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Joining the Walk Des Moines Meetup group gives you access to information about special events of the GDMVA, Iowa's Walking Club. We have a $3 walking fee to contribute to expenses of the organization, locally and nationally.

The Greater Des Moines Volkssport Association is a walking club of about 150 members. Organized in 1985 as a member of the American Volkssport Association to promote physical fitness through non-competitive sporting events. Club members meet monthly for a business meeting, program, food and fellowship. Weekend walks, seasonal walks, year-round events, swims, and guided bikes are listed here. Also, every Wednesday evening a group walks for an hour from a predetermined starting point. Our monthly newsletter keeps members informed on these events and other events throughout the Midwest. The Greater Des Moines Volkssport Association is a registered 501c. non-profit corporation and member club of the American Volkssporting Association (AVA) - with about 250 clubs, 1,800+ trails and thousands of participants in all 50 states. So whether you want to walk locally, around the state, across the country or around the world there will be a walk for you!

For membership, visit our website https://www.iowaswalkingclub.org/

Upcoming events (2)

Urbandale Trails

Urbandale Senior Recreation Center

Meet at 10 am at the Urbandale Senior Center and explore the Urbandale trail system.

We call this a weekday walk. The walks start on time and take around an hour. Unlike an event or a group walk, there are no written directions, fee, or registration.

Earth Day - Waterways

Grays Lake

Celebrate Earth Day! We will be walking a new 5k walk that by the improvements at Gray’s lake and surrounding areas, the Court Avenue district, the Women of Achievement pedestrian bridge and more. The walk is on city sidewalks and multi-use trails.

This is a group walk. We will follow a year round walk, but we meet to walk together on a specific day and time. There is a $3 fee.

Past events (85)

Group Walk and Art Tour

546 McKinley St

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