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Shops at Sumner Place 57218 2003/0318
City and State: Bethesda MD
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10km 1+
Start Point Address: 4701 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, Maryland
Event Description: The walk is on the Capitol Crescent Trail and city
streets and is suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs. The
plan is to have the cherry blossoms in Kenwood in full bloom. One 5K
option, which goes through the cherry blossoms, requires driving to a
different Start Point.
Start Times: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Jim Hathaway , (301 ) 229 - 1356
E-Mail Contact: hathawayjd@...
Awards and Fees:
IVV Credit is $3.00, IVV credit and "B" award is $5.00.
Start Point is at The Shops at Sumner Place (Lower Parking Lot).
Take the Washington Beltway (I-495) to exit 39, River Road (MD 190)
towards Washington. Turn RIGHT on Goldsboro (MD 614). Turn LEFT on
Massachusetts Ave. (MD 396). Turn RIGHT on Sangamore Road at the
firehouse. Continue past The Shops at Sumner Place (4701 Sangamore
Road) to STOP sign in front of the National Imagery and Mapping
Agency. Turn LEFT for 1 block and then turn LEFT again into The Shops
at Sumner Place. Turn immediately LEFT into the lower parking lot.
Start Point is at the entrance to the Sumner Place Offices.
Restrooms are available at the START/FINISH and along the trail.
Pets must be leashed at all times and are not allowed in The Sumner
Place Offices, but may be leashed outside. Only candy will be
provided. Bring water. Refreshments may be purchased at the Shops at
Sumner Place and along the trail. Record Books will be on sale and
Insert Cards will be available.
Spring Weekend Walk in East Columbia
April 5-6, 2003
10 Km Distance, Rated 1+
5 KM Distance, Rated 1+
Soccer Association of Columbia
8980-D State Route 108, Columbia, MD
A proud member of the Maryland Volkssport Association
SPONSORED BY: The Columbia Volksmarch Club (AVA 264).
SANCTIONED BY: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of
the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), promoting
leisure sports in the interest of family health, recreation, fun and
DISTANCE: There will be one 10-Km walking trail. The trail rating is
1+. There will be a 5-Km trail rated 1+ for those who do not desire
to do 10 Km.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Asphalt paths, sidewalks, and roadways in the Red
Branch Industrial Center, Columbia Hills, and East Columbia.
START/FINISH: Soccer Association of Columbia Office in the Oakland
Center, 8980-D State Route 108 (Old Annapolis Road), Columbia, MD 20145.
STARTING DATES & TIMES: Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2003. Start
anytime from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must complete the walk by 4 p.m.
Note: Daylight Savings Time begins April 6, so plan your start
ELIGIBILITY: All are welcome to participate without charge, but must
register at the start. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an
adult throughout the entire trail.
REGISTRATION: There is no pre-registration for this event. The
participation fees are:
· B Award and IVV Credit: $5.00
· IVV Credit only: $3.00
There is no fee to walk the trail without receiving the IVV Credit.
CONDITIONS: The event will be held during all reasonable weather
conditions, including rain. Littering along the trails is prohibited.
Dogs are permitted on the trail but not inside buildings. County laws
require that all pets must be leashed.
PROCEDURE: Each participant will be issued a start card. It must be
carried on the walk and presented for validation at each checkpoint.
Only one start card will be validated per participant. Start cards
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 the Event Award and/or IVV Credit. The trail may be
walked two times per start card on the same day at no additional cost.
AWARD: B Awards (awards from previous events) only.
REFRESHMENTS: Water and candy will be available at the checkpoint
located along the trail. There are several restaurants/fast food
establishments in the area. Rest rooms will be available at the
DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club nor the Soccer
Association of Columbia shall be liable for accidents, theft, or
material damage. Every reasonable effort will be made to make this a
safe, enjoyable, and memorable event.
INFORMATION: for more information, call (410) 313-8499 or email
walkcolumbia@... or visit us on our website:
Directions to Start Point: Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC),
8980-D State Route 108 (Old Annapolis Road)
From North and West: From I-70, take Route 298 South (Exit 87A) and
follow directions below from Route 29.
From South and East: From I-95, take Route 100 West toward Ellicott
City (Exit 43B). At end of Route 100, take Route 29 South toward
Washington. On Route 29, IMMEDIATELY move to the far right lane.
Follow directions below from Route 29.
From Route 29: Exit onto Route 108 East (Exit 21A). Pass two traffic
lights (approximately one mile). Turn left at third drive (Oakland
Center). Go under "No Trucks" overhead. Bear left through parking
lots to SAC office in rear on left.
Fairview Elementary School
City and State: Fairfax Station VA
Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10km 2
Start Point Address: Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road (Rte
123), Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Start Times: Start between 4:30 and 6:00 PM; finish by 8:30 PM
Contact: Thomas Baerwald , (703 ) 292 - 7301
Event Website: http://www.pollow.com/nvvc/night.html
E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...
Awards and Fees:
Credit Only, $3; Some B awards may be available
From I-495 via Braddock Road: From the Washington Beltway, take
Exit 54A (Braddock Road West) towards Fairfax. Continue west on
Braddock Road (VA-620) for about 6 miles. Soon after you pass
entrances to George Mason University on your right and a shopping
center on your left, turn left on Ox Road (VA-123) and head south for
about 2.5 miles to Burke Centre Parkway. Turn left on Burke Centre
Parkway to head east for one block. Turn right into the first drive on
the right and turn right again to head into the parking lot on the
north side of the school. From I-66: From I-66, take Exit 55 (Fairfax
County Parkway/VA-7100) south towards Fairfax. Continue south on the
Fairfax County Parkway for about 5.2 miles until you reach Burke
Centre Parkway. Turn left on Burke Centre Parkway and drive east for
about 7/10ths mile to Ox Road (VA-123). Continue straight across Ox
Road and drive for another block. Turn right into the first drive on
the right and turn right again to head into the parking lot on the
north side of the school.
One of a series of three evening walks, which consist of 10KM
trails with shorter 5KM options along residential sidewalks and park
trails in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Trails should be suitable for
strollers, though wheelchairs may encounter some difficulty. Written
instructions and maps will be provided for each walk; trails will not
April 19, 2003
Ft Washington National Park, Prince Georges County, Maryland
April 19, 2003 Start between 8am and 1pm. Finish by 4pm.
Fort Washington National Park Visitor Center parking lot. There is a $
5 per car entrance fee. As with all national parks, there is an
The 10K trail is mostly on natural surfaces. It is rated 2. Not
suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. A 5K trail will also be
available. Physically challenged individuals may have some difficulty.
Water and candy will be available at the start/finish and checkpoints.
Restrooms are available adjacent to the parking area and at picnic areas.
Award: This is a credit only event.
Fees: There will be no pre-registration fee. IVV credit only is $3.
Awards from previous events and IVV credit will be $3.
Pets must be leashed and picked up after. Littering is not permitted.
Park only in designated areas. This event will be held regardless of
most weather conditions. If in doubt, check webpage. 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.
From the north, west and east, take the Capital Beltway (I-95) to
Maryland Exit 3, Indian Head Highway (MD210). Travel south for
approximately 4 miles to Fort Washington Road. Turn right and follow
Fort Washington Road to the park entrance. After paying the park
entrance fee, follow signs to main parking lot.
Nancy 703-631-8512 email
5/4/2003 Bay Bridge Walk
American Legion Post #175
City and State: Severna Park MD
Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10km Trail is rated 1+.
Start Point Address: 820 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
Event Description: The 10k trail, rated 1+, is on city streets and on
the East Bound Span of the Bay Bridge. Strollers and wheelchairs are
welcome. There will be a 5K route but it will not cross the Bay
Bridge. In case the Bay Bridge is cancelled due to inclement weather
an alternate trail will be available. Water and candy will be
available at the start/finish. Restrooms will be available at the
start/finish and on the bridge itself. Water will be available on the
bridge as well.
Start Times: Start anytime between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. All w
Contact: Bob Schmick , (410 ) 960 - 6226
Event Website: www.geocities.com/aamblers/index.html
E-Mail Contact: marktim@...
Awards and Fees:
There is a $1.00 fee to ride the bus from AACC. There is no
charge to participate in these events.
Directions from WASHINGTON I-495: From I-495, take US Rt. 50 east
approx. 14 miles exit Rt. 2 north exit #21. Continue past 3 stop
lights, at 4th Stop light Jones Station Road) turn right. turn left
behind The Crown Gas station. Stay on the road (Manhattan Beach Road)
1/4 mile to American Legion on the left. Park in lot in front of
building. Overflow parking is on nearby streets or follow directions
to alternate lot. Start/Finish is in rear of lot. Look for Ambler
Banner. From BALTIMORE: Take I-695, take Rt. 10, follow signs to
Severna Park to the end at Ritchie Hwy. Turn left and follow to Jones
Station Road. Approximately 7 miles, turn left, Then as above.
American Legion Post 175 is on Manhattan Beach Road behind the
Crown Gas Station 1/4 mile from Ritchie Highway. Watch for parking
signs. Overflow parking is on nearby streets and you will be directed
to additional parking. 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 walk.
Beach Elementary School, Chesapeake Beach, 5/10km
City and State: Chesapeake Beach MD
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10km Rated 2
Start Point Address: Beach Elementary School, Old Bay Road, Chesapeake
Event Description: The trail is on roads, sidewalks and boardwalks.
There are bay views for most of the walk. One brief downhill section
is rated 2+ and on road surface. Much of the trail is in North Beach
and goes by historic homes, antique stores, marshland, restaurants and
Start Times: Anytime between 10 am and 1pm, finish by 4 pm
Contact: Bob Caldwell , (301 ) 860 - 0165
Event Website: http://www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
E-Mail Contact: walkmaryland@...
Awards and Fees:
$3.00 IVV Credit No Award for this event but we will have
available Makin' Tracks to the Beach Tee S
From Baltimore Beltway I-695 - Take the I-97/Route 3/Route 301
corridor south to Route 4, near Upper Marlboro. Go south on Route 4,
toward Prince Frederick. Just across the Calvert County line, take a
left on Route 260. Proceed approximately 8 miles to Chesapeake Beach.
When Route 260 intersects with Route 261, at traffic light, turn
right. School is on the right, about 0.8 miles from intersection. From
the Washington Capital Beltway (I-495) Take Route 4 South into Calvert
County. Just across the Calvert County line, take a left on Route 260.
Proceed approximately 8 miles to Chesapeake Beach. When Route 260
intersects with Route 261, at traffic light, turn right. School is on
the right, about 0.8 miles from intersection.
Chesapeake Beach began in the late 19th Century as a grand
resort. It had a racetrack, beachfront hotels, casino, and a 1600 foot
entertainment boardwalk built over the water. In 1891 a charter was
granted to the Chesapeake Beach Railway Company which was unveiled on
June 9, 1900. It operated until 1935. The station was reopened in 1979
as the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Although the casino and
racetrack and roller coaster are gone, Chesapeake Beach retains its
scenic views, great restaurants and a recently completed boardwalk.
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