What we’re about
We are a group of friendly people doing weekly 10k (6.2 mile) walks all around the south sound. We walk for fitness, so these are not strolls. Expect to finish walks within 2 1/2 hours, depending on stops. All walks are American Volkssport Association (AVA) sanctioned. Everyone is welcome to join us. All walks are free, or you can choose to pay for AVA credit stamps. Find out more about the Washington State Assocation at www.esva.online or the AVA at www.ava.org.
Just show up and be ready to walk at the posted time. We need to register to each walk at the start location, so allow for that. It's important to join the group. Otherwise, you won't get reminders or changes and cancellations.
There are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday walks every. Wintertime you'll see some cancellations that are weather dependent. You may also see some Tuesday -- late afternoons into evening as days grow longer. There will be weekend walks with a group walk start time when the one of our clubs is putting on a traditional, staffed event.
Most all walks are dog friendly (with leash and cleanup, of course,) unless it's through a wildlife area. We'll say in the directions.
If you love to walk, you'll love to walk with us.
- DISCLAIMER: By signing up or showing up for this event on Meet Up you represent that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of this disclaimer. You agree to come prepared and by this you acknowledge that you are joining this event at your own risk. You are responsible for your own safety and agree to hold harmless all organizers and leaders in the event of injury, loss, or death.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Walk the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail 6K/8KMrs. Turner's Cafe (back parking lot), Puyallup, WA
Every Monday morning at 9:30 am we'll walk down the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail. Come early so that you will be ready to walk at 9:30 am. This is a volkssport event but we will only be walking a 6K or an 8K part of the route. Everyone is welcome to walk at their own pace. We'll alternate directions to walk each week. One week we walk 6K east and the next week we walk 8K west. This is an out-and-back route.
See the feral cats along the west part of the trail, spot carved bears up some trees, enjoy the Puyallup River, and the great tree carving at Veterans Park. The east route is quieter and also along the river.
Please park along the street as much as possible. We'll meet in the restaurant's back parking lot. Restrooms inside. Come prepared for the weather and walking. This walk is sponsored by the Riverwalk Committee of the Foothills Trail Coalition and Daffodil Valley Volkssport Assn.
Everyone must register before the walk. Because Daffodil Valley Volkssport, the hosting club, has not increased their YRE fees, IVV participants will pay $3.00 and other participants have a suggested donation of $3.00. Donations to help pay for meetup costs and walk box information are always welcome.
- Monday afternoon small group walk around OlympiaBayview Thriftway, Olympia, WA
Come walk with us! Please arrive early to register, use the restroom, and get a parking pass, as the walk leaves promptly at 2 pm.
Walk 10K (6.2 miles) (or a shorter distance is often available) every Monday (get a parking pass at registration). The walk leader varies the route from week to week. The route varies and the difficulty varies from paved surfaces and flat (1A) to moderately rough trails with steep hills (3B).
There are many regular walkers who don't use Meetup, so expect between seven and 15 people despite few Meetup RSVPs. This walk is hosted by the Capitol Volkssport Club. Everyone is welcome, but everyone must sign the waiver to participate.
The club has costs to put on these walks, so we ask for a donation to help offset those costs. IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. We would be happy to explain to you what that means. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome (just not in Thriftway), but this walk is not always suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
- Walk the Kent Park to Park route--6K & 10KKent YMCA, Kent, WA
This route was a brand new 2023 year-round event. (YRE#3269) We will start at the YMCA and walk on paved trails, gravel paths, and sidewalks from Morrill Meadows Park to other parks and through surrounding neighborhoods. Come join us as we discover this area. This route is rated 2B for some hills and some uneven footing.
Everyone must register before the walk. IVV participants will pay $4.00 and other participants have a suggested donation of $3.00. Donations to help pay for meetup costs and walk box information are always welcome.
- Thursday morning group walk through three Tumwater parksTumwater Safeway, Olympia, WA
Come walk with us through Tumwater Historical Park, Watershed Park, Trillium Park, and the neighborhoods in between.
Please arrive early as the walk starts promptly at 10 am. This is an 11K (6.8 mile) course with about half the route on sidewalks and the rest on gravel/dirt trails. There are several steep hills and railroad tie stairs in Trillium Park. There are also shorter distance options: 6K (3.7 mile) that is all on paved surfaces and essentially flat. The 8K (5.0 mile) option still goes on dirt paths and has the hills. Strollers will have difficulty. The 11K is not suitable for wheelchairs. Well-behaved, leashed pets welcome with owner cleanup.
This walk is hosted by the Capitol Volkssport Club. Everyone is welcome, but everyone must sign the waiver to participate. The club has costs to put on these walks, so we ask for a donation to help offset those costs. IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. We would be happy to explain to you what that means.