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, June 19, 2024, at 7:00pm Central. The registration link is below to pre-register for the event. If asked for a passcode, the passcode is AVA.

Special Guest Host: Carl Cordes, Vice Chair, AVA Board of Directors

June webinar presenters include:

A special invitation to Las Cruces, New Mexico by Henrietta ( Henrie) Vargas co-president of Sun Country Striders.

You Spoke We Listened
A series of roundtable discussions with the Leadership of the AVA to discuss priority concerns our members voiced in the AVA Membership Survey. The first discussion will address the budget process and how this information is communicated to the membership throughout the year.

Panel Guests: Ed McCabe, CPA, AVA Finance Chair, Henry Rosales, AVA President & CEO, and Erin Grosso, AVA Finance Director.

Upcoming National Walking Events

Crazy Horse Memorial

Join us September 29, 2024 for the 12th Annual Fall 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 Cruces, 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!

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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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