America's walking Club

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

Walking For Fun, Fitness and Friendship.

Volkssporting is a new kind of Outdoors Adventure!                                        

A Message from San Antonio's Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

Come join us February 19 – 23, 2023 for the 18th IVV Olympiad and February 24 – 26, 2023 for the IML Texas Trail Roundup!

This year Black Friday will land on November 25th, 2022. Join us as we choose to OptOutside and walk. If your Club would like to participate in OptOutside this year please fill out the form by clicking the link below. AVA will gladly post your events on the website and Facebook to help generate exposure. To participate please send all submissions  by November 1st, 2022.

Check out what’s going on in your area. 

Crazy Horse 75th

Crazy Horse Memorial

Join us June 3, 2023 for the 37th Annual Spring Volksmarch at the Crazy Horse Memorial.

18th IVV Olympiad and IML Texas Trail Roundup

For more information visit the website.

2nd Annual US FreedomWalk Festival

Come join us October 20 – 22, 2023 in Arlington, Virginia!

Pictures on the trail

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Touch a life!

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!

Become a new walking member

Sign up to learn more on how you can become a part of the National Walking Movement by joining the largest walking organization in the United States!

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Electronic Sanctioning System (ESR)

Find a walk in your Area

Find a walk by searching your state and zooming in on your city.

Club listings

Find a walking group or club in your area.


The America’s Walking Club online webinar for November is Wednesday, November 16th at 8 pm Eastern. It will last for one hour.


Updates on the AVA Special Membership Meeting in 2023. 

Who are the 2023 AVA candidates for board leadership?

Updates on the IVV Olympiad and Texas Trail Roundup

Open microphone for the membership

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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