Bicentennial Volkswalk: April 15, 2018
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 15, 2018
START WINDOW: 9am - Noon
FINISH TIME: 3pm
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 Rotunda
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 them.
A-AWARD: The A-Award for the event is a 4“ color patch as shown above.
REGISTRATION & FEES: Registration is $10 for Award & IVV Credit or $3 for Credit only. Pre-registration by April 12 is highly preferred. Register online, by phone 434-924-3791, in person or by mail (detach form below if mailing) to IM Rec Sports, 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 has been 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 has extended into the surrounding community now uniquely known as UVA Grounds. Despite all of the changes, the University has been able to remain true to its original roots and preserve its illustrious tradition.
- Parking: Culbreth Road Parking Garage, 130 Culbreth Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Volkswalk Start: University of Virginia Rotunda, from Culberth Parking Garage, walk South on Culberth Rd. to University Ave. (0.1 mi). Go Left (East) on University Ave. until you see the Rotunda on your right (0.2mi).
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: The 10K will qualify for the following special events: Walking USA A-Z and Walking the United States.