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Victoria International Blossom Walks
Victoria, Canada April 12-14, 2002
Three days of IVV-sanctioned walks with distances from 10K to 42K.
Canada's International Marching League walk.
Toll Free: 1-877-488-WALK or 1-877-488-9255
Discovery Walk Festival - Vancouver, WA April 19-21, 2002
Three days of IVV-volkssport walking, biking, swimming with distances
from 5K to 42K
Free health and fitness seminars featuring Rob Sweetgall who has walked
across the USA 7 times, and others. The USA's International Marching
Toll free phone: 877-269-2009
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April 6-7, 2002 Columbia Volksmarch Club AVA-264 Presents a Spring
Weekend Walk in Ellicott City and Oella, Maryland AT02/316
5-km trail rated 2 10-km rated 3 Walk in Two Historic Mill Towns:
Ellicott City, the seat of Howard County, was founded in 1772 by the
Ellicott brothers, who built a flour mill on the Patapsco River. The
town is the site of the nation's oldest surviving railroad terminal, and
its Main Street (formerly the National Road) is lined with shops and
restaurants. Oella, across the river in adjacent Baltimore County,
grew up around the oldest textile mill on the east coast, built in 1808.
The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park marks the site of this native
son's home. SPONSORED BY: The Columbia Volksmarch Club (AVA 264).
SANCTIONED BY: The American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of
the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), promoting leisure
sports in the interest of family health, recreation, fun and
DISTANCE: This is one event with one trail giving distance options of
5 km, and 10 km. The trail rating for the 5-km walk is 2. The trail
rating for the 10-km walk is 3.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The 5km trail has some hills and goes through
historic Ellicott City. It is primarily on sidewalks but significant
portions are on side streets with no sidewalk. While strollers may do
this trail, it is not recommended for wheelchairs. The 10km continues
into Oella to include streets with no shoulders that wind through the
small historic town of Oella, the natural trails of Banneker Park, and
the converted rails-to-trails of the old Oella Trolley route. This trail
is not recommended for strollers and is not suitable for wheelchairs.
START/FINISH: The Roger Carter Recreation Center, 3676 Fells Lane,
Ellicott City, MD
START TIMES: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Must be finished by 4:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION and FEES: There is no pre-registration for this event. The
participation fees are: IVV Credit only: $2 Award and IVV Credit: $6 B
Award (from previous event) and IVV Credit: $3. There is no fee to walk
the trail without receiving the IVV credit.
CONDITIONS: The event will be held during all reasonable weather
conditions, including rain. Littering along the trails is prohibited.
County laws require that all pets must be leashed. ELIGIBILITY: All are
welcome to participate without charge, but must register at the start.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the entire
trail. PROCEDURE: Each participant will be issued a start card. It
must be carried on the walk and presented for validation at each
checkpoint. Only one start card will be validated per participant. Start
cards 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 the Event Award and/or IVV Credit. The trail may be walked
two times per start card on the same day at no additional cost.
WATER and REFRESHMENTS: Water and rest rooms will be available at the
start and finish point. A checkpoint at the Oella country general store
will have water. There are many eating opportunities on Main Street in
DISCLAIMER: Neither the Columbia Volksmarch Club, nor its sponsors,
shall be liable for accidents, theft or material damage. Every
reasonable effort will be made to make this a safe, enjoyable and
INFORMATION: Call (410) 313-8499 for more information.
DIRECTIONS: From the North: From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take
Exit 16, I-70 West toward Frederick. Follow I-70 for about 4.5 miles and
take Exit 87-A, Rt. 29 South toward Columbia. Follow directions "From
Route 29" below.
From the South and East: From I95, take Rt. 100 West toward Ellicott
City (exit 43B). At end of Rt. 100, Take Rt. 29 North toward Ellicott
City. Follow directions "From Route 29" below. (The trip from I-95 and
the Washington Beltway (I-495) takes about 30 minutes.)
From the West: From I-70 take Exit 87-A, Rt. 29 South toward Columbia.
Follow directions "From Route 29" below.
From Route 29, Follow Rt. 29 to the Rt. 40 East, Ellicott City exit.
Exit Rt. 29 and follow Rt. 40 East to traffic signal at Rogers Avenue.
Turn RIGHT on Rogers Avenue and follow for 1/2 mile to intersection of
Rogers Avenue and Court House Drive. Keep LEFT and follow Court House
Drive pass by next RIGHT into the Howard County Office Complex (OLD
START POINT). Bear RIGHT just past Complex on Ellicott Mills Dr. The
Start/Finish point is at the Roger Carter Recreation Center which will
be on your left. Parking is available in a free public parking lot just
past the Roger Carter Center and on Eillicott Mills Dr. above the Roger
Bethesda, MD (Kenwood Cherry Blossoms) AT2002/329
Saturday, April 6, 2002
City, State, Country: Host Club: AVA- 0419, Seneca Valley
Distance and Trail Rating: The trail is 10 km, rated 2. Suitable for
strollers and wheelchairs. A 5km option which goes through the cherry
blossoms requires driving to a different starting point.
Start place address: The Shops at Sumner Place, 4701 Sangamore Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20816, lower parking lot.
Start times: 8 AM to 1 PM. Finish walk by 4 PM Event description: Walk
on the Capitol Crescent Trail and city streets. The plan is to have the
cherry blossoms in full bloom..
Award and fees: Our walk is free. If you wish to receive IVV credit for
the walk, you must pay $2.00. A variety of "B" awards will be available.
IVV credit and "B" award is $4.00
Directions: Washington Beltway (495) to exit 39, River Rd. (MD 190)
towards Washington. Turn right on Goldsboro (MD 614). Turn left on
Massachusetts Ave. (MD 396). Turn right on Sangamore Rd. at the
firehouse.Continue past the Shops at Sumner Place (4701 Sangamore Rd.)
to stop sign in front of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Turn
left, go 1 block, turn left into the Shops at Sumner Place. Turn
immediate left into the lower parking lot. Start point is at the
entrance to the Sumner Place Offices.
Contact: Jim Hathaway, (301) 229-1356 Email contact:
hathawayjd@... or desta2@...
Comments: Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times during the
walk. Pets are not allowed in the Sumner Place Offices, but may be
leashed outside. Only candy will be provided. Refreshments and water are
available to purchase at the Shops at Sumner Place and along the trail.
Restrooms are available at the start/finish and along trail.
Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7, 2002 Cherry Blossom Walk
Special Security Requirements for the Pentagon: Parking is permitted in
North Parking (our normal location) for this event. ALL participants 16
years and older must have a Photo Identification Card that will be
checked by Government Personnel prior to entry. From the parking lot,
please follow our markings to the security check point. Event No: AT
2002 - 0454
City, State: Arlington, Virginia Host Club: Pentagon Pacesetters
Distance and Trail Rating: 11 km, Rated 1
Start place address: Pentagon Athletic Club, North Parking, The
Start/Finish times: Between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Finish by 4:00 p.m.
Event description: The trail is moderately easy, mostly on sidewalks and
natural improved trails, and has no significant hills. You visit the
Tidal Basin and Cherry Blossoms. The trail is suited for strollers and
wheelchairs, but will be crowded.
Award and fees: There is no award for this event. Participants wishing
to receive the IVV credit stamp only will be charged $2.00. There is no
fee for those who wish to participate without receipt of the IVV credit
stamp. Participants may purchase a t-shirt or patch, designed
specifically for this event at the Sales table.
Directions: To reach the Pentagon Athletic Club, follow I-395 in either
direction to Exit 10 (South) or Exit 10-B (North) and Boundary Channel
Drive. Stay on boundary Channel Drive until you reach PentagonNorth
Parking and turn left into the parking lot at our signs. From any other
direction, follow signs to the Pentagon North Parking.
Contact: Ron @ (703) 922-1885 or Laurel @ (703) 250-4320 -- between 6:30
p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Email contact: rparkham@...
Comments: This is a National Heritage Event and stamp locations will be
identified at the start. Pets are not permitted inside the Pentagon
Athletic Club. Our World Famous Wurst and less famous Hotdogs will be
WALK THE BEAUTIFUL SEASONS OF MARYLAND -Spring in Historic Savage,
Maryland AT 2002/331
April 13, 2002 Savage, Maryland, USA
Host Club: Freestate Happy Wanderers AVA-190
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 Km Walk Rated 1+
Start place address: United Methodist Church Faith and Ministry Center
on the corner of Foundry and Baltimore Streets in Savage, Maryland.
Watch for parking signs. Overflow parking is available along the city
side streets, at Savage Park and at Savage Mill.
Start times: 9 AM. and 12 noon. All walkers must be finished by 3 PM
Event description: The trail features the Historic Savage Mill, Carroll
Baldwin Hall, Bollman Truss Bridge, residential areas and Savage Park.
It will be an easy to follow marked trail on mainly paved surfaces.
Strollers may negotiate the trail but it is not recommended for
wheelchairs. A 5-km trail will also be available.
Award and fees: There is no special award for this event. Awards from
past events will be available for purchase. A limited supply of pub
glasses and cutting boards will also be available for purchase. IVV -
Credit is $2.00
Directions: From I-95, take Exit 38A, Rt. 32 East, toward Ft. Meade.
Follow for 1 mile to US 1 South exit. At end of exit, turn RIGHT and
follow U.S. 1 for a short distance to first traffic signal at Howard St.
Turn RIGHT onto Howard St. Follow Howard St., which becomes Baltimore
St., to Foundry Rd. at the walk start/finish.
Contact: Ruth McCoy 301-317-4549 Email contact:
Comments: Pets must be leashed at all times, and owners are responsible
for cleaning up after their pets. No littering, please. Water and hard
candy will be available at the start/finish and at check points.
Restrooms will be available at the start/finish and along the trail.
Several restaurants are located in Savage Mill on the walk route.
Spring Time Walk AT02-0439
April 13-14, 2002 City, State, Country: Annandale, VA USA
Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarching Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10 KM, Rated 2
Start place address: Mason District Park, Picnic Shelter, 6621 Columbia
Pike, Annandale VA Start times: Register between 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Finish by 4:00 PM.
Event description: 10 KM (6.2 miles) trail, rated 2 due to some natural
surface trails and three noticeable hills, is through the Mason District
Park, along residential areas, past a golf course, and through Green
Spring Gardens Park. The trail returns to Mason District Park via
residential areas and wooded trails. Shorter 5 KM trail, rated 2, is
also available on request. Trails are suitable for strollers and wagons,
but not wheelchairs.
Award and fees: Credit Only event.
Directions: From I-495 (North or South) in Virginia, take Exit 52B,
Route 236 East - Little River Turnpike. Follow Little River Turnpike
about 1.3 miles to John Marr Drive. Turn LEFT at John Marr Drive and
follow signs to Route 244 - Columbia Pike. You will pass the K-Mart on
the right. At the light, turn RIGHT (East) on Columbia Pike and follow
about .8 miles to the sign at Mason District Park. Turn RIGHT into the
park and follow the Volksmarch signs to the Start Point.
Contact: Marlene (703)988-0765 Email contact: nelmar@...
Comments: Restrooms, water and candy available at the Start/Finish, as
well as the control points on the trail. In case of extreme
temperatures, it is recommended you carry extra water with you during
Holmes Run Trail Early Evening Walk AT02-0433
April 16, 2002 City, State, Country: USA
Host Club: Washington DC Area Volksmarching Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 5 or 6 KM / 10 KM, Rated 2+
Start place address: Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke
Street, Alexandria VA. Phone (703)519-5900.
Start times: Start between 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Finish by 8:30 PM.
Event description: The Holmes Run Trail is rated 2+, with some moderate
hills. Most of the walk is on paved surfaces, although some short
segments are on natural-surface paths. The trail follows Holmes Run and
then heads through mixed-use neighborhoods near the Northern Virginia
Community College Alexandria campus before returning to Beatley
Award and fees: There is no commemorative award for this event. The fee
for IVV Credit only is $2.00. There is no fee to just walk the trail --
but you must register and carry a start card.
Directions: From the SOUTH or WEST via I-395 - take Exit 3 (VA-236/Duke
Street) EAST - Alexandria. Just past Landmark Center on your left you
pass beneath Van Dorn Street. Continue EAST on Duke Street for about 1/2
mile to the 5th traffic light at NORTH Pickett Street. *Be careful as
the 4th traffic light is South Pickett Street* LEFT at North Pickett
Street (CVS on the corner). Go about 1/2 block north past the CVS store.
RIGHT at the Beatley Library sign to enter the parking lot.
>From the EAST via I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) - take Exit 176 (VA-241/Telegraph Road) NORTH - Alexandria. Continue on Telegraph until you follow a 270-degree ramp around to go WEST on VA-236 (Duke Street). Continue WEST on Duke Street for about 2-1/2 miles, turning RIGHT into the parking lot to the Beatley Library soon after passing the Foxchase Shopping Center on your right.Contact: Tom Baerwald (703)765-3128 or Marshall Hansen (301)588-1913.
WDCAVC, PO Box 3432, Merrifield VA 22116-3432. Email contact:
baerwald-va@... or Limerick07@...
Comments: Please remember to bring a flashlight if you plan to walk
after 7:30 PM. Water is available at the Start/Finish, plus there is
food and drink available along the trail, but as always it is
recommended you 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. After
you complete your walk, please join the Washington DC Area Volksmarching
Club at our monthly meeting.
04/27/2002 - 04/28/2002 - WALK
Event Number: AT2002/0324
Start: CEDARVILLE STATE FOREST, BRANDYWINE, 5/10KM
Host Club: Mid-Atlantic Walking Assn.
Write for more information to:
5605 ASBURY CT
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22312-6302
Contact: Diane Evans 703-354-1735
04/28/2002 - 04/28/2002 - WALK
Event Number: AT2002/0325
Start: AMERICAN LEGION POST 175, SEVERNA PARK, 10KM
Host Club: Annapolis Amblers
Write for more information to:
1600 CANANARO CT
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401-5618
Contact: Bob Schmick 410-647-5919