National Walking Week 2023

In January 2020, the Board of Directors of the AVA: America’s Walking Club, declared the first seven days of April to be “National Walking Week” which would include the traditional “National Walking Day” sponsored by the American Heart Association from 2007 to 2019.


Participating Clubs
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Participating States


If your club is hosting an event for National Walking Week please click on the button below to fill out the form so we can post the event information on the page. 

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Fredericksburg, TX – April 1st

Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg

POC: David Roberts – .img@.img

Registration at Kinderhalle next to the playground (the closest intersection is Austin and Crocket) with start 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Registration Time: 8:00 am       Walk Start Time: 8:00 am – 2 pm

Boerne, TX – April 2nd

Randolph Roadrunners

POC: Ellen Ott – .img@.img

Registration at Comfort Inn, 35000 IH-10W, Boerne, TX 78006 with start 8 to 11 am.

Registration Time: 8:00 am   Walk Start Time: 8:00 am

San Antonio, TX – April 3rd

Randolph Roadrunners – Friedrich Park YRE 0411

POC: Ellen Ott – .img@.img

Registration, stamp and directions at start 8 to 11 am.

Registration Time: 8:00am   Walk Start Time: 10:00am

San Antonio, TX – April 4th

Randolph Roadrunners – Salado – 1604 YRE 2845

POC: Ellen Ott – .img@.img

Registration, stamp and directions at the start 8 to 11 a.m.

SAS shoe factory tour is at 2 p.m. – limited to the first 8 people only who reserve with Ellen.

Registration Time: 8:00 – 11:00 am     Walk Start Time: 8:00 – 11:00 am

San Antonio, TX – April 5th

Randolph Roadrunners – Hardberger Park YRE 2884

POC: Ellen Ott – .img@.img

Registration, stamp and directions will be at park, start 8 to 11 a.m.

Registration Time: 8:00am    Walk Start Time: 8:00 – 11:00am

San Antonio, TX – April 6th

San Antonio Pathfinders – Japanese Tea Garden

POC: Mike Schwencke – .img@.img

Event Pending

Registration Time: …   Walk Start Time: …

San Antonio, TX – April 8th

Randolph Roadrunners – Total Eclipse Walk TRAD

POC: Ellen Ott – .img@.img

The RR’s will host a traditional walk event on the eclipse day, starting at the Marquis Trail Head. Eclipse glasses will be available for purchase at the walks as supplies last.

We have reserved a block of rooms for National Walking Week and the total eclipse for 1-8 April 2024.
The hotel is Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio near La Cantera Parkway. 15806 IH10 West San Antonio 78249

Cut off date for reservations is on or before 15 February 2024. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-325-0720; refer to group # 10066742. 

        • 1 April (Monday), 2 April (Tuesday) 3 April (Wednesday) 4 April (Thursday) the rate is $169 + tax per night for 2 queen beds.

• 5 and 6 April (Friday and Saturday) the rate is $199 + tax per night.
• 7 and 8 April (Sunday and Monday) the rate is $269 + tax for each night with a minimum of those two nights. 

Full breakfast is included, complimentary evening drinks and snacks and free Wi-Fi

Social events are being planned for the week.

Event website:   

Registration Time: 7:30am – 10:00am     Walk Start Time: 7:30am – 10:00am 

New York

Niagara Falls, NY – April 8th

Niagara Frontier Volkssport Club – YRE 0862

POC: Barb Stafford – .img@.img

Spectacular location to view the total eclipse – beautiful Niagara Falls!

Registration Time: 12:30 pm       Walk Start Time: 1:00 pm


Lacey, WA – April 2nd

Evergreen Wanderers – YRE 0838

POC: Rosemarie Hirsch – .img@.img

National Refuge-A wonderful walk through woods, meadows, and a long boardwalk out over the water. No dogs allowed.

Registration Time: 9:45 am       Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Yakima, WA 

Central Washington Sun Striders – Yakima River Greenway YRE 0574

POC: Joe Blazek – .img@.img

5K walk followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

Registration Time: 10:00 am       Walk Start Time: 10:15 am