America's walking Club

The American Volkssport Association (AVA) is a non-competitive sports organization committed to Fun, Fitness and Friendship.

Crazy Horse Memorial 11th Annual Volksmarch - Sunday - October 1, 2023 in Black Hills, South Dakota. The largest Volksmarch in the United States.
Crazy Horse Memorial 11th Annual Volksmarch - Sunday - October 1, 2023 in Black Hills, South Dakota. The largest Volksmarch in the United States.

Walking For Fun, Fitness and Friendship.

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April 2024 TAW

The April 2024 issue of the TAW is here. Flip through the pages below to see a quick view or click the open box to view in full screen. 

For those who would like to download or prefer the pdf version please click the button below. 

National Walking Week

April 1 – 8, 2024

This year is the fifth year of our National Walking Week campaign. Last year we had 38 participating Clubs and 75 events in 19 states. If your Club would like to participate this year and would like us to promote your event on social media and the AVA website, please click the button below and fill out the form by March 31st. To help promote your events you can download our pre-made certificates, event logo, event flyers, and social media banners. You can find these marketing tools at the bottom of the National Walking Week page. Images to help promote your event are encouraged. Don’t forget to send out a local press release for your event and ask local officials to issue a Proclamation in support of National Walk Week. 

Upcoming National Walking Events

2024 Atlantic Region Conference

Save the date and come join us April 5-7, 2024 in Dover, Delaware.

Solar Eclipse Walk

Save the date and come join us April 8, 2024 in San Antonio, TX.

23nd Annual US FreedomWalk Festival

Come join us October 18 – 20, 2024 in Arlington, Virginia!

Crazy Horse Memorial

Join us June 1, 2024 for the 38th Annual Spring Volksmarch at the Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Your contributions will help fund fitness programs that will help fight against obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and depression among other health related issues – all while having fun!

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