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 (4+)

Walk Snake Lake In Tacoma 5 or 11 Km

Tacoma Nature Center

Walk the interesting trails around Snake Lake and then through adjoining neighborhoods, parks and the Scott Pierson trail, if you are doing the longer route. You can walk either a 5K or an 11K route. Trail is rated 1B with no problem with hills. Trails around Snake Lake are graveled, but it is still possible to be muddy if it has rained recently. We should have pretty good weather this Saturday with of course our lately usual fog. Be sure to check weather conditions and dress appropriately.

We will have a one hour start window (9 am to 10 am) for signup. You must signup before you walk for liability reasons. Start closes promptly at 10am!! We don't wait. All start materials will be at Snake Lake, including maps and directions and IVV stamps, so you won't have to go to the usual start location.

If not stamping record books, we are requesting a $2.00 donation. IVV stamps are available at the start.

Restroom at start/finish and along trail. Big wheeled strollers should have no problem around Snake Lake.

NO PETS in Snake Lake Park but welcome on remainder of trail. You must pick-up after them.

We are looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: 1919 S. Tyler St. -- I-5 Exit 132(SR16 Bremerton) West Bound on SR16 take Exit #2A (South 19th St. East). Follow South 19th to first traffic light (across from Fred Meyer). TURN RIGHT on South Tyler St. After 1/2 block, TURN LEFT into Nature Center Parking Lot. Drive to far end to park. Start will be in back of car and portable restroom at this location

Walk the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail 6K/8K

Mrs. Turner's Cafe (back parking lot)

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. The club has costs to put on these walks so we ask for a donation. IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee.

Monday afternoon small group walk around Olympia

Bayview Thriftway

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. To protect ourselves and others, we need to wear masks, and socially distance. 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. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome (just not in Thriftway), but this walk is not always suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Burien -- Old and New 5K/10K Walk

Safeway Store

We'll walk by several parks, through some residential areas with great views of Puget Sound, around Lake Burien and through the old business section of Burien.

This walk is rated 1A for flat, easy walking. You'll walk on sidewalks and road shoulders. Lots to see on this walk. There is a 5K (3.1 miles) and a 10K (6.2 miles) routes.

Arrive early as the walk starts promptly at 10 am.

Everyone must register before the walk. IVV credit is $3.00 and other participants have a suggested donation of $2.00. Donations to help pay for meetup costs and walk box information are always welcome.

From I-5: North or South: Take 518 West to Burien. At end of Freeway you will be at intersection with 1st Avenue South. Continue Straight. Safeway will be about one block on your right.

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