April 5, 2008 (Saturday) Orting Walk and Bike
Finish by 4pm
Orting Foothills Trail Walk 14km (8.8 miles), 7km (4.4 miles) or 21km
(13.2 miles) rated 1
Walk as far as you want starting on the newest section of the paved
Foothills Trail towards the Meeker trailhead and return. The 14km
continues to the McMillin trailhead. The 21k to the town of Orting.
WA St. Challenge: Pierce County; BR/RV/HR AVA: RA RH EUR NAC
Orting Foothills Trail Bike 21km (13.4 miles), 30km (19 miles) or 44km
(27 miles) rated 1
Bike as far as you want starting on the newest section of the paved
Foothills Trail towards the Meeker trailhead and back to the McMillin
trailhead and return. The 30km continues to the Patterson Road
trailhead, the 44k to the town of South Prairie before returning.
WA St. Challenge: Pierce County; BR/RV/HR AVA: RA RH EUR NAC
Start/Finish: Snowshoe Evergreen, 10800 block Orting Hwy, Orting, WA
I-5: exit 127 SR512 towards Puyallup. Continue past Puyallup as SR512
becomes SR167. Stay in right lane and exit onto US410 towards Sumner.
Take 2nd exit SR163 towards Orting approx. 2 miles. Snowshoe Eergreen
will be marked with orange volksmarch signs.
Contact Nancy Wittenberg 253-841-0580 or email n_wittenberg@...
Click here for directions
City and State: Woodland WA
Host Club: Border Crossers
Distance and Trail Rating: 10 km 1
Start Point Address / Driving Directions: 404 Davidson Ave, Woodland
Grange. Follow I-5 to Exit 21. From the South, turn left under the
freeway to downtown - follow signs to start/finish. From the North,
follow service road to Goerig St and turn right. Follow to downtown and
follow signs to start/finish.
Event Description: The walk is flat on paved road or graveled dike road.
Start Times: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Finish by 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Sam Korff , (503 ) 728 - 0400
E-Mail Contact: korffs@...
Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Route will pass a tulip field in bloom and then up onto the
dike to return. ESVA meeting will be hosted at the Grange Hall.
Amenities: Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: hard Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
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April 12, 2008 NW Tulip Trekkers 20th Anniversary Walk
TWO WALKS - 5/10 and 11 km and BRATWURST BBQ
Sanction Numbers: 79750, 79752
April is Tulip Time in the Skagit Valley! While our walks won't have you
tiptoeing through the tulips, you should plan to take a drive around the
tulip fields or visit the other tulip festival activities including the
fabulous Kiwanis' Salmon BBQ in Hillcrest Park (11am- 7pm daily)! For
more information visit www.tulipfestival.org
Come help the Trekkers celebrate their 20th Anniversary. We have two
great walks during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The bratwurst will
be on the grill during lunchtime.
Not an AVA or Tulip Trekkr Member? Come join us anyway and share in our
fun, fitness and fellowship!
Town Walk: Rated 2+ (3A) 11 km. WA State Challenge: Park, River. Walk
through residential areas, along the Skagit River and through downtown
Mount Vernon past shops and restaurants.
Skagit College Walk. Rated 1+ (1A) 10 km. WA State Challenge: Cemetery,
College, Monument, Bridge, Park . Walk through residential neighborhoods
and parks as well as the Skagit Community College campus.
Registration: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1515 E College Way, Mount Vernon
Start Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Finish: 4:00 p.m.
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.
Everyone is Welcome to Walk!
Anniversary Celebration. Join us for our 20th Anniversary Celebration
from 11 am-2 pm. We'll have the bratwurst on the grill and lots of
Directions: I-5 to Exit 227, College Way, East.. From the south turn
right, from the north turn left onto College Way. Church is on the left.
More Information: Marie Weltz, rmweltz@..., 360-424-7490
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.
City and State: Redmond, Washington WA
Host Club: Interlaken Trailblazers Volkssport Club
Distance and Trail Rating: 6K, 10K 1
Start Point Address / Driving Directions: Redmond Elementary School
16800 NE 80th Street, Redmond. SR 520 exiting at end to Redmond Way.
Left on Redmond Way, right on 166th Ave NE to school parking lot at
right of school.
Event Description: Walk on sidewalks through historic Redmond with its
many sculptures, past the District Courthouse and onto the Sammamish
River Trail to Marymoor Park/Clise Mansion on National Historic Register
Start Times: 9AM - Noon
Contact: Sue Black , (425 ) 747 - 3484
Event Website: www.ava.org/clubs/interlaken/index.htm
E-Mail Contact: scblack@...
Awards and Fees: IVV Credit Only
Strollers: medium Wheelchairs: medium Pets: Yes Restrooms: Yes
Event Special Classifications
Courthouses in the USA
Native American Culture
April 20, 2008 VOLKSSPORT AT SPOKANE RIVER RUN
Sanction No.: 80090
Lilac City Volkssport Association
LOCATION: Seven-Mile Bridge at Riverside State Park
CHALLENGES: Riverwalk, Extreme Distance, Trails, Spokane County
50K - 8:15 am
25K - 8:45 am
5K - 9:10 am
10K - 9:45 am
FINISH TIME: 5:30 pm
TRAIL: All four distances are on mainly single track dirt trails (99.9%
dirt, some rocks, roots, and possibly mud). The course winds through
thick pine forests set against basalt cliffs and finishes along the
roaring Spokane River. This trail is not suitable for strollers or
MISCELLANEOUS: Water, food and restrooms are available at Start/Finish.
Water and restrooms are found throughout the course. Pets are not
permitted on the trail.
RATING: 50K/4+, 25K/2+, 10K/2+, 5K/2+
HAT PINS: $2.00
REGISTRATION: Participants must register for the Spokane River Run
either on line at spokaneriverrun.com or through forms in the event
brochure. After picking up your River Run packets come to the LCVA
booth at River Run on Sunday, April 20, 2008, register and pick up a
DIRECTIONS: I-90 eastbound to Exit 280 (Maple Street), cross Maple
Street to Walnut, turn left (north) on Walnut, cross the Maple Street
Bridge to Northwest Blvd, turn left, Northwest Blvd becomes Assembly,
follow to Nine-Mile Road, right on Nine-Mile Road to Seven-Mile, turn
left and follow River Run signs to airstrip and parking (approximately 2
I-90 westbound to exit 280A turn right on Walnut and follow as above.
Jim Buchholz 208 765-3160, JBUCHHOLZ53568@...
4/19/2008 - 4/20/2008 - Walk Our Spring in Central Washington Hike
Start Location: Ginko Petrified Forest State Park (just off I-90 in
Start time: 8am-noon
Finish by: 4pm
Distance: Route 1: 13K; Route 2: 11K
Contact: Mike Stephens (253) 840-5073
Walk #1: Hell’s Kitchen 13K rated 4+
The Trail: Starts at the State Park Museum. The walk drops down into
the Rocky Coulee then follows old jeep trails through Hells Kitchen up
to the old Ginkgo Forest Interpretive Center. The trail weaves through
the best preserved portions of the fossil Ginkgo Forest before returning
down to the museum. Total elevation gain is about 1000 feet. Treated
as 4+ because some of the old jeep trail is real huff and puff and the
hill over to the interpretive trails is very uneven.
State Park Walk Extreme: EXTREME TERRAIN Washington State Challenge:
Walk #2: Fossils Walk 10/12/20K, rated 3+ or 4+
The Trail: Starts at the State Park Museum then drops into the Rocky
Coulee. The trail next goes up the faced of the lava flowers
overlooking the Columbia River. There are magnificent views of the
Columbia River Gorge and the Hole in the Wall. Walk amongst fossil
remnant of Ginkgo trees. Half of the walk is on animal trails and half
is on old jeep trails, all in the state park. Total elevation gain is
State Park Walk Extreme: EXTREME TERRAIN (12K or 20K) Washington State
Challenge: Grant County
Awards & Fees: A 100% embroidered multicolored patch in our traditional
club diamond shape will be available at the walk for $7.50. All four
patches from our events in 2008, our 20th anniversary year, will have
gold borders. 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 and mail in time to be received by Apr 17.
Miscellaneous: Bring you own water — there will be water only at the
start/finish. Restrooms at the start area and the interpretive center.
Lodging is available in Ellensburg, 30 miles to the west. Removal of
fossil wood is a misdemeanor. Pets OK. Snakes possible if it’s a warm day.
Directions: From west or east I-90, exit at Vantage (exit 136). Turn
North one mile through Vantage to the State Park entrance on the right.
Parking in designated spaces in the parking lot or along the old
highway into Rocky Coulee.
April 25-26-27: Discovery Walk Festival, Vancouver, WA USA
12th annual - Come Walk, Bike, Swim!
Group rates available - half the regular price!
The 12th annual International Vancouver Discovery Walk Festival invites
you to three days of non-competitive walking events, entertainment, and
meeting walking friends from around the world.
The Discovery Walk Festival, Vancouver USA is a yearly walking festival
sponsored by International Walk Fest Club and the City of Vancouver,
Washington to foster international friendship and community fitness. The
event is sanctioned by the IML Walking Association as part of their
program of annual walking events around the world.
The Discovery Walk Festival is also sanctioned by the IVV for volkssport
credit toward lifelong achievement awards (Sanctions NW08-78018, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23).
Location and Hotel: Registration, start and finish are at the Hilton
Hotel, 301 W. 6th St., Vancouver, WA, 98660. Swims will be at the Hough
Pool, 1801 Esther St, Vancouver WA 98660, with shuttle provided.
Along the Walk: All trails will be clearly marked with arrows, and maps
provided. Checkpoints along the walking routes each 5-6 kilometers (3
miles) provide water, snacks, restrooms, and a first aid kit. Walkers
and bikers should carry their own water bottle to use between
checkpoints. Selected checkpoints will be next to a restaurant/snack
bar. The Clark County Amateur Radio Club provides communication support.
200 community volunteers provide event support.
All Ages Are Welcome: Children under 12 years of age are FREE. Each
group of children must be accompanied by an adult registered for the
event. Pets must be leashed and "scooped" and are not allowed inside
buildings. No pets will be allowed on the Sunday 32K, or 21K trails due
to the bus shuttle. All participants must register and sign the waiver.
New Walker Packets are available for $5.00 to get our new friends
started in the IVV Individual Achievement Award program.
Registration and Fees
Cost is $10 per person per walk, bike, or swim. Team discount available
for teams of 10 or more people at $5 per event. Children age 12 and
under are free, each group of children must be accompanied by an adult
registered for the events. You can register at the event, online, or by
mail. Registration fee includes awards, IVV Credit and IML Credit. All
participants, including children, receive the awards and credit; there
is no credit-only category. Registration is not refundable. IVV credit
is given for all events and for distances walked or biked. Swimmers may
earn 2 IVV credit stamps by doing the swim twice, for no additional fee.
Record Books for both IVV and IML will be available for purchase. IML
Walking Association credit is earned by completing at least 20K each day
on Saturday and Sunday. IML achievement medals and country bars will be
available for sale to those achieving award levels.
Pre-registration: Registration by mail must be postmarked by Apr. 15.
Online registration is open through Apr. 18. After those dates,
register at the event.
You may register at the event
Registration is open at the Hilton Hotel Friday Noon - 6 pm and on Sat.
& Sun. from 6:30 am - 12pm.
Mayor's Walk: All receive a Mayor's Walk award.
Bike and Swim: Finishers receive a medal.
Saturday and Sunday Walks: All receive the Discovery Walk award series:
years 1, 4, 7, and 10 is a medal with pins to attach years 2, 3, 5, 6,
8, 9, 11, 12. If walking both days you receive a certificate the second
Marathon: In addition to the Discovery Walk award, marathon finishers
receive a patch and certificate.
Try-Athlon: Receive a Try-Athlon patch for completing a walk, bike, and
Team Discount Registration and Awards: Teams of 10 or more are eligible
for the team rate of $5 per event. Teams must register together by mail,
online or at the event. Teams may register or pick up their start cards
at the Group Registration Table.
Friday: Opening Ceremony 3:45 pm.
Saturday and Sunday: Entertainment throughout the day. Food and drink
available in the hotel snack bar and next door at the Vancouver Farmers
Closing Ceremonies: 3 pm Sunday.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Mayor's Friendship Walk
Presented by Cascade Heart
Opening Ceremony 3:45 pm.
Start times: Anytime 4 - 6 pm. Finish by 9 pm.
Enjoy an easy 5 or 10 km walk seeing historic and scenic areas of Vancouver.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26: Walks
Presented by Realvest
Choose your distance - Marathon 42K, 32K, 21k, 11K or 6K. Trail rated 2
(moderate) on paved surfaces with some hills. The 6K and 11K are
suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. The walk visits Vancouver parks,
greenways, and neighborhoods. Runners/racewalkers should start at the
end of their start period and carry their own water and snacks.
42K & 32K: start 7- 7:30 am, finish by 4 pm.
21K start 8-9 am, finish by 4 pm.
6K/11K start 8 am-12 pm, finish by 4 pm.
Family Fun 6K Walk: Presented by Southwest Washington Medical Center: a
special 10 am start time for our 6K (3.8 mile) route includes fun stops.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27: Walks, Bikes, Swims
Presented by Veolia Water
Choose your distance - 32K, 21K, 10K or 6K. Trails rated 2 (moderate)
on paved surfaces with some hills. The 32/21K distances will include a
bus shuttle – no dogs allowed on the bus. The 6K and 10K are suitable
for wheelchairs/strollers. The bike routes tour the western areas of
Vancouver. Helmets required, some rental bikes available. Two 300 meter
swims in the afternoon at Hough Pool (shuttle provided).
32K: board shuttle bus 6:45 – 7 am, finish by 4 pm.
21K: board shuttle bus 7:45 – 9 am, finish by 4 pm.
6K/11K start 8am-12 pm, finish by 4 pm.
25K/50K Bike start 9 am - 12 pm, finish by 4 pm.
Swims start 1:30-3:45 pm, finish by 4 pm.
Closing Ceremonies: 3 pm
Traveling South on I-5: Take I-5 into Vancouver, Washington. Take the
City Center exit (Mill Plain). Turn right on Mill Plain Turn left on
Columbia. Hotel is on the corner of 6th and Columbia.
Traveling North on I-5: Take I-5 through Portland and over the I-5
Bridge. Take the second exit (#1B) after the bridge, following the City
Center signs. Follow the signs to 6th St. and turn left on 6th St. Hotel
is on the corner of 6th and Columbia.
Parking: Pay for parking at Park and Go lots: bring change for the
Registration form and online registration available at:
Discovery Walk Festival
PO Box 2009, Vancouver, WA, USA 98668
Tel. Toll Free US/Canada: 1-877-269-2009
Tel. International 1-360-718-2449
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