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Olympia - Capitol Holiday Afternoon-Evening Traditional Event Walk 5K/10K

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  • The United Churches of Olympia

    110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA (map)

    47.038345 -122.900055

  • This is a traditional volkswalk with marked trails. There is not a group walk scheduled. Register to walk between 3:00PM and 6:00pm.
  • Capitol Volkssport Club invites you to Olympia for their annual Christmas Lights Walk.  Join in the fun walk!  This year we are honoring longtime member Susan Berry.

    Start/Finish Times: Walkers may begin walking anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and must be finished by 9 p.m.

    Trail:  5K/10K Rating 1A, Walk through the historic South Capitol Neighborhood, across the Capitol Campus, around Capitol Lake, along the waterfront, and through downtown Olympia beneath lighted street trees. 

    Driving Directions: The United Churches of Olympia  110 11th Ave SE, Olympia

    From I-5 Northbound: Take Exit 105, then follow signs to State Capitol Campus.

    From I-5 Southbound: Take Exit 105A (State Capitol Campus), then follow signs to State Capitol Campus.

    In both cases, continue straight ahead through the roundabout, then enter the tunnel. After exiting the tunnel, turn right onto Capitol Way, then turn right onto 11th Avenue SE. The start point is on your left, in the white United Churches building at the NE corner of Capitol Way and 11th Avenue SE. The church is a white New England-style building with a tall white steeple. Parking is available in the United Churches parking lot, in above-ground spaces not marked for agency use only in the Natural Resources Building parking lot across the street, and along local streets.

    Facilities/Pets: Restrooms and water will be available at the start and finish and at the checkpoint. Coffee and cookies will be available at the checkpoint. Pets are permitted but NOT in buildings. Owners must observe leash and clean up laws.

    Accessibility: The walk is suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs. A flashlight is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all walkers, as it will be dark shortly after 5 PM and sidewalks can be uneven.

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  • Perki S.

    Correction: There is NO lighted ship parade this year. That happened yesterday! Come anyway. There are still lots of boats in the marina with lights on them.

    3 days ago

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  • Sharon M
    Event Host

    Love to walk and discover new things in this area.

  • Patti

    Walking is the 'best' exercise.

  • Pamela T.

    Hi I like to walk and hike daily. I live in the area.

  • Perki S. +1

    Member of Capitol Volkssport Club since 2008. Lives in Lacey, WA, with husband... more

  • Diane

    I am a runner, but love to walk. Diane

  • Patsy

    I enjoy walking! Exploring trails, parks & pathways with others enhances the... more

  • Sheri Van V. +1

    My name is Sheri. I'm 55 years young and just had a Gastric Sleeve done.... more

  • Ric C.

    I love to walk! My favorite vacations and get-away weekends always include walking and/or hiking.

  • Bonnie T.

    I love walking and have been an avid volkswalker for years. I belong to the... more

  • Rosemarie

    Member of Evergreen Wanderers, will be walking this Wed

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  • C. D.

    I enjoy walking even more when there are sights or conversation.

  • Rose-Marie­ N

    I am a member of the Tacoma Evergreen Wanderers and the Daffodil Volkssport club. ... more

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