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This meet-up is sponsored by the Indiana Volkssport Assocation ( http://avaclubs.org/INVA /), which part of American Volkssport Association and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) (http://www.ivv-web.org). 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! We also do biking meetups.

Upcoming events (5+)

Evansville West side / N Main Stret walk

St Lucas United Church-Christ

All times are in Central Daylight Time (CDT). The walk will be on sidewalks. your will pass Bossie Field one of the oldest Baseball Parks in the US, and West side Library, as Carnegie library.

Shakamak State Park -Pool Shelter

Shakamak State Park

Walkers can do either a 5 or a 10K walk 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

Crown Hill Cemetery- near Community Mausoleum

Crown Hill Cemetery

Walkers will do a 5K or 10 k walk entirely through the cemetery. This walk was last done a year ago. The start point is located on the north side of the cemetery, near 38th Street and Clarendon Rd. There will be a $3.00 donation for all walkers not getting IVV credit or having new walker coupons. For walkers receiving IVV credit, there are no additional fees. The guided walk starts at 10 AM and please be there by 9:45 AM to register. The trail passes by pioneer cemetery and Field of Valor on the north side as well as previous favorites such as the graves of President Benjamin Harrison, three U.S. vice-presidents (Thomas A. Hendricks, Charles W. Fairbanks, and Thomas R. Marshall), Indiana governors, and United States Senators. Other notables include pharmaceutical founder, Col. Eli Lilly, machine gun inventor Richard Gatling, and gangster John Dillinger. Poet James Whitcomb Riley’s open temple and former Colts owner Robert Irsay’s horseshoe monument stand atop Crown Hill where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Indianapolis skyline. One of the most interesting sites is Confederate Mound which contains the remains of 1,616 Confederate soldiers who died while prisoners of war in Indianapolis.. I will lead the walk and point out the grave sites You can walk at your pace and the idea is to enjoy this beautiful and historic cemetery, get some exercise and meet new people. A 5K walk is about 3 miles and 10 K is 6.2 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.

Athenaeum GermanFest (free parking)

Chase Near East Side Legacy

You can start this walk any time between 10 AM and noon using a map and instructions There are two trails that wander historic neighborhoods and the Massachusetts Avenue entertainment area to the Athenaeum and back passing through some interesting sights. We will meet at last year's location with FREE PARKING. Enjoy the nice fall weather, get some exercise meet new people. After the walk feast on good German food, beer, and festivities at the Athenaeum. It will speed up the registration process (but is not necessary), if you bring two peel-off address labels. Go to the AVA link http://clubs.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=113610 As a special bonus, enjoy the Athenaeum's GermanFest after the walk. Some of the planned activities include: German music, German dancing, German food, German beer, a yodeling contest, wiener dog races, 5K Lederhosen Run/Walk, large kids area, competitive Beer Games, and a Bavarian Stone Lifting Contest Click on the Athenaeum website for the latest information. NOTE: The start point closes its gates at 6:00 PM, so if you intend to stay late at the Germanfest, please move you car and park on nearby streets.

Past events (239)

Holiday Park- Indianapolis

Holliday Park Nature Center

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