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.

Join us!

Upcoming events (5)

Colors of Sunrise Walk 5K, 10K (Not a group walk)

Sunrise Community Clubhouse

Come enjoy the autumn colors of this newer neighborhood with streets lined with trees. This walk is hosted by the Daffodil Valley Walking Club. Registration time is between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. You must be finished by 4:00 pm. We will have 10 AVA October patches available for purchase (see picture above) on a first come, first serve basis. The route is rated 1A for flat, even surfaces. This is not a group walk although small groups may walk together. IVV Credit is $3.00. All participants are welcome and must sign the event registration waiver. Donations to support activities like this are appreciated. MASKS AND SOCIALLY DISTANCING ARE REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION.

Walk the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail with some new rules

Mrs. Turner's Cafe (back parking lot)

We are going to give Monday morning walks along the Riverwalk Trail a try starting June 1. 1. We WON'T be walking as a large group. 2. Small groups of 2-3 will start walking as soon as they have registered. 3. Everyone must wear a mask to register. 4. If you prefer, bring your own pen to use to register. 5. We will have wipes available for use. 6. NO BATHROOMS are available at this time. Every Monday morning at 9:15 am we'll walk down the Puyallup Riverwalk as far as you want and return. Come early so that you will be ready to walk at 9:15 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. You're sure to find someone to walk with, whether you walk fast or slow or in between. We'll alternate directions to walk each week. 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. Please park along the street as much as possible. We'll meet in the restaurant 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. This walk is hosted by the Daffodil Valley Walking Club. Everyone is welcome but everyone must sign the waiver to participate. IVV participants will pay $3.00 and we suggest a donation of $2.00 for other participants. Donations help the club with the costs of putting on these walks.

Monday afternoon group walk around Olympia

Bayview Thriftway

Come walk with us! Walk 10K (6.2 miles) (and 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 of at least $2 per person. IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. We would be happy to explain to you what that means. Walkers should expect to walk the 6.2 miles in about 2 hours. Pets are welcome (just not in Thriftway), but this walk is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Thursday morning small group walk of the Tacoma Proctor District and UPS campus

Come walk with us! Please bring a mask to wear while registering and anywhere where social distancing can't reasonably be maintained. We'll walk in small groups. The walk is on paved paths and sidewalks with some elevation change through quiet neighborhoods with views of Puget Sound, stately homes, and the UPS campus. This is a 10K (6.2 mile) course. There is also a 6K (3.7 mile) option. Arrive early to register, as the walk starts promptly at 10 am. 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 of at least $2 per person. IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. We would be happy to explain to you what that means.

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Thursday morning Aberdeen Waterfront and Town Walk

Best Western (formerly Guesthouse)

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