Groundhog Day Walk
Keeping Your Ears Warm
Items to keep your ears cozy - from hats to bands to Buffs and Earbags.
Yes, we're having a heat wave - but winter is still here!
Look for Volks-Ware at the Vancouver Discovery Walks in April. Specialty
items are: "All American Walker" shirts and Jewelry for the
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Groundhog Day 10KM Jaunt AT2002-0315
Saturday, February 2, 2002
City, State, Country: Cabin John, MD, USA Host Club: Seneca Valley
Sugarloafers, AVA 419
Distance and Trail Rating: 10 KM, Trail rating 1+. There is a shorter
Start place address: C & O Canal Towpath- Seven Locks, Carderock
Recreation Area, Cabin John, MD
Start times: 10:30-11:00 A.M. (PLEASE NOTE START TIMES). Finish by 2:00
Event description: Easy walk on the C&O towpath upstream from Carderrock
to Lock No. 16 and return. Relatively flat natural surfaces except for
short, rocky patch near Lock 15. Suitable for strollers but not
wheelchairs. This is a very scenic walk along the Widewater section of
Award and fees: Our walk is free. If you wish to receive IVV credit for
the walk, you must pay $2.00 There is no specific award for this event.
A variety of "B" awards will be available. IVV credit and "B" award is
$4.00. Pick your award on the day of the event. IVV achievement record
books will be for sale. Insert cards will be available at no charge.
Directions: From MD and Washington, D.C.: Take Capital Beltway (I 495)
outer loop going southwest toward Virginia. Just before the Potomac
River, take exit 41 in MD, west onto Clara Barton Pkwy. After 1 mile,
cross overpass into Carderock Recreation Area* (Exit parkway to right.
Turn left onto overpass. Proceed ahead into park.). After passing under
C&O Canal, turn right (west) and continue to last parking lot. Please do
not park on road shoulders. Use alternate parking lots if necessary.
From Virginia: Take Capital Beltway (I 495) inner loop going Northeast
toward Maryland. Immediately after crossing the Potomac River (use
rightmost lane on bridge), take Exit 41 west (Left fork as road splits)
onto Clara Barton Parkway. After 1.2 miles from Exit 41, cross overpass
into Carderock Recreation Area and proceed as above*.
Contact: Jim Hathaway (301) 229-1356, or Stan Forster (301) 530-8173
Email contact: hathawayjd@... or desta2@...
Comments: Water and restrooms are only available at the Start/ Finish
Point. Water will not be available except in the restrooms at the Start
Point. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times. This walk
will be held regardless of the weather unless conditions cause sponsors
to close the trails for safety reasons.
McLean Community Center Event No: AT 01 - 404 Date(s): Saturday,
February 9, 2002
City, State: McLean, Virginia Host Club: Virginia Volkssport
Distance and Trail Rating: 10 km and 5 km, Rated 2
Start place address: 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Virginia. Tel: (703)
Start times: Between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.m.
Event description: The trail is on sidewalks and side streets through
residential areas of McLean, as well as park and recreation areas.
Award and fees: Awards from previous Virginia events will be available.
The fee for IVV credit and an award is $3.00 to $4.00. The fee for IVV
credit only is $2.00.
Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495) to Exit 11A (Rt 123 North,
Chain Bridge Road, McLean) in Virginia. Follow Rt 123 to McLean. After
crossing Old Dominion Drive (5th traffic light - Charley's Restaurant on
right), take the first LEFT, Ingleside Avenue. The Community Center is
on the left in the second block. Parking is available in the Community
Center parking lot or in the small Community Park parking lot at the end
of Oak Ridge Avenue between the Library and the Community Center.
Contact: Fred or Nancy @ (703) 631-8512 Email contact: Fred/Nancy
Comments: Pets must be leashed at all times and owners are responsible
for cleaning up after their pet. Pets are NOT allowed inside the
start/finish. No littering please. Restrooms and water will be
available at the start/finish. Water and candy will be available at the
check point(s). This event will be held in all reasonable weather
conditions. If in doubt, call.
02/14/2002 - 02/16/2002 - WALK
Event Number: AT2002/0319
Start: HYATT REGENCY AT THE INNER HARBOR, BALTIMORE, 10KM
Host Club: Baltimore Walking Club
Write for more information to:
7905 OMEGA CT
KINGSVILLE, MD 21087
Contact: BILL SIMMONS (410) 592-8440
Atlantic Regional Conference
March 14-17, 2002
I regret to announce that the walk (AT 02-405) that the Gator
Volksmarsch Club had scheduled for 9 Mar 02 for the Outback in
Chesapeake, VA, has had to be cancelled. We ran into some difficulties
beyond our control at that location which prevented us from using that
site for a walk. We attempted to locate an alternate walk site, but we
found nothing that would allow us to put on a quality event.
Accordingly, we have decided to cancel the event.