When Should You Stretch?
Walking Adventures International: History, Culture, Scenery, and
Walking...more than just a walking tour! Another walking season is just
around the corner! Travelers who register for any tour featured below by
October 15 are entitled to the Early Registration Bonuses listed:
BLUE HAWAII (January 18 - 29, 2005) An evening at the Old Lahaina Luau
on Maui OR an $85 credit toward the flightseeing trip to Molokai.
COSTA RICA & PANAMA (February 15 – 25, 2005) A zipline canopy ride
through the treetops near the Arenal Volcano or a $50 credit toward the
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND (March 22 – April 12, 2005) A magical Sydney
Harbour dinner cruise or a $50 credit towards Completely Kiwi (New Zealand).
SOUTH AMERICA (March 26 – April 11, 2005) A quality Alpaca sweater from
Alpaca 111, a respected clothier in Peru! You'll be able to pick out
your own style, size, and color directly from the store in Cuzco.
NATIONAL PARKS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST (May 8 – 21, 2005) A
flightseeing expedition over Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of
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Oct. 2: KIRKLAND VOLKSWALKING EVENT
On October 2 the Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club will host a 5
KM and 10 KM (6.2 miles) Volkswalk in and through Kirkland. Interlaken
Trailblazers, the City of Kirkland and New Balance are sponsoring this
event. New Balance will donate a pair of walking shoes to a lucky
The walk will begin and end at the Juanita Beach Park. Walkers may
start anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 Noon and finish by 3:00 pm.
The route will leave the Juanita Beach Park, enter the Juanita Bay Park,
go south on Market St to 18th Ave and then south on 1st Street to 5th
Ave past the City Hall, down into town and up through Peter Kirk Park to
the Senior Center, continuing to the Marina Park, north on Market St to
Waverly Way, south on Waverly Way to 6th St. and back through the
Juanita Bay Park to the Starting Point.
Volkswalks are open to the public and people of all ages are encouraged
to join in the fun, walk through beautiful Kirkland and take pictures.
Walkers who wish an AVA Credit Stamp in their walking event books will
pay $3.00; however, all walkers are welcome to walk the route free.
Plenty of parking is available and the route will be clearly marked with
written instructions available. COME ONE, COME ALL! See Kirkland.
City and State: KIrkland WA
Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 5k/10k Trail rating 2.
Start Point Address: 97th Ave NE and Juanita Drive, Kirkland, WA
Event Description: Five parks, flower beds, marina, shops, restaurants,
historical buildings. Walk on sidewalks, passing civic buildings,
through downtown area and with views of Lake Washington, seattle skyline
and the Olympic Mountains.
Start Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Finish by 3:00 pm.
Contact: Beth & Stan Wolf , (425 ) 827 - 7018
Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/interlaken
E-Mail Contact: seagullsb@...
Awards and Fees:
Credit is $3.00. Some older pins and awards available.
I-405 Northbound: Exit 20A at NE 116th St. Left under I-405 and
continue on NE 116th St. to 98th Ave NE and Juanita Drive. Continue
straight ahead one block to Juanita Beach Park and turn left into
parking lot. I-405 Southbound: Exit 20 at NE 124th St. Right on NE 124th
St. to 100th Ave NE. Left on 100th Ave NE to Juanita Drive. Right on
Juanita Drive one block to Juanita Beach Park and left into parking lot.
Restrooms available start/midway/finish. Pets permitted and
owners responsible for leash and cleanup laws. 5KM trail suitable for
wheelchairs and strollers. 10KM trail NOT suiable for wheelchairs. This
is a "J" walk for the "A to Z" challenge in King County and a "Parks" walk.
10/9/2004 Lake Tapps North Park
City and State: Sumner WA
Host Club: Daffodil Valley Volkssport Assn.
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K/5K 1+,mostly flat with natural
surface trails and pav
Start Point Address: 2022 198th Ave E., Sumner, WA
Event Description: Walk Lake Tapps North Park on pathways that entwine
within the park and along the waterfront of the lake, with great view of
Mt. Rainer. The 5K is entirely within the park. The 10K extends beyond
the park to neighborhoods and a school. The crowds will be gone from
this popular swimming and boat launch area that is largely undeveloped.
Start Times: 8am - 1pm, finish by 4pm
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg , (253 ) 841 - 0580
Event Website: www.webpost.net/es/esvadvva
E-Mail Contact: nancyw@...
Awards and Fees:
No award; free walkers are welcome; IVV credit only is $3
From SR 167, follow SR410 through Sunner. Take the 166th Ave E.
exit and head north (left) on 166th. Stay on Sumner Tapps Hwy as it
bends east (right) and turns into 16th St. E. Then, it will bend north
and turn into 182nd Ave E. Turn right on 9th St. E, which bends
gradually and turns into 12th St E. Turn right in 198th Ave E., and go
approximately 1 block to park entrance.
Washington State Challenge: Nature: parks and mountains; County:
Pierce; A-Z: "S". Dogs are allowed in Pierce County Parks on leash.
Owners responsible for cleanup.
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 Lyle’s Myles Walk/Run Benefit for AIDS in Africa
And Old Apple Tree Festival
SANCTION NO: 68531
SPONSOR: VAEA Walk and Run Club, Global Partners – Lyle’s Myles
LOCATION: Old Apple Tree Park, 112 Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661
START TIME: 10K Volkssport Walk starts 8 am - 10 am. Group run/walk
7K/3.5K Lyle’s Myles event starts 10 am.
FINISH TIME: 1 pm.
DISTANCE: 7K, 10K
Lyle’s Myles is a benefit run/walk for AIDS in Africa, and held with the
Old Apple Tree Festival celebrating the 178th birthday of the Old Apple
TRAIL: 1. A fun walk/run along the Columbia River Renaissance Trail,
PRE-REGISTRATION: Volkssport walkers may register at the event for $3
for IVV credit only, with donation suggested. Lyles Myles participants
pay the $25 entry fee to benefit AIDS in Africa, with volkssport credit
optional $3 additional, payable at the event. Pre-registration
available online through Paypay http://www.gpfd.org Must be postmarked
by Oct 4, 2004 . Make check payable and mail to:
GLOBAL PARTNERS, c/o Lyle Smith
14604 NW 24th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98685
MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish. Pets are permitted
but NOT in buildings. Owners are responsible for leash and cleanup laws.
VOLKSSPORT WALKERS: You can start from 8 am to 10 am on a traditional
10K volkssport walk, IVV credit $3. Donation optional to support Global
Partners to provide health services in Africa.
LYLE’S MYLES: Join in the fun at 10 am. The Lyle’s Myles race has only
one rule – you can’t finish before Lyle or you are disqualified! But
there is no dishonor in disqualification. There are prizes for the
fastest disqualified participants in various age categories, male and
female, who do the 7K. The entry fee for Lyle’s Myles and donations
from the volkssport walk support Global Partners in East Africa. One
project has been the support of Matada Hospital in Kenya. This
hospital serves a region with high maternal and infant mortality,
malnutrition, and widespread HIV/AIDS.
OLD APPLE TREE FESTIVAL: From 9 am – 2 pm: games, contests, displays,
music, food, entertainment.
GLOBAL PARTNERS c/o Lyle Smith
14604 NW 24th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98685
Or, Email to dsslbs@...
DIRECTIONS: From North or South on I 5 exit number 1 to Highway 14
East. Exit from 14 to Columbia Way. Go right (West) on Columbia
Way.. The Old Apple Tree Park will be on the right (north) side of
Columbia Way about one-half mile from where you got off Highway 14.
You may need to continue on Columbia Way, past the park, to find parking.
October 9 and 10, 2004 Port Angeles Crab Fest Volkssport Event
Saturday and Sunday
Starting Point: Volkswalk Start Point Dungeness Crab Fest, City Pier;
Lincoln and Railroad, Port Angeles, Washington
From Olympia take US 101 (Exit 104 from I5) and proceed through Shelton
and up the Hood Canal to Port Angeles. When the highway makes a left
turn in downtown Port Angeles follow the signs to the free parking for
the Crab Fest. After parking follow directions to the Crab Fest Booths
and Volkswalk signs will be posted to help find the booth located on the
left side of the pier. From Seattle/Tacoma area proceed by your choice
of ferry or bridge to the Hood Canal Bridge. Continue on US 104 till it
merges with US 101 and follow directions as above.
INVITATION: The Evergreen State Volkssport Association, New Balance and
the Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club welcomes everyone
wishing to join us in a 10 or 5 km walk.
SANCTION NO: NW04/68236
LOCATION: Port Angeles ,Washington - Clallam County
Dungeness Crab Festival; City Pier; Lincoln and Railroad
Port Angeles Washington
START TIME: Saturday 8:00am - 1:00 pm Sunday 9:30am - noon
FINISH TIME: Saturday:4:00 pm Sunday 3:00 pm
TRAIL: 10 Km & 5Km: Rated 3. Walk mostly on city sidewalks past
historical buildings and sights. Visit the many beautiful murals in
Strollers and wheelchairs okay although some hills may be hard.
AWARD: Credit plus a "B" Award patch is $5.00. Credit only is $3.00.
Hat pins are available. Free walkers are welcome but must register,
carry, and return a start card.
VOLKSSPORT: "Sport of the People," is an adventure in health,
recreation, fellowship and fun. It provides recreation and fitness
opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. This event enables
you to earn recognition while participating in a non-competitive sport.
Our marked course is a great family activity and even the family dog
can go along. The volkssporting philosophy recognizes that every
participant in this event is a winner and eligible for credit and a "B"
PROCEDURES: There will be direction signs; look for the large IVV
banner when arriving at the Crab Fest. Participants must register and
carry a start card. All cards are the property of the sponsors and
must be returned at the completion of this event.
NEW WALKER PACKETS: The American Volkssport Association offers new
participants and/or Volkssporters not active in IVV's award program, a
packet with an event and distance book and three coupons for credit at
AVA sanctioned events. This $19.00 value costs only $5.00 and will be
available at the registration desk. Packets are a one time purchase,
and not available to Volkssporters active in the IVV awards program.
FREE PARTICIPANTS: Participation in most IVV/AVA Sanctioned
Volkssporting Events is free to all participants. However, everyone,
including children, must register, carry and return a start card upon
completion of the event.
MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms are available at the Start/Finish..
There are facilities along the Km walk. Pets are permitted but not in
the building(s). Owners are responsible for leash and clean-up laws.
WAIVER: The sponsors are not liable for accidents, thefts, and/or
material damage. Every effort will be made to make this event safe,
enjoyable, and memorable. PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A WAIVER FORM FOR THIS
EVENT. A RESPONSIBLE ADULT MUST SIGN FOR ALL MINORS.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Call JoAnn or Victor McAllister(360) 681-2560 or
Frances Johnson (360) 732-4623 or write to: Olympic Peninsula Explorers,
c/o Victor McAllister 102 Louella Ridge Dr.; Sequim, WA 98382. EMAIL:
<vicmac@...>. Visit our web-site
<http://www.olympus.net/community/ope>. .For Crab festival information
10/16/2004 - Moran Prairie Ramble II October State Meeting Walk
Event Number : 67317 10k, 5k
Start : United Methodist Church, 65th and Freya St., Spokane, WA
Start Time: 8 am - noon
Trail: 2+ moderate, quiet neighborhoods, scenic country road.
Event City: Spokane
Host Club : Lilac City Volkssport Assn.
Write for more information to:
1612 E 59th Ave
Spokane, WA 99223
Contact : Norman Merrill, (509) 448 - 4125
10/30/2004 - 10/31/2004 - Remlinger Farm Walk
Event Number : 59031 2004/0013 5/10km
Start : Remlinger Farms, 32610 NE 32nd, Carnation, WA
Event City: Carnation
Start time: 9 am - 1 pm
Trail: 1+ easy on dirt trail and sidewalks along the Snoqualmie Valley
Host Club : Emerald City Wanderers
Write for more information to:
PO Box 16221
Seattle, WA 98116-0000
Contact : David Madsen, (206) 789 - 1960
Club Website: www.walkingwithecw.org/
11/6/2004 Wandering the Wetlands Walk
City and State: Belfair WA
Host Club: Evergreen Wanderers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10km and 5km 1
Start Point Address: Belfair Elementary School 2290 N.E. State Route 3
Event Description: The Mary E. Theler Wetlands is located on the "toe"
of Hood Canal. Many different plant species and birds can be seen.
November is a great time for salmon sponging. Walk on trails of crushed
rock and boardwalks. Ok for strollers. Wheelchairs will have difficulty.
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Start Times: 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Finish 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Jo Ann Savitz , (253 ) 752 - 3247
Event Website: www.evergreenwanderers.homestead.com
E-Mail Contact: jjsavitz@...
Awards and Fees:
Credit only $3.00. Free participants are welcome.
I-5 exit 132 (Highway 16 West). Exit LEFT on HIGHWAY 3 to Belfair.
School on the LEFT.
COUNTY: MASON CHALLENGE: MOUNTAINS/TRAILS/PARKS Save time to view
the displays at the Wetlands Center.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 VANCOUVER VETERANS PARADE WALK
SANCTION NO: 68532
SPONSOR: VAEA Walk and Run Club
LOCATION: VA Medical Center, Bldg D7, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.,
START TIME: 8 am - noon
FINISH TIME: 3 pm
TRAIL: Rated easy 1+, choose 11K or 6K route. On sidewalks and paths
through historic Vancouver, both distances visit the Veterans Parade and
Vietnam Memorial Garden. For best viewing of the Veterans Parade, 11K
walkers should start walking at 9:30 am, 6K walkers at 10:00-10:30 am.
Strollers OK, wheelchairs may encounter uncut curbs. See the big
changes at the VA Campus as the “haunted hallways” are gone and the land
cleared for construction of the Clark County Health Department building
to provide services both to veterans and the community.
REGISTRATION: Register during the start hours. Credit-only $3. Free
walkers welcome, donation appreciated. Donations go to our
Compassionate Care Meal Program. No refunds.
HATPIN: Painted pewter eagle hatpins available $3 each, while supply
lasts, no re-order.
BRING YOUR OLD COFFEE MUGS FOR THE VETERANS: Bring clean, un-chipped
coffee mugs for our veterans to use while they are in our nursing
skilled care unit.
MISCELLANEOUS: Please carry a photo ID in case the campus goes to
Threat Level Orange. In case of the country going to Threat Level Red,
this event will be canceled. Water and restrooms at start/finish and
along the route every 3K. Pets are permitted but NOT in buildings.
Owners are responsible for leash and cleanup laws.
STIPULATIONS: All participants must register, sign the liability
waiver and carry a start card. Participants agree to follow the
directions of the event volunteers and AVA/IVV guidelines. The sponsors
of this event cannot be held responsible for any accidents or injury
that might occur or for any lost or stolen items.
MORE INFO: Wendy Bumgardner 503-692-3994, walking@...
DIRECTIONS: From I-5 northbound or southbound take 4th Plain exit 1-D.
If southbound, turn left (east) on 4th Plain, if northbound turn right
(east) on 4th Plain to the stop light at St. Johns/VA Medical Center.
Turn right into VA Medical Center. At the first intersection, turn left.
Turn right at the second driveway to the right and park in the big
parking lot. Register in the atrium of Building D7, the Barnes Rehab
Center. Bus: C-Tran Bus 25 or 39, bus stop is on Ft. Vancouver Way just
outside VA entrance.
TO VOLUNTEER: VAEA is a wee, tiny club and would love to have you help
us out with trail marking, trail sweeping, working checkpoint or
start/finish. Give Wendy a call or email if you can help. Workday
phone in Vancouver: 360-905-1771 or above contact numbers.
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