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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/

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Weekday Walk

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We’ll walk for about an hour on paved paths in the park. Terra Park is a 200-acre park with a fishing lake, great lawn and walking trails.

Full Moon Group Walk

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Bring lights and wear reflective clothing. Walk 5k or 10k. Both walks traverse the High Trestle Bridge which is lit at night. $3.00.

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Weekday Walk

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Starting at the Trestle to Trestle Trail Head, 5501 Lower Beaver Rd, Des Moines we will walk toward Tia Village.

Weekday Walk

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Walk for about an hour on paved trails and in neighborhoods.

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Weekday Walk

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