Volksmarching (from German Volksmarsch meaning “peoples’ march”) is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe. Participants typically walk 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) on an outdoor path. More of a social event and healthy outing as opposed to a competition, routes frequently involve interpretative sites of interests in a wide range of categories.
DISTANCE: 5 & 10 Kilometer Routes
ELIGIBILITY: Everyone! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All new walkers are very welcome. Experienced walkers are encouraged to attend and to bring their finest walking sticks, patches and pins to show to new walkers!
PETS: Leashed pets are welcome; please clean-up after your pet.
START & FINISH TIME: The start window will be 9:00 AM–12:00 PM, with a finish by 3:00 PM.
A-AWARD: The A-Award for the event is a 4” color patch as shown on the front of the brochure. Maximum of 75 awards will be ordered March 6, 2015.
REGISTRATION & FEES: Pre-registration by March 27 is highly recommended. Participants may register online recsports.virginia.edu, by phone 434-924-3791 or in person to the Intramural-Recreational Sports Business Office, UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center, PO Box 400317, 450 Whitehead Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904.
Reunions Weekend: June 5-6, 2015
Stumblefoot Derby Reunions Race
7:30 a.m. Race-day registration 7:00–7:15 a.m. at the Aquatic & Fitness Center.
All alumni and their guests are welcome to participate in this two-mile road race through Grounds. Top finishers overall for males and females, as well as the top alumna and alumnus in each reunion class, will receive awards. Compete for the coveted “Farthermost Hoo” award, which recognizes the alumna or alumnus who traveled farthest from his/her permanent residence. Registration fee is $15/runner and includes a t-shirt. To register, call 434-924-3791 for more information, or register online with program #5918.
Group Exercise classes
All alumni can participate in fitness classes at the Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) and the newly renovated and expanded North Grounds Recreation Center (NGRC). A schedule of available classes can be found online in May. To participate, purchase a $7 single class pass; facility access is complimentary as part of Reunions Weekend. No pre-registration required. To purchase a Group Exercise pass, call 434-924-3791 or visit an Intramural-Recreational Sports facility welcome desk in person.
Access to Intramural-Recreational Sports Facilities
Play on Grounds while you’re here for Reunions Weekend 2015! Access to Intramural-Recreational Sports facilities is provided as part of your registration; all you need to present is your Reunions Weekend 2015 name tag and a photo ID to receive a guest pass.