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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    ============= Top Picks for Night Reflective Gear Tis the season for night volksmarches. Be safe and be seen.
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 7, 2001
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      Top Picks for Night Reflective Gear
      Tis the season for night volksmarches. Be safe and be seen.
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      A HOLIDAY NIGHT WALK IN COLONIAL
      WILLIAMSBURG AT2001/0405
      December 7 - 8, 2001 City, State, Country: Williamsburg, VA Host
      Club: Peninsula Pathfinders
      Distance and Trail Rating: 6/10 km, rated 1
      Start place address: Ramada Inn Historic, 500 Merrimac Trail,
      Williamsburg, VA
      Start times: 3 pm to 6 pm, finish by 9 pm
      Event description: The night trail is primarily along city streets.
      Colonial Williamsburg will be decorated for Christmas so you will be
      able to see the candles and bonfires, as well as enjoy the carolers and
      other evening festivities in the Colonial Williamsburg area.
      Award and fees: A patch depicting a decorated door in the Colonial
      Williamsburg area - $5 preregister by December 1, $6 after that date and
      on the day of the event; credit only is $2, and anyone can walk for
      free.
      Directions: FROM RICHMOND AND POINTS NORTH: Take I-64 East to Exit 238,
      Willliamsburg, VA Rt 143. At the top of the ramp, turn right onto VA Rt.
      143 East. Follow VA Rt 143 and turn left at the 3rd traffic light (about
      2.3 miles from the exit). Go 1 block and turn right into the Ramada Inn
      Historic parking lot.
      FROM HAMPTON AND NORFOLK: Take I-64 West to Exit 242A, Williamsburg, VA
      Rt 199 West. Drive about 0.8 miles and exit riight onto VA Rt 143 West.
      At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto VA Rt 143 West. After the 2nd
      stoplight (about 1.5 miles), turn left into the Ramada Inn Historic
      parking lot.
      Contact: Shirley Boyd - 757-722-5637 or Annette Tollett - 757-766-3065
      Email contact: walksboyd@... or ahtollett@...
      Comments: The Ramada Inn Historic is offering special room rates: $50
      per night for a single/double room, $55 for 3 or 4 per room. When making
      a reservation at the reduced rate (by Nov. 7, 2001), call 1-800-666-8888
      and tell them you are part of the Peninsula Pathfinders group. After
      that date, the hotel will continue to make reservations at the special
      rate as long as rooms are available. Events within Williamsburg will be
      happening throughout the month of December. For additional information
      and reservations (where needed), call 1-800-HISTORY. There are many year
      round events in the area sponsored by both the Peninsula Pathfinders and
      Gator Volksmarsch Club. So, come to Colonial Williamsburg for a fun
      filled walking weekend.

      A HOLIDAY WALK IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG AT 2001/0406 December 8 - 9,
      2001
      City, State, Country: Williamsburg, VA Host Club: Peninsula
      Pathfinders
      Distance and Trail Rating: 6/11 km, rated 1
      Start place address: Ramada Inn Historic, 500 Merrimac Trail,
      Williamsburg, VA
      Start times: 8 am to 1 pm, finish by 4 pm
      Event description: The day trail is primarily along city streets, thru
      the William and Mary campus, as well as Colonial Williamsburg so you
      will be able to see the holiday decorations in the Colonial style in the
      area.
      Award and fees: The day event award is a wooden block cutout (similar to
      the Cat's Meow) of the Peter Hay's Shop in Colonial Williamsburg. It is
      part of a series of buildings that we have been doing - $10 preregister
      by December 1, $6 after that date and on the day of the event; credit
      only is $2; and anyone can walk for free.
      Directions: FROM RICHMOND AND POINTS NORTH: Take I-64 East to Exit 238,
      Williamsburg, VA Rt. 143. At the top of the ramp, turn right onto VA Rt.
      143 East. Follow VA Rt 143 and turn left at the 3rd traffic light (about
      2.3 miles from the exit). Go 1 block and turn right into the Ramada Inn
      Historic parking lot.
      FROM HAMPTON AND NORFOLK: Take I-64 West to Exit 242A, Williamsburg, VA
      Rt 199 West. Drive about 0.8 miles and exit right onto VA Rt 143 West.
      At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto VA Rt 143 West. After the 2nd
      stoplight (about 1.5 miles), turn left into the Ramade Inn Historic
      parking lot.
      Contact: Shirley Boyd - 757-722-5637 or Annette Tollett 757-766-3065
      Email contact: walksboyd@... or ahtollett@...
      Comments: The Ramada Inn Hisotric is offering special room rates: $50
      per night for a single/double room, $55 for 3 or 4 person room. When
      making a reservation at the reduced rate (by Nov. 7, 2001), call
      1-800-666-8888 and tell them you are part of the Peninsula Pathfinders
      group. After that date, the hotel will continue to make reservations at
      the special rate as long as rooms are available. Events within
      Williamsburg will be happening throughout the month of December. For
      additional information and reservations (where needed), call
      1-800-HISTORY. There are many year round events in the area sponsored by
      both the Peninsula Pathfinders and Gator Volksmarsch Club. So, come to
      Colonial Williamsburg for a fun-filled walking weekend.

      12/10/2002 - 12/10/2002 - NIGHT WALK
      Event Number: AT2001/0356
      Start: HAUS DYE, COLUMBIA, 5/10KM
      Host Club: COLUMBIA VOLKSMARCH CLUB
      Write for more information to:
      3780 COLLEGE AVE
      ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043-0000
      Contact: JOHN DYE 410-313-8499

      NEW YEAR'S EVE DAY EVENT AT01/311 and AT01/312
      DECEMBER 31, 2001
      Columbia, Maryland, USA
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5-Km, 10-Km Rating for all trails - 2
      Start place address: Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way,
      Columbia Maryland
      Start times: 9 AM. to 1 PM Finish by 4 PM
      Event description: Three trails will be offered. The Blue Trail, a short
      5-KM trail, will be mostly on pathways to and around Lake Elkhorn. The
      Yellow Trail follows sidewalks, lightly traveled roads and pathways to
      the Village of Long Reach. The Red Trail also uses sidewalks, lightly
      traveled roadways and pathways and highlights Lake Elkhorn and the
      Village of Owen Brown. Both the Red and Yellow Trails are 10-Kms with an
      indoor checkpoint located roughly mid-way with restrooms. Two events can
      be earned on New Year's Eve and two can be earned on New Year's Day.
      Award and fees: A commemorative cutting board featuring the Spirit of
      Walking will be available for purchase at an estimated price of $5.00.
      Only 100 cutting boards will be available, no reorders.
      Directions: 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
      PARKWAY, Bear RIGHT toward North/Owen Brown. At the THIRD traffic
      signal, turn RIGHT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. DIRECTIONS FROM 29: Take Exit
      18, BROKEN LAND PARKWAY, EAST towards Owen Brown. At second traffic
      signal, turn LEFT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. Park at Dasher Green Elementary/
      Owen Brown Middle School, approximately .3 mile from light. Follow
      ribbons to Start/Finish.
      Contact: Bill and Linda Hassell 410-437-2164
      Email contact: wahasse@...
      Comments: Freestate gourmet food, beverages, water and restrooms will be
      available at the Start/Finish. Water and hard candy will be available at
      all checkpoints both days. The spirit of the holiday season is giving.
      We offer a free beverage in exchange for the donation of a
      non-perishable food item. The food items collected will be given to a
      shelter for the homeless for distribution to those less fortunate than
      ourselves. Thank you for your generosity. Area Hotels: The Courtyard by
      Marriott, 8910 Sanford Blvd., Columbia Maryland, which is conveniently
      located near the Start/Finish. For reservation call: 800-321-2211, or in
      Maryland call: 410-290-0002 - Comfort Suites, 14402 Laurel Place,
      Laurel, MD call 301-206-2600 (Start Point of Laurel YRE 219). New Year's
      Eve Dinner: We have reserved a number of tables at a restaurant in
      Columbia. If you want to join Freestate in ringing in the New Year,
      contact Jackie Coco, 410-515-4726 or email wahasse@...
      before December 24.

      NEW YEAR'S DAY EVENT AT2002-0302 and AT2002-0303
      JANUARY 1, 2002
      Columbia, Maryland, USA
      Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 5-Km, 10-Km Rating for all trails - 2
      Start place address: Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way,
      Columbia Maryland
      Start times: 8 AM. to 1 PM Finish by 4 PM
      Event description: Three trails will be offered. The Blue Trail, a short
      5-KM trail, will be mostly on pathways to and around Lake Elkhorn. The
      Yellow Trail follows sidewalks, lightly traveled roads and pathways to
      the Village of Long Reach. The Red Trail also uses sidewalks, lightly
      traveled roadways and pathways and highlights Lake Elkhorn and the
      Village of Owen Brown. Both the Red and Yellow Trails are 10-Kms with an
      indoor checkpoint located roughly mid-way with restrooms. Two events can
      be earned on New Year's Eve and two can be earned on New Year's Day.
      Award and fees: A commemorative cutting board featuring the Spirit of
      Walking will be available for purchase at an estimated price of $5.00.
      Only 100 cutting boards will be available, no reorders.
      Directions: 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
      PARKWAY, Bear RIGHT toward North/Owen Brown. At the THIRD traffic
      signal, turn RIGHT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. DIRECTIONS FROM 29: Take Exit
      18, BROKEN LAND PARKWAY, EAST towards Owen Brown. At second traffic
      signal, turn LEFT onto CRADLEROCK WAY. Park at Dasher Green Elementary/
      Owen Brown Middle School, approximately .3 mile from light. Follow
      ribbons to Start/Finish.
      Contact: Bill and Linda Hassell 410-437-2164
      Email contact: wahasse@...
      Comments: Freestate gourmet food, beverages, water and restrooms will be
      available at the Start/Finish. Water and hard candy will be available at
      all checkpoints both days. The spirit of the holiday season is giving.
      We offer a free beverage in exchange for the donation of a
      non-perishable food item. The food items collected will be given to a
      shelter for the homeless for distribution to those less fortunate than
      ourselves. Thank you for your generosity. Area Hotels: The Courtyard by
      Marriott, 8910 Sanford Blvd., Columbia Maryland, which is conveniently
      located near the Start/Finish. For reservation call: 800-321-2211, or in
      Maryland call: 410-290-0002 - Comfort Suites, 14402 Laurel Place,
      Laurel, MD call 301-206-2600 (Start Point of Laurel YRE 219).
    • Wendy Bumgardner
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      Message 2 of 3 , Dec 8, 2005
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        Walking Adventures International: History, Culture, Scenery, AND
        Walking...more than just a walking tour!
        Join us for a close-up, walker’s introduction to the historic, cultural,
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        Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and is
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        19 days. Call us TODAY for more details at 1.800.779.0353 or email
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        2005-2006 Year-Round Events
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        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!
        http://home.earthlink.net/~erika.webmaven/Savannah2006_1.html

        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
        Williamsburg in December 12/10 - 12/12: Williamsburg Virginia walk the second weekend in December. Time is running out to guarantee a room reservation at the
        Message 3 of 3 , Dec 10, 2010
          Williamsburg in December 12/10 - 12/12:
          Williamsburg Virginia walk the second weekend in December. Time is
          running out to guarantee a room reservation at the hotel. Also, the
          awards are going fast. If you got the first part of the building last
          year, you will want to pre-register to insure that you get the building.
          We ordered the same number of buildings for 2010 as we sold in 2009.
          There will be no reorder of the buildings as we would have to order
          another 50 for a reorder.
          SPECIAL HOTEL RATES: The Clarion 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. 10, 2010), call 757-229-4100
          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.
          PENINSULA PATHFINDERS OF VIRGINIA
          WILLIAMSBURG, VA
          NIGHT WALK, DEC. 10-11, 2010 Event Number AT2010/84059 5 and 10 kilometers
          DAY WALK, DEC. 11-12, 2010 Event Number AT2010/84060 5 and 10 kilometers
          SWIM, DEC. 10-12, 2010 Event Number AT2010/84061 300 meters
          LOCATION: Clarion Hotel, 351 York Street, Williamsburg, VA.
          DATE: Night walk, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, 2010. Day walk,
          Saturday and
          Sunday, Dec.11-12, 2010. Swim, Dec 10 - 12, 2010.
          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 $17.50 for the day event award and IVV credit;
          $9.00 for the night event award and IVV credit. Registration, mailed
          after Dec. 3, 2010, and at the event, is $18.00 for the day event and
          $9.00 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 Robert
          Carter Office at Colonial Williamsburg (see drawing on front cover). The
          cost of the day award has increased because our supplier has increased
          our price. The day award will be a part of a series of three for 2009,
          2010, and 2011. When complete, you will have the Mckenzie Apothecary to
          the Robert Carter Office that can be fit together to reflect the whole
          building there. The night award is a 4 x 4-inch patch. 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 1, will be
          through Colonial Williamsburg and primarily along city streets.. The
          night (10 km) and both 5 km trails are rated as 1 and are primarily in
          Colonial Williamsburg.. 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 Clarion 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. 10, 2010), call 757-229-4100
          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: These walks qualify for the following special AVA
          programs: American Gardents, Artistic Heritage, American Authors and
          Literary Landmarks, Firehouses, Museums, Historic Churches, Veterans,
          Memorials,RailRoad Heritage, and Spirit of Walking
          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 Clarion 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
          Clarion is on your right approximately 1.9 miles.
          Printable brochure
          http://peninsulapathfinder.startlogic.com//walks/regular_events/2010_12_Brochure.pdf

          12/13/2010
          City / State: Columbia, MD
          Event Name: Columbia VM Club Holiday Walk & Party
          Event Type: Night Walk
          Event ID: 87834
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 10km / 05km - 1+
          START/FINISH: Village of Owen Brown, Karen & John's House, 6887
          Garland Lane, Columbia, MD. (410) 290-6510
          STARTING DATES & TIMES:
          Monday Evening, December 13, 2010.
          You can start the walk anytime from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
          You can start the Holiday Party anytime after 7:00 PM.
          You must complete by 9:30 PM because it’s John’s bedtime.
          TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Sidewalks on marginally well lighted streets. The
          walk will be after sunset to allow participants to view the Holiday
          decorations in the Village of Owen Brown. There will be written
          directions. A flashlight is highly recommended
          HOLIDAY PARTY: Only those in a jovial spirit will be eligible to attend
          the Columbia Volksmarch Club Holiday Party. The Annual CVC Member
          Appreciation Holiday Party will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the
          same location. Each Party participant will be issued a glass (possibly
          clean) which (s)he will need to fill. Clean minds and bodies are
          recommended but not required. Holiday Party participation fees are:
          You do not have to Walk to Party!
          You do not have to Party to Walk!!
          You can do one, both, or neither!!!
          COSTS/FEES: The participation fees are:
          IVV Credit Columbia Volksmarch Club members: $0.00
          IVV Credit non CVC members: $3.00
          Club membership: $10.00
          Holiday Party: Priceless
          REFRESHMENTS: Food & drinks will be provided as part of the Columbia
          Volksmarch Club Holiday Party. Rest rooms will be available at the
          Start/Finish point. There will be at least one rest room on the
          10KM route.
          Directions to Winter Walk Start
          From Rt 95:
          Take Rt. 32 to Columbia.
          Take First Exit, Broken Land Parkway toward Owen Brown.
          Right onto Cradlerock and proceed about a mile.
          Right on Garland Lane.
          Go 3 blocks to first house facing Garland Lane on the left.
          From Broken Land Parkway coming from Rt. 29:
          Turn left onto Cradlerock Way.
          Pass library, school and convenience store to left on Garland Lane.
          Go 3 blocks to first house facing Garland Lane on the left.
          Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
          Contact: John Dye (410) 290-6510
          Website: bangor59.com/CVC/
          E-Mail Contact: johndye@...
          Full brochure:
          http://bangor59.com/CVC/Docs/20101213brochure.pdf

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          12/18/2010
          City / State: Washington, DC
          Event Name: Christmas in DC
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 86679
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10 km - 1
          Description: The walk will take you through and around many of the
          tourist areas of our Nation's Capital, including the botantical gardens,
          the White House, the Capital, Union Station, Ford Theatre and many
          monuments of DC.
          Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
          classifications assigned.
          Start Times: 0900 to noon, finish by 3 pm
          Location: Old Post Office Building
          Start Point / Driving Directions: 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (corner
          of 12th St and Pennsylvania Ave), Washington DC. Directions: Take your
          favorite route to I-395 in the Washington DC area. Exit 3 (12th Street
          Expressway) onto 12th Street SW. Follow 12 St for 1.1 miles. Turn right
          on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The Old Post Office Building will be on your
          right. Parking is available on the streets near the start point. The
          start table will be inside the building.
          Awards & Fees: A Award
          Comments: You will have to go throught security when you enter the Old
          Post Office Building - so you will be going throught it at least twice
          (when you arrive to start and when you finish).
          Host Club: Virginia Volkssport Assn.
          Contact: Annette Tollett (757) 766-3065
          Website: No Website Listed
          E-Mail Contact: ahtollett@...

          12/19/2010
          City / State: Springfield, VA
          Event Name: Springfield Holiday Dinner Walk
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 89412
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K - 2
          Description: This event is a "kick-off" and prelude to the Northern
          Virginia Volksmarchers Holiday Dinner Party, which will begin at 5:00 PM
          at the start point. The walk will build your appetite and boost your
          spirits in anticipation of the dinner, but you do not have to attend the
          dinner in order to walk. The trail will be on paved trails and sidewalks
          in Springfield neighborhoods and along the Fairfax Cross-County Trail.
          The trail is 10 KM (6.2 miles) in length and is rated 2 because of
          moderate hills along most of its course. The trail is suitable for
          strollers but not for wheelchairs. An alternative route of approximately
          5 KM (roughly 3.1 miles) in length will be offered for those who want to
          walk a shorter route. This trail also contains some moderate hills and
          is rated 2.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
          classifications assigned.
          Start Times: 2:00PM-3:00PM
          Location: The Asian Grill Restaurant
          Start Point / Driving Directions: West Springfield Shopping Center
          6228A Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152 .From the east via I 95/I 495:
          From Maryland, cross the Wilson Bridge and drive west on the Capital
          Beltway (I 95/I 495) for about 7 miles. Stay right to exit to
          Springfield through the "Springfield Mixing Bowl" interchange. Bear
          right to take Exit 169B and continue on VA 644 West (Old Keene Mill Rd.)
          for about 3 miles to Rolling Rd. (VA 638). Turn right to drive north on
          Rolling Rd. and turn left across from the McDonald's into the West
          Springfield Shopping Center. The Asian Grill is in the right rear of the
          shopping center.
          From the north via /I 495: From Tysons Corner, drive south on the
          Capital Beltway (I 495) for about 6 miles to Exit 54A. Bear right to
          drive on Braddock Rd. West for about 2 miles to Rolling Rd. (VA 638).
          Turn left to drive south on Rolling Rd. for 2.3 miles. Turn right across
          from the McDonald's into the West Springfield Shopping Center. The Asian
          Grill is in the right rear of the shopping center.
          From the south via I 95. From Occoquan, drive north on I 95 for about 8
          miles to Exit 169B. Take Exit 169B to drive west on VA 644 West (Old
          Keene Mill Rd.) for about 3 miles to Rolling Rd. (VA 638). Turn right to
          drive north on Rolling Rd. and turn left across from the McDonald's into
          the West Springfield Shopping Center. The Asian Grill is in the right
          rear of the shopping center.
          From the west via I 66: From Centreville, drive east on I 66 to Exit
          55A (VA 7100/Fairfax County Pkwy). Drive south on VA 7100 for about 9
          miles to Old Keene Mill Rd (VA 644). Turn left to drive east on Old
          Keene Mill Rd for about 3.5 miles to Rolling Rd (VA 638). Turn left to
          drive north on Rolling Rd., and turn left across from the McDonald's
          into the West Springfield Shopping Center. The Asian Grill is in the
          right rear of the shopping center
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: If weather conditions are adverse, please check the entry for
          this event on the AVA website (at http://www.ava.org/walk/cal.htm), at
          the NVV website (at http://www.pollow.com/nvvc/), or by contacting the
          event information contact listed. NVV will try to contact those who
          pre-register and provide a phone number as soon as the status of the
          event changes.
          Host Club: Northern Virginia Volksmarchers
          Contact: Robert McLean (703) 455-1878
          Website: www.pollow.com/nvvc
          E-Mail Contact: RMCMAMC@...

          12/31/2010
          City / State: Columbia, Maryland, MD
          Event Name: Walk 4 "1's" for Your Health
          Event Type: Walk
          Event 1 86949 6 Km and 10 km - 1
          Event 2 86880 6 km and 10 km - 1
          Description: The fee for IVV credit or Non-IVV Credit is $3. Children
          12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free courtest of Freestate
          Happy Wanderers. If weather conditions are uncertain, and travlers
          advisories are in effect on the day sof the events please call the
          contact person. The spirit of the holiday season is giving. 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.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
          classifications assigned.
          Start Times: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM and Finish by 4 PM
          Location: Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia,
          MD 21045
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Three trails will be offered. A 6-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. Checkpoints and restrooms are
          located roughly midway on the trails. Two events IVV credits can be
          earned on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 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 Parkway. Bear RIGHT toward
          North/Owen Brown. At theTHIRD traffic signal, turn RIGHT onto Cradlerock
          Way. From Route 29 - Take Exit 18, Broken Land Parkway, East toward Owen
          Brown. At second traffic signal, turn LEFT onto Cradlerock Way. Owen
          Brown Center is on RIGHT just past elementary school. Parking is
          available on the street, obeying all traffic regulations or in the
          elementary school parking lot.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Food , beverages, and water will be available at the Start/Finish
          Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
          Contact: Linda Hassell (410) 437-2164
          Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
          E-Mail Contact: wahasse@...

          1/1/2011
          City / State: Columbia, MD
          Event Name: Walk 4 "1's" for Your Health
          Event Type: Walk
          Event 1 86881 6 km and 10 km - 1
          Event 2 86950 6 km and 10 km
          Description: The fee for IVV credit or Non-IVV Credit is $3. Children
          12 and under (IVV-Credit included) walk for free courtest of Freestate
          Happy Wanderers. If weather conditions are uncertain, and travlers
          advisories are in effect on the day sof the events please call the
          contact person. The spirit of the holiday season is giving. 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.
          Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes |
          Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: This event doesn't have any special
          classifications assigned.
          Start Times: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM and finish by 4:00 PM
          Location: Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia,
          MD 21045
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Three trails will be offered. A 6-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. Checkpoints and restrooms are
          located roughly midway on the trails. Two events IVV credits can be
          earned on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 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 Parkway. Bear RIGHT toward
          North/Owen Brown. At theTHIRD traffic signal, turn RIGHT onto Cradlerock
          Way. From Route 29 - Take Exit 18, Broken Land Parkway, East toward Owen
          Brown. At second traffic signal, turn LEFT onto Cradlerock Way. Owen
          Brown Center is on RIGHT just past elementary school. Parking is
          available on the street, obeying all traffic regulations or in the
          elementary school parking lot.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Food, beverages, and water will be avilable at the Start/Finish.
          Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers
          Contact: Bill Hassell (410) 437-2164
          Website: www.ava.org/clubs/freestate
          E-Mail Contact: wahasse@...

          1/15/2011
          City / State: Cabin John, MD
          Event Name: C&O Towpath at Carderock
          Event Type: Walk
          Event ID: 87145
          Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km/10km - 1+
          Description: CREDIT WALKERS MUST PRE-REGISTER. Financial transactions
          are NOT allowed on park property; no cash or checks will be accepted at
          this event. Prepaid registrants who do not participate will forfeit the
          fee. We also CANNOT sell record books in the park, but we will have
          insert cards available. Send $3.00 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. PLEASE MAIL CHECK EARLY ENOUGH TO BE
          RECEIVED BY TUES, JAN 11, 2011. The trail is 10km with a 5km option.
          It's an easy out & back walk on the C&O Canal towpath to the Widewater
          area and to Locks #15 & #16. Relatively flat natural surfaces. Suitable
          for strollers but not for wheelchairs. Participants may bring a snack &
          water for use on the trail.
          Amenities: Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
          Special Classifications: Walking America's Trails
          Start Times: 10am - 11am; must finish by 2 pm
          Location: Carderock Recreation Area/C&O Canal Towpath
          Start Point / Driving Directions: Carderock Recreation Area at C&O
          Canal Towpath, Cabin John, MD - parking area with restrooms & payphone.
          DIRECTIONS: From Maryland & 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; turn LEFT to cross over the Parkway and
          follow signs ahead for Carderock. After driving through a short tunnel
          to stop sign, turn RIGHT. Then immediately turn LEFT into parking lot,
          our starting point.
          From Virginia: From I-495 (inner loop going northeast toward Maryland),
          immediately after crossing
          American Legion Bridge over Potomac River (use RIGHT lane on bridge),
          take Exit 41 (Clara Barton Pkwy, Carderock). 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 at *.
          Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
          Comments: Conditions: WATER WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EXCEPT IN THE
          RESTROOMS AT THE THE START POINT. Trail instructions will be available.
          Pets are allowed in the park, but must be leashed at all times during
          the walk. Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish. This walk will be
          held regardless of the weather, unless conditions cause the sponsor to
          close the trail for safety reasons. If in doubt, call Jone Parr at
          301-385-0054 (cell phone).
          Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
          Contact: Jone Parr (301) 385-0054
          Website: www.sugarloafers.org
          E-Mail Contact: jone.p@...


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