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  • Wendy Bumgardner
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    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 7, 2003
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      Join us for a "Down Under" adventure of a lifetime! Our walking
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      YRE/Seasonal Walk News:
      -- The year round walk at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, VA has
      reopened with an alternate trail. It will still be 11 kilometers, trail
      rating 1.
      - Jamestown, VA year round event is cancelled indefinitely due to storm
      damage to the start point.
      - VA: Westoreland State Park Seasonal - Closed Early
      - The Greenbelt YRE trail (YR0296) is re-opened.
      - The Buxton/Cape Hatteras walk - YR602 - is open again. There is no
      public ferry service to Hatteras Island, so access is only via Hwy 12

      North East
      Sanction Number: 59360
      Saturday, November 8, 2003
      City, State, Country: North East, MD, USA
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5Km & 10 Km trail. The AVA Rating is 1+. An
      additional 4km trail to the Turkey Point Lighthouse is on natural trails
      and may not be suitable for wheelchairs
      Start place address: Community Park - Crouch Pavilion, Walnut Street
      North East, Maryland
      Start times: 8AM to 1PM - Finish by 4PM
      Event description: This walk is on sidewalks and streets of North East,
      Maryland. Trails are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
      Award and fees: No special award
      Directions: From I-95 take exit #100. Follow MD272S for about 2.5 mles
      into the town of North East. At Walnut Street, turn right and proceed to
      the Community Park.
      Contact: Susan Osborn 410-272-2654
      Email contact: susan@...
      Comments: Everyone is welcome to walk for free! IVV credit is $2.00 per

      11/8/2003 Seneca Creek State Park Walk
      City and State: Gaithersburg MD
      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5k/10k The trails are rated 1+.
      Start Point Address: Seneca Creek State Park Visitor's Center, 11950
      Clopper Road, Giathersburg, MD.
      Event Description: The trail is a 10K course on park roads. Due to
      darkness the trail will not include natural woodland trails. Maps will
      be provided to those not wishing to walk in a guided group. There is a 5
      K optional trail. No one will be permitted to start the walk after 7 pm
      because the park will close promptly at 10: 30 pm.
      Start Times: Register at 7 pm. You must finish by 10 pm.
      Contact: Bill Larson , (301 ) 330 - 6410
      Event Website:
      E-Mail Contact: volrangerBill@...
      Awards and Fees:
      Walk is free. IVV credit only is $3. IVV credit and "B" award is
      $5. Books and new walker packs w
      From then South: Take I-270 to Exit 10, Rte 117 west, Clopper
      Road. Follow Clopper Road past Rte. 124, Quince Orchard Road to park
      entrance on your left. Enter park and turn right to Visitor Center and
      Start Point. From the North. Take I-270 south to Exit 11, Rte 124 West,
      Quince Orchard Road. Follow Quince Orchard Road to Rte 117, Clopper
      Road, west. Turn right on Clopper Road and proceed to park entrance on
      your left. Enter Park. Turn right to Visitor Center and Start Point.
      Water, candy and restrooms are available at the Start/Finish.
      Cider and donuts will be for sale at the Start/Finish. No pets are
      allowed in the park. The park will be open after hours for the
      volksmarchers only and will close exactly at 10:30 pm. WE STRONGLY

      Fall Weekend Sunday Walk in Columbia, Maryland
      Sunday November 9, 2003
      5 KM Distance, Rated 1
      10 Km Distance, Rated 1+
      15km (both 5km and 10km )
      Start/Finish Location:
      Starbucks Coffee, Columbia Mall
      10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, 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 companionship.
      DISTANCE: There will be one 10-Km walking trail. The trail rating is 1+.
      There will be a separate 5-Km trail rated 1 for those who do not
      desire to do 10 Km or who want to combine it with the 10km trail to walk
      TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Columbia Association asphalt pathway system and
      sidewalks in Columbia Town Center, Wilde Lake and Centennial Lake.
      START/FINISH: Starbucks Coffee, Columbia Mall, 10300 Little Patuxent
      Parkway, Columbia, MD 20144.
      STARTING DATES & TIMES: Sunday ONLY, November 9, 2003. Start anytime
      from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You must complete the walk by 4 p.m. Note: 15km
      walkers must start by 11:30am.
      .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
      Start/Finish point.
      DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club nor the Starbucks
      Coffee 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: Starbucks Coffee Columbia Mall, 10300 Little
      Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044
      From Washington, DC, take I-95 North.
      From Baltimore, take I-95 South.
      From I-95, take Route 175 West toward Columbia (Exit 41B). Follow
      approximately 5 miles. After crossing MD Rte 29, Route 175 becomes
      Little Patuxent Parkway. Continue towards the Mall in Columbia for two
      traffic lights and turn right onto Governor Warfield Parkway. At first
      traffic light, turn left toward Mall. Turn right past Nordstrom's &
      theatres. Starbucks is in the Mall on the second level between Sears
      and the exit going to LL.Bean.

      December 6-7, 2003 Alexandria Annual Holiday Walk
      Dates: December 6-7, 2003 Start between 8am and 1pm. Finish by 4pm.
      there will be a sales patch depicting the Polar Bear design from last year
      Start Point:
      Courtyard by Marriott, 2700 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA . Three
      blocks from Eisenhower Ave metro stop.
      There are two trails. The Parade trail, rated 1, will an easy walk on
      pavement with no significant hills. Stroller accessible. Physically
      challenged iindividuals may have some difficulty. Due to the parade on
      Saturday, some areas may be crowded.
      The Cameron Run Trail, rated 1+, follows a hiker/biker path as well as
      natural surface trail and residential and business streets. Trail is
      stroller accessible, but wheelchairs may have difficulty with no curb
      cuts on some streets.
      Water and restroom facilities will be available at the start finish.
      Water will be available at checkpoints. There are numerous restaurants
      in all price ranges in the City of Alexandria.
      The award is the suncatcher shown to the right depicting a holiday drum.
      There will be only 200 awards available on site. There will be reorders
      if necessary. There will be a patch sales item depicting the resting
      Polar Bear which was the award design from 2002.
      the award for this event is a suncatcher depicting a holiday drum Fees:
      Pre-registration fee until November 25, 2003 for the award and IVV
      credit is $9.00. After that date and on the date of the event will be
      $10. IVV credit only is $3. Awards from previous events and IVV credit
      will be $3. There is a $1 charge to participate in this event, unless
      you desire credit towards awards from IVV/AVA. Children who are 5 and
      younger can participate at no cost.
      Special Conditions:
      Saturday parade: The Annual Scottish Christmas parade event, including
      the parading of the clans, marching bands, dog groups, and Santa Claus
      begins at 10am. Start the walk early to get a good location for viewing
      the parade and taking pictures. The City of Alexandria will be decorated
      for the holiday season and its many stores will be selling gifts of the
      From I-495/95 in Virginia, take exit 176B N, Telegraph Rd. Make an
      immediate right onto Pershing Drive at the yield sign. Turn right onto
      Stovall St. Turn right onto Eisenhower Avenue. At the next traffic light
      (Mills Road), turn left into the Courtyard by Marriott. Parking is
      available throughout the complex. Towing is NOT enforced during the
      weekend. Do NOT park in Strayer College garage on Saturday.
      Metrorail access: Take the Yellow Line to Eisenhower Metro Stop. Exit
      the Metro onto Eisenhower Ave. Turn left and proceed approximately
      one-half mile to the Marriott.
      Diane Evans 703-354-1735 email or Nancy 703-631-8512 email or by mail:
      WDCAVC, 10111 Capitol View Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

      12/11/2003 - Night Walk
      Event Number : 57714 5/10K
      Start : Generous Joe's 107 Center Way
      Event City: Greenbelt
      Host Club : Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
      Write for more information to:
      4617 Lincoln Ave.
      Beltsville, MD 20705
      Contact : Salva J. Holloman, (301) 937 - 3549

      Colonial Williamsburg Weekend
      Friday 12/12 - Sunday 12/14
      Start Point Address: Clarion Hotel 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg VA
      12/12/2003 - 12/13/2003 Williamsburg Night Walk 56793 2003/0426 10km
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10km 1+
      Event Description: Night Walk Along city streets of Colonial
      Williamsburg is decorated for Chistmas. Also a 6 KM walk
      Start Times: 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm Finish by 9:00 pm
      Awards and Fees: 3-1/2 inch patch $7.00
      12/13/2003 - 12/14/2003 Williamsburg Walk 56792 2003/0427 11Km
      Distance and Trail Rating: 11km 1+
      Event Description: Day Walk-William & Mary Campus, as well as Colonial
      Start Times: 8:00am to 1:00pm Finish by 4:00pm
      Awards and Fees: $11.00 Preregistration $12.00 day of event Credit Only
      Contact: (757 ) 722 - 5637
      E-Mail Contact: walksboyd@...
      From Hampton and Norfolk take I-64 to exit 242A,Williamsburg VA Rt
      199 West Drive about .8 miles and exit right onto VA Rt 143 West. At the
      bottom of the ramp, turn right onto VA Rt 143 West. After the 2nd
      stoplight (about 1.5 miles) turn left into the Clarion Hotel Parking Lot
      Hotel #1-800-666-8888 Special Hotel Rates or 1-866-608-9330

      12/15/2003 - Walk
      Event Number : 59850 5/10km
      Start : Haus Dye 6887 Garland Lane Columbia, MD 21045
      Event City: Columbia
      Host Club : Columbia Volksmarch Club
      Event Website: http://www.geocities.com/walkcolumbia
      Write for more information to:
      6887 Garland Lane
      Columbia, MD 21045
      Contact : John Dye, (410) 313 - 8499
      E-Mail: walkcolumbia@...

      12/20/2003 - Walk
      Event Number : 59509 5/10 km
      Start : Old Post Office Building
      Event City: Washington DC
      Host Club : Virginia Volkssport Assn.
      Write for more information to:
      14402 William Carr Lane
      Centreville, VA 20120
      Contact : Fred or Nancy, (703) 631 - 8512
      Club Website: http://www.walkvirginia.com/

      12/20/2003 - Guided Night Walk
      Event Number : 59508 10 km
      Start : Old Post Office Building
      Event City: Washington DC
      Host Club : Virginia Volkssport Assn.
      Write for more information to:
      14402 William Carr Lane
      Centreville, VA 20120
      Contact : Fred or Nancy, (703) 631 - 8512
      E-Mail: walkvirginia@...
      Club Website: http://www.walkvirginia.com/

      December 21, 2003 Fairfax, Virginia Annual Holiday Dinner and Volksmarch.
      The party focuses on a family-style Chinese feast. The meals will start
      with assorted meat and vegetarian appetizers, followed by your choice of
      wonton or vegetarian vegetable soup. Main courses include a variety of
      beef, chicken, pork, shrimp,and vegetable specialities accompanied by
      fried rice and lo mein. Hot tea, dessert, and fortune cookie round out
      the meal. All for just $20 per person. What a bargain!
      Start Point: China Gourmet Restaurant, 9901 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
      Start Times: Start between 2 and 3pm. Finish by 6pm.
      Distances/Trails: The trail will be on paved trails and sidewalks,
      highlighting the hoiday decorations and blacktop trails of Old Town of
      Fairfax. The trail is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. There will
      be a shorter 5KM trail for those who want to walk a shorter route.
      Award: There is no commemorative award for this event. Awards from
      previous NVV events will also be available for an appropriate fee.
      Fees: There is no charge to participate in this event. IVV credit is $ 3.
      Pre-registration: There is no pre-registration for the volksmarch.
      Pre-registration for the dinner only is required by December 13. Fees
      cannot be refunded for those who pre-register and do not participate.
      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 most other
      buildings. Restrooms and water will be available at the start point.
      Water will be available at checkpoints. Food can be purchased at
      numerous restaurants and food stores along the trails. Because it is
      likely to be cool on the days of the events, participants are urged to
      bring water that they can carry with them.
      Contact Info: Barry Plott 703-352-5135. Email contact
      From the Capitol Beltway (I495/I95), take Exit 50A(US-50 West/Fairfax).
      Merge onto US-50 westbound and drive for about 3.5 miles passing through
      Fairfax Circle where US-29 joins US-50 and the street name changes from
      Arlington Blvd to Lee Highway. Make a left-hand U-turn at the traffic
      light at Rebel Run and drive east for 1/2 block to the China Gourmet
      restaurant parking lot at 9901 Lee Highway.
      From the west via I-66: Heading east on I-66, take Exit 60
      (VA-123/Chain Bridge Rd),following signs to head south towards Fairfax.
      About 0.4 miles after you leave the interchange, turn left at the
      traffic signal for US-50/US-29 (Lee Highway) to head east for about 1.1
      miles. Turn right 1/2 block after the traffic light at Rebel Run into
      the China Gourmet parking lot.
      From the west via US-50: Take US-50 east into the city of Fairfax.
      Continue on US-50 for about 2 miles after it turns left to merge with
      US-29 and becomes Lee Highway. Turn right 1/2 block after the traffic
      light at Rebel Run into the China Gourmet parking Lot.
      Dinner info: All walkers are invited to our Holiday dinner. Dress is
      casual, so no need to change. If you are interested in the dinner, you
      must pre-register by December 13. Contact Barry Plott for the menu and
      choices available. The cost of the dinner is $20 each.

      12/27/2003 - Pedestrian Bridge Walk
      Event Number : 59045 10k/5 k
      Start : Walter Johnson High School 6400 Rock Spring Dr.
      Event City: Bethesda
      Host Club : Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
      Write for more information to:
      5225 Pooks Hill Road Apt. 1726N
      Bethesda, MD 20814
      Contact : Stan and Dena Forster, (301) 530 - 8173
      E-Mail: desta2@...
      Club Website: http://www.sugarloafers.org/
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