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This meet-up is sponsored by the Indiana Volkssport Assocation (INVA) which is part of America's Walking Club http://ava.org/ or AVA -American Volkssport Association and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). We promote walking and some bike meetups all across Indiana. Our walks are guided or on marked trails and typically are from three to six miles (5K to 10K). Trails are in cities, small towns, parks, forests, anywhere there is a pleasant or interesting area to walk. Join us and have fun, meet new people and get fit!

Our Walking Meetup is part of a National and International Walking Club.  Since we do not collect any annual fees, our Meetup is financed through a $3 fee for each walk.   However, anyone doing our walks for the first time can “try it out” for free. 

When available, walkers can purchase a New Walker Package for $10 which includes coupons for three free walks along with Event and Distance Books (which normally cost $6 each).   Walkers can stamp their books at each event.  These books are used at all National and International walks.  We can explain how this is done when you register.

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Washington Township Community Park Walk-Avon

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This walk will be done at Washington Township Community Park in Avon, Indiana, You will start the walk promptly at 9 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register

The trail wanders through a wooded park with scenic hiking trails along White Lick Creek. The route goes past the 1875 Whipple Iron Truss Bridge and the Haunted Stone Bridge. Walkers can do either a 5K (3.1 mile) or 10K (6 mile) walk.

St. Joe Pickle Festival Walk

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Join the Three Rivers Strollers for a 5 or 10 K walk in St. Joe, northeast Indiana then enjoy the annual Pickle Festival and parade. The trail goes along St. Joe River Greenway, county roads to Sechler Pickle Factory, a park and a cemetery. Try your luck at poker, as each participant will have a chance of winning gift certificates and door prizes during the walk You may start the walk anytime between 6;30 and 10:30 AM and must finish by 1:00 PM.

Potato Creek State Park-Nature Center-Walk and Bike

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Walkers can do either a 5 ,10, or 15 K walk and we are also adding a 11 K bike event. The walk routes make use of the Park's existing trail system, which meanders over mostly flat and through mostly forested areas. Two inclines of significance may be encountered on the two longest routes. The bike route makes use of the Park's existing bike trail, which is paved and meanders through mostly flat and forested areas. You must bring your own bike. Minor inclines may be encountered. You will find more detailed information regarding these events at the AVA walk link ) You may start the walk anytime between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. There may be a group walk at 10:00 AM You can walk at your pace and the idea is to enjoy the beauty of the park, get some exercise and meet new people. A 5K walk is about 3 miles, 10K is about 6 miles and 15 K is about 9.6 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

Shakamak State Park -Pool Shelter

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Two 5K loops through forest trails on rolling terrain with some steps with some moderate hills.You will find more detailed information regarding this volksmarch at the AVA Link You may start the walk anytime between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. There will be a group walk at 10:00 AM,

You can walk at your pace and the idea is to enjoy the (hopefully) nice early spring weather, 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

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Lawton Park- Ft Wayne

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