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Have you been looking for something to do? Something to improve your physical and mental health? Something fun? Something to get you out of the house and provide opportunities to make new friends? Something for you personally or an activity for the entire family? Then volkssporting is that special something for you. Chances are very good that you have never heard of this sport. And that’s okay. Volkssporting is dedicated to promoting fun, fitness and friendship through organized noncompetitive, self-paced sporting events. It offers outdoor organized activities for everyone, regardless of age or physical condition. Seniors and youth, singles, couples and families are all welcome. And you don’t have to be an athlete to be a volkssporter! These sporting events (the vast majority are walking related) are administered in the 50 states by a nationwide grassroots network of chartered sports clubs that sponsor more than 3,000 events annually. We, the UpState PathFinders, are a part of the American Volkssport Association (AVA), a nonprofit organization that sanctions volkssport events in the U.S. Other sports offered on a very limited basis include cycling, swimming, skating, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Many people adopt volkssporting as part of their lifestyle and have completed hundreds of events and walked thousands of miles. While many begin walking for fitness (that inevitable medical wake-up call), most continue because of friendships and social benefits offered through the local clubs.

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  • 2 days ago · 10:00 AM

    Socks For The Homeless - Furman University 5/10K

    12 UpState PathFinders/Volksmarcher | 2.00

    The UpState PathFinders are collecting socks again this year for the homeless! Did you know that socks are the least donated clothing item for the homeless and the needy... Learn more

  • November 12 · 10:00 AM

    Thank A Vet Walk

    19 UpState PathFinders/Volksmarcher | 5.00

    In recognition of Veteran’s Day, The UpState PathFinders, an American Volkssport Association club, is sponsoring a “Thank A Vet Walk” on Saturday November 12, 2016 along... Learn more

  • November 6 · 12:00 PM

    Quarterly Meeting - Universal Joint

    9 UpState PathFinders/Volksmarcher | 5.00

    General members meeting, open to all.  Come join us for some great food with great service.  we will be discussing upcoming events and planning new events.  We welcome... Learn more

  • October 29 · 7:00 PM

    Halloween 5K

    11 UpState PathFinders/Volksmarcher | 5.00

    It's a Halloween Costume 5K Walk downtown on Main St. We will start at Bertolo's Pizza for dinner, then enjoy a stroll down Greenville's Main St.  Be prepared to be... Learn more

  • October 9 · 8:00 AM

    Travelers Rest 5/10K Walk

    7 UpState PathFinders/Volksmarcher

    Join us for a walk of Travelers Rest.  Both 5 & 10K options available.  The town has a unique variety of antique and specialty shops. However the one thing they are most... Learn more

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