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Issaquah Highlands Volkssport Walk Event; 14K/10K/6K Rated 2B

 Issaquah Highlands - Autumn on the Issaquah Plateau Volkssport marked event that you can start anytime between 9 and 12 Noon and go at your own pace and distance.
Saturday   September 28, 2013
Start Times:  9:00am-12:00pm
Finish by:    3:00pm
Distance:    14K/10K/6K  Rated 2B

Trail:   We will start our walk at the picnic shelter in Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands.  Beautiful walk on trails and sidewalks through the villages and parks of the Highlands. Grand views along the walk.  Surface paved for about 2/3.  Soft groomed trail for 1/3.     

Award:   Credit only is $3.00.  Free participants are welcome but all must register.  Donations to support Volkssport are always welcome.

Miscellaneous:   Water and restrooms at start/finish and in parks along the route.  Pets permitted but NOT in building(s).  Owners responsible for leash and clean up laws.

Challenges:  Available at start.

Directions:    Central Park    
1907 NE Park Drive, Issaquah, WA
From I-90 Eastbound take exit 18. Keep left at the fork to merge to Highlands Dr NE. Right on NE Federal Dr. Keep right at the fork to NE Park Dr. Turn right into Central Park. Left at the parking lot just before the childrens play area and picnic shelter on your left. Additional parking further down the hill.
Point of Contact:    Mike Zewe   [masked]

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  • Linda P.

    Varied, always interesting route--the 14K forest loop was beautiful--looking forward to repeating it without a monsoon rain when we can enjoy more of the views!

    September 29, 2013

  • Cathy G

    I hope this walk gets repeated another time. The route was great, and I'd love to try the 14 k.

    September 29, 2013

  • Joan S.

    Very wet, but a lovely walk, will look forward to walking dry sometime. Thank you to all who manned and set up for this walk.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Marty T.

    VERY damp, but got what I wanted--a nearly 3 hours walk.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Maurene M.

    Good walk. More hills than I was expecting, but this is my first walk in many years, so I'm just getting used to the rating system. Organizers were super friendly and cheerful, which was commendable because the weather conditions were awful. Had a good time and plan on doing more walks soon

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Allan Z

    My umbrella helped carry me part of the way at the top, but the raindrops blown sideways by hurricane cross winds soaked everything down to my skivvies. Fighting the weather always focuses the mind and helped make for a record time. A big thanks to all the volunteers who braved the conditions to man the stations and help make this happen.

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • Allan Z

    We made every effort to hang the ribbons in the highest branches possible in order to prevent the Sasquatch from messing with them. I even stood on Sharon's shoulders a couple of times to really get them up there. I hope the sweepers won't mind too much :-)

    3 · September 27, 2013

  • Sharon M

    Marking is done and the walk is ready! We were walking above the clouds today! Hope it is that way tomorrow. The first 2K of the 10K is in the woods with a tree canopy. The 14K has about 6K in the shelter of the woods.
    See you all tomorrow.....

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Rebecca S

    I have never done a volkssport walk, is the trail marked for each length or is there maps available? any info will help. Will probably want to so the 10K.

    September 25, 2013

    • Sharon M

      The walk routes will be marked with arrows and ribbons and walkers will also receive written directions and a map. It's a great walk!

      September 25, 2013

  • Denise S.

    not able to make it due to companyarriving a day early.

    September 25, 2013

  • Denise S.

    doing the 14K and starting at 9:00

    September 2, 2013

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