Mt. Airy - Annapolis
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10/2/2004 to 10/3/2004
City and State: Mt. Airy MD
Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10/5 2
Start Point Address: Mt. Airy Middle School 102 Watersville Road, Mt.
Event Description: Trails are on paved road shoulders and sidewalks.
Wheelchairs may have difficulty with curbs; strollers should have few
Start Times: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., finish by 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Ed Tecco , (410 ) 386 - 0057
E-Mail Contact: edandmimi@...
Awards and Fees:
Event is free for those who do not wish to receive IVV credit. Fee
for IVV credit is $3.00.
From I-70: Take Exit 68 (MD27) and proceed toward Mt. Airy. Go
approximately 2 miles to Watersville Road. Turn left onto Watersville
Road; the school is a short distance on the left. From MD27: Proceed
south on MD 27 toward Mt . Airy, approximately 4.5 miles to Watersville
Road. Turn right on Watersville Road; school is a short distance on the
The Mt. Airy Fall Festival is scheduled for this weekend, 9-5
Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday on Main Street. This walk provides credit as a
Civil War walk.
10/3/2004 14th Annual Oktoberfest
City and State: Annapolis MD
Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K Trail rated 1+
Start Point Address:14th Annual West Annapolis Oktoberfest , 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.
10/9/2004 - Walk
Event Number : 68812 5/10 K
Start : Shrom Hills Park
Event City: Greenbelt
Host Club : Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
Write for more information to:
4617 Lincoln Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
Contact : John Holloman, (301) 397 - 2204
10/16/2004 - Walk
Event Number : 67538 11k/6k/5k
Start : Watkins Mill High School
Event City: Gaithersburg
Host Club : Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Event Website: ebran@...
Write for more information to:
1830 Greenplace Terrace
Rockville, MD 20850
Contact : Ed Branges, (301) 340 - 9418
Club Website: www.sugarloafers.org/
Event Special Classifications Civil War Battlefields
City and State: Baltimore MD
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 5K, 10K, 20K 2+
Start Point Address: Crimea Mansion, Leakin Park 1901 Eagle Drive,
Baltimore, MD 21207
Event Description: Paved, crushed rock, and natural surface sections of
the Gwynns Falls Trail and feeder trails through the combined Gwynns
Falls and Leakin Parks, hills on the sides of the stream valley, and low
traffic quiet streets in residential community of Dickeyville.
Start Times: 7-11 am, finish by 3 pm.
Contact: Ric Nauen , (410 ) 730 - 3514
Event Website: www.baltimorewalkingclub.org
E-Mail Contact: ren21@...
Awards and Fees:
$3.00 for AVA credit. B awards available.
DIRECTIONS: From the west on I-70 cross the Patapsco River into
Baltimore County. Stay in the far left lane to end of I-70 at Park &
Ride, bypassing 2 lanes for Exit 91 (Baltimore Beltway/I-695 north and
south). From all other directions take Baltimore Beltway/I-695 around
the city to Exit 16-B for local traffic to the same Park & Ride at the
end of I-70. At Park & Ride take Exit 94 ramp to merge onto Security
Blvd. At 1st intersection (traffic light) turn right on Forest Park Ave.
Drive up hill on Forest Park, passing several small side streets, to 1st
traffic light, Windsor Mill Rd. Turn right on Windsor Mill along edge of
Leakin Park, past unnamed entrance and Eagle Dr gate, then follow signs
and guides to parking.
This is a Civil War walk and is in Baltimore City.
Strollers: Hard Wheelchairs: Hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
Third Annual ROA-US FreedomWalk Festival™*
22-24 October 2004• Washington, DC USA
A Walking Sport Event Open to Everyone!
Walk for fitness, friendship, and fun with others of all ages from
around the United States and around the world with the themes of:
Fitness through Walking..Honoring American Freedoms..Honoring
International Friendships All are eligible to receive the “Surgeon
General’s FreedomWalk Medal”
The ROA-US FreedomWalk Festival is the first international
military-civilian "march" or walk in the United States with the theme of
learning about the country's history and government and our most
cherished concept--"freedom." It is a physical fitness challenge that
also honors our international friendships.
The trails wind around the government buildings and monuments of our
nation's capital city as well as through magnificent parks. Each day
takes you to the memorials that honor the men and women who struggled to
create and to maintain the freedoms that we enjoy, and to symbols of the
international friendships that we have around the world.
Reserve Officers Association
Minuteman Memorial Building
1 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
TIMES: Friday Walk: 1 pm.
Saturday and Sunday: Individuals can start between 9:00 a.m. and noon
each day. Groups and individuals should try to see the opening
ceremonies on Saturday at 9:00. Everyone should finish by 5 p.m. on both
days. Marathon participants on Saturday must be at the ROA Building at
0630 to be registered and bussed to the entrance of the Mount Vernon
Estate in Virginia.
DISTANCES/TRAILS: Each day features a different walk available only on
that day. Checkpoints along the way provide a place to relax and provide
Saturday: Participants can select between a 7, 12, 21, or 44 kilometer
(3, 7, 12, or 28 miles) walk which could take them to the National Law
Enforcement Memorial, the Navy Memorial, the Mall, the Tidal Basin with
its monuments, all three branches of our government, and Arlington
National Cemetery with the Tomb of the Unknowns and the Women in
Military Service Memorial. The ultra-marathon trail begins at the Purple
Heart Memorial at the entrance to George Washington’s Mount Vernon and
walks up the George Washington Memorial Parkway (Mount Vernon Trail
maintained by the U.S. National Park Service) along paved park trails
and through the city of Alexandria, Virginia, before it enters Arlington
Cemetery and joins the shorter trails.
Other highlights of the trails include the Japanese Cherry Blossom trees
and the German Peace Garden. The shorter trails are rated 1 which means
this is an "easy" walk, while the ultra-marathon is flat and rated 3
Sunday: Walks of 6, 12, 20, and 32 kilometers branch out to the National
Mall and all three branches of federal government, the Marine Corps
Memorial, Freedom Park (with pieces of the Berlin Wall and other
significant symbols of the struggle for freedom), Francis Scott Key
Memorial, C&O Canal, Rock Creek Park, and Embassy Row. These trails are
rated 1+ because of hills.
Both days are primarily on sidewalks with occasional natural surfaces
and may be difficult for strollers and wheelchairs due to local
differences in accessibility. Alternate routes are available.
Adults are all walkers 12 years or older
Category of Walker
Price after Sep 15
Adult 3-day package $27
Youth 3-day (certificate only) $13
Youth 3-day (with medal) $22
Adult Saturday and Sunday $21
Youth Saturday and Sunday (certificate) $7
Youth Saturday and Sunday (with medal) $16
All Friday only $6
Adult Saturday or Sunday $18
Youth Saturday or Sunday (certificate) $5
Youth Saturday or Sunday (medal) $14
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