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+)

Hoquiam Town and Waterfront Walk

Best Western (formerly Guesthouse)

Walk a mix of sidewalks and gravel/dirt paths. Some significant hills. The walk routes are 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles). An optional carpool leaves at 8:30 am from the west side Olympia Haggen Food & Pharmacy parking lot near Pier 1 or meet at 9:45 am in Aberdeen. After registering, then drive to the walk start point. This walk is hosted by the Capitol Volkssport Club. Everyone is welcome, but everyone must sign the waiver to participate. No fee is required to walk, however for those seeking Volkssport credit, IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. If carpooling, ensure that you know whether the driver / passengers are going to lunch or not.

Walk the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail

Mrs. Turner's Cafe (back parking lot)

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. Everyone must register before the walk. You can walk for free or for IVV Credit ($3). Donations to help pay for meetup charges and walk box information are always appreciated.

Walk around Downtown Olympia and Waterfront

Bayview Thriftway

Walk 10k (6.2 miles) every Monday from the Bayview Thriftway (get a parking pass at registration). The walk leader varies the route from week to week. The route varies and the difficulty varies from 1A (paved surfaces and flat) to 3B (moderately rough trails with steep hills). A shorter distance is often available. 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. No fee is required to walk, however for those seeking Volkssport credit, IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. 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.

Tuesday evening group walk around Lacey

Lacey Safeway

Come walk with us! Please arrive early to allow time to register, as the group walk starts promptly at 6 pm. Walk paved surfaces and bark trails through a historic part of Lacey and the campus of St. Martin's University. Minimal elevation change. Wheelchairs will have difficulty. This is a 10k (6.2 mile) course. There is also a 5k (3.1 mile) option. This walk is hosted by the Capitol Volkssport Club. Everyone is welcome and no fee is required to walk, however donations to cover our costs are welcome. Everyone must register and sign a waiver. For those seeking Volkssport credit, IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. We may go out for food and beverage afterwards.

Past events (1,889)

Walk Kent's Lake Fenwick Park 5K or 10K

Safeway

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