National Walking Week 2021

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.

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Participating Clubs
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FIND AN EVENT IN YOUR AREA!

Claremont,  CA – April 1st

Low Desert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying to our many LDR trails. We never leave anyone behind. Silly why anyone would NOT want to walk with us energetic ol’ fools.

Thursday April 1ST: THE JOKES ON YOU WALK (Claremont) Meet at 8:30 AM Knights Inn Claremont, 721 S Indian Hill BLVD, Claremont Ca 91711

Registration:  8:30 AM            Walk Start Time:  Remote Start

 

Corona,  CA – April 2nd

 

Low Desert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying on our many LDR trails and going to other interesting places. We never leave anyone behind no matter how fast or slow you walk so if you enjoy catching up on some history Corona is the place to be.

Friday April 2nd: HISTORIC CORONA: Meet at 8:30 AM Corona Regional Medical Center – 800 S Main Street Corona Ca. 92882

Registration:  8:30 AM

 

Crestline,  CA – April 7th

 

Low Desert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying on our many LDR trails and going to other interesting places. We never leave anyone behind no matter how fast or slow you walk. Who doesn’t enjoy a walk around a lake. Come join us and take a stroll around Beautiful Lake Gregory ** Weather permitting**

Wednesday April 7th: LAKE GREGORY – Meet 8:30AM – Parking Lot  of Goodwin and Son’s 24089 Lake Gregory Dr Crestline Ca.

Registration:  9:00 AM

 

Menifee,  CA – April 6th

 

Low Desert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying on our many LDR trails and going to other interesting places. We never leave anyone behind no matter how fast or slow you walk. If you enjoy your history very interesting story about the Ringing Rock and we may even get to see the Burrowing Owls

Tuesday April 6th: RINGING ROCKS & BURROWING OWLS: (Menifee Valley) Meet 8AM – Parking Lot  @ Lowes Home Improvement 30472 Haun Rd Menifee Ca 92584

Registration:  8:00 AM

Murrieta,  CA – April 4th

 

Low Desert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying on our many LDR trails and going to other interesting places. We never leave anyone behind no matter how fast or slow you walk. Enjoy a quiet early morning stroll on Easter while watching the sunrise. Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy ALL your family and friends today.We are hosting a Friendship Walk at the Presidio in San Francisco on Saturday, April 3.. Walkers will meet in the parking lot by the Presidio Visitors Center,210 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129, at 10 AM. We will be registering from the back of my car because the Visitors Center is still closed. We will walk at 10:15 AM. Walkers may choose a 5K or 10K route,

Sunday April 4th: EASTER SUNRISE (Murrieta) Meet at Reborn Treasures 42030 C St. Murrieta Ca 92562

Registration:  9:00 AM

Murrieta,  CA – April 5th

 

Low Desert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying on our many LDR trails and going to other interesting places. We never leave anyone behind no matter how fast or slow you walk. Always an interesting trail to explore in the Plateau.

Monday April 5th: SANTA ROSA PLATEAU: Meet at Barons Market 32310 Clinton Keith Rd – Wildomar 92595

Registration:  8:30 AM

Oceanside, CA – April 3rd

Low Desert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying on our many LDR trails and going to other interesting places. We never leave anyone behind. So tonight lets enjoy the beautiful sunset in

Saturday April 3rd: SUNSET IN OCEANSIDE (Oceanside) Meet at 5PM 1900 N Harbor Dr. Oceanside Ca. 92054

Oceanside.

Registration:  5:00 PM

San Francisco,  CA – April 3rd

San Francisco Bay Bandits – Presidio YRE

We are hosting a Friendship Walk at the Presidio in San Francisco on Saturday, April 3.. Walkers will meet in the parking lot by the Presidio Visitors Center,210 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94129, at 10 AM. We will be registering from the back of my car because the Visitors Center is still closed. We will walk at 10:15 AM. Walkers may choose a 5K or 10K route.

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

San Jose,  CA – April 1st

 South Bay Striders – Almaden Lake

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Join us for National Walking Week, then continue to walk Wednesday evenings during Pacific Daylight Time. Our 4 San Jose walks give different views of the city. We also have 5 and 10k events in adjacent Los Gatos and Campbell.

The San Jose – Almaden Lake recreation route surrounds the lake and explores the quiet trail along the creek that feeds the lake. A relaxing walk, especially in the late afternoon.

Registration:  4:30 PM            Walk Start Time:  4:45 PM

San Jose,  CA – April 6sth

South Bay Striders – San Jose – Rose Garden and Santa Clara University

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Join us for National Walking Week, then continue to walk selected Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings during Pacific Daylight Time. During National Walking Week we will walk two of our 4 San Jose routes. We also have 5k and 10k events in adjacent Los Gatos and Campbell.

The San Jose – Rose Garden & Santa Clara University walk goes through the acclaimed Municipal Rose Garden and the unique grounds of the Rosicrucian Park and Egyptian Museum.

Registration:  9:15 AM            Walk Start Time:  9:30 AM

Wildomor,  CA – April 3rd

Low Dessert Roadrunners

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We walk, we wander, wherever, we want. Staying on our many LDR trails and going to other interesting places. We never leave anyone behind no matter how fast or slow you walk. Yes silly as it may be we do enjoy getting dressed up for these occasions. So lets hop our way through the event today… Ears and all!!!

Saturday April 3rd: BUNNY HOP (Wildomar) Meet at the United States Postal Service – 21392 Palomar St. Wildomar Ca. 92595

Registration:  8:30 AM

Dover, DE – April 6th

First State Webfooters – Couch to 5K Program (Week 2)

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Our club, the First State Webfooters (only club in Delaware) is hosting our 5th annual Couch to 5K Program beginning March 30. We’ll meet for 8 weeks, building the walk distance from 1/4 or 1/2 mile to 3.1 miles (5k) each Tuesday evening. On Tuesday, April 6, our second week, we meet at Legislative Mall in Dover, Delaware (state capital) to hold our 3/4 mile walk in that area. The Dover Mayor, Mayor Christiansen, will be joining us to read a proclamation for National Walking Week at 6 pm. We are very excited about our free community Couch to 5K Program (sanctioned as an ACE event), and, especially, about the proclamation on April 6. Join us!

Registration Time: 6:00 pm        Walk Start Time: 6:15 pm

DeLand,  FL – April 3rd

Happy Wanderers Walking Club – Hontoon Island State Park Group Walk

Two Trails 5k (3.1 miles) & 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).  The degree of both are a 1 on a 5-point scale (with 5 being the hardest.)  The trail is on a soft trail, trail shoes appropriate, especially if it’s rained recently, trail will be muddy.  Not suitable for baby strollers or wheelchairs.

Calendar – Happy Wanderers Walking Club (happywanderersfl.org)

Registration:  9:30 AM            Walk Start Time:  10:00 AM

Orlando, FL. – April 3rd

Mid-Florida Milers Traditional Event  –  Downtown at Beardall Sr. Ctr

Both trails will walk on downtown streets and residential sidewalks.  6k will take you past Performing Arts Center, City Hall and Lake Eola.  10k continues to the Veterans Memorial and parts of the older Eola Heights District.

Rated:  1A     Mid-Florida Milers Traditional Events

Start:   Register between  9:00 AM and 9:45 AM 

New Smyrna Beach, FL – April 7th

Happy Wanderers Walking Club – Venetian Bay – ACE Event

One trail, 5k (3.1 miles) degree 1 on a 5-point scale (with 5 being hardest.)  The trail is mostly soft ground, if it’s rained recently, trail will be muddy, wear appropriate shoes. Not suitable for baby strollers or wheelchairs.

Calendar – Happy Wanderers Walking Club (happywanderersfl.org)

Registration:  5:30 PM            Walk Start Time:  6:00 PM

O’Fallon, IL – April 3rd

Gateway Milers Walking Club

The walk event start/finish is at the O’Fallon IL YMCA pavilion, 284 North Seven Hills Rd, at the righthand side of the YMCA.

You have the option of walking a 5k (3.1 miles) or a 10k (6.2 miles). You walk at your own pace but our club members walk with you. You’ll walk through a mix of neighborhoods, on the bike path and through the downtown district. Have questions? Check out our club at: gatewaymilers.org, our Facebook page and you may email us at: .img@.img“>.img@.img.

REMINDER: Masks must be worn at check in and on the walk if closer than 6 feet.

Registration Time: 9:40 am         Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Saint Joseph (Kolb Park), IL

Ridgewalkers Walking Club – Traditional Event

Two Trails 5k (3.1 miles) & 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The degree of difficulty for both is a 1 on a 5-point scale (with 5 being the hardest). The trail is straight out and back on a converted Rails to Trails. The trail is on rough surfaces and will not accommodate baby strollers or wheelchairs.

Registration Time: 9:30          Walk Start Time: 10:00

Bloomington, IN – April 3rd

Bloomington Flying Fish

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Join the BFF (Bloomington Flying Fish) for a group walk at 10:00 AM. The trail begins in downtown Bloomington, meanders through city streets, and passes by historic buildings and city landmarks, many of which are related to the legendary musician Hoagland (Hoagy) Carmichael who was born in Bloomington in 1899. Carmichael eventually earned his law degree at Indiana University and went on to become one of the most famous musicians of all time.

COVID Restrictions: Please arrive at the start point at least 15 minutes early to register for the walk. This walk will be conducted under safe conditions under COVID-19 mandates that include social distancing. Please bring a face mask which should be used during registration

The trail passes by the Hoagy Carmichael statue on the IU campus (first loop) and the Hoagy Carmichael grave site at Rose Hill Cemetery (second loop). The second loop goes to the cemetery then follows the B Line Trail back to the start. You will find more detailed information regarding this volksmarch at the AVA link You can walk at your pace and the idea is to get some exercise and meet new people. A 5K walk is about 3 miles and a 10K walk is approximately 6 miles. There is no problem if you walk a shorter (or longer) distance. It will speed up the registration process (but is not necessary), if you bring two peel-off address labels

Bloomington- IU campus /Hoagy Carmichael trail. This is a year round event which starts at the Courtyard by Marriott,
310 S College Ave · Bloomington, IN. Directions From Indy: Take SR 37 South and detours around I-69 to the first Bloomington exit-College Ave. Go south on College to just past 3rd St. Turn right into Courtyard by Marriott parking lot south of the Hotel

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

Council Bluffs, IA – April 2nd

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers – Wabash Trace Afternoon Stroll (ACE Event)

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Strollers may have difficulty with the crushed rock trail. We will walk an out and back on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, a Conservancy Hall of Fame rail-trail through rural forest and countryside. Walk at your own pace and whatever distance you feel comfortable walking. Lots of birds and wildfire on this trail. Meet at the Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park, Intersection of Harry Langdon Blvd. And E. S. Omaha Bridge Rd. at 1 pm. Families and leashed dogs welcome. The trail is supported by donations. A suggested donation of $2 to Wabash Trace is recommended. 

Registration Time: 12:45 pm       Walk Start Time: 1 pm

Council Bluffs, IA – April 6th

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers – Lake Manawa Dream Walk (ACE Event)

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Find the Dream Playground parking at Lake Manawa for a 3 mile walk on paved nature trail through the park. Watch for the deer and turkey that frequent the woods along the trail. Out of state must stop at pay station and pay $5 state park admission.

Registration Time: 3:45pm       Walk Start Time: 4pm

Des Moines, IA

Iowa’s Walking Club – View List of Events

Leavenworth, KS – April 3rd

Kansas JayWalkers – Group Walk

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London, KY – April 5th

AVA – Mid-America Region – Traditional Event

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Take a stroll on April 5 along the historic and scenic improved dirt trails of the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park on a Guided Walk with the Mid-America Regional Director, as he re-introduces Volkssporting to Eastern Kentucky. Five and ten kilometer routes are available. For additional information please follow the link above. 

Registration Time: 1 pm – 1:30 pm          Walk Start Time: 1:30 pm

Mount Victory, KY – 6th

AVA – Mid-America Region – Traditional Event

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Take a hearty hike on April 6 along the historic and scenic unimproved dirt paths originating at the Little Lick Campground of the Daniel Boone National Forest on a Guided Walk with the Mid-America Regional Director, as he re-introduces Volkssporting to Eastern Kentucky. Five and ten kilometer routes are available. For additional information please follow the link above. 

Registration Time: 9 am – 9:30 am          Walk Start Time: 9:30 am

Gaithersburg, MD

Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club – Kentlands North & South

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This is a moderately hilly walk on paved sidewalks through the lovely Kentlands community. It takes walkers past lakes, beautiful homes, the Arts Barn and Kentlands Mansion.

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

Bedford, MA – April 3rd

Walk’n Mass Volkssport Club – Minuteman Trail Bike/Walk

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On the Minuteman bike trail. Mask required.

Registration Time: 10 am – 12 pm          Walk Start Time: 10 – 12 pm; Group Walk at 10:30

Beverly, MA – April 5th

Two Town Walking Club – Guided Group Walk

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This walk will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021. We plan to meet at the Stop & Shop parking Lot, 224 Elliott Street, Beverly, MA. We will have a group start at 11:30 a.m. This event will be our first of the year and will give us all an opportunity to walk with friends who also have felt isolated by the events of the pandemic as well as meeting new walking friends. the Two Town Walking Club is a member of America’s Walking Club. Our  motto is “Fun, Fitness, and Friendship.” Our events are designed to allow one to walk at their own pace and to highlight scenic or historical places along the trail. We have designed this event to allow our 6 kilometer trail from the Stop & Shop along sidewalks and foot trails to view the ocean from Dane’s Beach and return by way of the Cummings Center Pond area. We welcome anyone who wants to walk with us. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Since we are still in the COVID pandemic, we must request that all who walks with us wear masks and social distance. We will walk rain or shine. Registration will be required of all walkers. Come join us and find out what our program is about. 

Registration Time: 11 am         Walk Start Time: 11:30 am

Dexter, MI – April 7th

Washtenaw Wanderers – Dexter Seasonal Walk

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Come enjoy the start of spring in Michigan. Enjoy a walk through the unique, historic city of Dexter. Trail passes Mill Creek and the Huron River neat town. 3 Metro Parks are nearby. This walk includes a new portion of the Border to Border trail in Washtenaw County – lots of wildlife to see. Please register using the online start box.

Registration Time: 6:15pm – 6:30pm          Walk Start Time: 6:30 pm

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation – Walk, Run, Roll

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Each year, from April 3rd to April 30th the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Virtual Walk, Run and Roll event strives to make a difference in the lives of the 43 children a day diagnosed with pediatric cancer in the United States.

Register for as little as $10 or register for $43 to receive an exclusive Walk, Run, Roll t-shirt! Attendees can sign up as an individual or as a team, set goals, and even track fundraising progress using NPCF’s online platform.

Take pictures and videos during your walk, tag NPCF, and use the #NPCFWalkRunRoll to be featured on our social media and be entered to win prizes from our Race Partners.

Register today at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/walk-run-roll/

Then National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a top-rated children’s health organization dedicated to finding less toxic, more effective treatment options for pediatric cancer. Learn more at NationalPCF.org

Gretna, NE – April 7th

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers – Chalco Hills Nature Walk (ACE Event)

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Walk around Wehrspann Lake at Chalco Hills Recreation Area starting at 1 pm. The trail is a birdwatcher’s delight. You might event spot one of the bald eagles that nest at the north end of the lake. This 3 mile walk is on paved trail and easy for families, leashed dogs and strollers. To get there take Highway 370 exit (exit#439). Turn west on Nebraska Highway 370 and take the first right (north side), just past a small bridge (about 1/4 mile) into a gravel parking lot. Note Sign: “Highway 370 Access”.

Registration Time: 12:45 pm       Walk Start Time: 1 pm

Omaha, NE – April 3rd

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers – Omaha Historical Walk (ACE-T Event)

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Meet in the parking lot of the Joslyn Art Museum at 10 am for a 3 mile walk past architecturally interesting buildings and statues in the downtown area, and stroll throught Omaha’s Old Market area and the Hot Shops Art District showing how Omaha’s history is entwined with its present. Families and leashed dogs welcome. Strollers may have some difficulty with curbs. To get there, go to the parking lot on N. 24th St. 1/2 block north of Dodge. If the parking lot is full, park across the street at Physician’s Mutual. Cross the street carefully to join us back in the Joslyn parking lot. We will meet in the Discovery Garden. 

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

Papillion, NE – April 1st

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers – Prairie Queen Evening Stroll (Ace Event)

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Let’s walk at one of the Omaha Area’s newest family-oriented outdoor recreation destinations. You can study the birds, natural grasses and wildlife as we stroll on the paved trails encircling the lake. Meet at the Prairie Queen Recreation Area parking on the east side of the lake at 5 pm for a 3 mile walk (about one hour) around the lake. Families and leashed dogs welcome. This is a stroller friendly paved trail. Walk at your own pace and enjoy the views. 

Registration Time: 4:45 pm       Walk Start Time: 5 pm

Papillion, NE – April 5th

Nebraska Wander Freunde Trailblazers – Walnut Creek Recreation Area Walk (Ace Event)

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Join us for a nice walk around the lake at Walnut Creek Recreation Area at 5 pm. This 3 mile walk is another nice easy walk on paved trail. Perfect for families, leashed dogs and strollers. To get there, take Hwy. 370 to 96th St. South on 96th St. to to park entrance on right. Meet in the parking area near the playground. 

Registration Time: 12:45 pm       Walk Start Time: 1 pm

Albany, NY

Empire State Capital Volkssporters – Albany Colonie Crossings

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National Walking Week Group Walks

Malta, NY

Empire State Capital Volkssporters – Malta Guided Walk

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National Walking Week Group Walks

Fairborn, OH

Ohio Wander Freunde – Traditional Event

Tulsa, OK – April 3rd

Tulsa Walking Club –  LaFortune YRE

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Like to walk, but hard to get motivated by yourself? Come celebrate National Walking Week by joining us on Saturday, April 3rd to walk LaFortune Park. Meet up to register at the Tandy YMCA by 8:00 am, walk will start at 8:30 am. All ages welcome! Great for families! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration Time: 8:00 am          Walk Start Time: 8:30 am

Beaverton, OR – April 5th

Columbia River Volkssport Club – Beaverton Trails Walk

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The walk is is in neighborhoods, and on a boardwalk crossing a wetland area and on parts of the regional trails in Beaverton. we go through a few parks and along the edge of Kaiser Woods. We will see an old house that was once a stagecoach stop for a route Union west Stagecoach Stop.
Back at the finish there are places to eat and shop.
Something for everyone to enjoy.
The trail is mostly on pavement with some walking on gravel. There are some gradual climbs. The walk is 10km (6.2 mi) with a 5km (3.1 mi) option.

This is a Travelling Guided Walk. We will meet in the parking lot of the QFC towards the end of the lot and have people sign in and get any stamps for AVA credit. The fee for the walk is $3.00 for credit and $1 for everyone else. This helps support clubs which are volunteer run to create and maintain walk routes.
We will walk in a group. People may also walk by themselves or form their own groups. New folks may want to walk with an established group. We don’t leave anyone behind. Everyone will have a map with turn by turn instructions.

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

Eugene, OR – April 3rd

Albany Fitwalkers – Traditional

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Registration Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon          Walk Start Time: 10 am

Medford, OR – April 7th

Rogue Valley Walkers – ViewPoint Mike

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30 miles from Medford off of Hwy 62

The trail begins by switching back and forth across some mixed stands of white oak, madrone and buckbrush. After about a 0.5 miles, bear to the left at a fork in the trail where a barrier has been erected to close an old section of the trail. After about 0.7 miles, the trail comes right up to the side of the road cut for Highway 62, and take in a view of the fish hatchery just below the dam impounding Lost Creek Lake. The oaks give way to conifers as the trail winds onto the north side of the ridge, where the sun is less intense. The firs give way to oaks again where the trail meets a gravel road (McNeil Creek Road). Turn left on the road and follow it briefly (about 0.1 mile) until you see a trail leaving the right side of the road. Past the road, the trail soon enters a series of switchbacks that mark the last long climb toward the viewpoint. The trail crosses one final stretch of bare rock before the viewpoint, which is defined by a rock wall. From here you can see the lake and surrounding forest land. The big open pastures to the west are part of the old Obstinate J ranch. (This description goes only as far as the first viewpoint.)

History & Background – The trail to Viewpoint Mike was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when they built the dam that forms Lost Creek Lake. Rock to build the dam was taken from quarries just east of the viewpoint.

Registration Time: 10:50 am          Walk Start Time: 11 am

Millerburg, OR

Albany Fitwalkers

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

Wood Village, OR

East County Windwalkers – Blue Lake – Fairview Lake Walk

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This is a beautiful walk through some beautiful neighborhoods and about some local lakes. We have a 5K, a 6K (Dog friendly) and a 10K available. 

Please meet us at Fred Myers, 22855 NE Park Lane, Wood Village, OR.

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

Bethlehem, PA – April 2nd

Liberty Bell Wanderers – Group Walk

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Liberty Bell Wanderers (LBW) are having group walks of LBW Year Round Event walks for National Walking Week. These walks showcase some of our area towns/villages/parks. It is fun to walk as a group and if new to Volkssporting you will have help with the registration process and walk route.

Walk through 300 years of American history where the Moravians meet the Industrial Revolution. The 18th Century lives today in the downtown, also known as Christmas City USA.

Registration time: 9:45 am          Start time: 10:00 am 

Lansdale, PA – April 6th

Liberty Bell Wanderers – Group Walk

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Liberty Bell Wanderers (LBW) are having group walks of LBW Year Round Event walks for National Walking Week. These walks showcase some of our area towns/villages/parks. It is fun to walk as a group and if new to Volkssporting you will have help with the registration process and walk route.

Historic town walk accessible via SEPTA rail. Trail is on residential and downtown sidewalks and goes through parks on shaded paved and gravel paths including a woodland and wetlands nature trail.

Note later start time: LBW is collaborating with the YMCA “Y Walkers”.

Registration time: 10:15 am          Start time: 10:30 am 

Perkasie, PA – April 1st

Liberty Bell Wanderers – Group Walk

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Liberty Bell Wanderers (LBW) are having group walks of LBW Year Round Event walks for National Walking Week. These walks showcase some of our area towns/villages/parks. It is fun to walk as a group and if new to Volkssporting you will have help with the registration process and walk route.

Walk through historic Perkasie, through residential areas and along paved greenway trails.

Registration time: 9:45 am          Start time: 10:00 am 

Tyler State Park, PA – April 7th

Liberty Bell Wanderers – Group Walk

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Liberty Bell Wanderers (LBW) are having group walks of LBW Year Round Event walks for National Walking Week. These walks showcase some of our area towns/villages/parks. It is fun to walk as a group and if new to Volkssporting you will have help with the registration process and walk route.

Online registration or participants may sign in and stamp books at the group walk. Start Point is at the Tyler State Park Boat House Parking Lot. 101 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940–1151 Entrance to Boathouse Parking Lot is off of “Main Park Rd”.

Registration time: 9:45 am          Start time: 10:00 am 

Valley Forge (Creek Walk), PA – April 8th

Liberty Bell Wanderers – Group Walk

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Liberty Bell Wanderers (LBW) are having group walks of LBW Year Round Event walks for National Walking Week. These walks showcase some of our area towns/villages/parks. It is fun to walk as a group and if new to Volkssporting you will have help with the registration process and walk route.

Valley Forge is where George Washington’s Continental Army camped during the winter of 1777. This is NOT a battlefield. You will walk along Valley Creek, a covered bridge and the Schuylkill River.

During visitor center reconstruction follow signs to lower parking lot.

Registration time: 9:45 am          Start time: 10:00 am 

Greenville, SC – April 2nd

The UpState PathFinders

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McPherson Park, 120 E. Park Ave., Greenville, SC, 29601.

Registration Time:  2 – 5 pm          Walk Start Time: 2 – 5 pm  (Memorial Group Walk 2:40 pm) 

Greenville, SC – April 3rd

The UpState PathFinders – Two Walks One Location

Pettigru – Hampton/Pinckney Historic District 

Cleveland Park – Alta Vista neighborhoods

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One City Plaza, 1 N. Main St., Greenville, SC, 29601 (several restaurants to choose from for lunch between walks that start/finish from the same location: Cantina 76; Tupelo Honey; Basil (Thai); Sassafras Southern Culture; Coffee Underground; Trio and more with carryout to eat together with outer walkers in the plaza.  Also, free parking on Sat. at 44 Richardson Parking Garage, next block over with exit right to the registration/start/finish location.

Registration Time:  8 am – 4 pm          Walk Start Time: 8 am – 4 pm  

Greer, SC – April 7th

The UpState PathFinders

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Picnic Pavilion, Greer City Hall,  301 E. Poinsett St., Greer, SC, 29651

Registration Time:  8 am – noon          Walk Start Time: 8 am – noon

Dallas, TX – April 3rd

Dallas Trekkers  – Downtown Dallas Walk Information 

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Explore downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake, and Grapevine in spring!

Registration Time: 9 am        Walk Start Time: 9 am

Dallas, TX – April 4th

Dallas Trekkers  – White Rock Lake Walk Information

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Explore downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake, and Grapevine in spring!

Registration Time: 8 am        Walk Start Time: 8 am

Grapevine, TX – April 6th

Dallas Trekkers  – Grapevine Walk Information

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Explore downtown Dallas, White Rock Lake, and Grapevine in spring!

Registration Time: 9 am – 9:30 am       Walk Start Time: 9 am – 9:30 am     

Midland, TX – April 17th

Midland Walkabout Volkssport Club – Celebrate Walking

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Join us April 17th for a ‘meet and greet’ and a little walk around the lovely campus of Midland College. Celebrate the pleasure and benefits of walking while learning something about AVA-America’s Walking Club. Meet members of the Midland Walkabout Volkssport Club. Experience Fun, Fitness and Friendship!

Registration Time: 8:30 am       Walk Start Time: 8:30 am     

San Antonio, TX – April 2nd

Randolph Roadrunners  – Salado Creek Trail at 1604 Walk Information

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San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Pathfinders  – Mission Concepcion and Mission Reach Hike Trail Walk Information 

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Start is at the trail head on the San Antonio River located in the Blue Star Complex at 1414 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas. Walk the Mission Concepcion/Mission Reach in reverse from the Blue Star. Enjoy a walk along the beautiful historical San Antonio River walk.  

Registration Time: 7:30am – 9:30am          Walk Start Time: 7:30am

San Antonio, TX – April 5th

Texas Wanderers – San Antonio Riverwalk South Walk Information

POC: Gerald Kamicka .img@.img

Visit the new AVA Headquarters and walk through the historic King William District and the world famous San Antonio Riverwalk. The walk registration is on the porch of the new American Volkssport Association Headquarters at 1008 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX

Registration Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am          Walk Start Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am  

Shertz, TX – April 2nd

Randolph Roadrunners  – Schertz Walk Information

POC: Ellen Ott – .img@.img

Round Rock, TX – April 7th

Colorado River Walkers  – Round Rock Walk Intformation

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Come and enjoy a great walk in Round Rock, TX. The routes for a 5k and 10k walk have recently been redone. The 5 km routes goes through historic Round Rock; the 10K continues on passing some beautiful old homes and through a park along Brushey Creek. 

Registration Time: 9 am – 11 noon          Walk Start Time: 9 amMidland

Fredericksburg, VA

Germanna Volkssport Association – Rappahannock Rambles

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On Saturday, April 3rd, the Germanna Volkssport Association will be walking their Rappahannok Rambles 5K YRE. The walks begins at Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St. This is an easy walk that includes the Heritage Trail along the Tappahannock River (should see Osprey and possibly Eagles fishing), the historic Canal Path, and a short walk through the Cossey Botanical Gardens.  

Registration Time: 9:30 – 10 am          Walk Start Time: 10 am

 

Manassas, VA – April 3rd 

Wood and Dale Wanderers –  Traditional Event

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With a City of Manassas proclamation of “Prince William County Walking Week”, and the governor proclaiming “Virginia Walking Week” during the same seven days, the club will highlight many of the trails around Prince William County on local community walks as well as the traditional volksmarch on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Remember that: “Virginia Is For Walking Lovers!”

Watch for other local walks on the club website at: www.walkvirginia.org/woodndale

Registration Time: 8 am – 12 noon          Walk Start Time: 8 am – 12 noon 

 

Chewelah, WA – April 1st

Lilac City Volkssport Assn – Chewelah YRE

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Contact POC for more information

Spokane, WA – April 3rd

Lilac City Volkssport Assn – McLellan Conservation 

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Exploratory Walk in McLellan Conservation Area. Contact POC for more information