What we're about

We are a group of friendly people doing weekly 10k (6.2 mile) walks all around the south sound. We walk for fitness, so these are not strolls. Expect to finish walks within 2 1/2 hours, depending on stops. All walks are American Volkssport Association (AVA) sanctioned. Everyone is welcome to join us. All walks are free, or you can choose to pay for AVA credit stamps. Find out more about the Washington State Assocation at www.esva.online or the AVA at www.ava.org.

Just 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. Otherwise, you won't get reminders or changes and cancellations.

There are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday walks every. Wintertime you'll see some cancellations that are weather dependent. You may also see some Tuesday -- late afternoons into evening as days grow longer. There will be weekend walks with a group walk start time when the one of our clubs is putting on a traditional, staffed event.

Most all walks are dog friendly (with leash and cleanup, of course,) unless it's through a wildlife area. We'll say in the directions.

If you love to walk, you'll love to walk with us.

Join us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Walk the Puyallup Riverwalk Trail

Mrs. Turner's Cafe (back parking lot)

Every Monday morning at 9:15 am we'll walk down the Puyallup Riverwalk as far as you want and return. Come early so that you will be ready to walk at 9:15 am. This is a volkssport event but we will only be walking a 6K or an 8K part of the route. Everyone is welcome to walk at their own pace. You're sure to find someone to walk with, whether you walk fast or slow or in between. We'll alternate directions to walk each week. See the feral cats along the west part of the trail, spot carved bears up some trees, enjoy the Puyallup River, and the great tree carving at Veterans Park. Please park along the street as much as possible. We'll meet in the restaurant back parking lot. Restrooms inside. Come prepared for the weather and walking. This walk is sponsored by the Riverwalk Committee of the Foothills Trail Coalition and Daffodil Valley Volkssport Assn. Everyone must register before the walk. You can walk for free or for IVV Credit ($3). Donations to help pay for meetup charges and walk box information are always appreciated.

Monday walk around Downtown Olympia and Waterfront

Bayview Thriftway

Walk 10k (6.2 miles) (and a shorter distance is often available) every Monday from the Bayview Thriftway (get a parking pass at registration). The walk leader varies the route from week to week. The route varies and the difficulty varies from 1A (paved surfaces and flat) to 3B (moderately rough trails with steep hills).There are many regular walkers who don't use MeetUp, so expect between seven and 15 people despite few Meetup RSVPs. This walk is hosted by the Capitol Volkssport Club. Everyone is welcome, but everyone must sign the waiver to participate. No fee is required to walk, however for those seeking Volkssport credit, IVV/AVA credit is available at the customary fee. We would be happy to explain to you what that means. Walkers should expect to walk the 6.2 miles in about 2 hours. Pets are welcome (just not in Thriftway), but this walk is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Walk the Kent Green River Trail 5K & 10K

Kent Safeway

We walk through the neighborhoods leading to the trail, cross the bridge over the river and walk on the other side of the Green River along Flagler Road before crossing over again and back to Safeway. Pets are welcome with owners' cleanup, but not in buildings. Restrooms at Safeway, not along the trail. We leave on the walk promptly at 10:00 am, so be at Safeway by 9:45 to register and be ready to walk. This is AVA volksmarch YR972 and rated a 1A for flat, even walking. We'll go somewhere for lunch afterwards, if you want. Everyone must register before the walk. You can walk for free or for IVV Credit ($3). Donations to help pay for meetup costs and walk box information are always welcome.

Opt Outside on the Sumner Link Trail 5K/10K

REI Distribution Center

Join us for a walk outside on the day after Thanksgiving. Rain or shine, let's walk off some of that turkey and dressing. This will be an out-and-back walk on the paved Sumner Link Trail. Rated 1A for flat, even walking surfaces. Be sure to come a little early to register and be ready to start walking at 10:00 AM.

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Thursday morning walk in downtown Puyallup

Puyallup Main Street Safeway

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