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    February 3-4, 2007 Bald Eagle Festival. A Weekend of Fun, Fitness, Friendship & Food Registration: Concrete High School, 7830 S. Superior Ave. Concrete WA
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      February 3-4, 2007 Bald Eagle Festival. A Weekend of Fun, Fitness,
      Friendship & Food
      Registration: Concrete High School, 7830 S. Superior Ave. Concrete WA
      Start Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sat. 9:00 am-Noon Sun.
      Finish Time: 4:00 p.m, Sat.; 3:00 pm Sun.
      THREE WALKS - 5/11/20 km, Historic Concrete, Winery Walk and Eagles in
      Rockport
      Historic Downtown. Rated 3+/4 (3C), 5/11/20 km. WA State Challenge:
      Mountain, Trail, Downtown, Festival, Bridge, River.
      Walk through Concrete and on narrow, unimproved trails through woods and
      country roads to a great eagle viewpoint at Lower Baker Dam. A few
      sections are steep and may be slippery/muddy. The 20 km continues up a
      long steady grade to Shannon Lake and is rated a 4. Not suitable for
      wheelchairs and strollers.
      Winery Walk. Rated 2. (1B), 5/10 km. WA State Challenge: Mountain,
      Trail, Festival, River
      Walk along the Skagit Valley Trail to the Challenger Ridge Winery. Wine
      tasting available when open. Easy route, rated 2 due to gravel trail and
      hill to get back to start/finish. Look for eagles across the Skagit
      River while you walk. Suitable for wide wheeled strollers.
      Eagles in Rockport. Rated 3 (1C), 5/10 km. WA State Challenge: Mountain,
      Trail, Festival, River.
      Drive up valley to prime eagle watching area in Rockport. Visit the Bald
      Eagle Interpretive Center. Walk on wooded trails and roads. Flat trail
      rated 3 due to unimproved, possibly muddy trails. Alternate path in
      inclement weather. Dogs not allowed on part of walk.
      Friendship Walk: Want to walk with others? Be registered and ready to
      walk at 9:30 am on Saturday to walk Historic Concrete.
      Registration: Concrete High School.
      Start Time: Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, Sunday - 9:00 a.m to Noon
      Finish: Saturday - 4:00 p.m., Sunday - 3:00 pm.
      Pre-Registration: Postmarked Jan. 27, PO Box 1084, Anacortes WA 98221.
      To get a Pre-Registration form, email Curt or Martha Myron at
      cmmyron@....
      Award: Credit only is $3.00. Free walkers are welcome, but must
      register, carry, and return a start card. Free "B" patches to all
      registered children under 12 years old and all 1st time walkers.
      More Information: John or Gail Boggs,360-853-8347, Email:
      JBoggsWash@... .
      Directions: I-5 to Exit 230; take Rt. 20 east to Concrete. Just inside
      the city limits of Concrete, turn right (south) at the Chevron gas
      station onto Superior Avenue. Continue on Superior under the school, and
      park on left or as directed.
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms are available at start/finish and
      along the route. Pets are not permitted in buildings. There will be
      food/refreshments available at checkpoints, festival locations and in town
      Festival Information:
      There are many interesting speakers at the High School throughout the
      festival as well as kids activities. Take a guided bus tour with a Eagle
      specialist on board to interpret (donation and reservation suggested).
      The Bald Eagle Festival is spread out through several towns and spots in
      the Upper Skagit Valley. The prime eagle viewing spots are only a few
      miles up the road (location of our Eagles in Rockport walk). We
      encourage you to visit all of the festival locations.
      Remember: If it is a sunny day, you will have a beautiful day for a
      walk. If it is cloudy, you will probably see lots of eagles as they are
      more likely to be perched in trees rather than soaring. For more Eagle
      Festival Information visit www.skagiteagle.org
      http://www.nwtrekkers.org/eaglefest2007.html

      2/3/2007 to 2/4/2007 Northwest Trek Wildlife Foundation
      City and State: Eatonville WA
      Host Club: Evergreen State Volkssport Assn.
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10k and 5k 2
      Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Northwest Trek Wildlife
      Foundation I-5: Exit #127 (SR512) east to SR161 (So Hill/Eatonville).
      RIGHT (south) on SR161. Follow NW Trek signs to park. SR167: South to
      SR512 (Puyallup/Olympia) to SR161 exit. LEFT on SR161. Continue as above.
      Event Description: Walk on asphalt trails and woodland paths throughout
      park. View native Northwest wildlife creatures in a natural setting.
      Strollers will have difficulty/5K trail suitable for wheelchairs. Park
      admission is free to walkers. Proof of participation is needed to obtain
      half-price tram ride. A award/$7.50; credit only/$3.00. Pets are NOT
      permitted.
      Start Times: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm/finish by 4:00 pm
      Contact: Diane Wagner , (253 ) 875 - 3064
      Event Website: www.esva.org
      E-Mail Contact: dianeswagner@...
      Awards and Fees: A Award
      Amenities: Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: NO Pets: No Restrooms: Yes

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      Join Walking Adventures International next summer for the AVA California
      Convention! June 20 - July 5, 2007 16 days Including 7 AVA walks in
      addition to all Convention walks.
      Next summer's 15th Biennial Convention of the AVA is shaping up to be a
      great event, and Walking Adventures is planning to be a part of it. We
      are offering a motorcoach Adventure that participates in all the
      memorable walking events and special activities of this exciting
      multi-day walking festival. Here's the program in a nutshell:
      * Our motorcoach is with us for the entire 16-day program
      * Start and finish in Portland, Oregon
      * Participate in all walks and activities of the AVA Convention
      Includes walks and sightseeing en route at Oregon's Crater Lake National
      Park, the Rogue River jetboat ride, southern Oregon coastal wonders, and
      Redwoods National Park in California.
      Call 1-800-779-0353 or visit our web site at
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      2/10/2007 - Walk
      Event Number : 77020 10k
      Start : Redmonds Farmers Market at Redmond Town Center Leary Way &
      Creek Pkwy, Redmond, WA
      Event City: Redmond
      Host Club : Northwest Striders
      Event Website: gowalkingwithnws.org
      Write for more information to:
      1837 138th Pl SE
      Bellevue, Wa 98005
      Contact : Dick O'Connor, (425) 746 - 9641

      Workers' Walks Feb. 17-18 for Discovery Walk Festival
      Volunteers for the Discovery Walk Festival, April 27-29 are invited to
      walk the routes to earn their AVA/IML credit and to become familiar with
      the routes.
      Workers' Walks are only open to event volunteers - but we want YOU to be
      one of us!
      You may sign up as a volunteer at the workers' walk or email for a
      Volunteer Sign-Up form.
      romapaynter@... toll free phone 1-877-269-2009.
      Start: 8-10 am, Vancouver Hilton Hotel. 6th and Columbia, Vancouver, WA
      Workers’ walks will be: February 17 & 18 --- March 10 &11 ---
      March 30- Apr. 1
      The start for the workers’ walks will be at Vancouver Hilton Hotel, 6th
      and Columbia, from 8-10 am. You may walk any of the walks on any of the
      weekends.
      We will have 2 training sessions for the workers: Training sessions
      will be on the Sundays of March 11th and April 1st. The training
      session will be at the VA Medical Center, 1601 - 4th Plain Blvd,
      Vancouver, WA at 12:30 pm, Building D7, 3rd floor Columbia Room. There
      will be arrows to mark the way to the meeting room. A light lunch will
      be served. Please let us know if you will be there for lunch so that we
      can plan accordingly. Do come & join us.

      Monday, February 19, 2007 Presidents’ Weekend Walk
      START/FINISH: McMenamins East Vancouver
      No. B-107
      1900 NE 162nd Ave.
      Vancouver, WA
      HOURS: Start 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      Finish by 4:00 p.m.
      TRAIL: Rated 1+. Choose 5K, 10K or 15K. Three 5K options which can be
      combined to make a 5K, 10K or 15K walk. Routes take you through
      established and new residential areas on quiet, tree-lined streets. OK
      for strollers and wheelchairs. The route qualifies for the following
      challenges: WA Mountains and National Brewpub.
      Pets are permitted but NOT in McMenamins. Owners are responsible for
      leash and clean-up laws.
      REGISTRATION: This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport
      Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular
      Sports (IVV) and counts toward acquisition of IVV Achievement Awards.
      Registration is on the day of event. Everyone is welcome. There will
      be no fee for non-credit walkers. IVV credit is $3.00. All walkers
      must register, sign the liability waiver and carry a start card.
      We will hold this event regardless of the weather. Fee refunds will not
      be offered. Please use good judgment if the weather turns severe.
      WATER AND RESTROOMS AT START/CHECKPOINT.
      DISCLAIMER: We make every effort to provide a safe and enjoyable event,
      but the sponsors are not liable for injuries, accidents, thefts and/or
      material damages. Children under 12 must be with an adult.
      STIPULATIONS: When you register, you agree to abide by the guidelines
      for AVA volkssport events and to observe the principles of good
      sportsmanship.
      PARKING: There is ample parking; however, please park away from the
      building to keep those spaces open for McMenamins customers.
      INFO: George and Nancy – 360-546-3243Email: nancy.v@...
      DIRECTIONS: From I-205 in Vancouver, southbound or northbound take Exit
      27 (Vancouver/West, Camas/East, Hwy. 14). Drive East on Hwy. 14. Use
      Exit 8 (SE 164th Ave.). Go north (left) on SE 164th Ave. (which becomes
      NE 162nd Ave.) approximately 3 miles. Turn left on NE 18th St.
      Immediately turn right into the 162nd Place Shopping Center where
      McMenamins is located.
      OR, from I-205 in Vancouver, southbound or northbound, take Exit 28
      (Mill Plain Rd.) and follow Mill Plain East to 164th Ave. Turn north
      (left) on SE 164th Ave. (which becomes NE 162nd Ave.). Go approximately
      1.4 miles. Turn left on NE 18th St. Immediately turn right into the
      162nd Place Shopping Center where McMenamins is located.
      MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about volkssporting and to meet our
      club members, we invite you to come to our monthly meetings. We meet on
      the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Clark Regional
      Wastewater District Office, 8000 NE 52nd Court. Please contact Dick at
      360-573-6048 for additional information.
      We proudly support the Seafarers Center in Vancouver and they have
      indicated that they need the following items: coffee mugs, men’s clean
      clothing, books and magazines (news and general interest), puzzles,
      shoes (boots and sneakers), playing cards and useful personal items.
      Please bring whatever you can to the walk and we will see that all items
      get to the Center. Thanks very much.
      A very special thanks to McMenamins for supporting volkssporting and the
      Vancouver USA Volkssporters.

      2/24/2007 Firstenburg Community Center WALK
      Sanction No. NW07-77190
      START/FINISH: Firstenburg Community Center, 700 NE 136th Avenue,
      Vancouver, WA.
      TIMES: Start any time between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Finish by 4 p.m.
      DISTANCE and RATING: 10km (6.2 miles), Rated 1+ -- easy. A shorter, 6km
      route is available.
      TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Enjoy paved nature trails, several school parks and
      greenspaces, pleasant tree-lined neighborhoods, and a beautifully
      landscaped business park. Surfaces include streets, sidewalks, and paved
      paths. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Some curbs not cut.
      NOTE: A pancake breakfast is being served by the Lions Club on Saturday
      morning.
      FEES: Everyone is welcome to walk for FREE. Optional AVA Credit Only is
      $3. No refunds. All must register, carry, and return a start card. "B"
      medals and hatpins from prior events are available. Donations are
      appreciated and help support future events.
      COMFORT: Water and restrooms available at registration area and
      checkpoint. Pets are permitted except in buildings. Owners are
      responsible for leash and clean-up laws.
      DIRECTIONS: From I-205 North or South, take Exit 28 (Mill Plain Blvd).
      At end of ramp, go east (Northbound right, southbound left) onto Mill
      Plain to SE 136th Avenue. Left on SE 136th to Firstenburg Community
      Center. Left into parking lot. If lot is full, you may park in the lot
      across the street. Volkswalk signs will be posted.
      CONTACT INFORMATION: Jan Breneman; phone 360/835-9686.
      E-Mail: breneman@...
      http://www.allweatherwalkers.org/FirstenburgFeb07.htm

      2/24/2007 - 2/25/2007 - Mt. Walker Walk
      Start Location: Rainbow Campground, 5 miles south of Quilcene on
      Hwy 101
      Start time: Sat & Sun 8am-noon
      Finish by: Sat 4pm; Sun 3pm
      Distance: 10K or 20K (6.2 or 12.4 miles)
      Walk #1: Mt. Walker 10K rated 4+
      The Trail: Walk .3 miles to the trailhead to Mt. Walker. The rest of
      the walk is on a maintained hiking trail. The trail is 2 miles long and
      gains 2000’ elevation. The grade is steep. There are two viewpoints on
      top connected by a half-mile dirt road. The West viewpoint looks
      toward Port Townsend. The East viewpoint looks toward Hood
      Canal and Seattle. There may be snow on top and it can be cold; dress
      warmly.
      Extreme: EXTREME TERRAIN (10K only) Washington State Challenge:
      Jefferson County; Nature: Trails; Water: Oceanfront
      Combine both walks for 20K and extreme distance
      Walk #2: River Walk 10K, rated 3+
      The Trail: Enjoy nature around Falls Creek Campground. This walk uses
      dirt roads (no traffic) and trails leading to a viewpoint. From there
      descend to a canyon and along the river. There is a loop on this trail
      but part of it is out-and-back. Total elevation gain is 600’. For the
      20K, you can combine routes 1 & 2 but only one event stamp is available.
      This is a River walk Washington State Challenge: Jefferson County;
      Nature: Trails; Water: River
      Awards & Fees: A 100% embroidered multicolored patch in our traditional
      club diamond shape will be available at the walk for $7.00. Credit only
      is $3.00. Free participants are welcome but must register and return a
      start card. Only 50 patches are available and there will be no
      reorders. To pre-register for patch, use this form.
      Miscellaneous: Pit toilet at Rainbow Campground; vault toilet at the
      East Viewpoint (route #1) and at Fallsview campground (route #2). Carry
      your own water on the trail. Pets are allowed but owners must obey
      leash and scoop laws. Not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
      Links: Hiking info site with links to trail maps in pdf
      Directions: Take Hwy 101 from Olympia to Shelton. Continue to follow
      101 until 5 miles south of Quilcene. Watch for volkssport signs.
      Alternatively, take the Edmonds/Kingston ferry, drive to Port Gamble
      and the Hood Canal Floating Bridge. Follow signs to Port
      Angeles, but about 10 miles past the bridge make a right turn
      of approximately 270 degrees to Quilcene. Continue past Quilcene on
      Hwy 101 5 miles. Watch for volkssport signs.
      Contact: Vik Petzel (360) 779-7170 or petzal2004@...
      http://www.walkhappy.com/fourplusclub/upcomingwalks/upcoming_index_page0001.htm

      March 17, 2007 DuPont Walk and Bike
      SANCTION NO: Walk #1 71517; Walk #2 71518; Walk #3 74151; Walk #4 74152;
      Bike 71519.
      SPONSOR: THE-OVER-THE-HILL-GANG-VOLKSSPORT CLUB, The City of
      DuPont and Quadrant Homes
      LOCATION: DuPont City Hall DuPont, WA.
      START TIME: 8:AM - 1:00PM
      FINISH TIME: 4PM
      DISTANCE: 10K (6.2 Miles) Walk
      05K (3.1 Miles) Walk
      15K (9 miles) Bike
      25K (15.5 miles) Bike
      TRAILS: The City Walk 71517 will take you through the city and
      surrounding woods. This event is suitable for strollers and the shorter
      5km trail would be suitable for wheelchairs.
      The Country Walk 71518 is on sidewalks and groomed trails surrounding
      the city. It is suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs.
      The Bell Hill 74151 is on sidewalks, gravel and unimproved trails in and
      around Edmonds Marsh, Bell Hill and along the water and Power line
      trails. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
      The DuPont High Point Walk 74152 74152 is on sidewalks, gravel, and
      unimproved trails in and around the new city, high point and water tank
      trails. There is a moderate hill. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
      Miscellaneous: : Distance: Both the City Walk and the Country Walk are
      10km. The City Walk has a 5km shorter route available. Both routes are
      rated 1 (5 point scale with 5 being the most difficult). Water and
      restrooms will be at the start/finish and the checkpoints. Pets are
      permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for complying
      with leash and clean-up laws.
      AWARD: None
      IVV (Volkssport) Credit: Cost for IVV incentive award credit is $3.00.
      Free bikers are welcome but are asked to register, carry and return a
      "start" (registration) card for club liability insurance purposes.
      MORE INFO: William Stewart 253-383-9011
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Take I-5 exit 119 and go to DuPont City Hall (0.3 miles
      from I-5)
      This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association, part of
      the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), and counts toward
      the acquisition of IVV achievement awards.
      GUESTHOUSE INN & SUITES (corporate rate for walkers!)
      1608 McNeil Street, DuPont, WA
      Telephone 253-912-8900 Fax 253-912-8901
      Liberty Inn (corporate rates for participants)
      1400 Wilmington Dr. DuPont, WA Telephone toll free 877-912-8777.
      http://www.theoverthehillgang.net/

      3/24/2007 Mercer Island, WA
      City and State: Mercer Island, WA WA
      Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10 KM 2+ and 5 KM 1 2+
      Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Luther Burbank Park, 2040
      84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA. From I-90 exit (7) westbound, exit (7a)
      eastbound and follow signs to Luther Burbank Park
      Event Description: Walk on sidewalks, paved paths and trails through
      parks, neighborhoods and downtown Mercer Island. 5K is suitable for
      strollers.
      Start Times: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Finish by 4:00 pm
      Contact: Sharon Moats , (425 ) 235 - 0528
      Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/interlaken/index.htm
      E-Mail Contact: atthepond3@...
      Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

      MARCH 31, 2007 ILLAHEE VOLKSSPORT EVENT IN BREMERTON SATURDAY
      The Kitsap Volkssporters Club invites everyone to join us in a 10 or 5
      KM walk.
      Sanction No.: NW07/77160
      Start Point: Garguiles Red Apple Grocery, 2905 Perry Ave., Bremerton, WA
      Start Time: 8 AM - 1 PM
      Finish Time: 4 PM
      TRAIL: 5 KM rated 2 and 10 KM rated 3+. Walk on park roads and trails
      through residential areas and Illahee State Park.
      Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
      Washington State Challenge: Oceans & Sound.
      AVA Challenge: State Parks
      AWARD" A 100% embroidered patch, designed by Dorman Batson, is $7
      pre-registered. $8 day of the event. 50 available. NO REORDERS. Credit
      only is $3. Free walkers are welcome but must register, carry, and
      return a start card. "B" awards will be available for sale.
      PRE-REGISTRATION: Must be postmarked by March 15th. Make checks
      payable and maile to: Kitsap Volkssporters, P.O. Box 2142, Silverdale,
      WA 98383.
      Water and Restroom will be available at the Start/Finish and the checkpoint.
      PROCEDURES: There will be direction signs at start point. Participants
      must register and obtain a start card. Carry a start card (one for each
      participant, including infants) during this event and show it at
      checkpoint(s) along the route for verification. Participants missing
      checkpoint(s) may be refused the award or credit (according to IVV
      rules). All cards are thr property of the sponsors and must be returned
      at the completion of this event.
      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 Rob WIlliams at (360) 633-7008 or email
      kitsapwalks@....
      DIRECTIONS: From the NORTH: Drive south on SR 3. Take the exit onto
      WA 303 to East Bremerton. Drive about 7 miles to Sylvan Way. Turn left
      at the light and drive .7 miles to Perry Avenue. Turn right and drive
      .5 miles to Perry Avenue Mall on the right. The Red Apple is on your
      right as you drive in.
      From the SOUTH: Drive north on SR 3. Take the Kitsap Way exit to the
      east (right) for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto 11th Street for 1.1 miles.
      Turn left onto Warren Avenue for 1.2 miles. Turn right on Sheridan Road
      (first light after the ridge) and drive .7 miles to Perry Avenue. Turn
      left on Perry and left again into the Perry Avenue Mall. The Red Apple
      is on your right as you drive in.
      From the FERRY: Turn right and drive north on Washington and turn
      right across the Manette Bridge. Bear to the right and then immediately
      turn left onto 11th Street. Drive 3 blocks and turn left onto Perry
      Avenue. Drive north about 1.2 miles to Perry Avenue Mall on the left.
      Turn in and the Red Apple is on your right.
      http://groups.msn.com/KitsapVolkssporters/illaheeweekendevent.msnw

      4/7/2007 Easter Saturday Walk
      City and State: Seattle, WA WA
      Host Club: Emerald City Wanderers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 6 & 10K 1
      Start Point Address / Driving Directions: E-5 Parking Lot at the
      University of Washington. From I-5 N' or S'bound, take exit for SR 520.
      Take the Montlake Ave. exit and at intersection turn left onto Montlake
      (N'bound). Move to right lane and pass Husky Stadium and Athletic
      facilities and fields. Follow Montlake as it curves to the right and
      merges with/becomes 45th Street. Continue on 45th past U Village on your
      left. At 5 way intersection of 45th and Mary Gates Way, turn right onto
      Gates Way. Take first right and follow signs to E-5 Parking Lot.
      Event Description: This is ECW's annual Easter walk, but it is a
      Saturday only event. Walkers will pass thru the UW campus (College
      Campus event) and cross the Montlake Bridge enroute to Foster Island and
      the Arboretum. Easter's late date should assure us of lots of flowers
      and trees abloom in the Arboretum. More details as they become available.
      Start Times: 9-1
      Contact: Connie Line , (206 ) 783 - 3758
      Event Website: www.walkingwithecw.org
      E-Mail Contact: smline@...
      Awards and Fees: A Award
      Strollers: hard Wheelchairs: NO Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes

      4/15/2007 Whidbey Island Marathon
      City and State: Oak Harbor WA
      Host Club: AVA Treasurer
      Distance and Trail Rating: 21k 2+
      Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Olympic View Elementary
      School. Oak Harbor High School Field House, 950 N. W. 2nd Ave. Noon -
      8pm. Directions to Expo: From the North, Hwy 20 southbound, turn right
      on Whidbey Ave., turn right on Fairhaven Dr., follow the signs to Expo.
      From the South, Hwy 20 northbound, turn left on Whidbey Ave., turn
      right on Fairhaven Dr., follow the signs to Expo.
      Event Description: 21 km between Oak Harbor and Coupeville on beautiful
      Whidbey Island. Walk along tranquil country roads with many spectacular
      views of the Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains. WA State Challenge:
      Agriculture/Downtown/ Ocean front.
      Start Times: 8:30 am, Sunday, April 15. Be early!!
      Contact: Curt Myron , (360 ) 679 - 3638
      Event Website: www.whidbeyislandmarathon.com
      E-Mail Contact: treasurer@...
      Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
      Comments: Registration: You must register for the Whidbey
      Half-Marathon first. This can be done in advance (discounts) or on
      Saturday, April 14 at the EXPO from Noon—8 pm. No Half-Marathon
      Registration the day of the event. For AVA Credit, you must either
      pre-register or register the expo on April 14. AVA Credit is $3 in
      addition to Half-Marathon Fees. Once you pick up your packet with bib
      number etc., register for the volkswalk using your Marathon number.
      PRE-REGISTRATION FOR AVA CREDIT: You may pre-register for the Volkswalk
      but must pick up your bib number at the EXPO prior to picking up your
      Volkswalk card and start number at the EXPO on Saturday, April 14.
      Postmarked by April 1. Send to POC.
      Amenities: Strollers: NO Wheelchairs: NO Pets: No Restrooms: Yes

      April 21-22: Coulee City Steamboat Rock
      Start Location: Steamboat Rock State Park (outside of Coulee City)
      Start time: Sat 8am-1pm
      **20K walkers must start by 11am
      Finish by: Sat 4pm; Sun 3pm
      Distance: Route 1: 11K; Route 2: 10/12/20K
      Contact:
      Kay McQueen (425) 653-1334 email OR
      Dorm Batson (253) 927-2495 email
      Walk #1: Steamboat Rock
      11K rated 4+
      The Trail: Walk on sand and gravel paths and animals trails to the
      plateau 750 feet above the valley floor. The trail ascends Steamboat
      Rock, a prominent butte in the middle of the Grand Coulee. On a clear
      day visibility is over 100 miles. Watch for the herd of deer that live
      on the rock. The climb up and down is steep but most of the walk is
      fairly flat. This walk is back by popular demand!
      State Park Walk
      Extreme: EXTREME TERRAIN
      Washington State Challenge: Grant County; Trails/Flowers/Lake
      Walk #2: Northrup Canyon
      10/12/20K, rated 3+ or 4+
      The Trail: Walk on well-maintained dirt trails through picturesque
      Northrup Canyon. The north leg has an elevation gain of 700’ feet and
      features Northrup Lake. The east leg extends out from the valley floor
      through a wooded gorge with many wild flowers. Do a 12K loop (4+), a
      10K loop (rated 3+) or both for 20K (there is about a 2K overlap in the
      trails).
      State Park Walk
      Extreme: EXTREME DISTANCE (20K only)
      EXTREME TERRAIN (12K or 20K)
      Washington State Challenge: Grant County; Trails/Flowers/Lake
      Awards & Fees: A 100% embroidered multicolored patch in our traditional
      club diamond shape will be available at the walk for $7.00. Credit only
      is $3.00. Free participants are welcome but must register and return a
      start card. Only 50 patches are available and there will be no
      reorders. To pre-register for patch, use this form.
      Miscellaneous: State parks currently have no entry fee, but that may
      change. Water and restrooms at the trailhead. Carry water on the
      trail. Hiking boots and poles recommended. If it’s a warm day, snakes
      are possible. If walking the 20K please take along lunch or a snack.
      Directions: I-90: Exit #151 (George). Follow SR283 north through
      Ephrata to Soap Lake. LEFT (north) on SR17 to Coulee City. At Coulee
      City follow SR155 north 14 miles to the park entrance. Follow
      volkssport signs to parking.
      http://www.walkhappy.com/fourplusclub/upcomingwalks/upcoming_index_page0002.htm

      April 27-28-29: 11th Annual Vancouver Discovery Walk Festival
      Walks - Bikes - Swims!
      AVA/IVV Sanction #: 76102, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
      Location: Registration, walks, bikes and socials will be at the
      Vancouver Hilton Hotel, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver Washington 98660.
      Swim at Hough indoor swimming pool, at Esther St. and E. McLoughlin,
      nearby with shuttle provided.
      Fri., Apr. 27, Mayor’s Walk: 4 pm Send-off by Mayor. Start 4p-6p,
      finish by 9p. Easy 5/10 km walk. Childrens Culture Parade: 10 am
      Sat., Apr. 28, Lewis and Clark Walk, Swims & Bikes: Choose your
      distance - Marathon 42K, 32K, 21K, 11K or 6K. Trail rated 2 with some
      hills. Start time depends on distance. 42K: 7-7:30 am. 32K: 7:30-8
      am. 21K: 8-10 am. 6K/11K: 8 am – 1 pm. Special Family Fun Walk 6K
      start time 10 am. Swims in the afternoon start 1:30-3:45. 25k /50k
      Bike start 9 am—1pm.
      Sun., Apr. 29, Lt. Broughton Walk: Choose your distance - Marathon 42K,
      32K 21K, 11K or 6K. The 42K-32k-21k routes will be bused to start in
      northern Vancouver. Start times same as Saturday. Closing Ceremonies
      at 4 pm.
      Awards: Friday walkers earn a Mayor’s Walk award. Saturday and Sunday
      Walks: all receive the Discovery Walk award - a medal or pin depending
      on years walked. Marathon finishers also receive a patch. Bike
      receives an award. Swim receives IVV credit. Receive a special
      “Try-Athlon” patch if you walk, swim & bike.
      Registration: Walk registration fee includes awards / certificates, IVV
      Credit and IML Credit. IML credit is earned by completing at least 20K
      each day on Saturday and Sunday. Registration not refundable. Discount
      registration available through March 1, 2007. All participants must
      register. There is no credit-only category except for the swim.
      Children age 12 and under are free and receive the award and credit,
      there are no other free participants. Pre-register by mail or online at
      the regular price, must be postmarked by April 10, 2007. Day of event
      registration: At the regular price, at the Hilton Hotel, Friday Noon - 6
      pm and on Sat. & Sun. from 7 am – 1pm.
      Prices: $6 per walk or bike and $2 per swim through March 1, 2007.
      After March 1, price is $8 per walk or bike and $3 per swim.
      Group Packets available: We encourage groups to walk with a special
      discount packet, 10 walk/bike entry coupons for $50, or 10 swim entry
      coupons for $20. Available until April 10.
      Fitness and Health Walker’s Expo: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
      Social Activities: Friday: Entertainment, greetings, food for sale.
      Saturday: Entertainment. Sunday: Closing ceremonies 4 pm. Farmers
      Market Saturday and Sunday.
      Hotel: Vancouver Hilton Hotel, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver Washington
      98660. Telephone: 1-360-993-4500. Booking code: DWF. Travelers should
      fly into Portland International Airport.
      Directions: Traveling South on Interstate 5: Take Interstate 5 into
      Vancouver, Washington. Take the City Center exit (Mill Plain). Turn left
      on Columbia. Hotel is on the corner of 6th and Columbia
      Traveling North on Interstate 5: Take Interstate 5 through Portland and
      over the Interstate Bridge into Washington. Take the second exit (#1B)
      after the bridge, following the City Center signs. Turn left, following
      the signs to 6th Street. Hotel is on the corner of 6th and Columbia.
      Parking is available at low rates in the Park-N-Go garages surrounding
      the park.
      Info: Discovery Walk Festival PO Box 2009 Vancouver, WA 98668.
      Toll Free: 1-877-269-2009
      Web: http://www.discoverywalk.org
      Email: info@...
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      2007 AVA Walking Convention - Sacramento, CA
      June 23- July 1
      http://www.2007avaconvention.org/

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