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2017 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, 2016/January 1, 2017:   Two walks shared between our club and the Columbia River Volkssport Club

    Saturday, December 31, 2016 - New Year's Eve Day Walk   5k/10k/15k/21k - Rated 1A     2016 New Years Day Pictures   2016 New Years Eve Day Pictures
    (sponsored by Vancouver USA Volkssporters)
    Walk begins between 10am - 1pm.
      (start at McMenamins East Vancouver, 1900 NE 162nd Ave. #B-107, Vancouver, WA)

    Walk on sidewalks and park paths on 4 different five (5) km loops with each loop returning to the start/finish location.  The SE five km loop will mainly go through Pacific Community Park.  The NW five km loop (rated 1B) will go past nice neighborhoods and on a nature trail in a wooded park.  The SW five km loop will go past many expensive and affluent homes in a quiet neighborhood.  The NE six km loop is an unmarked trail offered as a group walk that starts at 10am. Bottles of Sparkling Cider will be given to random walkers.

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

    Sunday, January 1, 2017 - New Year's Day Walk   5k/10k/15k - Rated 1A  
    (sponsored by Columbia River Volkssport Club)
    Walk begins between 10am - 1pm for 10km; 10 am - 2pm for 5km with a finish at 4pm
      (start at REI Downtown, 1405 NW Johnson, Portland, OR)

    The walk will have two 5km loops.  One 5 km route will go into the NW District, Pearl District, and Downtown areas.  The second 5 km route will be in the NW District, Old Town, China Town, Pearl District, and downtown areas.  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

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Blueberry Hill Walk - Cancelled!

Monday, July 4, 2017 - Historic Vancouver 4th of July Walk   (107386) - 5k/10k - Rated 1A Details
Walk begins between 8 am and noon. Finish by 3pm
 (start at Esther Short Park - Downtown Vancouver WA on Columbia St. between West 6th & 8th Sts. on the east side of the park.)

The route will pass through Vancouver's Independence Day Celebration. It will also pass by many historic sites including Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site, Officers' Row, Vancouver Barracks, Pearson Airfield, and many historic sites in the downtown area.

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

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

Vancouver USA Volkssporters PO Box 2121 Vancouver WA 98668-2121

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