What is Volksmarching?
is a non-competitive walk. It is not a pledge walk; it is not a race; it
is a fun activity you do with a group. Volksmarching got its name from its
origins in Europe. It means Walk of the People. Today there are
thousands of volksmarching clubs around the world, allied in the International
Federation of Popular Sports, known as the IVV. Members are young, old, married,
single, fast walkers and stroll-alongs.
is one sport included in Volkssporting. Other sports include skiing, bicycling
and swimming. These activities are coordinated by the IVV, the AVA (American
Volkssport Association), the TVA (Texas Volkssport Association) and the Kerrville
Trailblazers. These organizations support these sports through publications
and an awards program which recognizes individuals for the number of events
and the amount of distance they have completed.