FORT WORTH, TX

   
   

   

Chisholm Park
Hurst, TX
Sat: 05/21/2016
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Walk for Fun, Fitness and Friendship with the Tarrant County Walkers.

We are a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote health and fitness through Volkssporting, a fun way to see new sights and meet new people. Volkssports include walking, biking, and swimming events. Click here to go to a Membership Application and Club Fact Sheet.

Most of our events are Volksmarches. Volksmarch is a German word for "Walk of the People". A Volksmarch is on measured routes (usually 10K). We mark our walk routes with streamers or we provide written instructions or a map. 


There are two types of Volksmarches. Regular events and YRE. Both types of event are sanctioned under the American Volkssporting Association in the IVV and are eligible for credit toward IVV Achievement Awards. 

Our club also hosts a YRE that is a Bike Event.

REGULAR EVENTS

For these events we have a start time that spans several hours, so it is unlikely you would get caught up in a crowd. You register, and immediately hit the trail. We encourage our walkers to set a comfortable pace for themselves and take time to enjoy their surroundings. There is no need to get side aches, shin splints, or produce buckets of sweat (unless you want to). Exercise can be a fun, social activity. Everyone who finishes the course is a winner and hopefully they will have had "a walk to remember".

YEAR ROUND EVENTS

YREs are different in that we have a host location such as a hotel or a convenience store that holds our "walk box". The YREs are listed in a book called "Starting Point". You select a walk from the listing, go to the location given, ask for the walk box, fill out the waiver and registration, take a set of directions and complete the walk on your own. The advantage of this is you can walk any day of the week, any time of day. It is a great way to see a new town. 

FINDING A VOLKSMARCH

Volksmarches are advertised by flyers. When you attend one event you pick up flyers for upcoming events. The events are also advertised on webpages such as this one and on the AVA website (click icon above and then click on Events).


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