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    =============== When Should You Stretch? http://walking.about.com/od/stretching/a/stretch092404.htm Walking Adventures International: History, Culture,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2004
      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
      Panama Extension.
      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.
      flightseeing expedition over Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of
      the world.
      Call 1.800.779.0353 today to claim your spot! You can also email
      fun@... or visit us online at

      Gifts. Buy Now if you want a good selection:
      Guatemalan Fanny Packs and Wallets
      Those beautiful glass ornaments made in Poland
      Our Top Picks for Walking and Hiking Gifts

      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.
      MORE INFO:
      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
      Port Angeles.
      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
      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
      email: info@...

      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
      E-Mail: gdonnageorge@...

      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
      Railroad Trail.
      Host Club : Emerald City Wanderers
      Write for more information to:
      PO Box 16221
      Seattle, WA 98116-0000
      Contact : David Madsen, (206) 789 - 1960
      E-Mail: dmadsen@...
      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.
      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.
      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.,
      Vancouver, WA
      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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