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Walk around Downtown Olympia and Waterfront
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). 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.

Bayview Thriftway

516 4th Ave W · Olympia, WA

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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 or the AVA at

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.

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