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  • Wendy Bumgardner
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      6/5/2004 - Walk
      Event Number : 67495 5K/10K
      Start : U.S Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Center 10300
      Baltimore Avenue Beltsville, MD
      Event City: Beltsville
      Host Club : Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
      Write for more information to:
      4617 Lincoln Avenue
      Beltsville, Md 20705
      Contact : John Holloman, (301) 937 - 3549
      E-Mail: salva_h@...

      June 12, 2004 North Point State Park
      68160
      City, State, Country: Fort Howard, MD, USA
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: One 10 km trail (AVA rating is 2). One 5 km
      trail (AVA rating is 1).
      Start place address: Nature Center, North Point State Park
      9000 Bay Shore Road
      Fort Howard MD 21052
      Start times: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      Event description: North Point State Park is located on the location of
      Bay Shore Park, an amusement park from 1906 to 1947. It was accessible
      by open air trolley back in those days. Today the beautiful new visitor
      center and office complex sits on the exact location of the old
      restaurant, which was the premier, formal and informal dining spot at
      the park. There is a restored trolley station and fountain. The walk
      goes on park roads and natural trails. Not suitable for wheelchairs and
      strollers. Award and fees: No special award.
      Directions: From I-695 south: Take exit 42 North Point Blvd./Sparrows
      Point. Bear right onto 151 south -- North Point Blvd. Take the first
      left onto Rte. 20 Edgemere/Ft. Howard onto North Point Rd. Proceed
      approx 1.8 miles, park entrance is on the left. From I-695 North: Take
      exit 43 -- Sparrows Point. Left onto Rte 158 - Bethlehem Blvd toward
      Edgemere/Fort Howard. Proceed to traffic light at North Point Blvd.
      Straight through light to 20 South -- North Point Rd. Proceed approx 1.8
      miles, park entrance is on the left.
      Contact: John Kaufman
      7917 Oakdale Avenue
      Baltimore MD 21234
      Phone: 410-668-4557 Email: John Kaufman johnpsr@...
      Comments: There is a fee of $3.00 per car to enter the park. Seniors may
      obtain information about getting a senior pass for free admittance to
      any state park by calling 1-877-620-8367, option 5 to talk to a real person.
      http://www.baltimorewalkingclub.org/NorthPointStatePark.html

      6/12/2004 Heritage Days Festival-Allegany County
      67948
      City and State: Cumberland MD
      Host Club: Appalachian Trekkers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10K 10K rated 3, 5K rated 2
      Start Point Address: Allegany County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road,
      Cumberland , Md.
      Event Description: Utilizing city sidewalks the trail goes through
      historic part of Cumberland past elegant homes exhibiting various types
      of architecture. Also included; Rose Hill Cemetery with Civil War grave
      sites and those of local dignitaries, Emmanuel Episcopal church with
      tunnels used by Underground Railroad, Western Maryland Railroad
      StationTerminus of C&O Canal being restored and more. Heritage Days
      Festival will be in progress.
      Start Times: Start between 8 AM and 2 PM finish walk by 5 PM
      Contact: Judy Lipski , (301 ) 729 - 6916
      Event Website:
      E-Mail Contact: judel@...
      Awards and Fees:
      Fee $3.00 for credit ;no award available
      Directions:
      From East take Rt. 70 west to Rt. 68 west @ Hancock, MD. Follow
      Rt.68 west to Cumberland. Stay in Right lane exiting @ Exit 43A(Beall
      St.) At stop sign go straight to Kelly Rd.; turn L onto Kelly and follow
      to parking lot of Allegany County Complex. From West take Rt. 68 east to
      Cumberland. Stay in R lane exiting @Exit 43A(Johnson St.) Go Go go light
      ,turn L@ Greene St. At next light turn L onto Lee St. Next turn right
      onto Beall St to kelly Rd. Turn L onto Kelly Road ;follow to parking lot
      of Allegany County Office Complex.
      Comments:
      Will happen rain or shine. Few uneven brick sidewalks Some might
      find walking stick helpful in some areas. Pets welcome on leash on the
      trail but not in the buildings. Must clean up after pets.

      Columbia Volksmarch Club AVA-264
      Presents a Sunday Morning Summer Walk in River Hill, Clarksville, MD
      Howard County
      June 13, 2004 AT 04-68026
      5 km rated 1+ 10 km rated 2
      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.
      COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: There is one event for each walk: 10 km with a
      shorter 5-km option. The trail for each event is mostly on sidewalks
      and road shoulders in quiet residential neighborhoods. Wheelchairs and
      strollers should not have difficulty. Walk on the pathway system in
      River Hill. TR 2TR = Trail Rating on scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (hardest)
      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: There are no awards for these walks. Some pretty nice B Awards
      for previous events will be available for purchase
      Sponsor: New Balance
      REGISTRATION: There will be no pre-registration for these events.
      · The participation fee for IVV Credit only is $3.
      · There is no fee to walk the trail without receiving the IVV
      credit or award.
      START/FINISH: River Hill Village Center, Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD.
      STARTING DATES & TIMES: Sunday, June 13. Start any time between 7:30
      to 9:00 a.m. (to beat the heat). Must finish by noon.
      REFRESHMENTS: Restrooms will be located at the start points. Water and
      candy will be available at the checkpoints located along the trail.
      CONDITIONS: The events 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.
      DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club nor the River Hill
      Villages 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: call (410) 313-8499 or
      e-mail WalkColumbia@...
      CVC Web Page: http//www.geocities.com/WalkColumbia
      DIRECTIONS:
      From North and South—from I-95 take Route 32 West (Exit 38 B) to
      Clarksville.
      Exit onto MD Route 108 (Exit 20) East toward Columbia.
      Proceed approximately 1/4 mile to the River Hill Village Center, and
      turn right.
      Park at the Village Center parking lot.

      June 14, and September 13, 2004
      Early Evening Walks on Second Mondays in the Spring, Summer and Fall
      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
      appropriate fee.
      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.


      Tuesday Night Walks in Alexandria, Virginia
      June 15, August 17, and September 11
      Join us at our monthly meeting following each of these events.
      Start Point: Kate Waller Barrett Library, 717 Queen St, Alexandria, VA
      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 7:30PM)
      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 175, Rte 1,
      towards Alexandria. Drive to Queen Street and turn right. Drive on Queen
      Street to N Columbus. The library will be in front of you on the left
      side across Columbus. Turn left onto N Columbus and park in the parking
      lot on your right prior to Princess Street.
      Points of Contact Tom Baerwald 703-765-3128 Marshall Hansen 301-588-1913

      6/19/2004
      Savage Park-20th Year Anniversary Walk
      59587
      City and State: Savage MD
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 KM 5 KM trail is a 1 and 10/15/20 KM
      trails are a 2+.
      Start Point Address: Savage Park, 3400 Fair Street, Savage, Maryland
      Event Description: There are 5/10/15/20 KM trails traversing sidewalks,
      paved pathways and natural wooded areas going through Savage Park.
      Walking sticks are recommended. The natural surface portions are NOT
      suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
      Start Times: Anytime 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Finish by 4:00 PM.
      Contact: Lynne Haffner , (301 ) 490 - 5850
      Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
      E-Mail Contact: lhaffner@...
      Awards and Fees:
      Award $4.50-All participants both IVV Credit & Non-IVV (Not for
      Credit). Fees are $3.
      Directions:
      FROM ROUTE 29: Take Rte. 29 to Rte. 32 East. Proceed to Rte. 1
      South to Laurel. Make a right at 1st light onto Howard Street which
      becomes Baltimore St. Go through Savage to the end of Baltimore St. and
      turn right into the park. The pavilion is behind the tennis courts. FROM
      WASHINGTON'S CAPITAL BELTWAY (I-495): Take I-495 West to I-95 North.
      Take Exit 38A East toward Ft. Meade. Follow 1 mile to US Rte. 1 South
      exit. At end of exit, turn right at 1st light onto Howard Street which
      becomes Baltimore St. Go through Savage to the end of Baltimore St. and
      turn right into the park. The pavilion is behind the tennis courts. FROM
      1-95: Take Exit 38A East toward Ft. Meade. Follow 1 mile to US Rte. 1
      South exit. At end of exit, turn right at 1st light onto Howard Street
      which becomes Baltimore St. Go through Savage to the end of Baltimore
      St. and turn right into the park. The pavilion is behind the tennis courts.
      Comments:
      No charge for IVV Credit for Youth Walkers. All are welcome to
      participate, but each must register at the start. Children under 12 must
      be accompanied by an adult throughout the walk. Each participant will be
      issued a start card which must be carried on the walk and presented for
      validation at each checkpoint. Start cards must be turned in at the
      Finish Table after completing the event. Only those participants with
      properly validated start cards will be eligible for IVV Credit. This
      event will be held regardless of weather. Rain will make the trails more
      difficult to walk. Littering along the trails is prohibited. Pets are
      allowed on the trails but must be kept on a leash and the owners MUST
      clean up after them. Pets are NOT allowed in pavilions or on athletic
      fields, courts or playgrounds.

      6/19/2004
      B. J. Pumpernickels Restaurant
      68162
      City and State: Olney MD
      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5k/10k 2
      Start Point Address: 18169 Town Center Drive, Olney, MD 20832
      Event Description: Event #68162, rated 2, offers a 10km (6.2 miles)
      course (with a 5km option) on city streets, sidewalks, and natural
      surfaces. We are fortunate to have permission to walk through the scenic
      grounds of Brooke Grove Retirement Community - a peaceful, rustic haven
      that gently reminds us to quiet the mind while listening to the sounds
      of nature.
      Start Times: 8:00am - 11:30am. Finish walk by 2.:30pm
      Contact: Elaine Hadidiacos , (301 ) 340 - 1372
      Event Website:
      E-Mail Contact: elainetenor@...
      Awards and Fees:
      IVV credit is $3.00. IVV credit and "B" Award is $5.00.
      Directions:
      FROM SOUTH: Take Washington Beltway (I-495) to Georgia Avenue (Rt.
      97) North to Spartan Road. Right at light on Spartan Road (just before
      BP Gas Station). Cross 108/Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Immediately turn Left
      into Olney Town Center. At stop sign, go straight to Volksmarch Parking.
      B. J. Pumpernickels is at the far end of center next to movie theaters.
      FROM NORTH: Take I-70 to Route 97 South (Georgia Avenue) to Route 108/
      Olney-Sandy Spring Road. Left onto Route 108/Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. At
      second traffic light, turn left onto Spartan Road. Immediately turn Left
      into Olney Town Center. At stop sign, go straight to Volksmarch Parking.
      B. J. Pumpernickels is at the far end of center next to movie theaters.
      Comments:
      Restrooms and water are available near the Start/Finish and
      checkpoint. Food may be purchased at B.J. Pumpernickels. It is advisable
      to carry extra water. Pets on leash are permitted on trail but not
      inside the Start/Finish (owners are responsible for cleaning up after
      their pets). Wheelchairs may experience difficulty on natural surface
      areas. Please use sunscreen, insect repellant, and wear a hat for
      protection from the rays. (Although a significant portion of the walk is
      along shady lanes, some of the trail will be in full sun and in grassy
      areas.) The event will be held regardless of weather, unless conditions
      cause the sponsors to close the trail for safety reasons. If in doubt,
      contact the event coordinators.


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    • Wendy Bumgardner
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        6/3/2006 Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)
        74236
        City and State: Beltsville MD
        Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
        Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1+
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Area in Front of the
        Environmental Quality Lab, Bldg 3-012. Take your favorite road to US
        Route 1. Southbound on US 1: Right on Montgomery Road. Left on Sellman
        Road. Left on East Line Gate Road. East Line Gate Road to "T"
        intersection -- start/finish is straight ahead. Northbound on US 1: Left
        on Montgomery Road. Left on Sellman Road. Left on East Line Gate Road.
        East Line Gate Road to "T" intersection -- start/finish straight ahead.
        Exclusive Access for this event is on Sellman Road via East Line Gate
        Road entrance. All other entrances are closed to vehicular traffic.
        Event Description: The natural trails on the BARC Campus with several
        rugged areas and on paved sidewalks and trails in the nearby community.
        The trail is suitable for big wheel strollers, but not for wheelchairs.
        Carry water regardless of weather conditions. Pets welcome on a leash --
        they poop, you scoop. Prince George's County event
        Start Times: Start between 8 a.m. and Noon; finish by 3 p.m.
        Contact: John R. Holloman , (301 ) 937 - 3549
        E-Mail Contact: mcjohn_h@...
        Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Registered walkers will be entered in a drawing for a
        volksgift donated by the club.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

        Night Walks June 12, and September 11, 2006
        Early Evening Walks on Second Mondays in the Spring, Summer and Fall.
        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. (After 7:30, go inside the school cafeteria where your IVV
        book(s) will be stamped.)
        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
        appropriate fee.
        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: Tom Baerwald 703/765-3128(H), 703/292-7301(W) email
        Directions:
        From I495 via Braddock Road: From the Capital 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. The start
        point will be located beside a car in the upper lot to the right.
        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. The start
        point will be located beside a car in the upper lot to the right.

        6/17/2006 - Walk Event Number : 74266 5K and 10K
        6/17/2006 - Bike Event Number : 74458 25K
        Start : St. Michaels Elementary School
        Event City: St. Michaels
        Host Club : Annapolis Amblers
        Write for more information to:
        626C Admiral Dr, PMB 156
        Annapolis, MD 21401
        Contact : John Carolus, (410) 224 - 0907
        E-Mail:johncarolus@...
        Club Website: http://www.geocities.com/aamblers/index.html

        Tuesday Night Walks in Alexandria, Virginia
        June 20, August 15, and September 19, 2006
        Join us at our monthly meeting following each of these events at 7.
        Refreshments will be served.
        Start Point: Kate Waller Barrett Library, 717 Queen St, Alexandria, VA
        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 7:30PM)
        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 the South or West via I-395: Take Exit 175, Rte 1,
        towards Alexandria. Drive to Queen Street and turn right. Drive on Queen
        Street to N Columbus. The library will be in front of you on the left
        side across Columbus. Turn left onto N Columbus and park in the parking
        lot on your right prior to Princess Street.
        Points of Contact: Tom Baerwald 703-765-3128, Marshall Hansen
        301-588-1913Send email to Marshall
        http://www.pollow.com/wdcavc/night.html

        Saturday June 24: Harper’s Choice Village Center, 5440 Old Tucker Row,
        Columbia, MD 21044.
        Start any time between 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. (to beat the heat).
        Must finish by noon.
        Trail Distances: 5km & 10km; Trail Rating 2
        REGISTRATION: There will be no pre-registration for these events.
        · The participation fee for IVV Credit only is $3.
        · There is no fee to walk the trail without receiving the IVV credit or
        award.
        DIRECTIONS:
        To Harpers Choice Village Center (June 24)
        From I-95: take Exit 38 (Route 32) west toward Columbia for 4 miles to
        Cedar Lane.
        Turn Right on Cedar Lane and follow to end.
        Turn Left, then right to enter Harpers Choice Village Center.
        From Route 70, take Route 32 east towards Columbia for 12 miles to
        Cedar Lane.
        Turn Left on Cedar Lane and follow to end.
        Turn Left, then right to enter and park at the Harpers Choice Village
        Center.
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        7/9/2006 Baltimore
        Event Special Classifications: Walking Europe in the US
        City and State: Baltimore, MD MD
        Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
        Distance and Trail Rating: 5K, 10K 1+
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: GNC store 900 E Fort Ave,
        Baltimore, MD. From N or S on I-95: Take exit 55, Key Hiway. Follow Ft.
        McHenry signs. Go 1/2 mile to Laurence St; turn left to Fort Ave.
        McDonald's will be straight ahead of you. The GNC store is behind
        McDonald's in the shopping center.
        Event Description: This walk is called "Hot Times, Summer in the City."
        It will explore the areas of the city affected by the Great Baltimore
        Fire of 1904. It will also visit pools, parks and markets which are
        frequent hangouts during hot summer days. A Baltimore city event.
        Start Times: 7:30 AM to 9 AM; must finish by noon.
        Contact: Jo Ann Barsda , (410 ) 247 - 4524
        Event Website: baltimorewalkingclub.org
        E-Mail Contact: cowdust1@...
        Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Dogs are not allowed in the start/finish; should be leashed
        and cleaned up after on the walk. Strollers and wheelchairs may have
        difficulty with curbs.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes
        Restrooms: Yes

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        6/5/2010 City / State: Beltsville, MD Event Name: 100th Anniversary Festival 10 am to 4pm Event Type: Walk Event ID: 86256 Distance - Trail Ratings:
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          6/5/2010
          City / State: Beltsville, MD
          Event Name: 100th Anniversary Festival 10 am to 4pm
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 86256
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 1
          Description: The 5K/10K trail is rated 1+. The natural trails are on
          the BARC Campus with several rugged areas and on paved sidewalks and
          trails in nearby communities.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: No |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
          classifications assigned.
          Start Times: 8 AM till 12 Noon, Finish by 3 PM
          Location: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Building 003 Circle Drive,
          Beltsville, MD. Directions: From (I-95-I-495), take Exit 25 onto Route 1
          North (Baltimore Ave). Get into Left Lane. After 1/2 mile you will see
          the 14-story National Agricultural Library on the right. Turn Left onto
          South Drive which is directly across from the National Agricultural
          Library. Turn 1st Right onto Circle Drive.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Parking available at Bldg. 012, Bldg. 013 and any surrounding
          area not specifically marked. NO PARKING on Circle Drive.
          Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
          Contact: Salva Holloman (301) 937-3549
          Website: No Website Listed
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          6/12/2010
          City / State: Silver Spring, MD
          Event Name: Downtown Silver Spring
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 86175
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/5km - 2
          Description: Water and candy will be avilable at the Start/Finish;
          RESTROOMS available at Start/Finish and along the trail. PETS must be
          leashed; are not allowed in stores; must clean up after them. Children
          under 12 may earn IVV credit for no charge. Walk will be held in all but
          severe weather conditions (e.g., heavy, prolonged rainfall). Few
          sidewalks through residential areas so may be a bit difficult for
          wheelchairs and strollers. 5k is suitable for both.
          Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: America's Gardens, Artistic Heritage, Authors
          and Literary Landmarks, Cemetery Stroll, Firehouses, Historic Churches,
          Museums, Railroad Heritage, Veteran Memorials
          Start Times: 8 am to Noon; Finish by 3 pm
          Location: Breezeway at Wayne Ave Garage (Garage 60)
          Start Point / Driving Directions: 920 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD
          20910. Breezeway is located on north end on first level & exits onto
          Ellsworth Dr. A 10km with a 5km option; both trails are on sidewalks
          through downtown Silver Spring, its new retail area and residential
          areas. Two county garages located on Wayne Ave and Ellsworth Dr offer
          free parking on weekends and have plenty of space. Both are in walking
          distance from start/finish table.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Points North & West: Take I-495 East; at
          exit 31B, take ramp right for Rt 97 South/Georgia Ave toward Silver
          Spring; bear right onto Rt 97/Georgia Ave. See **
          Points East: Take I-495 West; at exit 31, take ramp right for Rt
          97/Georgia Ave toward Wheaton/Silver Spring, stay to the left and at
          traffic signal turn left onto Rt 97/Georgia Ave. See **
          **Remain on Georgia Ave, going south, cross Colesville Rd, move into
          left lane and take left turn lane at Wayne Ave traffic signal. Wayne Ave
          garage entrance in on the left just before Fenton St.
          Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
          Contact: Maribeth Evans (301) 946-5496
          Website: www.sugarloafers.org
          E-Mail Contact: gammie0612@...

          6/14/2010
          City / State: Fairfax Station, VA
          Event Name: Fairfax Station Night Walk
          Event Type: Night Walk
          Event ID: 86802
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 10-KM/5-KM - 1+
          Description: This evening walk will consist of a 10 KM (6.2 mile) trail
          with a shorter 5 KM (3.1 mile) option along residential sidewalks and
          park trails in Fairfax, Virginia. The trail will pass through
          neighborhoods in the Fairfax Station and Burke areas of central Fairfax
          County. Written instructions and maps will be provided for each walk.
          Trail will not be marked.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
          classifications assigned.
          Start Times: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
          Location: Fairview Elementary School
          Start Point / Driving Directions: 5815 Ox Road Fairfax Station VA 22039
          From I-66: From I 66, take Exit 55 (Fairfax County Parkway/Va-7100)
          south toward 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 0.7 miles to Ox Rd (Va 123).
          Continue straight across Ox Rd and drive for another block. Turn right
          into the first drive on the right, and park in a lot near the school.
          The start point will be located beside a car in the upper lot to the right.
          From I-495 via Braddock Rd: From the Capital Beltway (I 495), take Exit
          54A (Braddock Rd West) toward Fairfax. Continue west on Braddock Rd. (Va
          620) for about 6.0 miles. Soon after you pass entrances to George Mason
          University on your right and a shopping center on your left, turn left
          on Ox Rd. (Va 123) and drive south for about 2.5 miles to Burke Centre
          Parkway. Turn left on Burke Center Parkway to drive east for one block.
          Turn right into the first drive on the right, and park in a lot near the
          school. The start point will be located beside a car in the upper lot to
          the right.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments:
          Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
          Contact: Robert McLean (703) 455-1878
          Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc
          E-Mail Contact: rmcmamc@...

          6/15/2010
          City / State: Alexandria, VA
          Event Name: - WDCAVC June Evening Walk
          Event Type: Night Walk
          Event ID: 86795
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 KM - 1+
          Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: 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 1 and 1+, with 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: hard | Pets: Yes |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
          classifications assigned.
          Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30 PM
          Location: Barrett Branch Library -- June Evening Walk
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library;
          717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Phone: 703/838 4555.
          DIRECTIONS:
          From the East or West via I 95/I 495 (Capital Beltway):
          • Take Exit 177B (US-1 North/Alexandria), the first exit west of the
          Wilson Bridge.
          • 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:
          Street Parking: You can usually find parking along the streets,
          especially on blocks north and east of the library. Check signs
          carefully to determine how long you can legally park and whether you
          might be in a zone that must be cleared during rush hour.
          Lot Parking: Please note that we have been unable to make arrangements
          to use the parking lot behind the library and the Wachovia Bank on the
          same block. You therefore should not park in that lot. If you choose to
          park in any other lot, you may be subject to ticketing and/or towing.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: AWARD: There is no commemorative award for this event.
          FEES: 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.
          Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
          Contact: Thomas Baerwald (703) 765-3128
          Website: www.ava.org/clubs/wdcavc/index.htm
          E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...

          6/19/2010
          City / State: Solomons, Maryland, MD
          Event Name: Solomons/Solomons Island Chesapeake Beach Weekend
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 86261
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5-km and 10-km - 1
          Description: TRAIL DESCRIPTION/DISTANCE: There is a 10-Km trail and
          5-km, both with a rating of 1. The trails consist mainly of local
          streets, pathways and natural surfaces. REGISTRATION: Optional
          pre-registration is requested. You must pre-order tee-shirt by May 19.
          Walk pre-registration is not required. Email wahasse@... for
          pre-registrantion form. Special prize drawing for pre-registrants. The
          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. Littering along the trails is prohibited. Calvert 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 Holiday Inn or Visitors Center. Please carry water
          bottles on the trail. The Freestate Happy Wanderers, the Holiday Inn,
          Calvert County Visitors Center, Solomons Landing Condos, Solomons
          Landing Homeowners Assoc. shall not be liable for any accidents, theft,
          or material damage. INFORMATION: Call 410-437-2164 or 301-717-3604
          before 9 PM or via email at wahasse@.... EVENT TEE SHIRT:
          Solomons/Drum Point Tee Shirt. These one-of-a-kind commemorative shirts
          will ONLY be available by pre-order. The shirts have Drum Point
          Lighthouse on back with Solomons clock at the pocket area. When you see
          them, you will have regrets if you didn't put in your advanced order.
          Mail and order before May 19. Pre-registration form for Solomons
          Event-June 19, 2010. Need your name, address. $3 IVV Credit and $3
          Non-IVV. Number of Shirts ordering. Sizes S, M, L and XL $12 each. XXL
          $14. T-shirt depicts Solomons Island/Drum Point Lighthouse Total $______
          for Shirts and IVV Credit and Non-IVV Credit. Check payable to: FHW.
          Mail to The Hassell’s, 8256 Camion Rd., Pasadena Maryland 21122
          Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: Cemetery Stroll, Historic Churches, Honoring
          Law Enforcement, Islands, Museums, Native American Culture, Riverwalk
          America, Veteran Memorials
          Start Times: 9 AM to 2 PM finish by 5 PM
          Location: Solomons/Solomons Island Chesapeake Beach, Maryland Weekend
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Holiday Inn, 155 Holiday Drive,
          Solomons, MD 20688. DRIVE DIRECTIONS TO START/FINISH LOCATION
          From I-95 North/South: Turn EAST toward Andrews AFB on Capital Beltway
          I-495/I-95 to Route 4, Exit 11A. Turn South/East on Route 4 toward Upper
          Marlboro.** Continue for approximately 50 miles, passing thru Prince
          Frederick, to the 1st traffic light at Solomons (Solomons Towne Center
          and McDonald’s on your left.) Turn LEFT at the traffic light and an
          immediate RIGHT onto Solomons Rd. for about ¾ of a mile to Holiday Dr.
          Turn LEFT on Holiday Dr. to the Start/Finish at the Holiday Inn. From
          MD-97/MD-301 South: Exit at Route 4, South toward Prince Frederick. **
          Continue as above.
          Hotel: For reservations, call 800-356-2009, or in Maryland, call
          410-326-1069. Holiday Inn Select, 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD 20688
          Code HW9 for special rates available until May 19th.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Mark your Calendars for the Weekend of
          June 19 & June 20, 2010
          Weekend in Southern Maryland/Western Chesapeake - Travel to Solomons
          Island, Maryland and walk our event on Saturday, June 19, Start any time
          between 9AM and 2PM finish by
          5 PM. 1st IVV walk event ever in Solomons and Solomons Island.
          Things to do after the walk on Saturday, June 19: Tour the Calvert
          Marine Museum and explore the Chesapeake Bay and experience the ancient
          Miocene environment that existed in this area 8 to 20 million years ago.
          See hundreds of fossils from the famous Calvert Cliffs. A snakefish is
          on exhibit.
          Patuxent River cruise on the Wm. B.Tennison. – Enjoy a leisurely
          relaxing sightseeing cruise as you sail the busy Solomons inner harbor
          and past the U.S. Naval Recreation Center at Point Patience. The
          "buyboat" was built in 1899 at Crab Island and is the only Coast
          Guard-licensed, log hulled vessel. The 1-hour cruise at 2 PM is $7.
          Spend the night at the Holiday Inn, 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD
          20688 with special volksmarch group rate of $114.00 per night single
          occupancy/$124.00 per night double occupancy. Make your hotel
          reservations now. Call 800-356-2009 use code HW9 for rate. Rate
          available thru May 19th.
          Many restaurants are in the immediate area and the Holiday Inn has the
          After Deck Lounge, on the water, for drinks.
          Sunday, June 20 -Join walkers & drive up the road to the lovely Town of
          Chesapeake Beach and walk Freestate’s YRE1087. At 9:30 AM start box
          manned by club
          Enjoy another great YRE/Y1620 this weekend in Historic St. Mary's City
          Visitor’s Center -18559 Hogaboom Ln., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686, Trail
          is on natural paths along the St. Mary’s River and thru the historic
          area of Maryland’s first capital. Admission Fee. Directions available at
          the Start on June 19.
          Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
          Contact: Phill Wilder (301) 717-3604
          Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
          E-Mail Contact: kindfellow1@...

          6/26/2010
          City / State: Towson, MD 21204, MD
          Event Name: Hampton Historic Site
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 86538
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 and 10 Km - 1+
          Description: Walk on roadways and trails around the start/finish and
          Hampton Historic site and along roads through the Hampton neighborhoods.
          Tours of the mansion lasting 45 minutes are offered on the hour between
          9 AM and 4 PM. A self-guided tour of the home farm can be taken anytime.
          Slave quarters, the dairy, stables and the granary can be toured between
          the hours of 9:30 AM and 3 PM. Hampton Lane has a lot of traffic which
          can be too fast and reckless. Since there are no sidewalks in this area
          please remember to walk on the left facing traffic and be extremely
          cautious in the presence of traffic.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: Cemetery Stroll, Museums
          Start Times: 9 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
          Location: Notre Dame Preparatory School
          Start Point / Driving Directions: 815 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286.
          From the East on Baltimore Beltway 695: Take Exit 28 to Providence Road
          N. Turn right. Proceed North to Hampton Lane. Turn left. School entrance
          is the 2nd on the left. From the West on Baltimore Beltway 695: Take
          Exit 27B to go north on Dulaney Valley Rd. Cross over 695. Make the 1st
          right on Hampton Lane. Continue past Hampton Garth, Hampton Historic
          Site, Gypsy Lane West and East. Turn right into Notre Dame Prep. The
          start will be under the main entrance overhang.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: No pets in the Historic Site buildings, landscaped gardens or
          cemetery. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times
          according to county code. Bathrooms are available at Hampton Historic
          Site not at Notre Dame Prep.
          Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
          Contact: Sue Kenyon (410) 252-3165
          Website: www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub
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        • Wendy Bumgardner
          Take the National Walking Survey from America Walks. Here is the short URL: http://ow.ly/4JAeA 6/4/2011 City / State: Beltsville, MD Event Name:
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            Take the National Walking Survey from America Walks. Here is the short URL:
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            6/4/2011
            City / State: Beltsville, MD
            Event Name: Agricultural Research Center
            Event Type: Walk
            Event ID: 89416
            Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k/10k - 1+
            Description: The Natural trails on the BARC Campus with several
            rugged areas and on paved sidewalks and trails in nearby communities.
            Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No |
            Restrooms: Yes
            Special Classifications: America's Gardens, Honoring Law Enforcement
            Start Times: 8 AM till Noon, Finish by 3 PM
            Location: Agricultural Research Center Beltsville, MD
            Start Point / Driving Directions: 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville,
            MD 20705.
            From I-95/I-495 take exit 25 to North Rt. 1. After 1/2 mile you will
            pass a Shopping Center - at light, turn Left on Montgomery Avenue, then
            turn left on Sellman Road;go short distance and turn left on East Gate
            Line Rd. Continue crossing North Dr. and turn Right on Fourth St. turn
            Right to start. Bldg. # 047A
            Awards & Fees: B Award
            Comments:
            Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
            Contact: John Holloman (301) 937-3549
            Website: No Website Listed
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            6/11/2011
            City / State: Cooksville, MD
            Event Name: Walks in the Park (Western Regional) Summer Series
            Event Type: Walk
            Event ID: 89649
            Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/05km - 2
            Description: This is the first of three Summer Walks in Howard
            County Parks held in conjunction with Howard County Recreation & Parks.
            Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
            Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
            classifications assigned.
            Start Times: 7:30am - 9:00am
            Location: Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood/Western
            Regional Park
            Start Point / Driving Directions: 2400 Rte. 97
            Cooksville MD 21723
            From Columbia:
            Take Route 29 North to Route 70 West. Proceed and exit at Route 97
            South. After crossing Frederick Road (Route 144) travel about a mile and
            you'll see the center on the right in close proximity to the Glenwood
            Library.
            From Olney:
            Take Route 97 North past Carrs Mill stop light. Make a left into the
            Glenwood Library and Gary J. Arthur Community Center parking lot.
            From Baltimore:
            Take 95 South towards Washington and exit on 695 towards Towson. Take
            Route 70 West and continue beyond Route 32. Take Route 97 South. After
            crossing Frederick Road (Route 144) travel about a mile and you'll see
            the center on the right in close proximity to the Glenwood Library.
            From Frederick:
            Take 70 East towards Baltimore and exit 97 South towards
            Cooksville/Olney. After crossing Frederick Road (Route 144) travel about
            a mile and you'll see the center on the right in close proximity to the
            Glenwood Library.
            From Washington:
            Take 95 North to 29 North. Exit Route 70 West to Route 97 South. After
            crossing Frederick Road (Route 144)travel about a mile and you'll see
            the center on the right in close proximity to the Glenwood Library.
            Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments: The first 5 kilometers will be on asphalt paths within the
            park. The second 5 kilometers will be on natural surface paths.
            Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
            Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
            Website: www.bangor59.com/cvc
            E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

            6/13/2011
            City / State: Fairfax Station, VA
            Event Name: Evening Walk
            Event Type: Night Walk
            Event ID: 89919
            Distance - Trail Ratings: 5KM/10KM - 1+
            Description: These evening walks will be along residential sidewalks
            and park trails. Trails will pass through neighborhoods in the Fairfax
            Station and the Burke areas of central Fairfax County.
            Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
            Restrooms: Yes
            Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
            classifications assigned.
            Start Times: 4:30 PM- 6:00PM Finish be 8:30 PM
            Location: Fairview Elementary School
            Start Point / Driving Directions: 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station
            From I-66: From I-66, take exit 55 (Fairfax County Parkway/VA-7100)
            south toward 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 0.7 miles to Ox Rd(VA-123).
            Continue straight across Ox Road and drive for another block. Turn right
            into the first drive on the right and park in a lot near the school. The
            start point will be located beside a car in the upper lot to the right.
            From I-495 via Braddock Rd: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take exit
            54A (Braddock Rd West) toward Fairfax. Continue west on Braddock Rd.
            (VA620) for about 6.0 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 drive south for about 2.5 miles to Burke
            Centre Parkway. Turn left on Burke Centre Parkway to drive east for one
            block. Turn right into the first drive on the right, and park in a lot
            near the school. The start Point will be located beside a car in the
            upper lot to the right.
            Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments:
            Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
            Contact: Barry Plott (703) 352-5135
            Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/
            E-Mail Contact: barry.nvv@...

            7/2/2011
            City / State: Fairfax, VA
            Event Name: Kings Park West
            Event Type: Walk
            Event ID: 89751
            Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 1+
            Description: Starting at the church you will walk through the King's
            Park West neighborhood on public sidewalks. You will walk around Lake
            Royal on gravel and natural surface paths with a few short steep hills
            and some steps. While walking you may see Green Herons, Great Blue
            Herons, Sea Gulls, Canadian Geese, racoons, opssums and other small
            critters.
            Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
            Restrooms: Yes
            Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
            classifications assigned.
            Start Times: 8:00AM-12:00PM Finish by 3:00PM
            Location: Lord of LIfe Lutheran Church
            Start Point / Driving Directions: 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
            From I-495: Take Braddock Road (Route 620) west approximately three
            miles. Turn left on Twinbrook Road. The Church is .2 miles on the right.
            From Fairfax County Parkway: Take Braddock Road (Route 620) east
            approximately 5.6 miles. Turn right on Twinbrook Road. The Church is .2
            miles on the right.
            Awards & Fees: A Award
            Comments:
            Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
            Contact: Joe Beene (703) 978-2032
            Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/
            E-Mail Contact: beene37@...

            7/9/2011
            City / State: Highland, MD
            Event Name: Walks in the Park (Schooley Mill) Summer Series
            Event Type: Walk
            Event ID: 89650
            Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km/05km - 2
            Description: This is the second of three Summer Walks in Howard
            County Parks held in conjunction with Howard County Recreation & Parks.
            Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
            Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
            classifications assigned.
            Start Times: 7:30am - 9:00am
            Location: Schooley Mill Park
            Start Point / Driving Directions: 12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland, MD
            20777.
            From Route 32:
            Exit onto Route 108 westbound.
            Proceed about 2.9 miles.
            Turn left onto Hall Shop Rd.
            Proceed about 0.3 miles to park entrance on right.
            From I95
            Take exit 13 for MD-216 W
            Follow Route 216 West approximately 3 miles to Hall Shop Road.
            Turn left onto Hall Shop Rd. Follow to park entrance on left.
            From Baltimore Beltway
            Take exit 16 onto I-70 W toward Frederick
            Take exit 87A on the left to merge onto US-29 S/Columbia Pike
            Take exit 13 for MD-216 W
            Follow Route 216 West approximately 3 miles to Hall Shop Road.
            Turn left onto Hall Shop Rd. Follow to park entrance on left.
            From West
            Take I-70 E
            Take exit 80 to merge onto MD-32 S for 8.8 mi
            Exit onto Route 108 westbound.
            Proceed about 2.9 miles.
            Turn left onto Hall Shop Rd.
            Proceed about 0.3 miles to park entrance on right.
            From Olney
            Take MD-108 E 6.4 mi
            Turn right at Hall Shop Rd
            Proceed about 0.3 miles to park entrance on right.
            From Bangor, ME
            Take I-95 S 668 mi
            Follow directions From I95
            Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments: The trail will be primarily on natural surface paths and
            grass horse trails within the park. It will also include asphalt paved
            paths within the park and residential streets on the parks border. It is
            not suited for strollers.
            Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
            Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
            Website: www.bangor59.com/cvc
            E-Mail Contact: johndye@...

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