- 8/2/2008 Olney, MD
Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
Distance and Trail Rating: 5km/10km 1+
Start Point Address / Driving Directions: BJ Pumpernickel's 18169 Town
Center Dr, Olney, MD 20832 - 301-924-1400. Olney Rise & Shine Walk.
DIRECTIONS: From SOUTH: Take Beltway I-495 to Georgia Ave (Rte 97) North
to Spartan Ln (approximately 10 miles from I-495). Right on Spartan
Lane; cross Rt 108. Immediately turn LEFT into Olney Town Center. BJ
Pumpernickels Restaurant is at the far end of shopping center next to
movie theaters. From NORTH: Take I-70 to Georgia Ave (Rte 97) South to
Rte 108. LEFT onto Rte 108 to Town Center Drive. Immediately turn LEFT
into Olney Town Center. BJ Pumpernickels Restaurant is at the far end of
shopping center next to movie theaters.
Event Description: Trail: Rated 1+, offers a 10km course with 5km & 6km
options on city streets, sidwalks & natural surfaces. We are fortunate
to have permission to walk through the scenic grounds of Brooke Grove
Retirement Community as part of the 10km walk. Restrooms, food & water
are available near the Start/Finish. Water & candy will be provided at
checkpoint. It is advisable to carry extra water in the summertime.
Please use sunscreen & wear protective hat. However, a significant
portion of the walk is along shady lanes but some of the trail will be
in full sun. Pets on leash are permitted on trail but NOT inside the
Start/Finish or any building at Brooke Grove. Wheelchairs may experience
difficulty on natural surface areas. "B" awards are free; sorry no "A"
awards this time.
Start Times: Start: 7 am - 9 am; Finish by 12 Noon
Contact: Jackie Johnson , (301 ) 977 - 6870
Event Website: www.sugarloafers.org
E-Mail Contact: gammie0612@...
Awards and Fees: B Award
Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
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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.Greenbelt MD
Host Club: Great Greenbelt Volksmarchers, Inc.
Distance and Trail Rating: 5K/10K
Start Point Address / Driving Directions:
Contact: John R. Holloman , (301 ) 937 - 3549
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
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:
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
Courthouses in the USA
2008 Maryland Year-Round Walks