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Walking Adventures International: Join us this fall as we explore the
early heritage of our great nation! The second half of our Walking the
Heritage of Early America tour still has spaces available, but the
option to join us will be closing soon as we are obligated to release
unclaimed hotel rooms by September 9. Beginning and ending in New York
City, you will walk in 6 states and check 9 locations in the popular
"1000 Places to See Before You Die" book off your list! 10
AVA-sanctioned walks included. LAST CHANCE - call us today to book your
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Scenery, and Walking...more than just a walking tour! Details available
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City and State: Woodland CA
Host Club: Davis Dynamos
Distance and Trail Rating: 5/10km Walk is rated a 1
Start Point Address: Freemen Park From I 80 Traveling east or west, take
Hwy 113 exit to Woodland, It is approximately 8 miles to the E. Main St
exit. Turn left on E. Main at signal. Right on East St for one block and
turn left on Court St. Freeman Park is on the left, one long block from
East St. From I-5 Traveling North or South, take Hwy 113/East st exit.
Turn left on East St, drive approximately 1 1/2 miles before turning
right on Court St. Freeman Park is on the left.
Event Description: This is a walk that coincides with Woodland's annual
Stroll Through History. It passes many heritage homes and many are open
if one wishes to also by a city ticket for the home tours. Regardless
the homes and gardens are a sight to behold.
Start Times: 8:00 AM
Contact: Avis Showers , (530 ) -74 - 6112
Event Website: ashouwers@...
E-Mail Contact: ashowers@...
Awards and Fees:
This is a credit only Walk for $3:00. Walkers are also wecome to
walk for free .
As noted above. Park on Court St. and the side street next to park.
In addition to the Stroll through History route which our walk
route coincides, there are static displays, food booths etc on Main St.
Strollers: Easy Wheelchairs: Medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
City and State: Santa Cruz CA
Host Club: South Bay Striders
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K 1+
Start Point Address: Santa Cruz Co. Communication Bldg., Ocean Ave. near
Water St., Santa Cruz, CA
Event Description: Walk along the coast on city streets and paved bike
trails. Woods, ocean views, wildflowers, birds and Monarch butterflies
might be sighted. Some stairs and short steep roads make it not
recommended for strollers or wheelchairs.
Start Times: 8 a.m. to noon
Contact: Margaret Shafer , (408 ) 370 - 0156
Event Website: www.yvanovich.com/sbs/
E-Mail Contact: rosymc@...
Awards and Fees:
$3 credit, no award
From Highway 17/880 proceed south to Santa Cruz. Highway 17 veers
left to become Ocean Ave. Proceed on Ocean Ave and turn right after
Water St. into the parking lot. Start/Finish is at the Santa Cruz Co.
Communcation Bldg. parking lot.
Weather is changeable, be prepared for fog or sun; cool or warm.
You will enter Natural Bridges State Park. Water and restrooms available
along the route.
Strollers: None Wheelchairs: None Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
September 17 & 18, 2005 Two Volkssport Events
Global XXV Vandenberg AFB, CA
VAFB Entry Area
Sponsors Outdoor Recreation Branch, 30th Services Squadron, Vandenberg
AFB, CA; and
The Central Coast Peregrine Pathfinders (AVA 876/CA 59)
Nrs. Walk: TBA
Location Recreation Equipment Checkout Building
Corner of Washington Avenue & Alaska Way
Vandenberg AFB, CA 93437
Hours Start at any time between 8:00 and 12:00 noon on either day. All
participants must be off the walk and bike trails by 3:00 p.m. Swimmers
must be finished by 1:00 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine;
however, the swim may be closed in threatening weather. No refund for
Routes The US Air Force and the CCPP are cooperating to offer two
volksmarch events in the same weekend! A walk and a bike! Participants
can do one or both!
Both 5 and 11 km routes will be available.
Bike: Bike riders of all ages must wear a safety helmet on the base. A
limited number or rental bikes and helmets are available for participants.
The 14 km (8.7 mile) route will leave the start/finish, go past the
newly constructed Western Range Operations Control Center, the flight
line, and Base Ops, and short rural stretches. The route, which is
mostly on lightly traveled roads, is rated 1.
The 25 km (15.5 mile) route will continue to circle around the airfield.
This route, which is also on lightly traveled roads, is also rated an
Awards The primary USAF award for both the walk and the swim, the USAF
is offering a special lapel/hat pin that can be worn far beyond the
event dates. It reminds everyone that our sports participation should
make us all a "Four Season Family." This pin will be the award
available at all Global XXV events worldwide.
For 2005, the CCPP is offering the same patch at all of our events. It
features our mascot Pooter, the peregrine falcon, stepping out with a
walking stick. In the background is the patio on the Santa Maria city
hall. Both the patio and the nearby courthouse where Michael Jackson
has been standing trial are parts of the Santa Maria YRE route. Santa
Barbara county is highlighted in red since Santa Maria is in Santa
Barbara county. The other six counties are listed in blue.
The location boxes are optional. You can earn an "uncut" patch by
walking for IVV credit at at total of five of our locations in at least
two different counties. To see the application for the "uncut" version
of the patch, click here.
Base Entry Due to heightened security following the attacks of
9/11/2001, only US citizens and resident aliens (green card holders)
will be permitted on the base. Special arrangements can be made for an
alternate off-base walk for other foreigners if they contact Bill
Uttenweiler (see below) at least two weeks prior to the event.
To facilitate base entry, we strongly encourage non-military affiliated
personnel to preregister by September 10, 2005!
All participants (except small children) must carry valid
identification. Drivers license or other photo ID are preferred.
Vehicles will not be permitted on base unless the driver provides (1)
valid drivers license, (2) current registration, and (3) proof of
current insurance. Failure to have any one of these items will result
in the vehicle being denied entry.
Directions From the South: Take US-101 to the Vandenberg AFB/CA-1 exit
shortly after the Gaviota Tunnel. Go west (left) toward Lompoc. When
the road dead-ends at Ocean Avenue just north of town, turn left (west)
into Lompoc. Follow CA-1 as it passes through Lompoc (turning right on
"H" Street & then left at the stoplight after leaving town) to the
Vandenberg AFB main gate. Turn left into the Base on California Blvd.
From the North: Take US-101 to the Betteravia Road exit on the south
side of Santa Maria. Go west (right) to the fourth stop light, Broadway
(CA-135). Go left (south) out of town. The road merges with CA-1. A
few miles later, follow the signs to the right when the two highways
separate. After going straight through the light at the VAFB entrance,
turn into the Visitor Center on the right.
All Travelers: After passing through the Main Gate, proceed up
California Boulevard, bearing left at the Minuteman III missile display,
to the stop sign at Washington Avenue. Right on Washington Avenue,
passing the base swimming pool and fitness center, to the Outdoor
Recreation Building on your right just before Alaska Way. The
start/finish point is inside the building.
Fees Walk . Preregistration for either event (includes pin and IVV
Credit): $6.00. Date of event registration (includes pin and IVV
Credit): $7.00. IVV Credit Only: $3.00
Bike. Pre-registered or Day-of-Event includes basic 2003 Pooter Patch
and IVV Credit: $7.00. IVV Credit Only: $3.00
2005 Pooter Patch. Individuals who complete either the walk or the swim
for IVV Credit and wish a Pooter Patch may purchase the basic award for
Participation Only for any event is Free.
Miscellaneous Water and restrooms are available at a couple of public
buildings near the start of the trail. Children under 12 should be
accompanied by an adult. Every reasonable effort has been taken to make
this event safe and enjoyable for everyone. However, the Global XXV
volkssport team cannot be held responsible for any lost of stolen
articles, accidents, or injury of any kind.
Additional Information You can contact either
Bill Uttenweiler, CCPP Secretary/Treasurer, 805-606-2017 (work), email
Jennifer Espino-Smith, 30 SVS/SVRO, 805-606-5908 (work), or via e-mail
Pre-Registration For a pre-registration form, click here.
Weather We won't try predicting the weather for your walk. However, if
you would like information on current conditions and a five-day
forecast, visit The Weather Channel.
Host City Information Vandenberg AFB, CA, covers 99,000 acres of sandy
beaches, rocky cliffs, streams, woodlands, and industrial areas. It
contains over 1,000 recorded archeological and historic sites, and is
home to 13 federally listed endangered, threatened, and proposed species
(meaning they will likely be listed within one year) of animals and
plants. Its paved runway is 15,000 feet long. According to a study by
the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project, in 2000 the base
employed 11,404 people (33.5% military; 12.4% DOD civilian; 54.1%
Vandenberg Air Force Base is responsible for all Department of Defense
space and missile launch activities on the West Coast. All U.S.
satellites destined for near polar orbit are launched from Vandenberg.
Units on VAFB support R&D tests and launch range operations for DOD,
USAF, and NASA space, ballistic missile, and aeronautical systems and
commercial space launches. Van-denberg is the only Air Force base that
provides flight test support for Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
systems. The base is host to facilities and essential services for more
than 36 aerospace contractors. The host unit is the 30th Space Wing,
which is part of Air Force Space Command. The base was originally
Army's Camp Cooke, which was activated October 1941. It was taken over
by USAF June 5, 1957 and was renamed for Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, USAF's
second Chief of Staff.
In case you wish obtain more information about Vandenberg AFB, its
mission, and its people:
* The Launch Update Line provides the latest information about
scheduled launches. Call 805-606-1857.
* The 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office provides free Base
tours from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on alternate Wednesdays --
however, these may be suspended because of the Base's security posture.
Reservations are required. Call 805-606-3595.
* http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/ is the Base's home page.
New Walker Packets Those new to volkssports should inquire about the
AVA’s special awards program discount. It provides over $19 worth of
achievement books, walking fees, and more for only $5.
City and State: Oceanside CA
Host Club: San Diego County Rockhoppers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K and 5K 1
Start Point Address: The Ralphs/Lowes Shopping Center on the west side
of Old Grove Road, between Mission Ave. and Highway 76. Oceanside, CA
Event Description: Both the 5K and 10K trails are rated a “1”, level
and on pavement, suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. This walk takes
you past the Mission and the ruins of some of the early outbuildings.
The 10k walk continues past the Heritage Village Park, past a quaint
bakery/restaurant, to the bike/pedestrian path along the San Luis river.
You then have a choice of taking an elevator instead of the stairs in a
Start Times: 8 am to noon
Contact: Tom Escher , (760 ) 746 - 0897
Event Website: www.sandiegorockhoppers.com
E-Mail Contact: tandmescher@...
Awards and Fees:
Credit Only - $3
From I-5 north or south, exit at Highway 76 and head east. Turn
right at Old Grove Road. Turn right at the first light into the
Ralphs/Lowes Shopping Center on the west side of Old Grove Road, between
Mission Avenue and Highway 76. The start point is at the Ralphs
Supermarket. From I-15, exit at Highway 76 and head west. Turn left at
Old Grove Road. Turn right at the first light into the Ralphs/Lowes
Shopping Center on the west side of Old Grove Road, between Mission
Avenue and Highway 76.
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, located in Oceanside,
California, is the eighteenth in a line of twenty-one California
Missions. Founded on June 13, 1798 by Fr. Fermin de Lasuen and currently
operated by the Franciscan Friars of California, the mission provides
both guided and self-guided tours, a museum, gift shop, Franciscan
Retreat Center, and Cemetery as well as various functions and events.
Walking through the Sunken Gardens or along the arched colonnade, you
will be transported to the past, imagining the everyday life of the
Franciscan Friars and Indians who inhabited the Mission more than two
Strollers: Easy Wheelchairs: Easy Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
Two 10 KM or 5 km Volkswalks
Grass Valley & Nevada City, CA
September 24 & 25, 2005
California Golden Heritage Events
Walk #1 -Grass Valley – PA05/71695
Walk #2 -Nevada City – PA05/71698
Award design pending
Placer Pacers, AVA 0686/CA 46
START/FINISH TIME: Start any time between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Finish
no later than 4:00 PM.
START LOCATION: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass
Valley, CA. Watch for AVA signs and follow to the start. For the
Nevada City event you will register in Grass Valley and drive to the
start of the route.
DISTANCE: Grass Valley – 10 km (6.2 miles) or 5 km (3.1 miles)
Nevada City - 10 km (6.2 mi) or 5 km (3.1 mi) (drive to start of route
in Nevada City following registration in Grass Valley, return to Fair
Grounds for check out).
TRAILS: Walk #1(Grass Valley) – 10/5 km Route – Rated 2, the route is
on city streets in Grass Valley. You will pass by various historical
buildings including the Lola Montez House, the Holbrooke Hotel and the
Northstar Mining Museum & Pelton Wheel Exhibit..
Walk #2 (Nevada City) – 10/5 km Route – Rated 2.5, the route will start
at Pioneer Park and go through both residential and business areas on
sidewalks, streets and the 10 km has a short section of dirt/gravel
road. There will be several historic buildings on the route.
Both routes: Wheelchairs are not advised and baby strollers will
have some difficulty. Pets are allowed (with pick-up) but must be on a
leash at all times. Water available at registration.
AWARD: The award will depict an historical landmark in Grass Valley.
PREREGISTRATION: The award and credit will be $5 if pre-registered by
September 15, 2005. After that date award and credit will be $6.00.
Credit only is $3.00. You may walk free if no credit or award is
desired. Send pre-registration form and check payable to the Placer
Pacers, to: PO Box 142, Auburn, CA 95604. Refunds cannot be provided.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: George Linsteadt 530-887-9402; e-mail:
gfl@... or Roberta Murray; 530-885-9145 e-mail:
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 49 in Grass Valley, take the Highway 20 exit,
West towards Marysville (this intersection is signed with Empire Mine
directions). Take the first right and follow it around to the stop sign
at Mill Street. Turn right on Mill St. Turn right on McCourtney Rd and
follow it to the Fairgrounds. Watch for AVA signs.
PROCEDURES: This event is open to everyone. Volkssports are
noncompetitive events. Each participant, whether free or paid, must
register and sign an Amateur Athletic Waiver and Release of Liability
(Parent or Guardian must sign for a minor) at the start point. A
control (start) card will be issued upon registration that must be
carried during the walk, validated at control points along the route,
and turned in at the finish upon completion of the walk. Children under
12 must be accompanied by an adult. Water and restrooms will be
available at the start and along the route.
10/8/2005 to 10/9/2005
City and State: Sacramento CA
Host Club: Sacramento Walking Sticks
Distance and Trail Rating: 10K 1+
Start Point Address: Glenn Hall Park Carlson and Sandburg Drives River
Event Description: East or West Bound Highway 50, exit Howe Ave. North,
Left on Fair Oaks Blvd. Right on Carlson Dr. Follow Carlson Dr. to end
Start Times: 8 am to 1 pm
Contact: Carol Doring , (916 ) 456 - 9389
E-Mail Contact: myjackwalks@...
Awards and Fees:
Walk route is on the American River Bike Trail/levee and through
the River Park and Campus Commons neighborhoods.
Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
10/15/2005 to 10/16/2005
City and State: Norco CA
Host Club: Low Desert Roadrunners
Distance and Trail Rating: 5K and 10K 2
Start Point Address: General Nutrition Center 1160 Hamner Norco, CA. 92860
Event Description: Gateway Town Center
Start Times: 8:00 a.m.
Contact: Audrey Morton , (951 ) -73 - 4019
E-Mail Contact: claudeodrt@...
Awards and Fees:
preregistration $6.00/day of event $7.00 for award and
credit.$3.00 credit only.Non IVV free.
I 15 north or south exit Hidden Valley Parkway. From South turn
left to Gateway Town Center. From North turn right. Proceed to GNC.
Third store from Target. 1160 Hamner Norco
Walks through new residential homes and older rural area with
various animal properties. Walks on sidewalks and horse trails.
Strollers: None Wheelchairs: None Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
10/15/2005 - 10/16/2005 - Walk
Event Number : 71917 10K
Start : Juliuis Kahn Playground
Event City: San Francisco
Host Club : Bay Bandits Volksmarch Club
More Details: Click here for directions, ratings, etc.
Write for more information to:
PO Box 422815
San Francisco, CA 94142-2815
Contact : James Yakas, (415) 334 - 4279
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City / State: Samammish, WA
Event Name: Exploring Sammamish Plateau
Event Type: Guided Walk
Event ID: 101476
Distance - Trail Ratings: 6K/10K - 2B
Description: Enjoy exploring Sammamish Plateau in this group walk.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Register by 9:15am to start group walk at 9:30am
Location: Beaver Lake Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: 2526 244th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA
From Issaquah / I-90 Take exit #15.Turn left and go over the freeway
onto the Renton/Issaquah Road, which becomes SE 56th Street.Follow to E
Lake Sammamish Pkwy.At the signal, turn left onto E. Lake Sammamish
Pkwy. Continue one mile. Right to SE 43rd Way, which becomes SE 228th Ave.
Continue about 1.5 miles to SE 24th Street.Turn right at intersection of
SE 24th and continue following signs to Beaver Lake Park.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
Contact: Don Whitt (425) 968-2342
E-Mail Contact: whittdj@...
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City / State: Federal Way, WA
Event Name: Annual Easter Walk
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 98943
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10K - 1B
Description: Walk on gravel paths with a few moderate hills through
the 500-acre park-like Weyerhaeuser International Headquarters campus,
into the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and through the Pacific
Rim Bonsai Collection.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes |
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, Trekking
With the Trees
Start Times: 9 am - 12 noon, finish by 3
Location: Weyerhaeuser Headquarters, Federal Way, WA
Start Point / Driving Directions: Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters.
I-5: Exit #142A. NORTHBOUND RIGHT/SOUTHBOUND LEFT on SR18E toward
Auburn. Take Weyerhaeuser Way S (first exit to RIGHT). LEFT on
Weyerhaeuser Way S through roundabout to Weyerhaeuser Road (first LEFT
toward Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters). RIGHT into Visitor Parking
Lot. Follow signs to start point.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: Water and restrooms near start/finish. Pets permitted, but
NOT in building(s) OR in the Botanical and Bonsai Gardens. A
multi-colored, 100% embroidered patch of the entrance to the
Weyerhaeuser Headquarters Building designed by Dorman Batson is $9.00.
30 AVAILABLE. NO REORDERS. Credit only is $3.00. Free participants are
welcome, but all must register, carry, and return a start card. If you
wish to pre-register for the award, you may do so by making check
payable and mailing to: Emerald City Wanderers, c/o Dave Madsen, 1112 NW
61st St., Seattle, WA 98107. Envelopes should be postmarked no later
than March 30th
Host Club: Emerald City Wanderers
Contact: Preston Johnson (253) 839-1892
E-Mail Contact: eldercounselor@...
City / State: Burlington, WA
Event Name: Skagit Valley At Tulip Time
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 98874
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10K - 1A
Description: Walk on a dike along the Skagit River and into the
original downtown area of Burlington. The 10K checkpoint is at the
restored train station. Burlington is approximately 5 miles from the
tulip fields and display gardens.
Amenities: Strollers: | Wheelchairs: | Pets: | Restrooms:
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Animal Safari, Food For Thought,
Fraternal Organization, Honoring Our Flag, National Register of Historic
Places, Trekking With the Trees, Volcanoes, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: 8 am - 11 am. Finish by 2 pm.
Location: Skagit River Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit
St., Burlington, WA 98233. DIRECTIONS: I-5 - From the south, take exit
229, right at top of ramp. Cont. on Geo. Hopper Rd until it curves to
the left and becomes Port Dr. Right at Pease Rd. and continue as it
curves to the left and becomes S. Anacortes St. Right on E, Gilkey to S.
Skagit St. Turn right into the Park. I-5 from the north: exit 229 and
turn left at top of ramp. Continue as above.
Awards & Fees: ZZ
Comments: AVA: Walking USA A-Z, Food for Thought, Volcanos,
Ampitheater, Animal Safari, National Register of Historic Places,
Fraternal Organizations, Murals, Trekking with Trees, Never Walk Alone,
Honoring our Flag. Washington Challenges: City Parks, Restaurants, Clubs
and Skagit County, Womb to Tomb: Church.
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Joseph L Pepia (360) 899-5311
E-Mail Contact: pepia46@...
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