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
      Contact: Linda Hassell (410) 437-2164
      Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
      E-Mail Contact: lindahassell38@...

      US FreedomWalk Festival Oct. 18-20
      Your IVV-IML Classic!
      Oct. 18-20, 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!

      10/19/2013
      City / State: Ellicott City, MD
      Event Name: Ellicott City
      Event Type: Walk
      Event ID: 95398
      Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/05km - 2A
      Description: The trail is through downtown Ellicott City. The trail is
      along sidewalks, road shoulders and trail paths.
      Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
      Special Programs: Celebrating Golden Cinemas, Fraternal Organization,
      Main Street, Murals
      Start Times: 8:00 - 11:00
      Location: "new" Roger Carter Center
      Start Point / Driving Directions: 3000 Milltown Drive
      (new road off Ellicott Mills Drive)
      Ellicott City, MD 21043
      DIRECTIONS:
      From the North: From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take Exit 16,
      I-70 West toward Frederick. Follow I-70 about 4.5 miles and take Exit
      87-A, Route 29 South toward Columbia. Follow directions "From Route 29"
      below.
      From the South and East: From I-95, take Route 100 West toward Ellicott
      City (Exit 43B). At end of Route 100, take Route 29 North toward
      Ellicott City. Follow directions From Route 29 below.
      From Route 29, Follow Route 29 to the Route 40 East, Ellicott City
      exit. Exit Route 29 and follow Route 40 East to the traffic signal at
      Rogers Ave. Turn RIGHT on Rogers Ave and follow for mile to intersection
      of Rogers Ave and Court House Drive. Keep LEFT and follow Court House
      Drive. Turn RIGHT just past the Howard County Office Complex toward
      Ellicott City Historic Dist. on Ellicott Mills Drive. Turn RIGHT at
      Milltown Drive to the Start/Finish point at the new Roger Carter
      Recreation Center, which will be on your right.
      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: karendye@...
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    • Wendy Bumgardner
      4/15/2017 City / State: College Park, MD Event Name: Collge Park & Town of Riverdale Park Event Type: Walk Event ID: 105963 Distance - Trail
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 14
        4/15/2017
        City / State: College Park, MD
        Event Name: Collge Park & Town of Riverdale Park
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 105963
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10k - 2A
        Description: The 5/10k trails view the airport from the new
        observation desk. Walk on the airport historical walk. The 5k will then
        walk along Northeast Branch and back to the start The 10k continues to
        Town of Riverdale Park. In the town, the trail passes dedications, The
        Town City Market, Riversdale Mansion, Police Station and Town Hall.
        Exiting Riverdale Park the walk goes along Northeast Branch to return to
        the start. The 10k will go on the grounds of Riversdale Mansions passing
        the underground railroad sign. The trail then follows Northeast Branch
        back to the start.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic
        Places, Take a Walk In a City Park, Underground Railroad, Walking the
        Path of Inventions, You'll Never Walk Alone
        Start Times:
        Location: College Park Airport - Operations Building
        Start Point / Driving Directions: College Park Airport Operations
        Center 1909 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740.
        Awards & Fees: ZZ
        Comments: The event starts at the New Operations Building at College
        Park Airport the longest continuously operating air port in the world
        and goes to and through the grounds of Riversdale Mansion.
        Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
        Contact: Yvonne Pennington (301) 431-6668
        Website: No Website Listed
        E-Mail Contact: greenbeltmva@...

        The two seasonal walks (Buena Vista and Glasgow) will not start until May 1.
        The walk that was scheduled on May 6 at Great Falls, Virginia, has been
        cancelled at the request of the sponsoring club, as has the walk in
        Maryland that same weekend.
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        4/22/2017
        City / State: Rockville, MD
        Event Name: Sister City
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 105477
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km/10km - 1A
        Description: Trails: Walk is on sidewalks and asphalt trails with no
        significant hills. It goes through the Historic District of Rockville
        and passes many landmarks of historical importance. The instructions
        provide commentary about the history of the city. Restrooms are
        available at the Start Point. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at
        all times during the walk. This walk will be held regardless of the
        weather, unless conditions cause the sponsors to close the trails for
        safety reasons. Water and candy will be available at the Start Point.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors,
        Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a
        City Park, Underground Railroad, Walk the USA - Street by Street,
        Walking the USA A - Z
        Start Times: 8:00 - 11:00 AM Finish by 2:00 PM
        Location: Rockville Swim and Fitness Center
        Start Point / Driving Directions: Rockville Outdoor Municipal Swim
        Center, 355 Martins Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Parking is
        available in the Swim Center Parking lot.
        DIRECTIONS TO START POINT:
        FROM I-270 GOING NORTH: EXIT 6A, (Rt. 28) East, W. Montgomery Ave.,
        Rockville, Cross over Rt. 28 onto Nelson St. *Just after light at
        Mannakee, turn right into Municipal Swim Center OUTDOOR entrance. Start
        point in OUTDOOR parking area. Look for AVA banner.
        FROM I-270 GOING SOUTH: EXIT 6, (Rt. 28) East, ROCKVILLE TOWN CENTER, W.
        Montgomery Ave. After exiting I-270, left at light onto 28E; left at
        next light onto Nelson St. Continue from * above.
        FROM Rt. 355, ROCKVILLE PIKE/HUNGERFORD DR., GOING NORTH: Just beyond
        Rockville metro station on your right, turn left onto Middle Ln. Turn
        right on Washington St. and continue to left on Martins Ln., to 2nd
        entrance on left, into Municipal Swim Center OUTDOOR parking area. Look
        for AVA banner.
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Special Programs: Bridges, City Parks, Fountains, Point of
        Reference, Street by Street, VPs, Underground Railroad, Walking the USA A-Z.
        Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
        Contact: Carolyn Thurber (301) 926-0915
        Website: www.sugarloafers.org
        E-Mail Contact: cbthurber@...

        4/29/2017
        City / State: Laurel, MD
        Event Name: Montpelier Festival - Remembering Lynne Haffner
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 107267
        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: 10 AM to 1 PM and finish by 4 PM
        Location: Montpelier Herbs & Tea Festival, 9650 Muirkirk Rd.
        Start Point / Driving Directions: REGISTRATION: The fee for IVV
        Credit or Non-IVV Credit is $3.00. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit
        included) walk for free courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers. The same
        trail may be walked for distance credit twice on the same start card on
        the same day with no extra charge.
        This walk is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to participate.
        No pets are allowed in buildings/facilities; however, they are allowed
        on the trails. Owners must clean up after their pets.
        AMENITIES: Water and restrooms will be available at the Start/Finish.
        DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be made to conduct a safe,
        enjoyable, and memorable event. The Freestate Happy Wanderers,
        Montpelier Hills Homeowners Association, the Montpelier Mansion,
        Montpelier Arts Center, facilities of the Maryland-National Capital Park
        and Planning Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince
        Georges County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division shall not be liable
        for any accident, theft, or material damage.
        Additional information is available
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Montpelier Herbs & Tea Festival, 1781 Montpelier Mansion
        and Dinosaur Museum Park
        Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
        Contact: Fred Pugh (301) 362-0591
        Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
        E-Mail Contact: fepugh@...

        5/13/2017
        City / State: Washington, DC
        Event Name: Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies Open House
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 107510
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km or 10km - 1A
        Description: The tradition continues! Walk the Embassies of the
        European Union, as these embassies open their doors for public
        exhibition. Fun, food, music, and some interesting beverages may be
        found at the embassies that open their doors for this year's event. The
        walk route will include Embassy Row and other hills and points of
        interest in Washington, DC.
        Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
        Special Programs: Border Crossings, Cities in Song, National
        Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference
        Start Times: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:30 p.m.
        Location: Panera Bread,1350 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC
        Start Point / Driving Directions: DIRECTIONS: Metro is recommended
        as parking is limited along the streets. Take the METRO Red Line to
        Dupont Circle Station, "Connecticut Ave. & 19th St. NW Street" exit,
        turn left at the top of the escalator into the breezeway at Panera.
        (Between the Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread. Numerous food and beverage
        spots are in the area.)
        FROM VIRGINIA AND POINTS SOUTH: From I-395 N, take exit 8B to merge onto
        VA-27
        N/Washington Blvd toward Arlington Cemetery/Rosslyn/Pentagon; Continue
        to follow Washington Blvd; Entering District of Columbia; Take the exit
        toward US-50 W; At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Arlington
        Memorial Bridge; Slight left at Lincoln Memorial Circle SW; Turn left at
        23rd St NW; At Washington Circle, take 3rd right on New Hampshire Ave to
        Dupont Circle. Turn right and immediately right again to start/finish on
        19th St.
        FROM POINTS NORTH: Take I-95 South to New York Ave/US-50 W toward
        Washington;
        Entering District of Columbia; Turn right on Mount Vernon Place, bear
        right onto
        Massachusetts Ave NW; At Dupont Circle, take outer lane to go around
        circle and turn right on 19th St to start/finish.
        Awards & Fees: A Award
        Comments: We are delighted to invite you to participate in the
        Passport DC, Washington, DC cultural event. Come walk with us for a
        5(+/-)km or a 10(+/-) km distance to visit embassies of the European
        Union. Be sure to start early to be able to visit multiple open houses,
        and experience the food, activities, dances and customs native to each
        country. A complete list of embassies will be available at the start
        location.
        Start - 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., finish by 4:30 p.m. No early starts. (All
        embassies open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.)
        Border Crossings (on entering or leaving any embassy grounds); Cities in
        Song (Washington, DC by Jimmy Newman or D.C. Don't Stand for Dodge City
        by the GoGo Posse); Honoring Our Flag (various); National Register of
        Historic Places (Massachusetts Avenue Historic District which is defined
        as both sides of Massachusetts Ave between 17th St and Observatory
        Circle); Points of Reference(Dupont Circle)
        Host Club: U.S. Freedom Walk Festival Club
        Contact: Dolores Grenier (703) 209-0174
        Website: www.USFreedomWalk.org
        E-Mail Contact: info@...

        5/20/2017
        City / State: Rockville, MD
        Event Name: Lake Frank / Meadowside Park
        Event Type: Walk
        Event ID: 107437
        Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/5km - 2B
        Description: The trails start on community sidewalks and then enter
        the park to follow a trail with views of Lake Frank and then onto the
        dam. The 5km trail reverses direction at the far end of the dam
        bypassing the Nature Center. The 10km trail continues from the end of
        the dam on natural-surface nature trails to the Meadowside Nature
        Center. The Nature Center is home to injured, un-releasable birds of
        prey which are located in enclosures behind the nature center. After
        your visit to the Nature Center, the trail continues along the Rock
        Creek North Branch and then back to the dam. From the dam, both trails
        return on the paved Rock Creek Park trail connector and up a significant
        hill to the start/finish. Walking sticks are recommended for the 10km
        trail. The 5km trail maybe suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
        Restrooms: Yes
        Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Lakes
        and Reservoirs
        Start Times: 9:00am - 11:30am; finish walk by 3pm
        Location: Plaza outside Urban BBQ
        Start Point / Driving Directions: Patio next to Urban Bar-B-Que,
        Rock Creek Village Shopping Center, 5550 Norbeck Rd., (Rt. 28 and Bauer
        Drive) Rockville, MD 20853.
        10km AVA trail rating 2B; 5km AVA trail rating 2A
        The 5km trail maybe suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
        Directions to the Start Point:
        FROM I-270: Take EXIT 6, (Rt. 28) East for 2.2 miles. Then a slight left
        to Rt. 28/586.
        In 0.4 miles use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto First St/Norbeck
        Road. Continue 2
        miles and then turn right on Bauer Drive. The shopping center is on your
        right.
        Additional Parking: There is a quiet parking area available behind the
        Patio. To access
        this parking bypass the first entrances to Rock Creek Village Center and
        turn in at the
        rear of the Safeway. Follow the driveway past the back of the Safeway
        and then to the
        right. The Patio is at the next corner.
        Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Restrooms are available in shopping center stores at the
        start/finish, and
        at the Nature Center. Pets are allowed on the trail but not in buildings
        and must be
        leashed at all times.
        Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
        Contact: Alice Filemyr (240) 753-0009
        Website: www.sugarloafers.org
        E-Mail Contact: alice.filemyr@...

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