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5/4/2003 Bay Bridge Walk - STILL ON!
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: "NOTE even with the Bay Bridge part cancelled the
Walk is still on". The 10k trail, rated 1+, is on city streets and on
a paved trail. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. There will be a
5K trail. Water and candy will be available at the start/finish.
Restrooms and Water will be availble at the check point.
Start Times: Start anytime between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. All w
Contact: Bob Schmick , (410 ) 960 - 6226
Event Website: http://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.
5/3/2003 - 5/4/2003 - Walk
Event Number : 57060 2003/0434 10 km
Start : John C. Wood Center
Event City: Fairfax
Host Club : Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
Event Website: http://www.pollow.com/nvvc/may.html
A Civil War Weekend in Fairfax with two trails -- one in conjunction
with Fairfax's Civil War Weekend and the other through city parks and
This is the stuffed horse which is the award for this event.
Start Point: John C. Wood Municipal Center, 3730 Old Lee Highway,
Start Times: Register and start walking between 8am and 1pm both
days. Finish by 4pm.
There will be two 10 KM trails and two IVV credit stamps. Each trail
will have a 5 KM option. The Civil War Trail will visit the sites and
activities connected with Fairfax's annual Civil War Weekend. These
include an encampment of Civil War re-enactors on the grounds of
Blenheim Mansion which was used as a Union hospital and still
contains wall graffiti written by the patients. Blenheim was recently
purchased by the city and it now being restored. It is currently open
to the public only during the Civil War Weekend. For more information
on Fairfax during the Civil War, click here. You will also see the
house where Confederate Ranger John Mosby captured the Union
commanding general and a number of horses. This led President Lincoln
to remark disgustedly that he could create another general, but sure
hated to lose the horses.
The Parks trail will highlight city parks and trails not included in
the Civil War Trail.
Award: The award for this event will be a toy stuffed horse (shown
above) reminiscent of the Civil War cavalry horses and, in
particular, of the Fairfax horses that President Lincoln hated to
lose to Ranger Mosby. Only 72 horses have been ordered and there will
be no reorders. Awards from previous NVV events will also be
available for an appropriate fee.
Fees: There is no charge to participate in these events. Pre-
registration for the event award and IVV credit received by April 28
is $ 7. Registration for the award and credit at the event is $8. The
fee for IVV credit only is $3.
Pre-registration: The pre-registration deadline is April 28, 2003.
Fees cannot be refunded for those who pre-register and do not walk.
Stipulations: Pets must be under control at all times and must be
picked up after. Pets are not allowed in the start point and in other
buildings along the trails. Everyone is welcome. Participants may
walk, jog, or run. An adult must accompany children under 12.
Restrooms and water will be available at the start point and at
various locations along the trails. Food can be purchased at a number
of restauants and fast food establishments along both trails.
Contact Info: Barry Plott 703-352-5135
There is limited parking at the Wood Center. You may park at the
Willard Center on the corner of Old Lee Highway and Layton Hall
Drive, across Layton Hall Drive in the large office complex lot,
along Layton Hall Drive itself, and across Old Lee Highway in the
elementary school lot. Do not park in any church lot.
From the Capital Beltway: From any direction take exit 50A (US-50
West/Fairfax). Merge onto US-50 westbound and drive for about 3 miles
until you reach the Fairfax Circle traffic interchange where US-29
joins US-50. Bear right to go counterclockwise about 2/3rds of the
way around the circle, effectively turning left on Old Lee Highway.
Continue driving on Old Lee Highway for about 1.6 miles to the Wood
Center, which is on the right just north of the intersection with
Layton Hill Rd. **Park at the center, in parking lots of retail or
office complexes facing Layton Hill or on Layton Hill.
From the west: Heading east on I-66, take Exit 57A (US-50
East/Fairfax). Merge onto US-50 eastbound and drive for about 1.1
miles. Continue straight on Main Street into Fairfax when US-50/Lee
Hwy turns left. Drive for another 1.2 miles to Old Lee Highway. Turn
left onto Old Lee Hwy and drive for 1/2 mile to the Wood Center which
is on the left just north of the intersection with Layton Hill Rd.
Note parking instructions at ** above.
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 Beach, Maryland
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 another boardwalk.
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
5/10/2003 57623 2003/0324
City and State: Germantown MD
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10km 1+
Start Point Address: Outback Steakhouse, 12609 Wisteria Drive,
Event Description: Spring Fling! The walk goes through residential
neighborhoods and will circle North Lake in Germantown, MD
Start Times: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Jackie Johnson , (301 ) 977 - 6870
E-Mail Contact: Burrows34@...
Awards and Fees:
No "A" award. Various "B" awards. Walk is free. Credit is $3.00.
Credit and "B" award is $5.00.
From North or South, Take I-270 to Exit 15B (Germantown South).
Travel .5 mile. Turn Left onto Middlebrook Road. Go about .3 mile.
Turn Right onto Great Seneca Highway. As soon as possdible, get into
left lane. Turn Left at the first traffic light onto Wisteria Drive.
Make first Left into the entrance of the Germantown Square where you
will see the Start Point, Outback Steakhouse.
The 10K walk will be primarily on sidewalks with a short
stretch on natural surfaces (dirt or wood chips). It is suitable for
strollers. The 5K option will be on sidewalks and paved surfaces,
suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Restrooms are available at
establishments near the Start/Finish. Pets are allowed but must be
leashed ast all times. Owners must clean up after pets. Water and
candy will be provided at the Start/Finish and the Check Point.
Refreshments will be available at establishments at Germantown
May 12, and June 9, 2003
Early Evening Walks on Second Mondays in the Spring
Start Point: Fairview Elementary School, 5815 Ox Road (Rte 123),
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Start Times: Register and start walking between 4:30pm and 6pm.
Finish by 8:30pm.
Distances/Trails: These evening walks will consist of 10KM trails
with shorter 5KM options along residential sidewalks and park trails
in Fairfax, Virginia. This is a new start point so trails will pass
through new neighborhoods in the Fairfax Station and Burke areas of
Fairfax County. 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 be marked.
Award: These are credit-only events. No awards are available, though
some B awards from previous NVV events may be available for an
Fees: There is no charge to participate in these events, though each
participant must sign the liability waiver and carry a start card.
The fee for IVV credit only is $3.
Pre-registration: There is no pre-registration for these events.
Stipulations: Pets must be under control at all times and must be
picked up after. Pets are not allowed in the start point. Everyone is
welcome. Participants may walk, jog, or run. An adult must accompany
children under 12.
Contact Info: Barry Plott 703/352-5135 and Tom Baerwald 703/765-3128
(H), 703/292-7301(W) or email home or office
Directions: From I495 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.
May 17 and 18, 2003 Saturday and Sunday
Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers along the scenic and historic
5 and 10 Km Trails
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Lothian, Maryland Anne Arundel County
SPECIAL NOTICE May 17 - 12:00 Noon Convention 2005 Meeting
May 17 - 1:30 P.M. Mid-Atlantic Region Director's Meeting and Election
SPONSORS: The Chesapeake Bay Count ry Wanderers, AVA 616, a member of
the Maryland Volkssport Association (MVA), in cooperation with the
Friends of Jug Bay and the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary.
SANCTIONED BY: The Maryland Volkssport Association, the
American Volkssport Association (AVA), and the International
Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). Sanction No. AT03/300.
START LOCATION: The McCann Wetland Study Center, Jug Bay Wetlands
Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road , Lothian, MD.
START/FINISH TIME: Start anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.
Must finish by 4 p.m.
DISTANCES: 10 Km (6.2 miles), AVA Rating 2+; with shorter option 5 Km
(3.1 miles), AVA Rating 2
TRAILS: The trails are on natural surface paths and boardwalks which
wander through the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, a beautiful natural
area on the Patuxent River. There are some short, steep hills and
steps to negotiate. The trails follow parts of the old Chesapeake
Beach Railway right-of-way. Both trails have magnificent views of the
river, adjacent marshes, and historic sites in the area. Neither
trail is suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Wet conditions will
increase the difficulty of the trails.
AWARD: There is no special award for this event. The Friends of Jug
Bay will be selling souvenir items.
REGISTRATION: This walk is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to
participate. Each walker must register at the start. Children under
12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the entire walk.
FEES: There is a park entrance fee of $2.00 per person, which will be
collected at the Start table. Friends of Jug Bay members and children
under 10 will be admitted free. There is an event registration fee of
$3.00 per person for those desiring c redit towards IVV Achievement
Awards. The registration fee for all other walkers is $2.00 per
person. These fees will help defray the cost of putting on this
event. The trail may be walked twice per start card, on the same day,
at no additional cost. There is no preregistration.
AMENITIES: The Friends of Jug Bay will be selling food and drinks at
the Start. Restrooms, water, and candy will be available at the Start
and at checkpoints along the trails.
DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be made to conduct a safe,
enjoyable, and memorable event. The Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers,
the Friends of Jug Bay, and the Anne Arundel County Department of
Recreation and Parks shall not be liable for accidents, theft, or
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE SANCTUARY.
Binoculars, cameras, walking sticks, and sturdy footgear are highly
recommended. The event will be held regardless of weather.
INFORMATION: Mike Quinlan, 301-805-4278, e-mail mikemq@...
From the Capital Beltway take Exit 11, Route 4 South/Upper Marlboro.
After passing Upper Marlboro, continue south on Route 4 toward Prince
Frederick. Approximately 1 mile after crossing the Patuxent River,
turn RIGHT on Plummer Lane.
At the first intersection (Soller?s Church) turn RIGHT on Wrighton
Road. Proceed 0.7 mile and turn LEFT at the brown wooden sign for the
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary.
Follow the dirt road through the farm fields, into the woods.
Continue straight to the Volksmarch Parking signs.
For additional information about these and other walks and walk
locations visit the following websites:
American Volksport Assocation - www.ava.org
Maryland Volksport Association - www.mdvolks.org
Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers - www.mdvolks.org/cbcw
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - www.jugbay.org
Registered walkers will be entered in a drawing for a free pair of
New Balance shoes when they return their Start Card at the finish.
May 20, June 15, August 19, and September 16, 2003
Alexandria evening walks
Join us at our monthly meeting following each of these events.
Start Point: Charles E. Beatley Jr Central Library, 5005 Duke
Street, Alexandria, VA 703-519-5900
Start Times: Start between 4:30PM and 5:30PM. Finish by 8:30PM. (In
April and September, bring a flashlight, if you plan to walk after
Trail: These evening walks will consist of 10K (6.2 miles) trails
with shorter 5K (3.1 miles) or 6K (3.8 miles) options along
residential sidewalks and park trails in central and western
Alexandria. Trails will explore various neighborhoods, wander beside
pleasant streams, and mount heights where Union forts protected
Washington during the War Between the States, The trails are rated 2
and 2+ with moderate hills. Trails are mostly on pavement, although
short segments will be on natural surfaces. Trails should be suitable
for strollers, though wheelchairs may encounter some difficulty.
Written instructions and maps will be provided for each walk as
trails will not be marked.
For more detailed information on each month's trail, please check
with the contact or check the information bar to the right.
Award: There is no commemorative award for this event. IVV credit
only is $3.
Conditions: Each participant is issued a start card which must be
carried on the walk and presented for validation at each checkpoint.
Littering along the trails is prohibited. Only those persons 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 times. The event will be held rain or shine; call the
contact in the event of extreme weather conditions. Pets are allowed
on the trails and must be leashed and cleaned up after. Restrooms,
water, and candy will be available at the start point, as well as at
checkpoints on the trail. It is recommended that water be carried in
case of extreme weather or personal cases of dehydration.
Directions: From theSouth or West via I-395: Take Exit 3 (VA-236.Duke
Street) East-Alexandria. Just past Landmark Center on your left, you
will pass beneath Van Dorn Street. Continue East on Duke Street for
about 1/2 mile to the 5th traffic light, North Pickett Street; CVS is
on the corner. Turn Left at North Pickett and go 1/2 block north past
the CVS store. Turn Right at the Beatley Library sign to enter the
From the East via I-95/I-495 (Washington Beltway): Take Exit 176
(VA241/Telegraph Road) North - Alexandria. Continue on Telegraph on a
270 degree ramp around to go West on VA-236/Duke Street. Continue on
Duke Street for about 2-1/2 miles. Turn Right in the parking lot to
the Beatley Library soon after you pass the Foxchase Shopping Center
on your right.
Points of Contact
Tom Baerwald 703-765-3128 send email to Tom
Marshall Hansen 301-588-1913
6/7/2003 - Walk
Event Number : 57337 2003/0320 10km
Start : Warren Elementary School
Event City: Cockeysville
Host Club : Baltimore Walking Club
Write for more information to:
7905 Omega Ct.
Kingsville, MD 21087
Contact : Sue Kenyon, (410) 252 - 3165
Club Website: http://baltimorewalkingclub.org/
6/7/2003 Rockville, MD
City and State: Rockville MD
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10/15km 1+
Start Point Address: Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive,
Rockville, MD 20850.
Event Description: This event is intended to introduce the walking
public to Rockville's newest and last major development, Falls Grove
(formerly Thomas Farm) west of I-270 at Exit 5. Trails (5, 10, and
15km) will lead through established residential neighborhoods of
Glenora Hills, Rockshire with Wootton Mill Park, Fallsmead, and Glern
Hills - all new AVA territories.
Start Times: 8 a.m. - Noon. Finish walk no later than 3 p.m.
Contact: Edward Branges , (301 ) 340 - 9418
E-Mail Contact: ebran@...
Awards and Fees:
Walk is free. Credit Walkers are $3.00. There is no special
award for this event. A variety of B
Fron I-270, going North from I-495 Beltway or South from
Frederick, take Exit 5 to Falls Road (Rte. 189) West toward Potomac.
Turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Wootton Parkway. Going downhill
on Wootton Pkwy, pass Fallsmead Way to Scott Drive just before the
bend in the road, turn LEFT onto Scott Drive. Continue past Carriage
Court to Overlea Drive. Turn RIGHT to enter entrance drive to Robert
Frost Middle School straight ahead. Park in designated Parking Area.
Look for Volksmarch signs.
Restrooms are not available at the START/FINISH, but they are
found in commercial establishements along the trail as noted in the
walk instructions. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times,
and owners must clean up after them. This walk will be held
regartdless of weather, unless conditions cause the sponsorrs toclose
the trails for safety reasons. If in doubt, call Ed Branges: 301-340-
9418 or Stan Forster: 301-530-8173.
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