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2019 Hosted Walking Events

Hosted Walking Events are normally held on weekends or special holidays/celebrations.  These walks will have club members at the start, about midway, and finish of the course to help you get started and complete it.  The event will have a start time normally allowing several hours in which you can start and adequate time for you to finish.  Events are not competitive and times are not kept.  In most hosted walking events, the trail will be marked with colored arrows and ribbons designating where the walk goes.  A map and written directions will also be available.  Swims, bikes and other sports will be similar to the walking events when they are held.  For an extra challenge and variety during the summer months, we add several Hosted Walks that are Guided Wednesday Group Walks.

December 31, 2018/January 1, 2019:   Two walks shared between our club and the Columbia River Volkssport Club

    Monday, December 31, 2018 - New Year's Eve Day Walk   (110420) 5k/10k/15k - Rated 1A   Details   2016 Pictures   2016 Pictures
    (sponsored by Vancouver USA Volkssporters)
    Walk begins between 10am - 1pm.
      (start at McMenamins East Vancouver, 1900 NE 162nd Ave. #B-107, Vancouver, WA)

    The walk is on sidewalks, street shoulders and trails on three (3) different 5 km loops with all returning to the Start/Finish. The SE loop (rated 1A will mainly be in Pacific Community Park. The NW loop (1B goes into nice neighborhoods and one small wooded park on a Nature trail. The SW loop (1A) is in affluent neighborhoods on quiet streets. Bottles of Sparkling Cider and Champagne will be given away randomily as door prizes. 5 km only may start until 2:00 pm

    Questions? Please contact Dick Baker (360) 991-8806 or

    Monday, January 1, 2019 - New Year's Day Walk   (110969) 5km and 10 km - Rated 1A   Details
    (sponsored by Columbia River Volkssport Club)
    Start times: 10:00am to 1:00pm for the combination of 10K. 10:00am to 2:00pm for 5K. These walks are both rated 1A, easy.
      (start at REI Downtown, 1405 NW Johnson, Portland, OR; Free parking on street on New Years Day)

    Ring in the New Year with a 5K or 10K self-guided walk in Portland. Walk on sidewalks for both of the 5K routes. You will be given a map and instructions for each route and both routes will be marked with arrows and ribbons. One route will be in the NW District and Pearl District. The second route will be in the NW District, China Town and Pearl District. Please be courteous to the customers and staff of REI and let them know you appreciate them letting us use their facilities.

    Questions? Please contact Dick Baker (360) 991-8806 or

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 30 Year Anniversary - July 4th Walk   (111298) - 5k/10k - Rated 1A Details
Walk begins between 8 am and noon.
 (start at Esther Short Park - Downtown Vancouver WA on Columbia St. between West 6th & 8th Sts. on the east side of the park.)

The walk will be in two 5K loops mostly on sidewalks in Vancouver. Loop 1 will pass thru the Fort Vancouver National Historic where the Independence Day Celebration will be held, and will go by many other historic structures in downtown Vancouver. Loop 2 will go thru historic Uptown Vancouver & its neighborhoods where there are many good eateries, brew pubs, an ice cream parlor, and many historic buildings.

Questions? Please contact Burt Paynter (360)798-8485 or

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Traveling Guided Walk - Burnt Bridge and Ellen Davis Trails   (113889) - 6k/10k - Rated 1A   Details
This is a group walk. Please register from 9:00am to 9:25am so that we can leave as a group at 9:30am.
 (start at Bagley Community Park, 4607 Plomondon St., Vancouver, WA)

The 10 km route will go through Bagley Park and then will go to Burnt Bridge Trail (wooded area with asphalt paved trail) and Ellen Davis Trail (wooded area with gravel trail in places). About 2 km on city streets. The 6 km route will go through Bagley Park and then out and back on the Burnt Bridge Trail with small sections on city streets.

Questions? Please contact Dick Baker (360) 991-8806 or

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Talk Like A Pirate Day Walk   (111299) - 5k/10k - Rated 1A Details
Walk begins between 8 am and noon.
 (start at Salmon Creek Park Ball Fields, 800 NE 117th St, Vancouver, WA)

International Talk Like a Pirate day is technically September 19th, but we decided to celebrate a few days later. Come dressed like a pirate with your favorite pirate voice. The route will primarily be on the Salmon Creek Trail and will include a nature trail treasure hunt. We have had fun with this event in the past. Come have a little fun! A GROUP WALK STARTS at 9:30 am. Allow time to register, use restrooms, and be ready to walk at 9:30 am.

Questions? Please contact Heidi Schurr (360) 909-7917 or

Walks sanctioned but not yet detailed, Check back later for more information

  • New Year's Day Walk - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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