Volkswalk: April 23, 2016
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.
DATE: April 23, 2016
START & FINISH TIME: The start window will be 9:00AM-12:00PM, with a finish by 3:00PM.
SPONSOR: Cavalier Volkssporting Club
Host: The University of Virginia's Intramural and Recreactional Sports Department
SANCTION: This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association, a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). This event counts toward acquisition of IVV achievement awards.
START & FINISH LOCATION: The Park at The University of Virginia, 1015 Massie Road. Lat. 38°3 ́13.65 ́ ́N Long. 78°30 ́18.51 ́ ́ W
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.
A-AWARD: The A-Award for the event is a 1.5“ pin as shown above. Maximum of 75 awards will be ordered March 18. No re-order will be placed.
REGISTRATION & FEES:Pre-registration by April 15 is highly recommended. Register online, by phone 434-924-3791, in person or by mail (print and mail form to the Intramural-Recreational Sports Business Office, UVA Aquatic & Fitness Center, PO Box 400317, 450 Whitehead Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904.
PROCEDURES: At the start point, all participants will be issued their own start card, which must be signed and personally presented at the control points. The individual start cards will be turned in at the awards table after completing the event.
CONDITIONS: Water and restrooms will be available near the start/finish and along the trail. The event will be held, rain or shine (no refunds)!
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Welcome to the University of Virginia. Founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, UVa is constantly evolving to meet the needs of an ever-changing academic community. Over the course of nearly two hundred years, Jefferson’s original Academical Village extends to the surrounding community now uniquely known as UVa Grounds. Despite the changes, the University remains true to its original roots and preserves its illustrious tradition.
Join us as we embark on a journey that spans the course of three distinct centuries. Both the 5K and the 10K routes of The Wahoo Walk begin at The Park, the University’s playing fields and then immediately enters the lush forested area that includes the Rivanna Trail.
After leaving the Rivanna region, the walk continues through the highly-distinguished Darden School of Business where you will visit the Jefferson Statue and the Jones Fountain in Flagler Court. This portion of the course takes you through the North Grounds region of the UVa Grounds. Once leaving North Grounds, both routes continue past Klockner Soccer Stadium and John Paul Jones Arena. At this point, the 10K splits o and heads towards Central Grounds where you will see such sites as The Dell, Newcomb Hall, a portion of the Berlin Wall, the Rotunda, the Corner, and other sites.
Both routes start with a trail walk then continue on sidewalks and pavement. Neither route will be accessible for wheelchairs or strollers. The 5K course is rated 2B with a 475 foot elevation gain while the 10K course is also rated 2B with a 795 elevation gain.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: The American Volkssport Association or its subsidiary clubs are not responsible for theft or loss of personal belongings or property.
AVA SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Both the 5K and 10K will qualify for the following special events: Make a Wish – Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Vice Presidential Walks, Walking the Path of Inventions, Cities in Song, Honoring our Flag, Walking the United States, Walking the USA A-Z, and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
The 10K route will also include the following special events: National Register of Historic Places, Bridges – Spanning the USA, Walk the USA – Street by Street, Amphitheaters, Animal Safari, and Food For Thought.