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Hurricane Isabel-related YRE/Seasonal Walk Problems:
- Jamestown, VA year round event is cancelled indefinitely due to storm
damage to the start point.
- The Greenbelt YRE trail (YR0296) is temporarily closed due to damage
from recent hurricane. Call the Park Ranger to obtain an updated status
- VA: Westoreland State Park Seasonal - Closed Early
- Havre de Grace MD YRE - contact club to see about conditions and trail
routing (unconfirmed posting to Walklist on boardwalk damage)
- The Buxton/Cape Hatteras walk - YR602 - is inaccessible until further
- NC Highway 12 south of US Highways 158 and 64 at Nags Head is closed to
all but verified residents/property owners.
The NC Ferries that run from Cedar Island and Swan Quarter to Ocracoke
are running for emergency and recovery vehicles only; and Hatteras Inlet
service (Ocracoke Island to Hatteras Island) is suspended indefinitely.
- Walks at Corolla, YR1139, Elizabeth City, YR895, Morehead City, YR 896,
and New Bern, YR1140 are open.
Each of these locations have damage from the storm, but the roads,
streets, and sidewalks are reported as open and useable.
Millard Cooper Park, Springfield Avenue
City and State: Sykesville MD
Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10/5 1+
Start Point Address: Cooper Drive, Sykesville, across from 7301
Event Description: Trails are on natural surfaces, roadsides, and
sidewalks. Event occurs during Sykesville Fall Fest.
Start Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, finish by 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Chuck Merkel , (410 ) 795 - 7855
E-Mail Contact: cbm95@...
Awards and Fees:
$3 for IVV credit
Take I-70 to Exit 80 and proceed north, toward Sykesville, on MD
Rt. 32. Turn left onto Cooper Drive (watch for signs.) Cooper Park will
be on the right. Use parking lot at Sykesville Middle School (7301
Springfield Avenue) or park along Cooper drive.
Credit for Civil War walk.
13th Annual West Annapolis Oktoberfest
City and State: Annapolis MD
Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K Trail rated 1+
Start Point Address: Annapolis Street across from Reginia's Restaurant
Event Description: 10K/6.2 miles with a trail rating of 1+. The walk is
through the historic city of Annapolis,which is also the Capital of
Maryland and the home of the U.S. Naval Academy. The route follows
sidewalks and road shoulders. Annapolis pavements are rough, which is
part of the historic flavor of the city. They are suitable for
wheelchairs and large-wheeled strollers. Dogs are welcome on the trail.
Please remember to pick up after them.
Start Times: 8:00 AM finish by 4:00 PM
Contact: Diane Messer , (410 ) 224 - 0907
Event Website: Annapolis Amblers
E-Mail Contact: dmesser@...
Awards and Fees:
Ambler hat pin $3.00, IVV credit $3.00
From North: Take I97 South or Route 2 South. From South: Route 2
North. From East or West: Route 50 towards Annapolis. From Route 2 or
I97, merge onto Route 50/301, Take Exit #24 marked Route 70 South-Rowe
Blvd. Take bridge over Weems Creek, Turn left at first traffic light
onto Melvin Avenue. Drive two blocks to Annapolis Street (the street
will be closed due to Oktoberfest activities). Parking is Available on
nearby streets or 3 blocks west of walk start/finish point at US Naval
Academy Stadium off Rowe Blvd. Once parked, walk to Regina's Restaurant
on Annapolis Street. Start table will be right across the Street.
Theme: The West Annapolis Octoberfest begins at 12 noon with a
variety of food, music and unique entertainment. Tha Volksmarch walk
begins at 8:00 AM.
October 4 - 5 , 2003
Falls Church, Virginia
The design for the award patch is the old Falls Church railroad station
on the W&OD line.
Start Point: Cherry Hill picnic shelter, Falls Church Community Center,
223 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA 22046.
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 Western Trail will cover the W&OD segment
east of the easternmost segment covered in NVV's last W&OD walk
(starting in Vienna in October 2001). The trail will also visit some
pleasant residential neighborhoods in the city of Falls Church and in
the Idylwood area of Fairfax County.
The Eastern Trail will include the W&OD segment east of the Western
Trail. It will pass through a nice Falls Church neighborhood and then
proceed on the W&OD trail east into Arlington, visiting several
delightful parks, including the Bon-Air Rose Garden. The route will
return via the Four Mile Run, Custis and Falls Church City blacktop
trails and the bluestone Crossman Park Nature Trail.
Both trails are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers, although passage
on the bluestone trail may be difficult if it has rained recently.
Award: The award for this event will be a colorful 3" diameter patch
depicting the old Falls Church railroad station on the W&OD line. Only
75 patches 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
September 29 is $ 6. Registration for the award and credit at the event
is $7. The fee for IVV credit only is $3.
Pre-registration: The pre-registration deadline is September 29, 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 restaurants and fast food
establishments along the Western trail.
Contact Info: Barry Plott, 703-352-5135,contact email
From the West and south via the Capital Beltway and I-66: Use exit 49B
from the Beltway to head east on I-66 East. Take Exit 66, VA-7 east
toward Falls Church. Drive for 1.4 miles on VA-7, which becomes Leesburg
Pike and then Broad Street, to Little Falls St. which is just past a
small strip mall on your left. If you reach Washington Blvd/US-29, you
have gone two blocks too far. Turn left on Little Falls Street. Cross
Park Ave after one block and turn left in the next block into the
community center parking lot or find street parking nearby. *To reach
the start point from the parking lot, walk away from the community
center building toward the Cherry Hill picnic shelter.
From the North (including Maryland) via the Capital Beltway and I-66:
Use Exit 45B (exiting to the left) from the Beltway to head east on
VA-267 to I-66. From I-66, take Exit 69 (US-29/Washington Blvd). Bear
right off the ramp and turn right to head south on US-29 toward Falls
Church. Drive for .5 miles to the second traffic light at Park Ave. Turn
right and drive for two blocks to Little Falls St into the community
center parking lot or find street parking nearby. Follow from * above.
From the East on I-66: Use Exit 69 (Sycamore St) from I-66. Turn right
at the end of the ramp and then bear left to immediately turn left at
the next traffic signal onto Washington Blvd. Drive on Washington to the
next traffic signal at US-29. Turn left to drive on US-20 for 0.6 miles
to the third traffic light at Park Ave. Turn right and drive for two
blocks to Little Falls St. into the community center parking lot or find
street parking nearby. Follow from * above.
10/11/2003 - Walk
Event Number : 57713 5/10K
Start : Greenbelt Park 6565 Greenbelt Rd.
Event City: Greenbelt
Host Club : Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
Write for more information to:
4617 Lincoln Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
Contact : John R. Holloman, (301) 937 - 3549
Rocky Gap State Park
10/11/2003 to 10/12/2003
City and State: Flintstone MD
Host Club: Appalachian Trekkers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K/5K 1+
Start Point Address: Rocky Gap State Park
Event Description: Both walks are on natural park trails with some
rugged areas and on paved park roads. Not suitable for wheelchairs and
Start Times: 8AM-12NOON
Contact: Judith S. Lipski , (301 ) 729 - 6916
E-Mail Contact: judel@...
Awards and Fees:
$3.oo for credit --no awards
From East take Route 70W to Route 68 W toward Cumberland. Rocky
Gap is Exit 50. From West take Route 68E to Exit 50. Follow signs to
Hoping the leaves will be spectacular. Pets allowed on leash.
Cleanup required. Water, candy available. Restrooms only at start/finish.
10/11/2003 Rock Creek Park Walk, DC
Start: Carter Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, 16th and Colorado Ave,
City and State: Washington DC
Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/11KM 11 KM is rated 2+ and 5 KM is
Event Description: You are invited to join us and walk Rock Creek Park.
Start Times: Register between 8 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and finish by
Contact: Marshall Hansen , (301 ) 588 - 1913
Event Website: http://www.pollow.com/wdcavc
E-Mail Contact: Limerick77777@...
Awards and Fees:
Credit only is $3.00.
Via I-495 Beltway: Take the Beltway (I-495) north into Maryland
and exit at Connecticut Ave/MD 185 South and proceed southbound toward
Chevy Chase. At the fourth traffic light after exiting Chevy Chase
Circle, turn left onto Military Road. Take the exit for 16th Street and
turn right towards Downtown. Turn right onto Morrow Drive or Colorado
Avenue and follow signs for Carter Barron Parking. From Memorial Bridge
on the Virginia side: Stay in the right hand lane while crossing
Memorial Bridge. Follow the lane as it curves under the bridge and onto
Rock Creek Parkway heading north. (You'll be parallel to the Potomac
River). You'll pass the Kennedy Center and Thompson Boat Center.
Eventually you will see a sign for Beach Drive. Stay in the appropriate
lane and continue north on Beach Drive following ALL SIGNS for Beach
Drive. After the traffic light at the intersection of Tilden Street/Park
Road and Beach Drive, take the first right onto Blagden Avenue. Turn
left onto 17th Street and then right onto Colorado Avenue. Turn left
into entrance for Carter Barron Parking.
11 KM trail, rated 2+, is available. Trail follows natural
surfaces or paved paths through Rock Creek Park. Some hills are
included. Shorter 5 KM trail, rated 2, is also available on request.
Trails are not suitable for strollers, wheelchairs or wagons.
Fifth Regiment Armory
City and State: Baltimore MD
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 10 km 1+, on city streets
Start Point Address: 219 29th Division Street, Baltimore
Event Description: This marks the renewal of our popular Octoberfest
walk featuring the city of Baltimore and the festivities of the German
Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
Contact: Judy Melton , (410 ) 685 - 1387
E-Mail Contact: james_melton@...
Awards and Fees:
B awards, no participation fee, IVV credit $2 (yes, still $2)
from I-95 take the exit #53 for I-395. Follow the signs to the
entrance ramp for MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD. Follow MLK Blvd and turn
left onto Eutaw St. (13th light) to 29th Division St. From north of
Baltimore take I-695 to JONES FALLS EXPRESSWAY SOUTH (I-83). Exit JFX at
North Ave. exit #6. Go through the traffic light – you are now on Mt.
Royal Ave. Go through 3 lights. Just before the next light, turn right
on Cathedral St. (Md. Institute – College of Art on your right.) Go to
Preston St. and turn right. Cross Howard St. and go to Eutaw St. Turn
left on Eutaw St. Park and walk to the Armory.
Enjoy the walk and the city then stay for the Octoberfest in the
Watkins Mill High School
City and State: Gaithersburg MD
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K See above.
Start Point Address: Watkins Mill High School, 10301 Apple Ridge Road,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879.
Event Description: This is the third walk in a series to introduce the
volkssporting community to one of Maryland newest public trails: the
Seneca Creek Greenway Trail. There is an 11K and a 6 K trail rated 2+
and a 5K trail on hard surface rated 1+
Start Times: Registration begins at 8am and ends at 12 noon. M
Contact: Ed Branges , (301 ) 340 - 9418
E-Mail Contact: ebran@...
Awards and Fees:
Free for those just wanting to walk but not receive credit. Credit
is $3 . Credit and a "B" award
Take I-270 to Gaitherburg, Exit 11 East, Montgomery Village Ave
(Rte 124) to Frederick Road (Rte 355). Left on Frederick road to Watkins
Mill Rd. (third traffic light). Right on Watkins Mill Road and continue
for two miles to Apple Ridge Road past Montgomery Village Center on your
right. Left on Apple Ridge Road to Entrance to Watkins Mill High School
at traffic island. Turn right to enter school parking lot and follow
signs to Start/Finish.
Pets are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after. A
portable toilet will be available on the traills at the 1 Km point, but
not at the start/finish. Water and cancy will be available. Please bring
your water bottle.
OCTOBER 18 & 19, 2003
BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE AND THE POTOMAC RIVER WALKING CLUB PRESENT
TWO 10-KM GLOBAL VOLKSMARCH WALKS AT ONE START LOCATION
UPPER MARLBORO, MD
through Patuxent River Park and Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
EVENT SANCTION # - GB03/0008 & GB03/0009
DATES: Saturday & Sunday - October 18th & 19th
START/FINISH POINT: UPPER MARLBORO, MD. At the "Group Camp" area inside
Patuxent River Park, just South of Upper Marlboro, MD off Rt 301.
DIRECTIONS: I-495 (Beltway) to the East Side. Take Pennsylvania Avenue
(Rt 4) East 8 miles to Upper Marlboro. RIGHT on Rt 301 South 3.8 miles.
(*) LEFT on CROOM ROAD (East) at light. After 3.1 miles, during which
road turns South, LEFT on CROOM AIRPORT ROAD (Rt 382). Follow signs to
Patuxent River Park (2.1 miles). Follow "Volksmarch" signs 1 mile to
GROUP CAMP area. From the North, take Rt 301 South past Upper Marlboro
3.8 miles and follow directions above (from *).
START TIMES: 9 am - 2 pm. FINISH TIME: 5 pm
EVENT 1 - Patuxent River Park 10 Kilometers (6.2 miles)
EVENT 2 - Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary 10 Kilometers (6.2 miles) ALTERNATE
- 5-km trail available
SANCTIONED BY: The American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the
International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). IVV Event and Distance
Award Credit available.
EVENT SPONSORS: Bolling Air Force Base's Outdoor Recreation Division and
the Potomac River Volksmarching Club.
FOR ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION: Contact Lee Gause at 202.767.9136 or
Skip Coburn at 202.483.1925 (email skipcoburn@...)
TRAIL RATINGS: The Patuxent River Park trail is rated is 1+. The Merkle
Wildlife Sanctuary trail is rated 1. A shorter 5-km trail will be
available. Easy walks on mostly well-maintained wood chip trails and
scenic boardwalks. A little awkward for strollers and possibly not
suitable for wheelchairs (due to surface). BEAUTIFUL TRAILS and
boardwalks winding through natural wildlife habitats. Bring binoculars
AWARDS and IVV CREDIT: GLOBAL XXIII Event Pins will be available for the
first 700 participants. "B" medals from previous walks and GLOBAL
Patches will also be available. Those paying the optional event credit
fee will be eligible to receive IVV Event and Distance Credit stamps.
PRE-REGISTRATION: There is no Pre-Registration for these events.
CONDITIONS: Pets are not permitted in Merkle Sanctuary. Pets in Patuxent
River Park must be on a leash at all times. Any deposits made by pets in
the special boardwalk wildlife habitat area must be removed by the pet's
owner. Please come prepared to deal with this requirement. Littering is
prohibited. Walkers must stay on the trails and boardwalks. Do Not
Disturb the wildlife. Federal, State, Park, and other applicable laws
and policies must be observed. Events will be held regardless of weather
DISCLAIMER: Every effort will be made to make events safe and enjoyable.
The parks and sponsors are not responsible for accidents, or any lost
property. Insurance requires that a Start Card be carried with you on
the trail, and be turned in at the Awards Table when you finish the walk.
COST: These Volksmarches are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to
walk the trails and enjoy each event for a $1 participation fee.
Children under 12 walk for free. Optional commemorative medals from
previous events and patches will be available at a minimal charge for
those desiring them.
REFRESHMENTS: There will be food and refreshments at the Start/Finish
point. Water and trail treats will be available at checkpoints along the
START CARDS: On arrival at the Start, go to the Registration Table for a
Start Card. Insurance rules require that this card be carried with you
on the trail, and be turned in at the Awards Table when you finish. If
you want to participate for free, just ask for a "Walk Free" Start Card.
WEATHER: These events will be held regardless of weather conditions.
IVV BOOKS: Remember to bring your IVV Event and/or Distance Record
Books. New IVV Event and Distance Record Books may be purchased at the
ELIGIBILITY: Anyone is welcome to participate. All walkers are eligible
to receive an optional medal, patch, and/or IVV Credit for a small fee.
Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone can
walk, jog, or run the trails at their own pace.
VOLUNTEERS: The Start/Finish Point and checkpoints will be manned by
volunteers from Bolling Air Force Base, the Potomac River Volksmarch
Club, and other local Volksmarching clubs.
VOLKSMARCHING: A non-profit, non-competitive, family-oriented,
recreational activity. These hiking events are organized as a public
service to promote health and fitness and to encourage enjoyment of the
great outdoors. They are open to all, and everyone is eligible to
participate for free.
VOLKSMARCHING INFORMATION: For additional information on Volkssporting
in general, and details about other upcoming Volksmarching, Swimming,
Biking, Skiing, and other Volkssporting events, contact:
Potomac River Walking Club
P.O. Box 19524
Alexandria, Virginia 22320-0524
Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club
City and State: Ocean Pines MD
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10km 1+ National Volkssporting Month
Start Point Address: Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club, Seabreeze Road,
Ocean Pines, Maryland
Event Description: There will be a 10km trail, with a 5km option, both
with a rating of 1+. The trail is suitable for jogger strollers but
wheelchairs may have some difficulty. The majority of the trail is on
paved surface and the reminder on cinder walking surface.
Start Times: Between 9 AM and 12 noon, finish by 3 PM
Contact: Jim & Judy Wallace , (410 ) 208 - 0876
Event Website: http://www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
E-Mail Contact: moonshell8@...
Awards and Fees:
$3.00 for IVV Credit - Children under 12 receive IVV credit
courtesy of Freestate
From the WEST: Route 50E to Route 90E(North Ocean City) Exit Route
90E to Route 589 (Ocean Pines) Exit Left on to Route 589N-Right at 2nd
traffic light into North Ocean Pines (Ocean Parkway) *** Continue on
Ocean Parkway for approximately 1.8 miles. Left onto Seabreeze Road to
Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club. FROM THE EAST: Route 90W to Route 589
Right on Route 589N Right at 1st traffic light into North Ocean Pines
(Ocean Parkway) Continue following directions at ***. FROM THE
NORTH:Route 113South to Route 589 (Ocean Pines) Left on Route 589South
Left at 2nd traffic light into North Ocean Pines (Ocean Parkway)
Continue following from directions***. FROM THE SOUTH: Route 113North to
Route 90E, Route 90E to Route 589 (Ocean Pines) Exit Left onto Route
589N-Right at 2nd traffic light into North Ocean Pines (Ocean Parkway)
Continue Following from directions***.
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