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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    =============== Holiday Calories and Walking Calculator Choose your favorite holiday party and Christmas feast foods and see how far you must walk to walk them
    Message 1 of 9 , Dec 2, 2005
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      Choose your favorite holiday party and Christmas feast foods and see how
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      2005-2006 Year-Round Events
      http://www.ava.org/gen3/data/year_round_events_listings.asp?StShortName=MD

      December 3-4, 2005 Alexandria Annual Holiday Walk
      Dates: December 3-4, 2005 Start between 8am and 1pm. Finish by 4pm.
      Start Point: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan
      Dr, Alexandria, VA 703-683-2007. Location Map Pets are NOT allowed in
      the Start Point.
      Trails:
      The "Old Town Trail" will pass down bustling King Street, head
      north along the Potomac, return south through residential neighborhoods,
      and along the delights of Prince Street. Short detours during both the
      early and late parts of the trail on late Saturday morning would permit
      you to view the Scottish Parade.
      The "Taylor Run-Timber Branch Trail" will weave through charming
      residential enclaves in neighborhoods of westerna nd northwestern
      Alexandria. As evident in the name, the trail also will pass by and over
      some small streasm that are paralleled by wooded parks.
      Both trails are 10KM in length and both have shorter 5KM options.
      Both trails are rated 2 because of moderate hills. Both are suitable for
      strollers and disability scooters; the suitability of the trails for
      wheeled vehicles or even walking may be inhibited if weather conditions
      become adverse. Only the Old Town trail is suitable for wheelchairs.
      Both trails offer restrooms, water, food,and shopping opportunities.
      Award: The award is the suncatcher shown to the right depicting a toy
      train. There will be only 200 awards available on site. There will be
      reorders if necessary and will be mailed once received from manufacturer
      about 6-8 weeks after event.
      Fees: Pre-registration fee until November 28, 2005 for the award and
      IVV credit is $15.00. After that date and on the date of the event will
      be $15. IVV credit only is $3. Awards from previous events and IVV
      credit will be $3. 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 season.
      Directions:
      Via the Washington Beltway: Take the Washington Beltway to Exit
      176B (Telegraph Road/Alexandria). (From inner loop)Bear right, yielding
      to merging traffic in the middle and toward the end of the ramp. (From
      the outer loop) Yield to merging traffic in the middle and toward the
      end of the ramp. *Drive north on Telegraph for 3/10 mile to Duke Street.
      Bear right onto the ramp to east-bound Duke Street and merge onto Duke,
      moving to the left lane as you travel 4/10 mile to the traffic signal at
      Callahan Drive. Turn left on Callahan. ** Drive 2/10 mile to the first
      left turn at a drive in front of the George Washington Masonic National
      Memorial, which is at the top of the hill. Turn left into the drive and
      then bear left to follow the road as it leads up to pass the front
      entrance and ends in a large parking area on the back right (north) side
      of the memorial.
      From the North via U S Route 1: Take U S Route 1 south through most
      of Old Town Alexandria. Turn right at Duke Street which is 2 blocks
      south of King Street. Drive west on Duke for 8/10 mile to Callahan which
      is the first street after an underpass. Turn right on Callahan. Follow
      instructions from ** above.
      Via Metro: Take the Blue or Yellow lines to the King Street
      station. Exit the station and turn left to the first street, King
      Street. Turn left to walk along King under the underpass to the next
      street (Callahan). Carefully cross Callahan with the traffic signal and
      walk up the steps to the Memorial on the hill before you.
      Contact: Steve Arnett 301-449-6325 or Tom Baerwald or by mail:
      WDCAVC, 10111 Capitol View Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

      12/9/2005 to 12/10/2005 Williamsburg Christmas Walks and Swim
      City and State: Williamsburg VA
      Host Club: Peninsula Pathfinders of Virginia
      12/9/2005 to 12/10/2005 Walk #70852 Event Special Classifications:
      College Campus, Revolutionary War Site, US Presidents, Original 13
      States. Distance and Trail Rating: 10 kilometers 1 Award
      preregistration $7.00 patch is 4 1/2 inch of Christmas wreath.Only 100
      ordered. There will not be a reorder.
      12/10/2005 Swim: #70854 300 meters
      12/10/2005 to 12/11/2005 #70853 11K Walk Event Special Classifications:
      Original 13 States Event Description: Preregistration is $12.00 for the
      day award wooden block cutout of the Ludwell-Paradise House Credit only
      $3.00. Only a 100 ordered. There will not be a reorder. Start Times:
      8:00 am to 1:00pm Finish by 4:00pm
      Start Point Address: Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, 351 York Street,
      Williamsburg VA. Event Description: Start between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
      Finish by 9:00 pm Primarily along city streets.
      Contact: Annette Tollett , (757 ) 766 - 3065
      Event Website: www.peninsulapathfinder.org
      E-Mail Contact: ahtollett@...
      Comments:
      Start between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Finish by 4:00 pm. Bring your
      camera
      Amenities:
      Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

      12/12/2005 - Night Walk
      Event Number : 73812 5km/10km
      Start : Dye Estate
      Event City: Columbia
      Host Club : Columbia Volksmarch Club
      Event Website: www.geocities.com/walkcolumbia
      Write for more information to:
      3780 College Ave.
      Ellicott City, MD 210434662
      Contact : John Dye, (410) 313 - 8499
      E-Mail: walkcolumbia@...

      12/17/2005 DC Walk
      Event Special Classifications
      National Heritage
      US Presidents
      City and State: Washington DC
      Host Club: Virginia Volkssport Assn.
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 km 1+
      Start Point Address: Old Post Office Building, Corner of 12th Street and
      Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. Upper level next to Post
      Impressions.
      Event Description: Trail will be on city sidewalks and take you through
      the Monument areas from the Lincoln Memorial to the Botanical Garden by
      the Capitol Building. Award: The first 50 participants to pre-register
      will receive a 5” x 4”, 100% embroidered patch depicting a Christmas
      Angel with horn issued in 1965. Those registering late and on the day of
      the event may have to receive their award by mail within six weeks after
      the event. Awards from previous VVA events will be available for $4.00.
      Via Metro [Recommended]: Take Metro via Orange/Blue Line to Federal
      Triangle Station. Exit onto 12th Street and bear right towards
      crosswalk. Cross 12th Street to Old Post Office Building glass entrance.
      From the North: From the beltway in Maryland (I-95) take the
      Baltimore-Washington Parkway/New York Avenue south to Mt Vernon Place,
      N.W. Bear right on Mt Vernon Place to 9th Street. Turn left onto 9th
      Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue to
      12th Street [two blocks]. Turn left onto 12th Street. Old Post Office is
      on the left. From the South: In Virginia, take I-395 north crossing the
      14th Street Bridge into Washington, DC to Constitution Avenue. Turn
      right onto Constitution Avenue. Drive one block to 12th Street. Turn
      left onto 12th Street. Old Post Office is at the end of the block on the
      right. Parking: Street parking is available on 12th and 11th Streets.
      Meters are not in use on the weekends.
      Start Times: Between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.
      Contact: Nancy C. Stenger , (703 ) 631 - 8512
      Event Website: www.walkvirginia.com
      E-Mail Contact: walkvirginia@...
      Awards and Fees: A Award
      Comments:
      Persons entering the Old Post Office will have to pass through a
      metal detector and fanny packs will be x-rayed.
      Amenities:
      Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

      12/17/2005 Guided Night Walk - DC
      Event Special Classifications
      National Heritage
      US Presidents
      City and State: Washington DC
      Host Club: Virginia Volkssport Assn.
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10 km 1+
      Start Point Address: Old Post Office Building, Corner of 12th Street and
      Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. Upper level next to Post
      Impressions.
      Event Description: This is a guided walk and will be conducted by
      groups walking together. Trail will be on city sidewalks and take you
      through the Monument areas from the White House to the Botanical Garden
      by the Capitol Building. Via Metro [Recommended]: Take Metro via
      Orange/Blue Line to Federal Triangle Station. Exit onto 12th Street and
      bear right towards crosswalk. Cross 12th Street to Old Post Office
      Building glass entrance. From the North: From the beltway in Maryland
      (I-95) take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway/New York Avenue south to Mt
      Vernon Place, N.W. Bear right on Mt Vernon Place to 9th Street. Turn
      left onto 9th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right onto
      Pennsylvania Avenue to 12th Street [two blocks]. Turn left onto 12th
      Street. Old Post Office is on the left. From the South: In Virginia,
      take I-395 north crossing the 14th Street Bridge into Washington, DC to
      Constitution Avenue. Turn right onto Constitution Avenue. Drive one
      block to 12th Street. Turn left onto 12th Street. Old Post Office is at
      the end of the block on the right. Parking: Street parking is available
      on 12th and 11th Streets. Meters are not in use on the weekends.
      Start Times: Register between 3:30 p.m & 4:00 p.m.
      Contact: Nancy C. Stenger , (703 ) 631 - 8512
      Event Website: www.walkvirginia.com
      E-Mail Contact: walkvirginia@...
      Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Persons entering the Old Post Office will have to pass
      through a metal detector and fanny packs will be x-rayed. Register
      between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. [no groups start before 4:00 p.m. and
      none after 4:10 p.m.]; finish by 8:00 p.m. Slow group (2-1/2 hrs)
      departs at 4:00 p.m.; Medium paced group (2 hrs) departs at 4:05 p.m.;
      Fast group (1-1/2 hrs) departs at 4:10 p.m.
      Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes
      Restrooms: Yes

      December 18, 2005 Arlington, Virginia
      Annual Holiday Dinner and Volksmarch. This year we are going to
      Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon.
      Start Point: Boulevard Woodgrill, 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (703)
      875-9663
      Start Times: Start between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Finish by 5pm.
      Distances/Trails: The trail will be on sidewalks in the commercial and
      residential areas of northeastern Arlington. The trail is 10KM and rated
      1+. 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. 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: Charlene Agne-Traub 703-250-4008 Email contact
      Directions:
      Parking: Within three blocks of the restaurant there are approximately
      200 metered parking spaces. All day on weekends there is free parking in
      the D.H.S. Building's underground parking garage at 3033 Wilson
      Boulevard. The entrance to this garage is on North Highland Street.
      Weekdays after 8:00 PM and weekends after 5:30 PM there is free parking
      in the National Tire and Battery parking lot on the 2800 block of Wilson
      Boulevard.
      Do not park in the neighborhood behind the restaurant. You will be
      ticketed and/or towed.
      Metro access: Only two blocks from the Clarendon Metro Station.
      Dinner info: All walkers are invited to our Holiday dinner. Dress is
      casual, so no need to change.
      http://www.pollow.com/nvvc/december.html

      12/29/2005 to 12/30/2005 Baltimore
      Event Special Classifications
      Original 13 States
      Riverwalk America
      Walking Europe in the US
      City and State: Baltimore MD
      Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5K, 10K 1+
      Start Point Address: The Rotunda, 711 W 40th St Baltimore, MD 21211 From
      695, the Baltimore Beltway: Take I-83 south to Cold Spring Lane east
      (Exit 9A). Turn right onto Falls Road south. Travel slightly less than
      one mile to 41st St. Turn left; 41st does a slight jog to the right and
      becomes 40th. The Rotunda is on the right side of 40th St between Elm
      Ave and Keswick Rd. Park behind the rotunda in the back of the lot in
      order to leave room for Rotunda business customers who are shopping.
      From downtown Baltimore: Take I-83 north to Falls Road (Exit 8). The
      first light is 36th St. Continue to 41st St. Turn right; 41st does a
      slight jog to the right and becomes 40th St. The Rotunda is on the right
      side of 40th St between Elm Ave and Keswick Rd. Park behind the Rotunda
      in the back of the lot in order to leave room for Rotunda business
      customers who are shopping.
      Event Description: Walk through Baltimore's version of the "Miracle of
      32nd St" and the surrounding neighborhoods of Hampden. View the eclectic
      mixture of housing styles and businesses that make up this historic part
      of Baltimore. The event is on paved sidewalks and/or roadways with
      little traffic. Uncut curbs and uneven sidewalks may pose some
      difficulty for wheelchairs and small-wheeled strollers. Careful footing
      is recommended. Bring a flashlight to better enable reading the
      directions and street signs. A Baltimore city walk.
      Start Times: 4 to 6 PM; must finish by 9 PM
      Contact: Susan Kenyon , (410 ) 252 - 3165
      Event Website: baltimorewalkingclub.org
      E-Mail Contact: sgkenyon1@...
      Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Dogs are welcome except in the start/finish; owners must keep
      them on a leash, clean up after them and be aware that they will be
      walking through large, noisy crowds. A great holiday event for the whole
      family!
      Amenities: Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

      12/31/2005 and 1/1/06 Three Walks in memory of Rick Nauen: Columbia,
      Maryland
      City and State: Columbia MD
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 6-KM/10-KM 2
      Start Point Address: Owen Brown Community Center 6800 Cradlerock Way,
      Columbia, MD 21045
      Event Descriptions: Three trails each day (2 sanctions each day). A
      6-KM trail can be walked with either 10-KM trail. Trails will be mostly
      on pathways and sidewalks, lightly traveled roads through Columbia
      Villages. Checkpoints and restrooms located roughly mid-way on the
      trails. Walks are in memory of Ric Nauen, volksmarcher and President of
      Freestate 2000-2001.
      Start Times: both days anytime between 9 to 1 PM Finish by 4PM
      Contact: Linda Hassell , (410 ) 437 - 2164
      Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
      E-Mail Contact: wahasse@...
      Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments:
      The fee for IVV Credit or Non-IVV Credit is $3. Children 12 and
      under (IVV-Credit included) walk for FREE courtesy of the Freestate
      Happy Wanderers. Food, beverages, and water will be available at the
      Start/Finish. Freestate will be collecting non-perishable food items for
      donation to a local food pantry for distribution to those less fortunate
      than ourselves.
      Amenities:
      Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

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      2006 Multi-Events Coming Up:

      Savannah, GA Jan 20-21-22, 2006!
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      Floribama Presidents Day Weekend 2006! February 17, 18, 19, 20, 2006
      Florida Events: http://www.angelfire.com/trek/pensacolafl/PresDay.html
      Alabama Events: http://georgiawalkers.homestead.com/Presidents2006.html

      Discovery Walk Festival, Vancouver, WA April 28-29-30, 2006!
      http://www.discoverywalk.org

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    • Wendy Bumgardner
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      Message 2 of 9 , Dec 1, 2006
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        2006 Year-Round Events
        http://www.ava.org/gen3/data/year_round_events_listings.asp?StShortName=MD

        December 2-3, 2006 Annual Holiday Walk Alexandria, VA
        Dates: December 2-3, 2006 Start between 8am and 1pm. Finish by 4pm.
        Start Point: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan
        Dr, Alexandria, VA 703-683-2007. Location Map Pets are NOT allowed in
        the Start Point.
        Trails:
        The "Old Town Trail" will pass down bustling King Street, head
        north along the Potomac, return south through residential neighborhoods,
        and along the delights of Prince Street. Short detours during both the
        early and late parts of the trail on late Saturday morning would permit
        you to view the Scottish Parade.
        The "Caryle-Taylor Run Trail" will weave through charming
        residential enclaves in neighborhoods of southwestern and western
        Alexandria. It will explore some of the new buildings in the still
        developing Caryle complex as well as pass beside some small streams that
        are paralleled by wooded parks.
        Both trails are 10KM in length and both have shorter 5KM options.
        Both trails are rated 2 because of moderate hills. Both are suitable for
        strollers and disability scooters; the suitability of the trails for
        wheeled vehicles or even walking may be inhibited if weather conditions
        become adverse. Only the Old Town trail is suitable for wheelchairs.
        Both trails offer restrooms, water, food,and shopping opportunities.
        Award: The award is the suncatcher shown at the top depicting Santa in
        his workshop. There will be a limited number of awards available on
        site. There will be reorders if necessary and will be mailed once
        received from manufacturer about 6-8 weeks after event.
        Fees: Pre-registration fee until November 25, 2006 for the award and
        IVV credit is $15.00. After that date and on the date of the event will
        be $15. IVV credit only is $3. Awards from previous events and IVV
        credit will be $3. 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 season.
        Directions:
        Via the Washington Beltway: Take the Washington Beltway to Exit
        176B (Telegraph Road/Alexandria). (From inner loop)Bear right, yielding
        to merging traffic in the middle and toward the end of the ramp. (From
        the outer loop) Yield to merging traffic in the middle and toward the
        end of the ramp. *Drive north on Telegraph for 3/10 mile to Duke Street.
        Bear right onto the ramp to east-bound Duke Street and merge onto Duke,
        moving to the left lane as you travel 4/10 mile to the traffic signal at
        Callahan Drive. Turn left on Callahan. ** Drive 2/10 mile to the first
        left turn at a drive in front of the George Washington Masonic National
        Memorial, which is at the top of the hill. Turn left into the drive and
        then bear left to follow the road as it leads up to pass the front
        entrance and ends in a large parking area on the back right (north) side
        of the memorial.
        From the North via U S Route 1: Take U S Route 1 south through most
        of Old Town Alexandria. Turn right at Duke Street which is 2 blocks
        south of King Street. Drive west on Duke for 8/10 mile to Callahan which
        is the first street after an underpass. Turn right on Callahan. Follow
        instructions from ** above.
        Via Metro: Take the Blue or Yellow lines to the King Street
        station. Exit the station and turn left to the first street, King
        Street. Turn left to walk along King under the underpass to the next
        street (Callahan). Carefully cross Callahan with the traffic signal and
        walk up the steps to the Memorial on the hill before you.
        Contact: Steve Arnett 301-449-6325 or Tom Baerwald 703-292-7301 or by
        mail: WDCAVC, POB 15229. Alexandria, VA 22309
        Host Club : Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
        http://www.pollow.com/wdcavc/december.html

        12/9/2006
        City and State: Annapolis MD
        Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
        Distance and Trail Rating: 5K, 10K 1
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Annapolis Athletic Club,
        Eastport Shopping Center, 1103 Bay Ridge Ave, Eastport Shopping Center
        - From US 50 East or West, exit at Route 665 (Aris T. Allen Blvd), Pass
        Riva Road and Rte 2 turn-offs, Continue. At light will become Forest
        Drive. Continue until Texaco station on Left/Exxon on Right. Turn Left
        onto Bay Ridge Ave. Eastport Shopping Center on Right.
        Event Description: Event held between 2p-6p. Must finish by 6pm. Boat
        parade is 6p-8p. Park in front of old movie theatre on far left, after
        that is full, then wherever open.
        Start Times: 2p-6p
        Contact: Marie Wiser , (410 ) 867 - 7511
        Event Website: www.geocities.com/aamblers
        E-Mail Contact: littlewalker@...
        Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Coincides with Annapolis Boat Parade of Lights - Pets not
        allowed in St. Johns College
        Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
        Yes
        Event Special Classifications: State Capital, National Heritage,
        Cemetery Stroll

        12/8/2006 to 12/10/2006 Williamsburg
        NIGHT WALK, DEC. 8-9, 2006 5 and 10 kilometers
        DAY WALK, DEC. 9-10, 2006 5 and 10 kilometers
        SWIM, DEC. 9, 2006 300 meters
        SANCTION: These events are sanctioned by the American Volkssport
        Association, a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports
        (IVV). These events count toward acquisition of IVV achievement awards.
        SPONSORS: The Peninsula Pathfinders of Virginia (AVA 142). Event
        Numbers AT-2006/74028 (night walk), AT-2006/74029 (day walk),
        AT-2006/74027 (swim).
        LOCATION: Williamsburg, VA. Start Point: Four Points Sheraton, 351
        York Street, Williamsburg, VA.
        DATE: Night walk, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 2006. Day walk,
        Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, 2006. Swim, Dec 9, 2006.
        DISTANCE: The day walk is a 5- and 10-kilometer trail. The night walk
        is a 5- and 10-kilometer trail. Each walk may be completed a second
        time for credit at no additional fee.
        ELIGIBILITY: Everyone! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an
        adult. Groups are welcome.
        START AND FINISH TIMES: Day walk, start between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.
        Finish by 4:00 pm. Night walk, start between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
        Finish by 9:00 pm. Swim, start between 9:00 am and noon. Finish by 2:00 pm
        FEES: Preregistration is $15.00 for the day event award and IVV credit;
        $7.00 for the night event award and IVV credit. Registration, mailed
        after Dec. 1, 2006, and at the event, is $15.00 for the day event and
        $7.00 for the night event. The credit only fee for the walks and swim
        is $3.00. There is no fee just to walk the trail. Sign up for the swim
        will be at the event; there will be no pre-registration for the swim.
        EVENT AWARDS: The day event award is a wooden block cutout of the
        Prentiss Store at Colonial Williamsburg (see drawing on front cover).
        The cost of the day award has increased because our supplier has
        increased our price substantially. The night award is a 4-inch patch
        (see drawing on next page). Each participant paying an appropriate fee
        will receive an award and/or IVV credit in exchange for a completed
        start card. Only 50 of each award will be ordered. There will not be a
        reorder of either award. Most awards go during the pre-registration period.
        PROCEDURES: At the start point, each participant will be issued their
        own start card, which must be signed and personally presented at the
        control points for stamping. The individual start cards will be turned
        in at the awards table after completing the event.
        CONDITIONS: Water will be available at the start/finish and at all
        control points. Litter must be deposited in designated containers.
        Prepaid start cards that are not picked up are invalidated and the fees
        will be forfeited. There will be no refunds for those who decline to
        participate. The event will be held regardless of weather conditions.
        All pets are to be kept on a leash (6 feet or less) at all times.
        COURSE DESCRIPTION: The day (10 km) walk trail, rated as 2+, will be
        primarily on the Bassett Trace Trail, as well as through Colonial
        Williamsburg. and is not suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, and
        handicapped. The night (10 km) and both 5 km trails are rated as 1 and
        are primarily along city streets and are suitable for strollers,
        wheelchairs, and handicapped. Colonial Williamsburg is decorated for
        Christmas so walkers can enjoy both the decorations on the doors during
        the day and the lights and carolers at night.
        SWIM: The swim is 300-meters and will take place in the hotel swimming
        pool. There is no pre-registration for the swim.
        DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: The sponsor of this event cannot be held
        responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents, or injury. The
        sponsor will make every reasonable effort to make the event safe,
        educational and enjoyable.
        IVV BOOKS: All previous participants of IVV events are reminded to
        bring their IVV books to this event. Those wishing to purchase new
        books may do so at the sales table of the event.
        SPECIAL HOTEL RATES: The Four Points Sheraton is offering special room
        rates: $61.00 per night for a single/double/triple/quad room, or $119
        for an efficiency, which sleeps 6. When making a reservation at the
        reduced rate (by Nov. 8, 2006), call 1-800-962-4743 and tell them you
        are part of the Peninsula Pathfinders group. After that date, there is
        no guarantee that you will be able to get the special rate. It will
        depend on the level of occupancy of the hotel. There is a full service
        restaurant at the hotel, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
        FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Annette Tollett - (757) 766-3065
        (email - ahtollett@...).
        WILLIAMSBURG EVENTS: Events within Colonial Williamsburg will be
        happening throughout the month of December. For additional information
        and reservations call 1-800-HISTORY.
        DIRECTIONS: From Richmond and Points North, take I-64 East to Exit 238,
        “Camp Perry, Colonial Williamsburg”, VA Route 143. At the top of the
        ramp, turn right onto VA Route 143 East. At the junction with Route 5,
        continue straight on Route 5. Approximately 2.1 miles, turn left on US
        Route 60 East (York Street). The Four Points Sheraton is on your left
        approximately 0.1 mile after your turn.
        From Hampton and Norfolk, take I-64 to Exit 242A, Williamsburg, VA Rt
        199 West. Drive about 1.1 miles to the Exit for US 60. Turn right onto
        the exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto US 60 West. The
        Four Points Sheraton is on your right approximately 1.9 miles.
        Contact: Annette Tollett , (757 ) 766 - 3065
        Event Website: www.peninsulapathfinder.org
        E-Mail Contact: ahtollett@...

        12/16/2006 - DC Walks
        Day Walk Event Number : 76919 5 / 10 km Rated 1+. Start Time:
        9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.m. The trail is routed through
        the monument area of the Mall and past the White House Christmas tree
        and the United States Botanic Garden.
        Guided Night Walk Event Number : 76920 10 km Rated 1+. Start Times:
        Slow: 4 p.m.; Medium: 4:05 p.m.; Fast: 4:10 p.m. The trail is routed so
        pass the White House Christmas tree, the Canadian Embassy Christmas
        tree, the Capitol Christmas tree, and the United States Botanic Garden.
        Credit only is $3.00. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE The Old Post Office
        Building. This is a Guided Night Walk and will be conducted in groups.
        Registration is available between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. No groups start
        before 4:00 p.m. and no groups start after 4:10 p.m.
        Start : Old Post Office Building, Washington DC
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Old Post Office Building,
        Corner of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC Via
        Metro [Recommended]: Take Metro via Orange/Blue Line to Federal Triangle
        Station. Exit onto 12th Street and bear right towards crosswalk. Cross
        12th Street to Old Post Office Building glass entrance. From the North:
        From the beltway in Maryland (I-95) take the Baltimore-Washington
        Parkway/New York Avenue south to Mt Vernon Place, N.W. Bear right on Mt
        Vernon Place to 9th Street. Turn left onto 9th Street to Pennsylvania
        Avenue. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue to 12th Street [two blocks].
        Turn left onto 12th Street. Old Post Office is on the left. From the
        South: In Virginia, take I-395 north crossing the 14th Street Bridge
        into Washington, DC to Constitution Avenue. Turn right onto Constitution
        Avenue. Drive one block to 12th Street. Turn left onto 12th Street. Old
        Post Office is at the end of the block on the right. Parking: Street
        parking is available on 12th and 11th Streets. Meters are not in use on
        the weekends.
        Event Description: Persons entering the Old Post Office will have to
        pass through a metal detector and fanny packs will be x-rayed.
        Contact: Nancy Stenger , (703 ) 631 - 8512
        Awards and Fees: Day Walk: The award is a 5” x 4”, 100% embroidered
        patch depicting Madonna and Child postage stamp issued in 1966.
        Pre-Registration is $7.00 for the award and IVV credit. Late
        registration, received after December 10 and at the event is $8.00.
        Credit only is $3.00. Mail pre-registration to: VVA, 14402 William Carr
        Lane, Centreville, VA 20120-2813. IVV Credit Only for Night Walk.
        Comments: Carry water regardless of weather conditions. In the event of
        snow, check this website, call the POC, or email the POC for information
        regarding the status of the event. All reasonable attempts will be made
        to provide event status.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
        Yes
        Host Club : Virginia Volkssport Assn.
        Write for more information to:
        14402 William Carr Lane
        Centreville, VA 20120
        Contact : Nancy Stenger, (703) 631 - 8512
        E-Mail: walkvirginia@...

        12/17/2006 - Arlington Walk
        Event Number : 74686 10 KM/5 KM
        Host Club : Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
        Event Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/weekend.html
        Start Point: Boulevard Woodgrill, 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
        (703) 875-9663
        Start Times: Start between 1:30 and 2:30pm. Finish by 5:30pm.
        Distances/Trails: The trail will be on paved trails and sidewalks in the
        areas south of the Clarendon neighborhood. The trail will include
        commercial and residential areas in Clarednon, Lyon Park, Arlington
        Heights, and other neighborhoods. The trail is 10KM and rated 2+. The
        trail is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. There will be a shorter
        5KM trail for those who want to walk a shorter route; it is rated 2.
        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. 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.
        Parking: Within three blocks of the restaurant there are approximately
        200 metered parking spaces. All day on weekends there is free parking in
        the D.H.S. Building's underground parking garage at 3033 Wilson
        Boulevard. The entrance to this garage is on North Highland Street.
        Weekdays after 8:00 PM and weekends after 5:30 PM there is free parking
        in the National Tire and Battery parking lot on the 2800 block of Wilson
        Boulevard.
        Do not park in the neighborhood behind the restaurant. You will be
        ticketed and/or towed.
        Metro access: Less than three blocks from the Clarendon Metro Station.
        Dinner info: All walkers are invited to our Holiday dinner. Dress is
        casual, so no need to change.
        Contact : Tom Baerwald, 703-765-3128(H) 703-292-7301(w) E-Mail:
        tbaerwal@...
        http://www.pollow.com/nvvc/december.html

        12/18/2006 - Night Walk
        Event Number : 76913 5km/10km
        Event City: Columbia, MD
        Host Club : Columbia Volksmarch Club
        Event Website: www.geocities.com/walkcolumbia
        Start : John & Karen Dye's House, 6887 Garland Lane, Owen Brown,
        Columbia, MD 21045
        From Rt. 32, take Broken Land Parkway North to 2nd light
        Right on Cradlerock; approximately one mile to
        Right on Garland Lane
        House is on left; First House facing Garland Lane
        Contact : John Dye, (410) 290 - 3777
        E-Mail: johndye@...

        12/29/2006 to 12/30/2006 The Rotunda
        City and State: Baltimore MD
        Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
        Distance and Trail Rating: 5 & 10 Km 1+
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: The Rotunda, 711 W 40th St.
        From 695, the Baltimore Beltway: Take I-83 south to Cold Spring Lane
        east (Exit 9A). Turn right onto Falls Road (south). Travel slightly less
        than one mile to 41st St. Turn left; 41st does a slight jog to the right
        and becomes 40th St. The Rotunda is on the right side of 40th St between
        Elm Ave and Keswick Rd. Park behind the Rotunda in the back of the lot
        in order to leave room for Rotunda business customers who are shopping.
        From downtown Baltimore: Take I-83 north to Falls Road (Exit 8). The
        first light is 36th St. Continue to 41st St. Turn right; 41st does a
        slight jog to the right and becomes 40th St. The Rotunda is on the right
        side of 40th St between Elm Ave and Keswick Rd. Park behind the Rotunda
        in the back of the lot in order to leave room for Rotunda business
        customers who are shopping.
        Event Description: This walk goes through all the varying neighborhoods
        surrounding Hampden. It walks through the infamous block of lighted
        homes in Hampden all dressed out for the holidays. It also covers the
        Hampden main street area on 36th St going past the many popular
        restaurants in the area including Cafe Hon. Flashlights are recommended
        to better enable reading the directions and street signs and to see the
        uneven pavement. Pets are welcome on a leash but must be cleaned up
        after. Pets are not permitted in the start point.
        Start Times: Start between 4 and 6 PM. Finish by 9 PM
        Contact: Sue Kenyon , (410 ) 252 - 3165
        Event Website: baltimorewalkingclub.org
        E-Mail Contact: suethewalker@...
        Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: The walk is on paved sidewalks and/or roadways. Uncut curbs
        and uneven or crumbling sidewalks may pose some difficulty for
        wheelchairs and small-wheeled strollers. A Baltimore city event.
        Amenities: Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
        Event Special Classifications: Walking Europe in the USA, Walk the USA,
        A-Z, Riverwalk America

        12/31 and 1/1: Columbia Walks
        Event City: Columbia Maryland
        12/31/2006 - Walk Event Number : 74248 11 KM/6 KM
        12/31/2006 - Walk Event Number : 74249 11 KM/6 KM
        1/1/2007 - Walk Event Number : 74246 11 KM/6 KM
        1/1/2007 Walk Event Number : 74245 11 KM/6 KM
        Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Owen Brown Community Center,
        6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045- NO PARKING AT OWEN BROWN DUE TO
        CHURCH SERVICES--Directions from I-95 North/South : From I-95, take Exit
        38B, Rt. 32, towards Columbia. Follow Rt. 32 WEST to first Exit, BROKEN
        LAND PKWY. Bear RIGHT toward North/Owen Brown. At the third traffic
        signal, turn RIGHT onto Cradlerock Way. Park at Cradlerock School.
        Follow markers to Start/FinishWay. DIRECTIONS FROM ROUTE 29: Take Exit
        18, BROKEN LAND PKWY., EAST towards Owen Brown. At second traffic
        signal, turn LEFT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. Park at Cradlerock School. Follow
        markers to Start/Finish.
        Event Description: Three trails will be offered. a 6km trail, which can
        be walked with either 11km trail, will be mostly on pathways. The two
        11km trails follow sidewalks, lightly traveled roads, and pathways thru
        Columiba Villages. Checkpoints and restrooms located roughly midway on
        the trails. Two event IVV credits can be earned on each day. The trail
        rating for all walks is a 1.
        Start Times: Both days between 9am to 1pm Finish by 4pm
        Contact: Linda Hassell , (410 ) 437 - 2164
        Event Website: ava.org/clubs/freestate
        E-Mail Contact: wahasse@...
        Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
        Comments: Food, beverages, and water will be available at the
        Start/Finish. Sales table with event brochures. Kids Korner with prizes
        for the children. Water will be available at checkpoints on both days.
        Amenities: Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
        Write for more information to:
        8256 Camion Road
        Pasadena, MD 21122
        Contact : Bill Hassell, (410) 437 - 2164
        E-Mail: wahasse@...
        Club Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate

        12/30/2006
        City and State: Hampton VA
        Host Club: Virginia Vagabonds
        Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 km 1
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Oasis Family Restaurant
        The walk will be on city sidewalks or along the shoulders of the road,
        through the City of Hampton, as well as along the Indian River. It will
        go through a cemetery, also. As you walk along the shores of Hampton
        Roads, you will be able to see the Newport News Middle Ground Lighthouse
        in the distance. The trail is suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. The
        Award is a 2” by 3.5” magnet (pictured on the front) showing the second
        club (Explorer Post 49). This will be the second in a series of four
        awards, depicting the transition of the club from its inception to the
        current time. There will be 15 awards available at the event Reorders
        will take about two weeks. Pre-registration for award and credit is $7
        and credit only fee is $3.00. Cost of the award at the event will be $8.
        Event Description: The walk will be on city sidewalks or along the
        shoulders of the road, through the City of Hampton, as well as along the
        Indian River. It will go through a cemetery, also. As you walk along the
        shores of Hampton Roads, you will be able to see the Newport News Middle
        Ground Lighthouse in the distance. The trail is suitable for wheelchairs
        or strollers. The Award is a 2” by 3.5” magnet (pictured on the front)
        showing the second club (Explorer Post 49). This will be the second in a
        series of four awards, depicting the transition of the club from its
        inception to the current time. There will be 15 awards available at the
        event Reorders will take about two weeks. Pre-registration for award and
        credit is $7 and credit only fee is $3.00. Cost of the award at the
        event will be $8.
        Start Times: The walk will start between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
        Contact: Sam Tollett , (757 ) 766 - 3065
        E-Mail Contact: runsbears@...
        Awards and Fees: A Award
        Comments: For those who would like to join us for lunch (at noon) after
        the walk, the Oasis offers the following lunch specials: (1) stewed
        chicken served over white rice with gravy and one vegetable; (2) chopped
        steak topped with sautéed onions and gravy served with two vegetables;
        and (3) smoked sausage and baked beans served with two vegetables. All
        of these meals include drink (coffee, tea, and lemonade), and dessert.
        Counting tax and gratuity, the cost of the meal will be $9.25. You MUST
        pre-register for lunch so that the restaurant will know how much of each
        meat to prepare. You will make your vegetable, drink, and desert
        selection at the restaurant. PRE-REGISTRATION: - MAIL BY DECEMBER 20, 2006
        Amenities: Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: easy Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
        Event Special Classifications: Cemetery Stroll, Lighthouse USA, Walking
        Europe in the USA, Riverwalk America

        12/31/2006 Smithfield
        City and State: Smithfield VA
        Host Club: Gator Volksmarsch Club
        Distance and Trail Rating: 10KM 1
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Smithfield Station 415 South
        Church Street. From the west: Take I-95 south (or north, as appropriate)
        to State Route 10. Take Route 10 east through Hopewell (approximately 7
        miles), continue on Route 10 another 55 miles, through the town of
        Surry, to the Route 10 bypass around Smithfield. Take the bypass around
        the town, until you see the elevated water tank. Turn left on business
        10, at the stoplight. Follow Business 10 approximately 2 miles.
        Smithfield Station will be on your right, just after crossing the
        Cypress Creek bridge. Park on either side of Business 10. From Southside
        Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Chesapeake, etc.): Take Route 17 west from
        Portsmouth towards the James River Bridge (follow the yellow and green
        targets from I-64), going past I-664. Travel about 10 miles and turn
        left towards Smithfield, at the stoplight at the intersection with U.S.
        Route 258/State Route 32. Turn right at the intersection with Route 10
        (about 2.5 miles). Follow Route 10 west to the intersection with
        Business 10 (at the elevated water tank). Turn right, and follow the
        directions as above. From the Peninsula: Take the James River Bridge
        (Route 17) south from Newport News. Follow Route 17 to intersection with
        Routes 258/32. Turn right, and follow the directions for "From
        Southside…", above.
        73873 Event Description: Walk is through the historic town of
        Smithfield Va. Which is home to the famous Smithfield Ham. The walk
        parallels the Pagan River.
        Start Times: 9:00 to 1:00 finish by 4:00
        Contact: Ken Eberhart , (757 ) 490 - 9324
        Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/gators
        E-Mail Contact: 536_KLE@...
        Awards and Fees: A Award
        Comments: Smithfield Station offers a wonderful New Years' Eve dinner.
        Please call for reservations (757-357-7700). There are also a limited
        number of rooms for overnight stay.
        Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes
        Restrooms: Yes
        Event Special Classifications: Riverwalk America, Walking Europe in the
        US, College Campus, Authors and Literary Landmarks, Cemetery Stroll,
        Walk the USA, A-Z

        1/1/2007 Smithfield Station
        City and State: Smithfield VA
        Host Club: Gator Volksmarsch Club
        Distance and Trail Rating: 10KM 1
        Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Smithfield Station 415 South
        Church Street. From the west: Take I-95 south (or north, as appropriate)
        to State Route 10. Take Route 10 east through Hopewell (approximately 7
        miles), continue on Route 10 another 55 miles, through the town of
        Surry, to the Route 10 bypass around Smithfield. Take the bypass around
        the town, until you see the elevated water tank. Turn left on business
        10, at the stoplight. Follow Business 10 approximately 2 miles.
        Smithfield Station will be on your right, just after crossing the
        Cypress Creek bridge. Park on either side of Business 10. From Southside
        Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Chesapeake, etc.): Take Route 17 west from
        Portsmouth towards the James River Bridge (follow the yellow and green
        targets from I-64), going past I-664. Travel about 10 miles and turn
        left towards Smithfield, at the stoplight at the intersection with U.S.
        Route 258/State Route 32. Turn right at the intersection with Route 10
        (about 2.5 miles). Follow Route 10 west to the intersection with
        Business 10 (at the elevated water tank). Turn right, and follow the
        directions as above. From the Peninsula: Take the James River Bridge
        (Route 17) south from Newport News. Follow Route 17 to intersection with
        Routes 258/32. Turn right, and follow the directions for "From
        Southside…", above.
        Event Description: Walk is through the historic town of Smithfield Va.
        which is home to the famous Smithfield Ham. The walk parallels the Pagan
        River.
        Start Times: 9:00 to 1:00 finish by 4:00
        Contact: Ken Eberhart , (757 ) 490 - 9324
        Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/gators
        E-Mail Contact: 536_KLE@...
        Awards and Fees: A Award
        Comments: Smithfield Station offers a wonderful New Years' Eve dinner.
        Please call for reservations (757-357-7700). There are also a limited
        number of rooms for overnight stay.
        Event Special Classifications: Riverwalk America, Walking Europe in the
        US, College Campus, Authors and Literary Landmarks, Cemetery Stroll,
        Courthouses in the USA, Walk the USA, A-Z

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        December 1-2, 2007 Annual Holiday Walk Start between 8am and 1pm. Finish by 4pm. Start Point: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr,
        Message 3 of 9 , Nov 29, 2007
          December 1-2, 2007 Annual Holiday Walk
          Start between 8am and 1pm. Finish by 4pm.
          Start Point: George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan
          Dr, Alexandria, VA 703-683-2007. Location Map Pets are NOT allowed in
          the Start Point.
          Trails:
          The "Old Town Trail" will pass down bustling King Street, head
          north along the Potomac, return south through residential neighborhoods,
          and along the delights of Prince Street. Short detours during both the
          early and late parts of the trail on late Saturday morning would permit
          you to view the Scottish Parade.
          The "Caryle-Taylor Run Trail" will weave through charming
          residential enclaves in neighborhoods of southwestern and western
          Alexandria. It will explore some of the new buildings in the still
          developing Caryle complex as well as pass beside some small streams that
          are paralleled by wooded parks
          Both trails are 10KM in length and both have shorter 5KM options.
          Both trails are rated 2 because of moderate hills. Both are suitable for
          strollers and disability scooters; the suitability of the trails for
          wheeled vehicles or even walking may be inhibited if weather conditions
          become adverse. Only the Old Town trail is suitable for wheelchairs.
          Both trails offer restrooms, water, food,and shopping opportunities.
          Award: The award is the suncatcher shown at the top depicting a wreath
          and commemorating our 25th anniversary. There will be a limited number
          of awards available on site. There will be reorders if necessary and
          will be mailed once received from manufacturer about 6-8 weeks after event.
          Fees: Pre-registration fee until November 24, 2007 for the award and
          IVV credit is $15.00. After that date and on the date of the event will
          be $15. IVV credit only is $3. Awards from previous events and IVV
          credit will be $3. Children who are 5 and younger can participate at no
          cost.
          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
          season.
          Directions:
          Via the Washington Beltway: Take the Washington Beltway to Exit
          176B (Telegraph Road/Alexandria). (From inner loop)Bear right, yielding
          to merging traffic in the middle and toward the end of the ramp. (From
          the outer loop) Yield to merging traffic in the middle and toward the
          end of the ramp. *Drive north on Telegraph for 3/10 mile to Duke Street.
          Bear right onto the ramp to east-bound Duke Street and merge onto Duke,
          moving to the left lane as you travel 4/10 mile to the traffic signal at
          Callahan Drive. Turn left on Callahan. ** Drive 2/10 mile to the first
          left turn at a drive in front of the George Washington Masonic National
          Memorial, which is at the top of the hill. Turn left into the drive and
          then bear left to follow the road as it leads up to pass the front
          entrance and ends in a large parking area on the back right (north) side
          of the memorial.
          From the North via U S Route 1: Take U S Route 1 south through most
          of Old Town Alexandria. Turn right at Duke Street which is 2 blocks
          south of King Street. Drive west on Duke for 8/10 mile to Callahan which
          is the first street after an underpass. Turn right on Callahan. Follow
          instructions from ** above.
          Via Metro: Take the Blue or Yellow lines to the King Street
          station. Exit the station and turn left to the first street, King
          Street. Turn left to walk along King under the underpass to the next
          street (Callahan). Carefully cross Callahan with the traffic signal and
          walk up the steps to the Memorial on the hill before you.
          Contact: Steve Arnett 301-449-6325 or Tom Baerwald 703-292-7301 or by
          mail: WDCAVC, POB 15229. Alexandria, VA 22309
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          12/7/2007 to 12/9/2007 Williamsburg Walks and Swim
          City and State: Williamsburg, VA VA
          Host Club: Peninsula Pathfinders of Virginia
          Dec 7 and 8: #74831 Night Walk Start Times: 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
          Distance and Trail Rating: 5 KM and 10 KM Rated 1.
          Amenities:Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
          Yes Event Special Classifications: American Revolution Walks, Authors
          and Literary Landmarks, Courthouses in the USA, Railroad Heritage, US
          Presidents, College Campus, Cemetery Stroll
          Dec 8 and 9 #74832 Day Walk Start Times: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
          Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10km Rated 1. Strollers: easy
          Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes Event Special
          Classifications: American Revolution Walks, Authors and Literary
          Landmarks, Courthouses in the USA, Railroad Heritage, US Presidents,
          College Campus, Cemetery Stroll
          Dec 7 - Dec 9 #74833 Swim 300meters. Start Times: Fri & Sat: 3-6/ Sun
          10-1. Swim registration is $3.00 and will be at the Peninsula
          Pathfinders' hospitality suite in the Four Points Sheridan Hotel. There
          is no pre-registration.
          Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Four Points Sheraton 351 York
          Street, Williamsburg, VA. From points North take I-64 East to Exit 238,
          VA Route 143. Turn right onto VA Route 143 East. At the junction with
          Route 5, continue straight on Route 5, approximately 2.1 miles. Turn
          left on US Route 60 (York St). The Four Points Sheridan is on your left
          in 0.1 miles on Route 60. From Hampton, Virginia Beach, Norfolk take
          I-64 West to Exit 242A, VA Route 199 West. Drive about 1.1 miles to Exit
          for US 60 West. Turn left on US 60 West. Four Points Sheraton is on your
          right approximately 1.9 miles.
          All three events start at the Four Points Sheridan. For special room
          rates call 1-800-962-4743 and tell them you are part of the Peninsula
          Pathfinders group for December.
          Comments: Both trails are rated a 1 and are primarily along city
          streets. All trails are suitable for strollers, wheelchairs and
          handicapped. Colonial Williamsburg is decorated for Christmas so walkers
          can enjoy both the decorations on the doors and the lights and carolers.
          The A Award is 4-inch patch with a Christmas design. Cost for the A
          Award is $7.00. The credit only fee is $3.00. Only 50 awards will be
          ordered. There will be no reorder.
          Contact: Annette Tollett , (757 ) 766 - 3065
          Event Website: www.peninsulapathfinder.org
          E-Mail Contact: ahtollett@...

          12/8/2007 Annapolis Boat Parade of Lights
          City and State: Annapolis MD
          Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
          Distance and Trail Rating: 5K, 10K 1
          Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Annapolis Athletic Club - 1031
          Bay Ridge Ave, Eastport Shopping Center; coincides with Annapolis Boat
          Parade of Lights From US 50 East or West, exit at Rout 665 (Aris T.
          Allen Blvd.). Pass Riva Road Exit and Route 2 Exit. Continue on Route
          665. At first stop light Route 665 will become Forest Drive. Continue
          pass 4 traffic lights. At the 5th you will find a Texaco station on the
          left and a Exxon on the right. Turn Left onto Bay Ridge Avenue. Continue
          for 1 mile to Eastport Shopping Center on the Right.
          Event Description: You will walk in the Eastport area and downtown
          Annapolis. Do the walk then eat in Annapolis area and stay for the
          Lighted Boat Show in Annapolis Harbor which runs from 6pm to 8pm.
          Start Times: 12:00 Noon, finish by 5:00 PM
          Contact: Marie Wiser , (410 ) 867 - 7511
          Event Website: www.geocities.com/aamblers
          E-Mail Contact: littlewalker@...
          Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
          Yes
          Event Special Classifications
          Riverwalk America
          Courthouses in the USA
          Cemetery Stroll
          American Revolution Walks
          State Capital

          12/16/2007
          City and State: Bowie, MD MD
          Host Club: Chesapeake Bay Country Wanderers
          Distance and Trail Rating: 10k, 5k 1+
          Start Point Address / Driving Directions: City of Bowie Municipal
          Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Drive, Bowie, MD, 301-809-2388. From the
          Washington Beltway: take Exit 19, Route 50 East, toward Annapolis. From
          Route 50, take Exit 11, Route 197/Collington Road/South. At the traffic
          signal at the end of the exit ramp, go south (RIGHT turn) on Route 197
          to the first traffic signal. Turn RIGHT onto Northview Drive. At the
          first traffic signal, turn RIGHT onto Health Center Drive. Take the
          first LEFT, into the Gymnasium parking lot. From the East
          (I97/Route3/Route 301 corridor): take Route 50 West, toward Washington,
          D.C. From Route 50, take Exit 11, Route 197/Collington Road/South. At
          the traffic signal at the end of the exit ramp, go south (LEFT turn) on
          Route 197 to the second traffic signal. Turn RIGHT onto Northview Drive.
          At the first traffic signal, turn RIGHT onto Health Center Drive. Take
          the first LEFT, into the Gymnasium parking lot. Parking: please use the
          spaces available on the sides and behind the gym. Overflow parking is
          available at the Bowie Senior Center, next to the gym. Use the spaces
          along the tree line, closest to the gym.
          Event Description: Trail will consist of two loops of 5 km each. Trail
          will use sidewalks and blacktop walking paths through neighborhoods in
          the City of Bowie. There will be some curbside walking on residential
          streets. One loop will go around Allen Pond, which has a small
          playground and good views of ducks and geese. This event qualifies for
          the following AVA Special Programs: 50 States/51 Capitals (MD), Walk the
          USA, A-Z (Bowie), Spirit of Walking Cemetery Stroll.
          Start Times: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
          Contact: Skip Magee , (301 ) 249 - 5607
          Event Website: www.mdvolks.org/cbcw
          E-Mail Contact: merrittmagee@...
          Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Directions to the start point for the Bowie YR Walk, which
          is less than 1/2 mile from the gym, will be available for those wishing
          to complete both events. There are numerous fast food and specialty
          restaurants in the vicinity of the start, as well as several large
          shopping malls, for those last minute holiday shopping needs.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
          Yes

          12/16/2007 - Walk
          Event Number : 79730 5KM/10KM rated 1+
          Start : The Boulevard Woodgrill, 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
          Host Club : Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
          Write for more information to:
          7735 Wellington Rd.
          Alexandria, Va 22306-2751
          Contact : Thomas Baerwald, (703) 765 - 3128
          E-Mail: tbaerwald@...
          Club Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/

          12/17/2007 - Night Walk
          Event Number : 80029 10km/05km
          Start : 6887 Garland Lane
          Event City: Columbia
          Host Club : Columbia Volksmarch Club
          Event Website: www.geocities.com/walkcolumbia
          Write for more information to:
          6887 Garland Lane
          Columbia, MD 21045
          Contact : Karen, (410) 290 - 3777
          E-Mail: walkcolumbia@...

          12/29/2007 to 12/30/2007
          City and State: Baltimore, MD 21211 MD
          Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
          Distance and Trail Rating: 5K & 10K 1+
          Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Rotunda, 711 W 40th St.
          From 695, the Baltimore Beltway: Take I-83 south to Cold Spring Lane
          East (Exit 9A.) Turn right onto Falls Road going south. Travel slightly
          less than one mile to 41st St. Turn left; 41st does a slight jog to the
          right and becomes 40th St. The Rotunda is on the right side of 40th St
          between Elm Ave and Keswick Rd. Park behind the Rotunda in the back of
          the lot in order to leave room for Rotunda business customers who are
          shopping. The start point in the Rotunda is by the theater. From
          downtown Baltimore: Take I-83 north to Falls Rd (Exit 8.) The first
          light is 36th St. Continue to 41st St. Turn right; 41st does a slight
          jog to the right and becomes 40th St. The Rotunda is on the right side
          of 40th St between Elm Ave and Keswick Rd. Park behind the Rotunda in
          the back of the lot in order to leave room for Rotunda business
          customers who are shopping. The start point in the Rotunda is by the
          theater.
          Event Description: Walks through the famous "32nd St" which has amazing
          Christmas lights and displays. Includes Hampden and Roland Park
          neighborhoods with a wide variety of architecture and size of home.
          There are numerous enticing restaurants along The Avenue (36th St) which
          is the heart of Hampden. Sidewalks are often uneven or crumbling and may
          pose difficulty.
          Start Times: Start between 4 and 6 PM. Finish by 9 PM
          Contact: Sue Kenyon , (410 ) 252 - 3165
          Event Website: baltimorewalkingclub.org
          E-Mail Contact: suethewalker@...
          Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Dogs are welcome on the walk but must be leashed at all times
          and cleaned up after. They are not allowed in the start point unless
          they are an assistance dog.
          Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
          Event Special Classifications
          Riverwalk America
          Authors and Literary Landmarks

          12/31/2007 and 1/1/2008 Columbia, MD
          Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Owen Brown Community Center,
          6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045. Directions from I-95 North and
          South. From I-95, take Exit 38B, Rt. 32 towards Columbia. Follow Rt. 32
          WEST to first Exit, Broken Land Parkway. Bear RIGHT toward North/Owen
          Brown. At the third traffic signal, turn RIGHT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. FROM
          ROUTE 29 take Exit 18, Broken Land Parkway, EAST towards Owen Brown. At
          second traffic signal, turn LEFT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. PARK AT CRADLEROCK
          SCHOOL APPROXIMATELY .3 MILES FROM LIGHT OR ON STREET OBEYING ALL
          TRAFFIC REGULATIONS. FOLLOW MARKERS TO START/FINISH.
          12/31 #77583 Distance and Trail Rating: 5km - 10km Rated 1
          Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
          12/31 #77582 Distance and Trail Rating: 5-km and 10-km Rated 1
          Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
          1/1 #77585 Distance and Trail Rating: 5km - 10km Rated 1 Strollers:
          medium Wheelchairs: easy Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
          1/1 #77584 Distance and Trail Rating: 5km - 10km Rated 1 Strollers:
          medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
          Description: Three trails will be offered. One 5-km trail, which can be
          walked with either 10-km trail. Trail will be mostly on pathways. The
          two 10-km trails follow sidewalks, lightly traveled roads and pathways
          through Columbia Villages. Checkpoints and restrooms located roughly
          midway on the trails. Two event IVV credits can be earned on New Year's
          Eve and two different IVV credits can be earned on New Year's Day.
          Start Times: Anytime between 9 AM & 1PM Finish by 4 PM
          Contact: William Hassell , (410 ) 437 - 2164
          Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
          E-Mail Contact: wahasse@...
          Awards and Fees: A Award
          Brats, baked goods, soups, beverages will be available at the
          Start/Finish. The FEE FOR IVV CREDIT OR NON-IVV CREDIT IS $3.00.
          Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free courtesy of
          Freestate Happy Wanderers. Pet owners must clean up after their pets on
          the trail. Freestate will be collecting non-perishable food items for
          donation to a local food pantry for distribution to those less fortunate
          than ourselves. Thank you for your generosity.

          1/13/2008
          City and State: Catonsville, MD 21228 MD
          Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
          Distance and Trail Rating: 5 and 10 Km 2
          Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Bloomsbury Community Center,
          106 Bloomsbury Avenue. From the north: Take 83 south to I-695, toward
          west Baltimore (outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway). Take Exit 13,
          Frederick Road toward Catonsville. Right onto Frederick Road (Rte 144).
          Left onto Bloomsbury Avenue, the recreation center will be on the right.
          From the south on I-95 or MD97: Take I-695 north toward Towson. Take
          Exit 13 (Frederick Road) toward Catonsville. Left onto Frederick Road
          (Rte 144). Left onto Bloomsbury Avenue, the recreation center will be on
          the right. From western Maryland: Take 70 east to I-695 south toward
          Glen Burnie. Take exit 13, Frederick Road toward Catonsville. Right onto
          Frederick Road (Rte 144). Left onto Bloomsbury Avenue, the recreation
          center will be on the right.
          Event Description: The 5K trail takes walkers through the Community
          College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus, up one significant hill
          and on the newly completed trolley path. The 10K trail also includes the
          Catonsville High School campus and the grounds of Spring Grove Mental
          Hospital.
          Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
          Contact: Jo Ann Barsda , (410 ) 247 - 4524
          Event Website: baltimorewalkingclub.org
          E-Mail Contact: cowdust1@...
          Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Pets are welcome but not in the start point. Pets must be
          leashed and cleaned up after.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
          Yes
          Event Special Classifications
          Authors and Literary Landmarks
          College Campus
          Railroad Heritage

          1/19/2008 Carderock Recreation Area
          City and State: Cabin John, MD MD
          Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
          Distance and Trail Rating: 5km/10km 1+
          Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Carderock Recreation Area, C&O
          Canal Towpath - Seven Locks - parking area with restrooms and payphone
          at Carderock Recreation Area, Cabin John, MD. Follow signs within park.
          DIRECTIONS: FROM MD & DC - from I-495 (outer loop going southwest toward
          VA) take Exit 41 in Maryland (Carderock, Great Falls). You will be going
          West on Clara Barton Pkwy. Proceed about 0.8 mile to Carderock exit on
          RIGHT. *Go up ramp to stop sign. Turn LEFT to cross over the Parkway and
          follow signs ahead for Carderock. After driving through a short tunnel
          to another stop sign, turn RIGHT. Then immediately turn LEFT into
          parking lot, our starting point. FROM VA: from I-495 (inner loop going
          northeast toward MD) immediately after crossing American Legion Bridge
          over Potomac River (use RIGHT lane on bridge) take Exit 41 (Clara Barton
          Pkwy). Use LEFT lane as exit ramp splits to go to Carderock on Clara
          Barton Pkwy. Proceed about 1 mile to Carderock exit on RIGHT. Continue
          as above *. (Pre-registration required for IVV credit). Send $3 check,
          payable to SVSVC to Carolyn Thurber, 17616 Mill Creek Dr, Derwood, MD
          20855-1015. Write "C&O" and your phone number on the check. Mail check
          early enough to be received by Tues, Jan 15, 2008.
          Event Description: The trail is 10km with a 5km option. Easy out and
          back on towpath, downstream from Carderock. Relatively flat natural
          surfaces. Suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs.
          (Pre-registration required for IVV credit). Send $3 check, payable to
          SVSVC to Carolyn Thurber, 17616 Mill Creek Dr, Derwood, MD 20855-1015.
          Write "C&O" and your phone number on the check. Mail check early enough
          to be received by Tues, Jan 15, 2008.
          Start Times: 11 am - must finish by 2 pm
          Contact: Jone Parr , (301 ) 926 - 8580
          Event Website: www.sugarloafers.org
          E-Mail Contact: Jone.P@...
          Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Credit walkers MUST pre-register; registration for free
          walkers is at 10:45 am - financial transactions ARE NOT allowed on park
          property. Prepaid registrants who do not participate will forfeit the
          fee. No cash or checks will be accepted at this event. We can NOT sell
          records books in the park but we will have insert cards available. Water
          will not be available except in the restrooms at the start point. Trail
          instructions will be available. Pets are allowed in the park but must be
          leashed at all times. Restrooms available at the start/finish only. This
          walk will be held regardless of the weather, unless conditions cause the
          sponsor to close the trail for safety reasons. If in doubt, contact Jone
          Parr at 301-385-0054 - cell phone.
          Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

          1/26/2008 - 1/27/2008 - 2 Walks
          Event Number : 80133 5-KM/10-KM
          Event Number : 80103 5Km/10Km
          Start : Ballston Mall
          Event City: Arlington
          Host Club : Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
          Write for more information to:
          7735 Wellington Rd
          Alexandria, Va 22306
          Contact : Tom Baerwald, (703) 765 - 3128
          E-Mail:tbaerwal@...
          Club Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/
        • Wendy Bumgardner
          8/19/2008 Alexandria VA Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc. Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1+ Start Point Address / Driving
          Message 4 of 9 , Aug 15, 2008
            8/19/2008 Alexandria VA
            Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
            Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1+
            Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Kate Waller Barrett Branch
            Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314 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. 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.
            Event Description: This is one of a set of evening walks that 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.
            Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30
            Contact: Steven Arnett , (443 ) 292 - 4650
            Event Website: www.pollow.com/wdcavc/
            E-Mail Contact: steve.arnett@...
            Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments: Start between 4:30 and 5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM.
            Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
            Yes

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            8/23/2008 Augustoberfest FEST Tent Hagerstown MD
            Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
            Distance and Trail Rating: 10 Km / 6 Km 1+
            Start Point Address / Driving Directions: At the FEST Tent, which is
            opposite the parking deck. The parking deck is located on N. Potomac
            St., 1/2 block South of Franklin St. (US-40 West) and 1/2 block north of
            Washington St. (US-40 East). Potomac St. is ONE-WAY going South. The
            "Augustoberfest" FEST Tent will directly across Potomac St. from the
            parking deck. FROM THE EAST: Take I-70 West to EXIT 32B (US 40), exit
            and proceed approx. 3.2 miles to Potomac St., which is just past
            Mulberry St. and Locust St., in that order. Turn Left on Potomac. Go 1/2
            block to parking deck on right ($5.00 all day) and Fest area on left. On
            street meter parking is FREE. FROM NORTH, SOUTH & WEST: Take I-81 to
            EXIT 6 (US 40 East) towards Hagerstown, which is Washington Ave. ONE WAY
            eastbound. After going through an underpass cross Walnut St, Prospect
            St., Jonathan St. to the Public Square at Potomac St. FEST TENT is 1/2
            block to the left. On street meter parking is FREE., the parking deck
            cost $5.00 all day. To reach the Parking Deck, continue to Locust St.,
            turn left to Franklin St. and turn left on Potomac St. to parking deck
            on right. Fest area is on left.
            Event Description: Two trails are offered, a 10 Km and a 6 Km. Walk,
            jog, or run at your own pace. Walk the trails a second time for distance
            credit for no additional fee.
            Start Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon, Finish by 3:00 pm
            Contact: Jerry Baugher , (301 ) 829 - 3685
            Event Website: www.angelfire.com/md2/pacers/index.html
            E-Mail Contact: JGBaugher@...
            Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments: The trails are on sidewalks and roadsides through the city of
            Hagerstown. You will pass by stately homes, churches built in the late
            1700 to 1800's, the City Farmers Market, over the dry bridge, the
            historic Hager House Museum, through City Park, Washington County Fine
            Arts Museum, Miller House, The Mansion House Art Gallery and the Welcome
            Center. The trails are user friendly to wheelchairs and strollers though
            some difficulty may be encountered where there are curb cuts.
            Amenities: Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: easy Pets: No Restrooms: No
            Event Special Classifications
            Cemetery Stroll
            Courthouses in the USA
            Railroad Heritage
            US Presidents

            9/11/2008 9-11 Memorial walk Laurel, MD
            Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
            Distance and Trail Rating: 10-km and 5-km 1+
            Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Montpelier Arts Center 9650
            Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708 Directions from Washington D.C. or
            Baltimore area: Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Rt. 295) to Route
            197 (Laurel-Bowie Road). Turn LEFT onto Muirkirk Road. Make first RIGHT
            into Montpelier grounds. From Route 29: Turn EAST onto Route 198. Cross
            I-95 and Route 1, turn RIGHT at the next intersection onto Route 197
            (Laurel-Bowie Road). Proceed to Muirkirk Road and turn RIGHT. Make the
            very next RIGHT and turn into the Montpelier Mansion grounds.
            Event Description: Trail is on natural surfaces through the grounds of
            Montpelier and sidewalks through the surrounding residential area.
            Includes mansion this year while open. The fee for IVV Credit or Non-IVV
            Credit is $3. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free
            courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers. No pets are allowed in Montpelier
            Mansion, however, they are allowed on the trails. Owners must clean up
            after their pets.
            Start Times: 1 PM and 4 PM finish by 7 PM
            Contact: Phill Wilder , (301 ) 317 - 0639
            Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
            E-Mail Contact: kindfellow1@...
            Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments This is a 9-11 Memorial walk to remember the victims of the
            Pentagon; Shanksville, PA and the World Trade Center, NYC. Commemorative
            button to be provided while supplies last and tee shirts are for sale.
            More information about the Montpelier Arts Center to to:
            http://www.pgparks.com/places/artsfac/mac.html Start time is anytime
            between 1 PM and 4 PM finish by 7 PM. 5K only walkers can start by 5 PM
            Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

            9/13/2008 Kingsville MD
            Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
            Distance and Trail Rating: 5 and 10 Km 2
            Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Timber Creek Restaurant 10092
            Bel Air Rd, Kingsville, MD 21087. From the north: Take I-95 to Exit 74
            (Rt. 152) toward Fallston. Travel 4.1 miles to US Rt 1 (Belair Rd.) Turn
            left (south) on Belair Rd for 5.4 miles to the park. Go to * below. From
            the South: Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Exit 32B, US Rt 1
            (Belair Rd) north toward Belair. Travel 5.5 miles to the park. * Parking
            lots are available on both sides of the road at the park. Start point
            will be at the picnic area behind the Timber Creek restaurant.
            Event Description: Walk through the woods beside the Gunpowder River. A
            lovely fall walk along a natural trail. Footing may be difficult due to
            rocks, tree roots and mud if there has been a quantity of rain. A
            walking stick may be helpful.
            Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
            Contact: Frank & Marie Kupres , (410 ) 592 - 3171
            Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub
            E-Mail Contact: fkupres@...
            Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments: Pets are allowed but not in the restaurant. They must be
            leashed and cleaned up after according to Baltimore County regulation.
            Amenities: Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

            9/14/2008 Clarksburg MD
            Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
            Distance and Trail Rating: 10 KM/5 KM 1
            Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Little Bennett Regional Park
            Start Times: 8 - 1, finish by 4
            Contact: Marshall Hansen , (301 ) 588 - 1913
            Event Website: www.pollow.com/wdcavc/
            E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...
            Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

            9/15/2008 Fairfax Station VA
            Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
            Distance and Trail Rating: 5Km/10Km 1+
            Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Fairview Elementary School,
            5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station,VA 22039 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 Road(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. Start point will be located beside a car in the
            upper lot to the right. From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take exit 54A
            (Braddock Road West) toward Fairfax. Continue west on Braddock Road
            (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 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.
            Event Description: These evening walks will consist of 10-KM (6.2 mile)
            trails with shorter 5-KM (3.1 mile) options along residential sidewalks
            and park trails in Fairfax, Virginia. Trails will pass through
            neighborhoods in the Fairfax Station and Burke areas of central Fairfax
            County. Trails should be suitable for strollers,although wheelchairs may
            encounter some difficulty. Written instructions and maps will be
            provided for each walk. Trails will not be marked.
            Start Times: 4;30 PM-6:PM
            Contact: Bob McLean , (703 ) 455 - 1878
            Event Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/
            E-Mail Contact: rmcmamc@...
            Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
            Comments: Finish by 8:30PM. After 7:30PM go inside the school
            cafeteria, where your IVV books will be stamped while the NVV monthly
            meeting is held.
            Amenities: Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

            9/16/2008 Alexandria VA
            Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
            Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1+
            Start Point Address / Driving Directions:
            Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria
            VA 22314 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. 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.
            Event Description: This is one of a set of evening walks that 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.
            Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30
            Contact: Steven Arnett , (443 ) 292 - 4650
            Event Website: www.pollow.com/wdcavc/
            E-Mail Contact: steve.arnett@...
            Awards and Fees:
            IVV Credit Only
            Comments:
            Start between 4:30 and 5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM. (If you plan
            to walk after 7:30 PM, please bring a flashlight.)
            Amenities:
            Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

            2008 Maryland Year-Round Walks
            http://www.ava.org/gen3/data/year_round_events_listings.asp?StShortName=MD
          • Wendy Bumgardner
            Oops, these were on the list last week and my editing fingers must have gotten itchy. 8/16/2008 Dorsey s Search Village Center Ellicott City MD Host Club:
            Message 5 of 9 , Aug 15, 2008
              Oops, these were on the list last week and my editing fingers must have
              gotten itchy.

              8/16/2008 Dorsey's Search Village Center Ellicott City MD
              Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
              Distance and Trail Rating: 10km/05km 2
              Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Dorsey's Search Village
              Center, Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott CIty/Columbia, MD 21042 From
              Baltimore, MD, takes I-95 South. From Washington D.C., take I-95 North.
              From Interstate 95 take Exit 38 (MD Route 32) west towards Columbia for
              1.5 miles. Exit onto Route 29 North (Exit 16) and proceed approximately
              5 miles to MD Route 108 West (Exit 21) towards Clarksville. Turn right
              off Rte 108 at the first light onto Columbia Road. Turn right at the
              second light onto Dorsey Hall Drive. Enter the Dorsey Hall Village
              Center at the second entrance on the right. Park in the village center.
              Event Description: Trail is through the Columbia Village of Dorsey's
              Search. It will be along asphalt pathways and sidewalks.
              Start Times: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
              Contact: Tony Willoughby , (410 ) 290 - 3777
              Event Website: www.geocities.com/walkcolumbia
              E-Mail Contact: walkcolumbia@...
              Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
              Comments: Suitable for strollers but not wheelchairs. Pets are allowed
              but must be leashed.

              8/17/2008 Buddy Attick Park on Crescent Road. Greenbelt, MD.
              A sunrise walk to honor Sir: Ralph Edwards on his Birthday.Buddy Attick
              Park on Crescent Road. Greenbelt, MD. A sunrise walk to honor Sir: Ralph
              Edwards on his Birthday.
              City and State: Greenbelt MD
              Event Name: Birthday of Sir Ralph Edwards
              Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
              Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1+
              Start Point Address / Driving Directions:
              From I-95/I-495 (Southbound): Take Exit 23. Left at light on Rt.
              201, Kenilworth Ave. Right on Crescent Road. Take next Right into Buddy
              Attick Park and parking lot. From I-95/I495 (Northbound): Take Exit 23.
              Right on Rte. 201, Kenilworth Ave. Right on Crescent Rd. Take next Right
              into Buddy Attick Park and parking lot. If parking lot is full, please
              use Ridge Road, next to Police Department. From Balt./Wash. Pkwy (295).
              Take Greenbelt Rd. (193) exit. Stay in right lane and continue on
              Greenbelt Road to Stoplight at Southway. Right on Crescent Rd. Continue
              on Crescent to Buddy Attick Parkon the left. (If you reach stoplight at
              Kenilworth Ave., you have gone too far. Left into the park. If parking
              lot is full, please use Ridge Road, next to Police Department.
              Event Description: The 5K and 10K tarils are rated 1+ and is almost
              entirely on pavement plus some natural surfaces with no Significant
              hills. Suitable for big wheel strollers, but not wheelchairs.
              Start Times: 7:30 to 10:00 AM. Finish by 1:00 PM
              Contact: John R. Holloman , (301 ) 937 - 3549
              Event Website:
              E-Mail Contact: mcjohn_h@...
              Awards and Fees:
              IVV Credit Only
              Comments:

              Amenities:
              Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

              Wendy Bumgardner wrote:

              > 8/19/2008 Alexandria VA
              > Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
              > Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1+
              > Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Kate Waller Barrett Branch
              > Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314 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. 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.
              > Event Description: This is one of a set of evening walks that 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.
              > Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30
              > Contact: Steven Arnett , (443 ) 292 - 4650
              > Event Website: www.pollow.com/wdcavc/
              > E-Mail Contact: steve.arnett@...
              > Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
              > Comments: Start between 4:30 and 5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM.
              > Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
              > Yes
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              > 8/23/2008 Augustoberfest FEST Tent Hagerstown MD
              > Host Club: Piedmont Pacers
              > Distance and Trail Rating: 10 Km / 6 Km 1+
              > Start Point Address / Driving Directions: At the FEST Tent, which is
              > opposite the parking deck. The parking deck is located on N. Potomac
              > St., 1/2 block South of Franklin St. (US-40 West) and 1/2 block north of
              > Washington St. (US-40 East). Potomac St. is ONE-WAY going South. The
              > "Augustoberfest" FEST Tent will directly across Potomac St. from the
              > parking deck. FROM THE EAST: Take I-70 West to EXIT 32B (US 40), exit
              > and proceed approx. 3.2 miles to Potomac St., which is just past
              > Mulberry St. and Locust St., in that order. Turn Left on Potomac. Go 1/2
              > block to parking deck on right ($5.00 all day) and Fest area on left. On
              > street meter parking is FREE. FROM NORTH, SOUTH & WEST: Take I-81 to
              > EXIT 6 (US 40 East) towards Hagerstown, which is Washington Ave. ONE WAY
              > eastbound. After going through an underpass cross Walnut St, Prospect
              > St., Jonathan St. to the Public Square at Potomac St. FEST TENT is 1/2
              > block to the left. On street meter parking is FREE., the parking deck
              > cost $5.00 all day. To reach the Parking Deck, continue to Locust St.,
              > turn left to Franklin St. and turn left on Potomac St. to parking deck
              > on right. Fest area is on left.
              > Event Description: Two trails are offered, a 10 Km and a 6 Km. Walk,
              > jog, or run at your own pace. Walk the trails a second time for distance
              > credit for no additional fee.
              > Start Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon, Finish by 3:00 pm
              > Contact: Jerry Baugher , (301 ) 829 - 3685
              > Event Website: www.angelfire.com/md2/pacers/index.html
              > E-Mail Contact: JGBaugher@...
              > Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
              > Comments: The trails are on sidewalks and roadsides through the city of
              > Hagerstown. You will pass by stately homes, churches built in the late
              > 1700 to 1800's, the City Farmers Market, over the dry bridge, the
              > historic Hager House Museum, through City Park, Washington County Fine
              > Arts Museum, Miller House, The Mansion House Art Gallery and the Welcome
              > Center. The trails are user friendly to wheelchairs and strollers though
              > some difficulty may be encountered where there are curb cuts.
              > Amenities: Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: easy Pets: No Restrooms: No
              > Event Special Classifications
              > Cemetery Stroll
              > Courthouses in the USA
              > Railroad Heritage
              > US Presidents
              >
              > 9/11/2008 9-11 Memorial walk Laurel, MD
              > Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
              > Distance and Trail Rating: 10-km and 5-km 1+
              > Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Montpelier Arts Center 9650
              > Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708 Directions from Washington D.C. or
              > Baltimore area: Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Rt. 295) to Route
              > 197 (Laurel-Bowie Road). Turn LEFT onto Muirkirk Road. Make first RIGHT
              > into Montpelier grounds. From Route 29: Turn EAST onto Route 198. Cross
              > I-95 and Route 1, turn RIGHT at the next intersection onto Route 197
              > (Laurel-Bowie Road). Proceed to Muirkirk Road and turn RIGHT. Make the
              > very next RIGHT and turn into the Montpelier Mansion grounds.
              > Event Description: Trail is on natural surfaces through the grounds of
              > Montpelier and sidewalks through the surrounding residential area.
              > Includes mansion this year while open. The fee for IVV Credit or Non-IVV
              > Credit is $3. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free
              > courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers. No pets are allowed in Montpelier
              > Mansion, however, they are allowed on the trails. Owners must clean up
              > after their pets.
              > Start Times: 1 PM and 4 PM finish by 7 PM
              > Contact: Phill Wilder , (301 ) 317 - 0639
              > Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
              > E-Mail Contact: kindfellow1@...
              > Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
              > Comments This is a 9-11 Memorial walk to remember the victims of the
              > Pentagon; Shanksville, PA and the World Trade Center, NYC. Commemorative
              > button to be provided while supplies last and tee shirts are for sale.
              > More information about the Montpelier Arts Center to to:
              > http://www.pgparks.com/places/artsfac/mac.html Start time is anytime
              > between 1 PM and 4 PM finish by 7 PM. 5K only walkers can start by 5 PM
              > Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
              >
              > 9/13/2008 Kingsville MD
              > Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
              > Distance and Trail Rating: 5 and 10 Km 2
              > Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Timber Creek Restaurant 10092
              > Bel Air Rd, Kingsville, MD 21087. From the north: Take I-95 to Exit 74
              > (Rt. 152) toward Fallston. Travel 4.1 miles to US Rt 1 (Belair Rd.) Turn
              > left (south) on Belair Rd for 5.4 miles to the park. Go to * below. From
              > the South: Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Exit 32B, US Rt 1
              > (Belair Rd) north toward Belair. Travel 5.5 miles to the park. * Parking
              > lots are available on both sides of the road at the park. Start point
              > will be at the picnic area behind the Timber Creek restaurant.
              > Event Description: Walk through the woods beside the Gunpowder River. A
              > lovely fall walk along a natural trail. Footing may be difficult due to
              > rocks, tree roots and mud if there has been a quantity of rain. A
              > walking stick may be helpful.
              > Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
              > Contact: Frank & Marie Kupres , (410 ) 592 - 3171
              > Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub
              > E-Mail Contact: fkupres@...
              > Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
              > Comments: Pets are allowed but not in the restaurant. They must be
              > leashed and cleaned up after according to Baltimore County regulation.
              > Amenities: Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
              >
              > 9/14/2008 Clarksburg MD
              > Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
              > Distance and Trail Rating: 10 KM/5 KM 1
              > Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Little Bennett Regional Park
              > Start Times: 8 - 1, finish by 4
              > Contact: Marshall Hansen , (301 ) 588 - 1913
              > Event Website: www.pollow.com/wdcavc/
              > E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...
              > Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
              > Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
              >
              > 9/15/2008 Fairfax Station VA
              > Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
              > Distance and Trail Rating: 5Km/10Km 1+
              > Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Fairview Elementary School,
              > 5815 Ox Road, Fairfax Station,VA 22039 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 Road(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. Start point will be located beside a car in the
              > upper lot to the right. From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take exit 54A
              > (Braddock Road West) toward Fairfax. Continue west on Braddock Road
              > (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 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.
              > Event Description: These evening walks will consist of 10-KM (6.2 mile)
              > trails with shorter 5-KM (3.1 mile) options along residential sidewalks
              > and park trails in Fairfax, Virginia. Trails will pass through
              > neighborhoods in the Fairfax Station and Burke areas of central Fairfax
              > County. Trails should be suitable for strollers,although wheelchairs may
              > encounter some difficulty. Written instructions and maps will be
              > provided for each walk. Trails will not be marked.
              > Start Times: 4;30 PM-6:PM
              > Contact: Bob McLean , (703 ) 455 - 1878
              > Event Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/
              > E-Mail Contact: rmcmamc@...
              > Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
              > Comments: Finish by 8:30PM. After 7:30PM go inside the school
              > cafeteria, where your IVV books will be stamped while the NVV monthly
              > meeting is held.
              > Amenities: Strollers: easy Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
              >
              > 9/16/2008 Alexandria VA
              > Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
              > Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1+
              > Start Point Address / Driving Directions:
              > Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria
              > VA 22314 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. 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.
              > Event Description: This is one of a set of evening walks that 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.
              > Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30
              > Contact: Steven Arnett , (443 ) 292 - 4650
              > Event Website: www.pollow.com/wdcavc/
              > E-Mail Contact: steve.arnett@...
              > Awards and Fees:
              > IVV Credit Only
              > Comments:
              > Start between 4:30 and 5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM. (If you plan
              > to walk after 7:30 PM, please bring a flashlight.)
              > Amenities:
              > Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
              >
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            • Wendy Bumgardner
              12/6/2008 Alexandria Holiday Walks Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc. Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 2, Distance and Trail Rating:
              Message 6 of 9 , Dec 5, 2008
                12/6/2008 Alexandria Holiday Walks
                Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
                Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 2, Distance and Trail Rating:
                5K/10K 2
                Start Point Address / Driving Directions: NOTE THAT THE START POINT HAS
                CHANGED: Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria VA 22314
                DIRECTIONS TO NEW S/F POINT From the East or West via I 95/I 495
                (Capital Beltway): Take Exit 177B (US-1 North/Alexandria). 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: Look for parking spaces in
                legal spots along the streets, especially to the north and west of the
                S/F Point. Obey all parking signs, and provide proper payment for meters
                on Saturday. Do NOT park in private lots unless you have paid the proper
                fee and/or had explicit permission to park from the lot owner. Keep
                track of how many blocks you walk from your car to the Start/Finish
                Point. We will give extra IVV distance credit for those who must walk
                more than 5 blocks. METRORAIL ACCESS: Take either Blue or Yellow lines
                south into Alexandria to the King St. station. Exit the station and walk
                away from the tracks toward Old Town Alexandria. Walk east on King St.
                for about 12 blocks to Columbus St., which is two blocks past Patrick
                St. and one block before Washington St. Turn LEFT to walk two blocks to
                Queen St. The library is on the far right corner. (Extra IVV distance
                credit will be given to those who walk both ways between the Metro
                Station and S/F Point.)
                Event Description: START TIME: Register and start walking either day
                between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Finish by 4:00 PM. DISTANCES/TRAILS: This
                event celebrates the holiday season as well as the annual Scottish
                Christmas Walk Parade and other festivities in the city of Alexandria.
                Two trails will be offered: The "Old Town Trail" will wander through Old
                Town Alexandria, enabling walkers to enjoy the sites, sounds, tastes,
                and shopping opportunities of this historic area. The trail will take
                you near the parade route on Saturday morning. The "Del Ray Trail" will
                loop through charming residential enclaves in Del Ray and other
                Alexandria neighborhoods west and northwest of Old Town. Both trails are
                10 KM (6.2 miles) in length, and both have shorter options that are 5 KM
                (3.1 miles) long. Both trails are rated 2 because of moderate hills.
                Both are suitable for strollers and disability scooters, although
                wheelchairs are only appropriate for the Old Town Trail. The Old Town
                Trail offers restrooms, water, food, and shopping opportunities, while
                those opportunities are more limited on the Western Trail. (The
                suitability of the trails for wheeled vehicles or even for walking may
                be inhibited if weather conditions become adverse.)
                Start Times: 9 AM-1 PM both days; finish by 4 PM
                Contact: Thomas Baerwald , (703 ) 765 - 3128
                Event Website: www.pollow.com/wdcavc/
                E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...
                Awards and Fees:
                A Award
                Comments:
                AWARD: All pre-registered participants who submit $15 by December
                1, 2008, will receive a colorful suncatcher ornament featuring a toy
                soldier and holiday tree. (Those receiving an award will also receive
                IVV credit after they complete the walk and return their start card.)
                Late registrants may receive awards while supplies last. Individuals who
                pre-register for the award are guaranteed receipt of the award the day
                of the event. Reorders will be mailed as soon as the club receives the
                awards from the manufacturer, approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the
                event. A NOTE ABOUT THE CHANGE IN THE LOCATION OF THE START/FINISH
                POINT: The Washington DC Area Volksmarching Club apologizes for the fact
                that it has had to change the location of its Start/Finish Point one
                month before the event. We appreciate that the space we will use in the
                library for the S/F Point will be much more cramped, and we acknowledge
                that parking will be much less convenient. In essence, we are victims of
                the success that helped us conduct enjoyable walks for more than a
                quarter-century. We have always scheduled our winter walks on the
                weekend of the Scottish Christmas walk, which is part of a weekend
                conducted by the Campagna Center, a local community-service
                organization. In 2007, the Campagna Center underwent renovation, and the
                weekend organizers relocated the marketplace to the George Washington
                Masonic National Memorial, where we had hosted our walks since 2004. The
                arrangement proved highly successful for Campagna Center, and this year,
                they essentially took over the entire GWMNM. Staff at the GWMNM worked
                with us to try to find alternate space at the memorial, but no suitable
                arrangements could be made. Through the courtesy of the Kate Waller
                Barrett Branch Library, a branch of the Alexandria city library system,
                we are able to use a small staff lounge to host this weekend event. We
                ask all volksmarchers to be patient as we work to conduct the same kind
                of high-quality event we have hosted in the past. We are on the lookout
                for a SF Point that may provide more space and better parking for 2009
                and beyond. If you'd like more information about the Scottish Christmas
                Walk and related weekend events, consult
                http://www.scottishchristmaswalk.com/
                Amenities:
                Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

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                Dec. 12-14 WILLIAMSBURG, VA
                NIGHT WALK, DEC. 12-13, 2008 Event Number AT2008/77651 5 and 10 kilometers
                DAY WALK, DEC. 13-14, 2008 Event Number AT2008/77652 5 and 10 kilometers
                SWIM, DEC. 12-14, 2008 Event Number AT2008/77653 300 meters
                SANCTION: These events are sanctioned by the American Volkssport
                Association, a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports
                (IVV). These events count toward acquisition of IVV achievement awards.
                SPONSOR: The Peninsula Pathfinders of Virginia (AVA 142).
                LOCATION: Four Points Sheraton, 351 York Street, Williamsburg, VA.
                DATE: Night walk, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13, 2008. Day walk,
                Saturday and Sunday, Dec.13-14, 2008. Swim, Dec 12 - 14, 2008.
                DISTANCE: The day walk is a 5- and 10-kilometer trail. The night walk
                is a 5- and 10-kilometer trail. Each walk may be completed a second
                time for credit at no additional fee.
                ELIGIBILITY: Everyone! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an
                adult. Groups are welcome.
                START AND FINISH TIMES: Day walk starts between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.
                Finish by 4:00 pm. Night walk, starts between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
                Finish by 9:00 pm. Swim starts between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Friday
                and Saturday and between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday
                Swim must be finished by 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and by 4:00 pm
                on Sunday.
                FEES: Preregistration is $16.00 for the day event award and IVV credit;
                $7.00 for the night event award and IVV credit. Registration, mailed
                after Dec. 5, 2008, and at the event, is $16.00 for the day event and
                $7.00 for the night event. The credit only fee for the walks and swim
                is $3.00. There is no fee just to walk the trail. Sign up for the swim
                will be at the event; there will be no pre-registration for the swim.
                EVENT AWARDS: The day event award is a wooden block cutout of George
                Wythe House at Colonial Williamsburg. The cost of the day award has
                increased because our supplier has increased our price. The night award
                is a 4 x 3-inch patch (see picture below). Each participant paying an
                appropriate fee will receive an award and/or IVV credit in exchange for
                a completed start card. Only 50 of each award will be ordered. There
                will not be a reorder of either award. Most awards go during the
                pre-registration period.
                PROCEDURES: At the start point, each participant will be issued their
                own start card, which must be signed and personally presented at the
                control points for stamping. The individual start cards will be turned
                in at the awards table after completing the event.
                CONDITIONS: Water will be available at the start/finish and at all
                control points. Litter must be deposited in designated containers.
                Prepaid start cards that are not picked up are invalidated and the fees
                will be forfeited. There will be no refunds for those who decline to
                participate. The event will be held regardless of most weather
                conditions. All pets are to be kept on a leash (6 feet or less) at all
                times.
                COURSE DESCRIPTION: The day (10 km) walk trail, rated as 1, will be
                primarily through Colonial Williamsburg. The night (10 km) and both 5
                km trails are rated as 1 and are primarily along city streets. All
                trails are suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, and handicapped.
                Colonial Williamsburg is decorated for Christmas so walkers can enjoy
                both the decorations on the doors during the day and the lights and
                carolers at night.
                SWIM: The swim is 300-meters and will take place in the hotel swimming
                pool. There is no pre-registration for the swim.\
                DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: The sponsor of this event cannot be held
                responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents, or injury. The
                sponsor will make every reasonable effort to make the event safe,
                educational and enjoyable.
                IVV BOOKS: All previous participants of IVV events are reminded to
                bring their IVV books to this event. Those wishing to purchase new
                books may do so at the sales table of the event.
                SPECIAL HOTEL RATES: The Four Points Sheraton is offering special room
                rates: $63.00 per night for a single/double/triple/quad room. When
                making a reservation at the reduced rate (by Nov. 12, 2008), call
                1-800-962-4743 and tell them you are part of the Peninsula Pathfinders
                group. After that date, there is no guarantee that you will be able to
                get the special rate. It will depend on the level of occupancy of the
                hotel. There is a full service restaurant at the hotel, which serves
                breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Annette Tollett - (757) 766-3065
                (email - ahtollett@...).
                WILLIAMSBURG EVENTS: Events within Colonial Williamsburg will be
                happening throughout the month of December. For additional information
                and reservations, call 1-800-HISTORY.
                AVA SPECIAL PROGRAMS: This walk qualifies for the following special AVA
                program: American Revolution, American Authors and Literary Landmarks,
                Walking Courthouses in the USA, RailRoad Heritage, US Presidents,
                College Campus, and Spirit of Walking Cemetery Stroll.
                Mail pre-registration to: Peninsula Pathfinders, 3 Delmont Ct., Hampton,
                VA 23666.
                DIRECTIONS: From Richmond and Points North, take I-64 East to Exit 238,
                “Camp Perry, Colonial Williamsburg”, VA Route 143. At the top of the
                ramp, turn right onto VA Route 143 East. At the junction with Route 5,
                continue straight on Route 5. Approximately 2.1 miles, turn left on US
                Route 60 East (York Street). The Four Points Sheraton is on your left
                approximately 0.1 mile after your turn.
                From Hampton and Norfolk, take I-64 to Exit 242A, Williamsburg, VA Rt
                199 West. Drive about 1.1 miles to the Exit for US 60. Turn right onto
                the exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto US 60 West. The
                Four Points Sheraton is on your right approximately 1.9 miles.
                http://peninsulapathfinder.startlogic.com//walks/regular_events/2008_12_Williamsburg.htm

                12/13/2008 Annapolis MD
                Event Name: Annapolis Boat Parade
                Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
                Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K 1
                Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Annapolis Athletic Club - 1031
                Bay Ridge Ave, Eastport, MD 21401 From US 50 East or West, exit at Route
                665 (Aris T. Allen Blvd.). pass both of the next 2 exits ( Riva Rd & Rt.
                2). At stop light road becomes Forest Drive. Continue till you come to a
                Texaco station on the left and a Exxon Station on the right. Turn Left
                onto Bay Ridge Ave. Continue till you reach the Eastport Shopping Center
                on the right.
                Event Description: Enjoy an afternoon stroll through quaint, historic
                Eastport and the maritime and shopping districts of Annapolis, MD. Pass
                The Annapolis Maritime Museum, Market House, City Dock, Main Street
                Shopping, Colonial Play House and of course the Maryland State House.
                Nice views of Spa Creek, Back Creek and the Severn River. This is an
                easy walk on sidewalks with no significant hills. The trail offers
                numerous dining opportunities. After the walk enjoy the Annapolis
                Christmas Lights Boat Parade from 6 to 8 PM. Boat parade viewing
                suggestions will be available at the walk Start table. Please park at
                far end of shopping center in front of the Closed Movie Theatre.
                Start Times: 12:00 Noon, finish by 5:00 PM
                Contact: Marie Wiser , (301 ) 509 - 6748
                Event Website: www.annapolisamblerswalk.com
                E-Mail Contact: littlewalker@...
                Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
                Comments: Don't forget Annapolis has over 20 places to eat in Downtown
                area, not to mention many different places to shop.
                Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms:
                Yes
                Event Special Classifications
                Cemetery Stroll
                Courthouses in the USA
                State Capital
                http://www.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=80043

                12/15/2008 Columbia MD
                Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
                Distance and Trail Rating: 10k/05k 1+
                Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Stately Dye Mansion 6887
                Garland Lane Columbia, MD 21045
                Event Description:
                Start Times: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
                Contact: John Dye , (410 ) 290 - 3777
                Event Website: www.geocities.com/walkcolumbia
                E-Mail Contact: johndye@...
                Awards and Fees:
                IVV Credit Only
                http://www.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=81006

                Dates: 12/27/2008 - 12/28/2008 Walk Baltimore, MD
                Event Name: Hamden Lights
                Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
                Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 Km & 10 Km -
                Location: The Rotunda, 711 W 40th St, Baltimore, MD 21211
                Contact: Sue Kenyon (410) 252-3165
                Website: www.ava.org/BaltimoreWalkingClub
                E-Mail Contact: suethe walker@...

                Holiday Walks in Columbia, Maryland
                12/31/2008 Walks Event ID: 80457 Event ID: 80458
                1/1/2009 Walks Event ID: 80460 Event ID: 80459
                Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
                Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km and 10km - 1
                Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
                Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k, 10km - 1
                Start Point / Driving Directions: Owen Brown Community Center, 6800
                Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045. DIRECTIONS: From 1-95 North/South
                take Exit 38B, Rt. 32, towards Columbia. Follow Rt. 32 WEST to first
                exit, Broken Land Parkway. Bear RIGHT toward North/Owen Brown. At the
                third traffic signal, turn RIGHT onto Cardlerock Way.From ROUTE 32 take
                Exit 18, BROKEN LAND PARKWAY, EAST towards Owen Brown. At second traffic
                signal, turn LEFT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. Follow markers to Start/Finish.
                Park at Cradlerock School approximately .3 miles from light or on street
                obeying all traffic regulations. Food, beverages and homemade treats for
                sale at the Start/Finish.
                Description: Three trails will be offered each day. A 5-km trail, which
                can be walked with either 10-km trail, will be mostly on pathways. The
                two 10-km trails follow sidewalks, lightly traveled roads, and pathways
                through Columbia villages. Restrooms located roughly mid-way on the
                trails. -YELLOW Trails qualifies as Cemetery Stroll and American's
                Historic Churches Event Programs.
                Start Times: Start anytime between 9 AM and 1 PM finish by 4PM
                Contact: Linda Hassell (410) 437-2164
                Website: http:www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
                E-Mail Contact: wahasse@...
                Awards & Fees: B Award
                Comments: WALKS IN MEMORY OF CHARLENE BARROWS. Collecting
                non-perishable food items for donation to a local food pantry for
                distribution to those during the holiday season. The fee for IVV Credit
                or Non-IVV Credit is $3. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit included)
                walk for free curtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
                Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
                Restrooms: Yes

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                Presidents' Day Weekend
                Can you believe its just four months away from the 2009 Presidents' Day
                Weekend in Orange Beach, Alabama !!!
                Come join the Georgia Walkers and the Capital City Wanderers and walkers
                from all over the USA in our 14 events weekend on the white-sand coast
                of Lower Alabama.
                The rooms are going fast so if you haven't made reservations yet, you
                need to make that call right now. Call the Hilton Garden Inn at
                877-782-9444 and ask for the group rate code of GAW.
                Early registration is only needed if you are interested in an Award and
                to attend the Meet n Greet. There are only 60 awards ordered and only
                100 places for the Meet n Greet. Send those in now. You can register
                for the events once you arrived.
                The brochure is downloadable from our web site:
                http://georgiawalkers.homestead.com
                Some of the special programs that some of the walks qualify for are
                Island program, State Park, Museum, Art Center, Authors and Literary
                Landmark, Fire Station, and Courthouse .
                There will be a couple of new walks this year. We have checked with the
                Bodenhamer Center about the swimming pool use and we will have bikes to
                rent.
                We have our caterer all set up and will be better than ever.
                Come on down !!!

                2008 Maryland Year-Round Walks
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              • Wendy Bumgardner
                1/29/2011 City / State: Alexandria, VA Event Name: Alexandria Winter Walk Event Type: Walk Event ID: 89483 Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 KM/10 KM - 2
                Message 7 of 9 , Jan 28, 2011
                  1/29/2011
                  City / State: Alexandria, VA
                  Event Name: Alexandria Winter Walk
                  Event Type: Walk
                  Event ID: 89483
                  Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 KM/10 KM - 2
                  Description: A 10 KM (6.2 mile) trail is offered. This trail will
                  consist of two 5 KM (3.1-mile) loops. The Old Town Loop will explore
                  both commercial and residential enclaves in Old Town as well as the
                  newer Carlisle development. The Neighborhood Loop will explore some
                  charming neighborhoods to the west and north of the start point. While
                  much of the Old Town Loop is relatively flat, there is one noteworthy
                  hill. The Neighborhood Loop is somewhat more rolling, but only one hill
                  on this trail is especially noteworthy. Because of these hills, both
                  loops are rated as 2. If snow has fallen in the days immediately before
                  the walk on if it falls during the event, the trail may be more
                  difficult. Restrooms and water are available at the start point and at
                  some establishments on the Old Town Loop. Food and beverages are
                  available at establishments along the Old Town Loop. Wheelchairs may
                  have some difficulty, while scooters and strollers will have fewer
                  problems unless sidewalks are snow-covered.
                  Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
                  Restrooms: Yes
                  Special Classifications: Hillside Letters, Historic Churches, Museums
                  Start Times: 9 AM-1 PM (Finish by 4 PM)
                  Location: George Washington Masonic National Memorial -- January Walk
                  Start Point / Driving Directions: George Washington Masonic National
                  Memorial; 101 Callahan Drive; Alexandria (near the King St. Metro station)
                  Directions
                  From the east: Head west across the Wilson Bridge on the Capitol
                  Beltway (I 95/I 495) and take Exit 176B (Telegraph Rd/Alexandria). Bear
                  right, yielding to merging traffic in the middle and toward the end of
                  the ramp. * Drive north on Telegraph for 0.3 miles to Duke St. Bear
                  right onto the ramp to east-bound Duke St., and merge onto Duke, moving
                  to the left lane as you travel 0.4 miles to the traffic signal at
                  Callahan Rd. Turn left on Callahan. ** Drive for 0.2 miles to the first
                  left turn at a drive in front of the George Washington Masonic National
                  Memorial, which is at the top of the hill. Turn left into the drive, and
                  then bear left to follow the road as it leads up to pass the front
                  entrance and end in a large parking area on the back right (north) side
                  of the memorial. Park in this lot and follow signs to the Start/Finish
                  point for this event.
                  From the west: Take routes of your preference to the Capitol Beltway (I
                  495/I 95) and head east toward the Wilson Bridge. Take Exit 176B
                  (Telegraph Rd. North/Alexandria), yielding to merging traffic in the
                  middle and toward the end of the ramp. Follow instructions from * in the
                  first description above.
                  From the north: Take US 1 south through most of Old Town Alexandria.
                  Turn right at Duke St., which is two blocks south of King St. Drive west
                  on Duke St. for 0.8 miles to Callahan (which is the first street after a
                  bridge over Metro and rail tracks). Turn right on Callahan. Follow
                  instructions from ** in the first description above.
                  Parking: Park for free in parking lot behind the George Washington
                  Masonic National Memorial. (Do not park in the small lot closest to the
                  memorial near the side entrance.)
                  Via Metro: Take either Blue or Yellow lines south into Alexandria to the
                  King St. station. Exit the station and turn left to the first street,
                  King St. Turn left to walk along King beneath the Metro and railroad
                  tracks to the next street (Callahan St.). Carefully cross Callahan with
                  the traffic signal, and walk up the many steps to the GW Masonic
                  National Memorial on the hill
                  Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                  Comments: AVA Special Programs: Because of the large number and
                  inconsistent operation of special programs offered by the AVA and
                  various clubs, this walk's organizers cannot be sure for which programs
                  this walk might qualify. We suspect it qualifies for the following
                  programs: Hillside Letters, Historic Churches, and Museums. Because the
                  satisfaction of walkers is our foremost desire, we will stamp any
                  special program book that a walker feels is appropriate for this event.
                  We urge special program organizers to also place the highest-possible
                  value on the satisfaction of walkers involved in their programs.
                  Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
                  Contact: Thomas Baerwald (703) 765-3128
                  Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc/weekend.html
                  E-Mail Contact: tbaerwal@...

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                  2/19/2011
                  City / State: Beltsville, Maryland, MD
                  Event Name: Black History Month Walk Event
                  Event Type: Walk
                  Event ID: 87018
                  Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km - 10 km - 1+
                  Description: TRAILS: A 5 KM and 10 KM trail which will follow
                  sidewalks, lightly traveled roads through the Vansville, Muirkirk, North
                  Creek, Rossville and Longwood communities.
                  Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                  Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
                  classifications assigned.
                  Start Times: Start time is anytime between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
                  Location: New Vansville Community Center, 6813 Ammendale Way,
                  Beltsville, MD 20705
                  Start Point / Driving Directions: “Sss…When The Iron Was Hot!!! “
                  African American Ironworkers In Laurel/Murkirk 1730 – 1930 Vansville,
                  Rossville and Muirkirk (Beltsville, Maryland) Trail History: The trails
                  travel through the communities that included Snowden Iron Works and the
                  development of Rossville where the African Americans employed by the
                  Muirkirk Iron Furnace lived, socialized and attended school, church and
                  were buried. The newer community of Vansville has the community center
                  and school and the newest communities of North Creek and Longwood.
                  Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                  Comments: AWARD: There is no special award but an Event Postcard will
                  be given to the first 150 walkers. DIRECTIONS TO START/FINISH LOCATION
                  -- FROM I-495 (Washington Beltway) East/West Take Exit 23 North
                  (Kenilworth Avenue, Route 201). As you proceed North, Kenilworth Avenue
                  becomes Edmonston Road and then Old Baltimore Pike. Proceed about 0.5
                  miles to Ammendale Road, turn right and proceed up Ammendale Road to the
                  entrance to Vansville Elementary School. FROM ROUTE 295
                  Baltimore/Washington Parkway North/South Exit onto Powder Mill Road,
                  West. Proceed to Edmonston Road (Route 201), turn right and follow
                  directions from above.
                  FROM ROUTE 1 North/South Exit onto Powder Mill Road, East. Proceed to
                  Edmonston Road (Route 201), and turn left. Proceed about 0.5 miles to
                  Ammendale Road and follow directions from above.
                  Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
                  Contact: Don Conway (301) 572-5574
                  Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
                  E-Mail Contact: donjoy5@...

                  2/26/2011
                  City / State: Baltimore, MD
                  Event Type: Walks
                  Event ID: 89322 and 89323
                  Distance - Trail Ratings: 3.1 and 6.2 miles, 5 and -
                  Location: "Du"Burns Arena
                  Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
                  Contact: Frank & Marie Kupres (410) 592-3171
                  Website: www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub
                  E-Mail Contact: fkupres@...
                  Brochure:
                  http://www.ava.org/clubs/baltimorewalkingclub/DuBurns_2011.doc

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                  Discovery Walk Festival April 9, 2011
                  Single day walk-bike-2 swims
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                  Victoria BC Phoenix Festival Apr. 15-17, 2011
                  Victora BC Canada
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                  Vancouver USA Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K
                  Inaugural Event June, 2011!
                  Volkssport sanctioned
                  7-hr time limit for marathon
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                • Wendy Bumgardner
                  8/25/2014 City / State: Alexandria, VA Event Name: August Evening Walk Event Type: Night Walk Event ID: 98508 Distance - Trail Ratings: 5-6 KM/10 KM - 1A
                  Message 8 of 9 , Aug 22, 2014
                    8/25/2014
                    City / State: Alexandria, VA
                    Event Name: August Evening Walk
                    Event Type: Night Walk
                    Event ID: 98508
                    Distance - Trail Ratings: 5-6 KM/10 KM - 1A
                    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
                    Alexandria. Most trails will explore various neighborhoods, wander
                    beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills that overlook Old Town.
                    Trails are rated 1A, with only 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 Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
                    Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM, finish by 8:30 PM
                    Location: Barrett Library, 717 Queen St., Alexandria VA 22314
                    Start Point / Driving Directions: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library,
                    717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314
                    Driving 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: 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. Please note that we have been unable
                    to make arrangements to use the parking lot behind the library and the
                    Wells Fargo 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: HOURS: Start between 4:30 and 5:30 PM; finish by 8:30 PM.
                    (If you plan to walk after 7:30 PM in April and September, bring a
                    flashlight.)
                    ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult must accompany
                    children under 12. Groups are welcome.
                    FEES AND AWARD: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV
                    Achievement Awards. 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. There is no commemorative award for these events.
                    PROCEDURE: Each participant is issued a start card, which must be
                    carried on the walk. Only one start card per person is issued, and it
                    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 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 time.
                    CONDITIONS: Water is available at the Start/Finish Point, and food and
                    drink usually is available along the trail, but you should carry your
                    own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal cases of
                    dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The events will
                    be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all
                    times and cleaned up after by their owner. Dogs are not allowed inside
                    the library.
                    REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the
                    International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these
                    events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program,
                    remember your record books. IVV event and distance books, as well as New
                    Walker Packets, are available for sale for $5.00.
                    DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these
                    events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American
                    Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller
                    Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal
                    belongings or property. All participants must sign a waiver.
                    Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
                    Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
                    Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/
                    E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

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                    9/6/2014
                    City / State: Laurel, MD
                    Event Name: 9-11 Memorial Walk
                    Event Type: Walk
                    Event ID: 98332
                    Distance - Trail Ratings: 5KM and 10KM - 1A
                    Description: Start time is anytime between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, finish
                    by 4:00 PM. The fee for IVV Credit or 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 distance credit twice
                    on the same start card on the same day with no extra char
                    Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                    Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic
                    Places, Trekking With the Trees
                    Start Times: 9 AM to 1 PM Finish by 4 PM
                    Location: Montpelier Arts Center, 9650 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
                    Start Point / Driving Directions: Directions:
                    From the Washington D.C. or Baltimore area: Take the
                    Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Rt. 295) to Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie Road)
                    North towards Laurel. At Crystal Center Shopping Center/Muirkirk
                    Road-Turn LEFT onto Muirkirk Road. Make first RIGHT into Montpelier grounds.
                    From Route 29: Turn EAST onto route 198. Cross I-95 and Route 1, turn
                    RIGHT at the next intersection onto Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie road).
                    Proceed to ~2 miles, to Muirkirk Road and turn RIGHT. Make the very next
                    RIGHT and turn into the Montpelier Mansion grounds.
                    FOR INFORMATION: Call Lynne Haffner 301-490-5850, email
                    Lynne.Haffner@... Additional information is available on the
                    Freestate club webpage http://www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
                    Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                    Comments: This is a 9-11 Memorial walk to remember the victims of the
                    Pentagon; Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and the World Trade Center, New
                    York City. Besides trail commemorative signs, lanyards for walkers to
                    carry victims names will be available(While they last) For more
                    information about the Montpelier Arts Center go to:
                    http://arts.pgparks.com/Page19078.aspx
                    TRAILS: The trail is on natural surfaces through the grounds of
                    Montpelier and sidewalks of surrounding residential area and is rated
                    1A. The trail includes Montpelier Arts Center and Montpelier Mansion,
                    Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
                    Contact: Lynne Haffner (301) 490-5850
                    Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
                    E-Mail Contact: lynne.haffner@...

                    9/13/2014
                    City / State: Baltimore, MD
                    Event Name: Battle of Baltimore
                    Event Type: Walk
                    Event ID: 98330
                    Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 K, 10 K - 1A
                    Description:
                    Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
                    Restrooms: Yes
                    Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, National Register of Historic
                    Places, WPA Works Projects Administration
                    Start Times: 8 AM to 12 Noon, Finish by 3 PM
                    Location: Edgemere Senior Center
                    Start Point / Driving Directions: 6600 North Point RD. Baltimore, MD
                    From the South: Take Baltimore Beltway I-695 to the east/north. Just
                    after crossing Key Bridge (toll $4), take exit 43 to Bethlehem Blvd
                    (route 158) Turn L at the end of the ramp. Go straight thru 3 traffic
                    lights, passing Peninsula Blvd, Wharf St and North Point Blvd. After
                    North Point Blvd the road narrows, curves sharply to the right and
                    becomes North Point Rd. Edgemere Senior Center is a short distance on
                    the left, across from Delmar Ave.
                    From the North: Take Baltimore Beltway I-695 and take exit 42. The ramp
                    is long and goes around a cloverleaf. At the bottom of the ramp, fork
                    right to go south on North Point Blvd. Go under a bridge and turn left
                    at first traffic light. After the left turn, the road narrows, curves
                    sharply to the right and becomes North Point Road. Edgemere Senior
                    Center is a short distance on the left, across from Delmar Ave.
                    Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                    Comments: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of
                    Baltimore. While the British Navy attacked Fort McHenry by water, a land
                    attack approached Baltimore from Old Road Bay in North Point. The Brits
                    traveled northward, attempting to reach high ground at what is now
                    Patterson Park; but they were defeated by American troops and turned
                    back. The walk follows a walking/biking trail known as Haul Road (named
                    for the hauling of cannons?) It passes a small historic family cemetery
                    at the site of the former Shaw House and then passes through some
                    neighborhood streets to a view of Old Road Bay about a mile and a half
                    north of where the British landed.
                    Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
                    Contact: Nancy Dravis (410) 847-3533
                    Website: www.baltimorewalkingclub.com
                    E-Mail Contact: formulate95@...

                    9/14/14
                    Memorial Walk to Honor Princeton Area Walkers (PAWs) Founder and Leader,
                    David Leroy Scull. His “home club” will walk the Year Round Event
                    onSunday, September 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. Please meet at the Start Point,
                    the Clarion Hotel/Palmer Inn, at 3499 Route One South, Princeton, NJ,
                    next to Pep Boys retail store. There are bathrooms there—and none at
                    Marquand Park—where our actual walk will begin. You’ll sign in,
                    register, get stamped and if you’d like to car pool, it’s about 2-3
                    miles to Marquand Park, Lovers Lane (yes, you read that right) in
                    Princeton. Diane Glace, our POC, is having extra directions printed for us.

                    9/21/2014
                    City / State: Annapolis, MD
                    Event Name: West Annapolis Oktoberfest
                    Event Type: Walk
                    Event ID: 98582
                    Distance - Trail Ratings: 5Km & 10Km - 1A
                    Description: DRIVERS IS LICENSE REQUIRED. Trail will go through USNA.
                    Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes |
                    Restrooms: Yes
                    Special Programs: Alternative Capitals, Bakeries Family Owned, Main
                    Street, National Register of Historic Places, State Capital
                    Start Times: Start 8 AM and 1 PM Finish by 4 PM
                    Location: Ambler Tent
                    Start Point / Driving Directions: Annapolis St. and Taylor Ave.
                    Annapolis, MD 21401From Route 2 or I97, merge onto Route 50/301 East.
                    Take Exit #24 marked Route 70 South-Rowe Blvd. Take bridge over Weems
                    Creek. Turn left at first traffic light onto Melvin Ave. Street parking
                    available on nearby streets or 3 blocks west of walk start/finish point
                    at US Navel Academy Stadium off Rowe Blvd. Once parked, our booth will
                    be at the corner of Annapolis St. & Taylor Ave.
                    Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                    Comments: After walk don't forget to enjoy all the wonderful Booths.
                    Over 100 to choose from.
                    Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
                    Contact: Diane Messer (410) 507-3514
                    Website: www.annapolisamblerswalk.com
                    E-Mail Contact: dcmesser@...

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                    US FreedomWalk Festival
                    Oct. 17-19 Arlington, VA
                    Registration — Dogwood Room
                    Friday
                    5 / 10 [+/-] km walk
                    Start Noon - 3:00 p.m.
                    Finish by 6:00 p.m.
                    Social 6:00 p.m.
                    Saturday
                    44 [+/-] km Walkers 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
                    Opening Ceremony 8:30 a.m.
                    21 [+/-] km Walkers 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
                    6/12 [+/-] km Walkers 9:00 a.m. - Noon
                    All must finish by 5:00 p.m.
                    International Dinner — Vantage Point Hotel Restaurant 6:00 p.m.
                    Sunday
                    32 [+/-] km Walkers 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
                    21 [+/-] km Walkers 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
                    6/12 [+/-] km Walkers 8:00 a.m. - Noon
                    All must finish by 4:00 p.m.
                    Award/Closing Ceremony 3:00 p.m.

                    10/17/2014
                    City / State: Arlington, VA
                    Event Name: 13th Annual US FreedomWalk Festival's Welcome Walk
                    Event Type: Walk
                    Event ID: 96743
                    Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 or 10km - 2A
                    Description: Friday event: choose between the 5 or 10 Km distance. The 5
                    Km route winds through the Rosslyn neighborhood and passes the Iwo Jima
                    Memorial before returning to the Finish. The 10 Km route visits Theodore
                    Roosevelt Island and winds through the Rosslyn neighborhood and passes
                    the Iwo Jima Memorial before returning to the Finish. Come experience
                    Arlington, Virginia hospitality with a Welcome Walk west of the Potomac
                    River. Today's Current Special Programs include: America's Bakeries,
                    Border Crossings (10k only), Cities in Song (Arlington by Trace Adkins),
                    Forts of the US, Honoring Law Enforcement, Honoring Our Flag, Hooray for
                    Hollywood, National Register of Historic Places, Trekking with Trees, 50
                    States, 51 Capitals, Walking the USA A-Z (A-Arlington), You'll Never
                    Walk Alone. Today's routes may qualify for a number of other current or
                    expired Special Programs, check with the Finish Table for the complete
                    list, by route distance, and feel free to note your own as you discover
                    them.
                    Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                    Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, Border Crossings, Cities in
                    Song, Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Trekking
                    With the Trees, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone
                    Start Times: 12 noon to 3 pm. Finish by 6 pm.
                    Location: All routes begin and end at our official, event hotel: Holiday
                    Inn, Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia,
                    22209. The closest metro is Rosslyn, 3 blocks. There is free parking at
                    the hotel, but avoid "Reserved" spaces.
                    Start Point / Driving Directions: From I-95 in Virginia, travel north on
                    I-395 to exit 8B and merge onto Washington Blvd towards the PENTAGON.
                    Travel north on Route 27 to Route 50 and take the right exit onto Route
                    50. Immediately take the Lynn Street ramp and turn right. Turn left at
                    Lee Highway and next left on Ft Myer Drive. See above for hotel parking
                    information.
                    Awards & Fees: A Award
                    Comments: The Start/Finish room is being decided.
                    Today's Schedule: (All walkers must finish by 6:00 pm.)
                    - All walkers start between noon-3 pm.
                    - Join us at 6 pm for our social, at a nearby hangout in Arlington. No
                    pre-registration is necessary.
                    Today's "Welcome Walk" is the kickoff for the US, IML Walking
                    Association event.
                    There is a $3 "Credit Only" option for distances under 15 Km each day
                    (Sat/Sun), which earns only the IVV Credit Stamp (No Certificate. No
                    Medal. No Pin.) There are NO FREE WALKERS at this event.
                    The USFWF event is sponsored by the US Surgeon General and Cultural
                    Tourism, DC. All walks qualify for IVV-AVA credit, but for distances of
                    20+ Km walked on Saturday and again on Sunday, participants qualify to
                    receive the special IML Walking Association stamp in their
                    "International Walker Passport" book, which is available for purchase.
                    Washington, DC is the backdrop for this international walking festival
                    where Fun, Fitness, and International Friendship combine to make this a
                    walking weekend to remember! The USFWF offers: a Friday warm-up walk
                    starting at noon, followed by the evening social starting at 6 pm; On
                    Saturday the Marathon starts early; the Official Opening Ceremony starts
                    at 8:30 am., with the US Surgeon General and Arlington County Sheriff's
                    Office Honor Guard, and we send out the rest of the walkers on routes of
                    various distances. The day is capped off with the International dinner
                    at 6 pm at the host hotel; Sunday features routes of various distances,
                    followed by the Awards Presentation at 3 pm, and Closing Ceremony at 4
                    pm. Come out and walk with us to experience all the US FreedomWalk
                    Festival has to offer!
                    Host Club: U.S. Freedom Walk Festival Club
                    Contact: Dolores Grenier (703) 209-0174
                    Website: www.USFREEDOMWALK.org
                    E-Mail Contact: USFWF@...

                    10/18/2014
                    City / State: Arlington, VA
                    Event Name: 13th Annual US FreedomWalk Festival
                    Event Type: Walk
                    Event ID: 96744
                    Distance - Trail Ratings: 6,10+,20+, 40+ KMs - 2A
                    Description: Today's Current Special Programs include: America's
                    Bakeries (all); Border Crossings (all); Cities in Song (all, 'Arlington'
                    by Trace Adkins, 'Washington, DC' by either Gil Scott-Heron or the group
                    "Magnetic Fields", 'Hail To The Redskins'), Honoring Our Flag (all);
                    National Register of Historic Places (all); 50 States (VA); 51 Capitals
                    (DC); Walking Americas Trails (42 Km only); Walking the USA A-Z (all);
                    You'll Never Walk Alone (all). Today's routes may qualify for a number
                    of other current or expired Special Programs, check with the Finish
                    Table for the complete list, by route distance, and feel free to note
                    your own as you discover them.
                    Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
                    Restrooms: Yes
                    Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, Border Crossings, Cities in
                    Song, Murals, National Register of Historic Places, Rainbow Color-Named
                    Places, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone
                    Start Times: Depend upon distance selected
                    Location: All routes begin and end at our official, event hotel: Holiday
                    Inn, Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia,
                    22209. The closest metro is Rosslyn, 3 blocks away. There is free
                    parking at the hotel, but avoid "Reserved" spaces.
                    Start Point / Driving Directions: From I-95 in Virginia, travel north on
                    I-395 to exit 8B and merge onto Washington Blvd towards the PENTAGON.
                    Travel north on Route 27 to Route 50 and take the right exit onto Route
                    50. Immediately take the Lynn Street ramp and turn right. Turn left at
                    Lee Highway and next left on Ft Myer Drive. See above for hotel parking
                    information.
                    Awards & Fees: A Award
                    Comments: There is a $3 "Credit Only" option for distances under 15 Km
                    each day (Sat/Sun), which earns only the IVV Credit Stamp (No
                    Certificate. No Medal. No Pin.) There are NO FREE WALKERS at this event.
                    The USFWF event is sponsored by the US Surgeon General and Cultural
                    Tourism, DC. All walks qualify for IVV-AVA credit, but for distances of
                    20+ Km walked on Saturday and again on Sunday, participants qualify to
                    receive the special IML Walking Association stamp in their
                    "International Walker Passport" book, which is available for purchase.
                    Washington, DC is the backdrop for this international walking festival
                    where Fun, Fitness, and International Friendship combine to make this a
                    walking weekend to remember! Today, the Marathon starts early; the
                    Official Opening Ceremony starts at 8:30 am., with the US Surgeon
                    General and Arlington County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, and we send
                    out the rest of the walkers on routes of various distances. The day is
                    capped off with the International dinner at 6 pm at the host hotel;
                    Sunday features routes of various distances, followed by the Awards
                    Presentation at 3 pm, and Closing Ceremony at 4 pm. Come out and walk
                    with us to experience all the US FreedomWalk Festival has to offer!
                    Host Club: U.S. Freedom Walk Festival Club
                    Contact: Dolores Grenier (703) 209-0174
                    Website: www.USFREEDOMWALK.org
                    E-Mail Contact: USFWF@...

                    10/18/2014
                    City / State: Arlington, VA
                    Event Name: 13th Annual US FreedomWalk Festival
                    Event Type: Walk
                    Event ID: 96744
                    Distance - Trail Ratings: 6,10+,20+, 40+ KMs - 2A
                    Description: Today's Current Special Programs include: America's
                    Bakeries (all); Border Crossings (all); Cities in Song (all, 'Arlington'
                    by Trace Adkins, 'Washington, DC' by either Gil Scott-Heron or the group
                    "Magnetic Fields", 'Hail To The Redskins'), Honoring Our Flag (all);
                    National Register of Historic Places (all); 50 States (VA); 51 Capitals
                    (DC); Walking Americas Trails (42 Km only); Walking the USA A-Z (all);
                    You'll Never Walk Alone (all). Today's routes may qualify for a number
                    of other current or expired Special Programs, check with the Finish
                    Table for the complete list, by route distance, and feel free to note
                    your own as you discover them.
                    Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
                    Restrooms: Yes
                    Special Programs: Bakeries Family Owned, Border Crossings, Cities in
                    Song, Murals, National Register of Historic Places, Rainbow Color-Named
                    Places, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone
                    Start Times: Depend upon distance selected
                    Location: All routes begin and end at our official, event hotel: Holiday
                    Inn, Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia,
                    22209. The closest metro is Rosslyn, 3 blocks away. There is free
                    parking at the hotel, but avoid "Reserved" spaces.
                    Start Point / Driving Directions: From I-95 in Virginia, travel north on
                    I-395 to exit 8B and merge onto Washington Blvd towards the PENTAGON.
                    Travel north on Route 27 to Route 50 and take the right exit onto Route
                    50. Immediately take the Lynn Street ramp and turn right. Turn left at
                    Lee Highway and next left on Ft Myer Drive. See above for hotel parking
                    information.
                    Awards & Fees: A Award
                    Comments: There is a $3 "Credit Only" option for distances under 15 Km
                    each day (Sat/Sun), which earns only the IVV Credit Stamp (No
                    Certificate. No Medal. No Pin.) There are NO FREE WALKERS at this event.
                    The USFWF event is sponsored by the US Surgeon General and Cultural
                    Tourism, DC. All walks qualify for IVV-AVA credit, but for distances of
                    20+ Km walked on Saturday and again on Sunday, participants qualify to
                    receive the special IML Walking Association stamp in their
                    "International Walker Passport" book, which is available for purchase.
                    Washington, DC is the backdrop for this international walking festival
                    where Fun, Fitness, and International Friendship combine to make this a
                    walking weekend to remember! Today, the Marathon starts early; the
                    Official Opening Ceremony starts at 8:30 am., with the US Surgeon
                    General and Arlington County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, and we send
                    out the rest of the walkers on routes of various distances. The day is
                    capped off with the International dinner at 6 pm at the host hotel;
                    Sunday features routes of various distances, followed by the Awards
                    Presentation at 3 pm, and Closing Ceremony at 4 pm. Come out and walk
                    with us to experience all the US FreedomWalk Festival has to offer!
                    Host Club: U.S. Freedom Walk Festival Club
                    Contact: Dolores Grenier (703) 209-0174
                    Website: www.USFREEDOMWALK.org
                    E-Mail Contact: USFWF@...
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                    9/19/2015 City / State: Alexandria, VA Event Name: Woodrow Wilson Bridge Walk Event Type: Walk Event ID: 101760 Distance - Trail Ratings: 6 KM/11/KM/17 KM
                    Message 9 of 9 , Sep 16 7:43 PM
                      9/19/2015
                      City / State: Alexandria, VA
                      Event Name: Woodrow Wilson Bridge Walk
                      Event Type: Walk
                      Event ID: 101760
                      Distance - Trail Ratings: 6 KM/11/KM/17 KM - 1A
                      Description: his walk will offer volksmarchers an opportunity to earn IVV credit by walking both ways across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Those willing to walk the full 17-KM (10.5-mile) "long trail" (the 11-KM primary trail with a 6 KM optional addition) will also have the opportunity to explore the National Harbor development. The 6 KM (3.7 mile) trail will follow the riverfront of Old Town Alexandria to obtain fine views of the new bridge before returning directly to the Start/Finish Point. The 11 KM (6.8 mile) trail will include the riverfront and allow walkers to walk to the Maryland gateway park and back across the Wilson Bridge's wide, smooth walker/biker path. The 17 KM (10.5 mile) trail will allow walkers to continue into Maryland and explore the National Harbor development. All trails are rated 1+ because they use paved surfaces with only moderate hills (with only one moderate hill on the 17 KM trail.) The trail may be difficult for wheelchairs but likely will be suitable for strollers. Water and restrooms will be available at the Start/Finish Point and at varied locations in Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor. They will not be available during the Wilson Bridge crossing.
                      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                      Special Programs: Border Crossings, Honoring Our Flag
                      Start Times: 8 AM-1 PM, Finish by 4 PM
                      Location: Barrett Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314
                      Start Point / Driving Directions: Directions to
                      the Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
                      From the East or West via I 95/I 495 (Capital Beltway): Take Exit 177B (US-1 North/Alexandria). 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: Look for parking spaces in legal spots along the streets, especially to the north and west of the S/F Point. Obey all parking signs, and provide proper payment for meters on Saturday. Do NOT park in private lots unless you have paid the proper fee and/or had explicit permission to park from the lot owner.
                      Metrorail Access: Take either Blue or Yellow lines south into Alexandria to the King St. station. Exit the station and walk away from the tracks toward Old Town Alexandria. Walk east on King St. for about 12 blocks to Columbus St., which is two blocks past Patrick St. and one block before Washington St. Turn LEFT to walk two blocks to Queen St. The library is on the far right corner.
                      You may also ride the free King Street trolley, which operates seven days a week from 10:00 AM to Midnight between the King St. Metro station and the riverfront. Buses operate on roughly 15-minute intervals and stop only at designated stops.
                      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                      Comments: Registration and Fees: There is no pre-registration for this event. All participants must register at the start point and carry a start card. Participation is free. You may register to walk for an award from a previous WDCAVC event by paying $4.00 (includes IVV credit). For those who wish IVV credit only, the fee is $3.00.
                      Eligibility: Everyone is welcome! This event is open to all regardless of age, sex, creed, race, or nationality. Participants may walk, jog, or run. An adult must accompany all children under 12 years of age.
                      IVV Credit: This event counts toward acquisition if IVV Achievement Awards. All participants of previous IVV events are reminded to bring both IVV books for this event. There is only one event credit for both trails. Participants may walk for distance credit without limit; but no more than 34 KM per start card. New Walker packets and IVV books will be available for $5.00 each.
                      Special Programs: Because of the large number and inconsistent operation of special programs offered by the AVA and various clubs, this walk's organizers cannot be sure for which programs this walk might qualify. We suspect it qualifies for the following program: Celebrating Golden Cinemas. Because the satisfaction of walkers is our foremost desire, we will stamp any special program book that a walker feels is appropriate for this event. We urge special program organizers to also place the highest-possible value on the satisfaction of walkers involved in their programs.
                      Conditions:
                      - Pets must be leashed and are not permitted inside the Start/Finish Point or other buildings along the trail.
                      - Littering is not permitted.
                      - This event will be held in most weather conditions.
                      - Carry water in case of extreme conditions.
                      - There will be no refunds for those who decline to participate.
                      - With registration for this event, the participant accepts the guidelines for AVA volkssport events and agrees to observe the principles of good sportsmanship.
                      Disclaimer: Every effort is being made to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event. The American Volkssport Association, WDCAVC, and the Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal belongings or property.
                      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
                      Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
                      Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/
                      E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

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                      US FreedomWalk Festival
                      14th Annual International Event - 3 days, 10 trails, 3 to 27 miles!
                      October 16-18, 2015
                      Arlington, Virginia
                      http://usfreedomwalk.org/
                      Event brochure:
                      http://usfreedomwalk.org/images/2015_brochure.pdf

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                      TENNESSEE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 2015
                      We are proud to present an exciting Yuletide itinerary this Christmas season and hope you’ll join us for a Tennessee Country Christmas in 2015! This 7-day holiday program features walks in 3 states: Tennessee, Kentucky, & Georgia.
                      Enjoy the festive lights and atmosphere of the Opryland Hotel, a Broadway Christmas Show at the Grand Ole Opry, and an unforgettable Christmas Sing inside the biggest cave in the world—Mammoth Cave!
                      Contact us to register at 800.779.0353 or fun@...
                      or visit us online at www.walkingadventures.com
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                      9/27/2015
                      City / State: Annapolis, MD
                      Event Name: 23rd Annual West Annapolis Oktoberfest
                      Event Type: Walk
                      Event ID: 101788
                      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 km, 10 km - 1A
                      Description:
                      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                      Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, State Capital, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z
                      Start Times: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Finish by 4:00 PM
                      Location: Annapolis St. & Taylor Ave.
                      Start Point / Driving Directions:
                      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                      Comments:
                      Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
                      Contact: Diane Messer (410) 224-0907
                      Website: www.annapolisamblerswalk.com
                      E-Mail Contact: dcmesser@...

                      9/28/2015
                      City / State: Alexandria, VA
                      Event Name: Alexandria-September Evening Walk
                      Event Type: Night Walk
                      Event ID: 101761
                      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 or 6 KM/10 KM - 1A
                      Description: TRAIL RATING AND DESCRIPTION: These evening walks will consist of 10-KM (6.2-miles) trails with either a 5-KM (3.1-miles) or 6-KM (3.8-miles) shorter option each month options along residential sidewalks and park trails in Alexandria. Trails will explore various neighborhoods, wander beside the Potomac River, and meander up hills that overlook Old Town. 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: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                      Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
                      Start Times: 4:30-5:30 PM; Finish by 8:30 PM
                      Location: Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library
                      Start Point / Driving Directions: 717 Queen Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Phone: 703-746-1703
                      Directions to the Barrett Library in Old Town
                      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: 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. If you choose to park in any off-street parking lots other than municipal lots that are distant from the library, you may be subject to ticketing and/or towing.
                      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                      Comments: ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome to participate. An adult must accompany children under 12. Groups are welcome.
                      FEES AND AWARD: These events count towards the acquisition of IVV Achievement Awards. 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. There is no commemorative award for these events.
                      PROCEDURE: Each participant is issued a start card, which must be carried on the walk. Only one start card per person is issued, and it 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 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 time.
                      CONDITIONS: Water is available at the Start/Finish Point, and food and drink usually is available along the trail, but you should carry your own water on the walk in case of extreme weather or personal cases of dehydration. Littering along the trails is prohibited. The events will be held rain or shine. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after by their owner. Dogs are not allowed inside the library. Restrooms are available at the library and often at points along the trails.
                      REMINDER: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), sanctions these events. If you are a participant in the IVV Achievement Program, remember your record books. We hope to have IVV event and distance books and New Walker Packets for sale.
                      DISCLAIMER: Every reasonable effort will be exercised to make these events safe, enjoyable and memorable for our participants. The American Volkssport Association, its subsidiary clubs, and the Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library are not responsible for theft or loss of personal belongings or property. All participants must sign a waiver.
                      AVA SPECIAL PROGRAMS: We suspect at least some walks may qualify for the You'll Never Walk Alone, National Register of Historic Places, Strolling Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and/or Honoring Our Flag programs, but we can't be sure. Because the satisfaction of walkers is our foremost desire, we will stamp any special program book that a walker feels is appropriate for the specific event.
                      Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarch Club, Inc.
                      Contact: Sandra Cahill (571) 405-4808
                      Website: www.mdvolks.org/wdcavc/index.htm
                      E-Mail Contact: scahill@...

                      10/3/2015
                      City / State: Frederick, MD
                      Event Name: Oktoberfest
                      Event Type: Walk
                      Event ID: 99264
                      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km/10km - 2A
                      Description: Both trails are on sidewalks and roadsides in the city of Frederick. They go through historic Frederick, along Carroll Creek, and out to Mt Olivet cemetery with Francis Scott Key's gravesite. The trails are user friendly to wagons, wheelchairs and strollers, though some difficulty may be encountered where there are no curb cuts. Oktoberfest information: www.frederickoktoberfest.org. Walkers will enjoy FREE ENTRY into the Oktoberfest.
                      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                      Special Programs: Cities in Song, Civil War Battlefields, National Register of Historic Places, You'll Never Walk Alone
                      Start Times: 9:00 am - noon. Must finish by 3:00 pm
                      Location: Frederick Fair Ground
                      Start Point / Driving Directions: 797 E Patrick St Frederick, MD 21701. Start Table just inside Gate 1, next to the Fest Hall, south end.
                      See below for Driving Directions to our Volksmarch Parking... at Gate 3.
                      DIRECTIONS TO VOLKSMARCH PARKING:
                      From the East on I-70: Take Exit 56 (East Patrick St.). Continue on East Patrick St.
                      **** Turn RIGHT on Monroe Ave. and enter the Fairgrounds at Gate #3 for Volksmarch parking. Park and walk to the left (south) end of the "Fest Hall," the largest building ahead of you on your left.
                      Parking is FREE, but you may make a donation !
                      From the West on I-70: Take Exit 56 (East Patrick St.). Turn RIGHT at end of exit onto # 144. This will merge with East Patrick St. Continue on East Patrick St.
                      Follow from **** above.
                      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                      Comments: Special Programs: Civil War Battlefields, National Register of Historic Places,
                      Cities in Song and You?ll Never Walk Alone.
                      Water and candy will be available at the start and control points. Food and drink may be purchased at many places in the city and at the "Oktoberfest." Pets are not permitted at the Fairgrounds
                      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
                      Contact: Yvonne Pennington (301) 431-6668
                      Website: www.sugarloafers.org
                      E-Mail Contact: yastill@...

                      US FreedomWalk Festival
                      14th Annual International Event - 3 days, 10 trails, 3 to 27 miles!
                      October 16-18, 2015
                      Arlington, Virginia
                      http://usfreedomwalk.org/
                      Event brochure:
                      http://usfreedomwalk.org/images/2015_brochure.pdf

                      10/17/2015
                      City / State: Mt. Airy, MD
                      Event Name: Watkins Park Parr Ridge Excursion
                      Event Type: Walk
                      Event ID: 98978
                      Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k and 10K - 1B
                      Description: The trails are on natural surfaces, paved pathways and city streets. Strollers and wheelchairs (some curbs) but most streets are ADA compliant. FOR INFORMATION: Call Phill Wilder (301) 717-3604, email kindfellow1@.... Additional information is available on the Freestate club webpage http://www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
                      Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
                      Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Trekking With the Trees, Water Towers, You'll Never Walk Alone
                      Start Times: 9 AM to 12:30 PM finish by 3:30 PM
                      Location: Pavilion at Watkins Park, 615 Center St., Mt. Airy, MD 21771
                      Start Point / Driving Directions: Drive Directions: Take Route I-70 WEST from Baltimore toward Frederick, Maryland to Mount Airy. (Pass exits for US 29, MD 32, MD 97 and MD 94) Exit at Exit 68 to MD Route 27. Turn RIGHT on MD 27 North (signs for Westminster) drive about 2 miles. There is a sign indicating a LEFT turn into the park. We are the only pavilion in the park.

                      All walkers pay the $3.00 walk fee. Children 12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free courtesy of Freestate Happy Wanderers.
                      Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
                      Comments: The Mount Airy Historic District is significant for its architecture, and for its association with the development of transportation in west-central Maryland. Walking trails include most of the historic district and other pleasing environs. Numerous Geocaches available close to the walk event trails.
                      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
                      Contact: Phill Wilder (301) 717-3604
                      Website: www.mdvolks.org/freestate/
                      E-Mail Contact: kindfellow1@...

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