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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The next AVA online webinar will be Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7:00pm Central. Click the link below to register for the event. If asked for a passcode the passcode is AVA.

Special Guest Host: Carol Giesecke, Northeast Region Board Member

March online webinar presenters include:

AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Program
Presenters: Patrick Whitty, San Antonio Area Foundation
Learn how your club may be able to apply for a Senior VISTA volunteer who is eager and ready to support your club!

AVA Operational Updates
Presenters: Members of the AVA National Office and Marketing Committee
Get the latest updates on the New Strider program by Grouper. This program is designed to attract new walk participants while paying Clubs their $2.00 participation fee! Also learn more about the marketing tools and products available for club use.

Upcoming National Walking Events

Crazy Horse Memorial

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

23nd Annual US FreedomWalk Festival

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

2025 Biennial Convention

Join us April 28 – May 2, 2025 for the 24th Biennial Convention in Las Cruses, NM.

April 2024 TAW

The April 2024 issue of the TAW is here. Click the image to view the book. 

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

If you would you like to receive our complementary Walking Magazine please use the link below to sign up.

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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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Exciting Partnership: America’s Walking Club Joins Forces with Grouper

Big news! America’s Walking Club is thrilled to partner with Grouper, offering those with an eligible health plan a chance to play without the hassle of membership fees. If you’re on a qualifying Medicare Advantage or Supplement plan, Grouper will cover your dues, sending a check directly to you! This partnership is all about keeping you active and engaged in our vibrant walking community at no cost. Ready to jump in? Simply check your eligibility on our website and get ready to enjoy all the benefits of our walking, courtesy of this fantastic collaboration. Join us now and make the most of this amazing offer!

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