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Celebrate Black Friday with a walk on the Monon Greenway in beautiful Carmel. You may do a 5 or a 10K walk The trail is mostly along the Monon Trail but we may deviate slightly with a walk in Central Park or the Arts $ Design District . This walk is on multi-use trails, over natural park paths, and some city sidewalks. The walk wanders along a beautiful woodland trail in Central Park and quaint shops along Main Street in downtown Carmel. You will start the walk promptly at 10:00 AM. Please arrive at the site at least 15 minutes before the start time to register 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. It will speed up the registration process (but is not necessary), if you bring two peel-off address labels
The walk wanders through this very scenic park on hiking trails. You will start the walk promptly at 10:00 AM. Please arrive at the site at least 15 minutes before the start time to register. Walkers can do either a 5K (3.1 mile) or 10 K (6.1 mile) walk. Eagle Creek Park is located on the Northwest side of Indianapolis and can be reached from I-65 and I-465. Take the 71st Street exit from either interstate and travel west. Enter the park via the 71st or 56th Street Gate. There is a fee for using this park. Do not register for the VM at the gate, registration will be done at the Center to avoid delays at the gate. Proceed to the Earth Discovery Center. Overflow parking is available nearby at the Peace Learning Center parking lot, as well. EDC parking is sometimes scarce because of the 'Go Ape" zip line which also starts there. COVID Restrictions: Please arrive at the start point at least 15 minutes early to register for the walk (9;45). 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 It will speed up the registration process (but is not necessary), if you bring two peel-off address labels. Hope to see you there!!!! Cliff
Note that since Germanfest 2020 was canceled, this walk has been postponed to 2021. This walk offers either a 5k or an 10k route. You can start the walk between 8 and 11, as long as you finish by 2. The route hasn't been finalized yet but it will start at Headwaters Park and probably head downtown then to the central northwest area of Fort Wayne. It will travel along the River Greenway and through historic neighborhoods. You are welcome to stay at the Germanfest for the rest of the day. Festival gate fees start at 2. There is a link below for the festival events. You can find out more information about this walk at AVA Germanfest Fort Wayne (http://clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=107923) If you feel up to another walk, these AVA Year Round guided walks are nearby: Halls, Bluffton Road (http://clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=107923), and Jorgenson Family YMCA (http://clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=107923) and Central Northwest FW (http://clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=107923). These walks have written instructions and can be done any time the starting point is open. That can be found in the link above. Just ask for the “Walk Box”, sign in, take a Start Card, envelope and instruction sheet. When you are finished, mail in the start card to the address provided. If you are new to AVA and would like to start keeping track of your walks, a new member packet costs $5. It includes 2 record books, one distance and one for event, ($12 value) and 3 coupons for free walks ($9 value). Credit for walks only cost $3. If you aren’t walking for credit, a small donation is appreciated. This is the link for the 2021 Germanfest FW (http://germanfest.org/) with a list of events.