What we're about

What we're about
We are a group of friendly people doing weekly 10k (6.2 mile) walks all around the Pacific Northwest. All walks are American Volkssport Association (AVA) sanctioned. Everyone is welcome to join us.
The club has costs to put on these walks so we ask for a donation. IVV/AVA credit is available at $3.00. Registration is available on the OSB (my.ava.org), but we have in person sign in on our group walks.

If you have elected to take a group walk, you must sign the waiver form at each walk. Please take a map and directions. if you find yourself separated from others during a group walk, you will be able to continue the walk based on the map and directions (we have also included the phone number of the host on directions in the case you get separated from others.
Find out more about the Washington State Association at www.esva.online or the AVA at www.ava.org.
We will leave at 10 am, please arrive early. Sign in is at 9:30 am.  
At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk.
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. This gives you reminders, changes and cancellations.
*** Join us - RAIN OR SHINE - for "Fun, Fitness, and Friendship". *** The NW Tulip Trekkers is an outdoor walking club. We welcome newcomers. Come walk the NW corner of Washington with us. We have walks in Anacortes, Bellingham, Birch Bay, Blaine, Burlington, Coupeville, Deception Pass, Ferndale, La Conner, Oak Harbor, and Mount Vernon. Walking at a moderate pace without interruption, most people can expect to complete a 10 km walk in about 2 and a half hours and a 5 km walk in approximately 1- and one-half hours or you can take as long as you want.  The whole walking group stops and waits at every rest room for all walkers to catch up and we stop and wait for everybody before continuing on the walk. Anyone is welcome to join our walks and hopefully become interested in participating in our club.   
Membership is only $5.00 per year. 
We have new walker packets for $10.00 if you would like to start stamping a distance and event book. It has 3 free walk coupons saving you $9.00.

The Trekkers Club is designed for AVA-member walkers, and for individuals and families who just want to walk for fun and fitness. Club website: http://www.nwtrekkers.org. AVA website: www.ava.org.
Most walks are dog friendly (with leash and cleanup, of course).
If you love to walk, you'll love to walk with us.
Organizers in this group are not guides, instructors, or medical professionals. You alone are 100% responsible for your own safety and comfort and for the safety of those you bring as guests.

Upcoming events (4+)

Blaine - Peace Arch (National Walking Week)

530 Peace Portal Dr

Details Event Name: Blaine – Peace Arch Park
AVA Number: Y1679 Distance/ trail ratings: 5 & 10K – Rated 1A

Description: Walk thru wonderful neighborhoods, the Peace Arch Park, Blaine Marine Park, pier, boat docks, downtown and residential areas of Blaine. Great views of White Rock, Semiahmoo, Mt. Baker, Pt. Roberts and Drayton Harbor along the way. There are stairs on this walk.

Come out and enjoy this walk with our new walk host, Kendra.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes.
Special Programs: Frontline Heroes, Counties, Walking A-Z, Rockin Round the Clock

Time: Register by 9:30 Walk @ 10:00 am Start Point / Driving Directions: Starbucks: 530 Peace Portal Dr. From BC after clearing customs take the Blaine exit, use 2nd exit on roundabout, From I-5 northbound, take exit #276 then use the 4th roundabout exit (driving under I-5) on the 2nd roundabout use the 2nd exit on Peace Portal Dr. Starbucks is on the left at 530 Peace Portal Dr. Parking on Peace Portal Dr. or on G St. We will meet in front of Starbucks by the fireplace.

The club has costs to put on these walks so we ask for a donation. IVV/AVA credit is available at $3.00. Registration is available on the OSB (my.ava.org), however group walks require in person sign in on the waiver.

Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Walk Host: Kendra Wagner
E-Mail: [masked]

Website: www.nwtrekkers.org

Oak Harbor

1600 SW Beeksma Dr

Oak Harbor
AVA Number: Y2978
Distance: 5k/10k

We will leave at 10 am, please arrive early. Sign in is at 9:30 am.
At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk.

Disclaimer: We are not professional guides or medical professionals. We are volunteers. You alone are 100% responsible for your own comfort and safety. By attending this walk, you agree to these terms and do not hold hike organizer(s) liable for injuries and/or medical issues during or after this event.
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. This gives you reminders, changes and cancellations.
Special Programs:

Start Location: Wind Jammer Park Pavilion at entrance, 1600 South SW Beeksma Drive. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the arch at the park.

Visit the Wind Jammer Park. Walk in the historic downtown of Oak Harbor and along the beach with views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and on clear days Mt. Baker & Mt. Rainier. See the original Navy base housing. Walk down Oak Avenue and admire the trees the town was named after. Walk host will be on the 10k walk.

Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes

Special Programs: Frontline Heroes, Counties, A-Z, Par for the Course, Walking with American Veterans.

The club has costs to put on these walks so we ask for a donation. IVV/AVA credit is available at $3.00. Registration is available on the OSB (my.ava.org), however group walks require in person log in on the waiver.

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6 K and 10K – Start Point / Driving Directions: Follow SR 20 to Oak Harbor. From North, at intersection of Pioneer Way and SR 20 (traffic light), continue straight on S. Beeksma Dr. From South, at intersection of Pioneer Way and SR 20 (traffic light), turn right at S. Beeksma Drive. Wind Jammer Park Pavilion is on your left. (1600 S SW Beeksma Drive, Oak Harbor, WA). Park in the main lot near the stone and wood structure. Restrooms are on the right of the parking lot.

Comments:
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Tom and Sue Wallace
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

La Conner

Conner Waterfront Park

Event Name: La Conner
YR #1279
Special Programs: Frontline Heroes, Counties, Par for the Course, City Hall, A-Z

Distance/ trail ratings: 5k or 10k.
Rating: 2B

Description: Walk past the marina and along the beautiful Swinomish Channel on a new walkway. Walk along First Street browsing the unique gift shops and galleries. Walk through Pioneer Park. There are many restaurants and fun sculptures along the way. Restrooms along the route may be closed.

Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes.

Time: Register by 9:30, Walk @ 10:00 am

Starting Point/Driving Directions: Conner Waterfront Park
Driving Directions: I-5 Exit Burlington exit 230 to Hwy 20 West. Follow signs toward Anacortes. Turn left at stop light toward La Conner on La Conner Whitney Rd. Right on Morris St. (roundabout) Left on Maple Ave. Right on Caledonia St. Left on S. Third St. Right on Sherman Ave. Sherman becomes Conner Rd. at the turn, to Conner Waterfront Park.

Note: "Conner Park is under the orange bridge; do not cross bridge or go into Pioneer Park."

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit IS $3.00
All walkers welcome!
Donations Accepted

Comments:
Hosts: Hilda Halliday
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: [masked]

Burlington

Skagit River Park Sports Complex Playfields

Details
Event Name: Burlington – Downtown & Skagit River

AVA Number: 1277

Distance/ trail rating: 6K, 10k, 2B

Details
Event Name: Burlington – Downtown & Skagit River
AVA Number: 1277
Distance/ trail ratings: 5/10K – Rated 1B

Our group walk today will have a remote start at the Skagit River Park.

Description: Walk on the dike bordering the Skagit River and through the old business district including small shops and nice restaurants and a restored train station. Restrooms at Skagit River Park and behind the Chamber office in the restored RR station downtown (open at 10am).
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes.
Restrooms: Yes.
We will leave at 10 am, please arrive early. Sign in is at 9:30 am.
At every walk, upon arriving at the start point, you will be required to register. You will be signing a liability waiver (a disclaimer), as our club cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or other harms you might incur during the walk. Walk Hosts in this group are not guides, instructors, or medical professionals.
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. This gives you reminders, changes and cancellations.
Starting Point/Driving Directions: Skagit River Park, 1100 S Skagit St, Burlington, WA. I-5 Exit 230 Right onto SR 20 that goes to Stop Light on Burlington Blvd, turn LEFT. Go to Fairhaven and turn RIGHT, go down Fairhaven to Anacortes, turn RIGHT onto Anacortes, go down Anacortes to round a bout, circle around to make a right turn, turn RIGHT up Gilkey St. At Skagit River Park, turn RIGHT into park and proceed to restrooms. Walk will start in front of restrooms.

Join us for lunch after the walk at Coconut Kenny's
Address: 1060 S Burlington Blvd, Burlington

Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only, Credit Walkers: $3.00
Non-Credit Walkers welcome: Donations accepted
IVV Credit walkers: $3.00
NW Tulip Trekkers Members: $2.00

Comments:
Host Club: NW Tulip Trekkers
Contact: Everett Hobson
Website: www.nwtrekkers.org
E-Mail Contact: [masked]

Past events (482)

Semiahmoo - reposted due to technical errors

9261 Semiahmoo Pkwy