Texas Wanderers


Fort Sam Houston, Tx

The TEXAS WANDERERS is San Antonio's oldest "Volkssport" club. Our aim is to promote walking and other volkssports and to encourage fellowship among the participants.

Although we are organized under the sponsorship of the Outdoor Recreation Center of Fort Sam Houston, membership is open to all persons regardless of race, sex, religion or military status.

Additionally, the TEXAS WANDERERS are active in the community by collecting NON-PERISHABLE FOOD items for a local food pantry at all meetings and events sponsored by the TEXAS WANDERERS.


The sport is governed by the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) and the American Volkssport Association (AVA). The AVA is a non-profit, charitable organization whose goal is to promote physical fitness through stress-free exercise which is organized and fun events known as Volkssports.

Volkssports include non-competitive 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) walks, bike events or swim events. It's not a race. It's a fun activity you do with a club, with your family, with your pet, with your friends, or just by yourself. There are 3 active local volkssport clubs in San Antonio, many though-out the United States, and around the world.

Local clubs host the walking events and our trails are selected for safety, scenic interest, historic areas, natural beauty and walkability. The trails are marked or maps are provided. Trails may be in cities, towns, parks, forest,rural areas, anywhere there is an interesting place to walk. We welcome new members, but you don't have to join the club to enjoy the volkssporting events. All events are open to the public.

The events are fun and informative. Go at YOUR own pace: stroll, powerwalk, or jog. Everyone who participates is a winner and is eligible to receive the event award. Volkswalk events are a great way to get regular exercise, meet new friends, and learn more about the areas where you walk.


As a new member, you will receive a club patch free of charge and a membership card showing dues are paid for the year. The club newsletter "TEX'S TRAIL TALK" features a schedule of area walks that can easily be pulled from the newsletter for reference, updates from the IVV, AVA, and the Texas Volkssport Association (TVA), and helpful columns relating to various subjects."

Club memorabilia (jackets, Polo shirts, T-shirts, "Lil Tex" club pins, club patches, nametags, etc.) may be purchased at reasonable rates.

Click here to go to a Membership Application that can be filled in online and then printed and mailed. Click here for a Texas Wanderers Fact Sheet.


Members of the TEXAS WANDERERS can participate in a variety of award programs in addition to the IVV events and distance awards.

Chuck Steuhm Award:

An annual award commemorating the late Chuch Steuhm and honoring one exemplary volksmarcher each year.


Individual achievement awards are granted by the IVV to individuals based on the number of events completed and kilometers walked. IVV Event and Distance Record Books cost $5.00 each and may be purchased at the various walks. New walker packets are available for participants new to volkssports. The New Walker Packet includes two books and coupons, a $25.00 value for $5.00! When you complete the walk, your record books will be certified at the finish table. Certification is a coded stamped impression indicating the event completed and the distance walked. We urge you to obtain your record books as early as possible in order to recieve IVV credit for all events and kilometers you complete.



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