Welcome to our walking club homepage.

The Plano Walking Club is a non-profit club dedicated to easy exercise and family fun. We are located in Plano, Texas which is in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Our club and our events are sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) which is a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). We would be pleased for you to join us. Click here for membership information.

What are Volkssports?

"Volkssport" is a German derived word which literally translated means "People's Sports", or in other words "Sports for all People". Volkssports are non-competitive sports events - walking, biking, swimming, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating etc. They are non-motorized outdoor sports. Volksmarching is the most popular type of volkssport event.

Sometimes combinations of different sports events are organized together. For example, a bike and swim event may be held during the same weekend as a walk and the times of the events are coordinated so that participants can take part in one or more.

What is a Volksmarch?

A volksmarch is a non-competitive walk. It is usually 6 miles (10K). It's not a pledge walk, it's not a race, it is a fun activity you do with a club, with your family, with your pet, or all by yourself.

What is a Year Round Event?

YRE Events are volksmarches that are self-service.  The sponsoring club has a "walk box" at a place of business. Please wait until the clerk has taken care their customers before asking for the box. Take the box to an out of the way location. Open the box, read the instruction sheet, complete the registration form, and sign the waiver. Take a start card and directions for the walk. Follow the directions on the map correctly and you should be back at the start in less than three hours. Please time your walk so as to finish before dark. Take a pencil with you and mark your start card with the answers to the checkpoint questions. Place your start cards in one of the envelopes provided. Leave the envelope in the marked folder in the box.

Group Walks on Saturday

Both of the club walks (11km & 7 km) depart from the Schimelpfenig Library parking lot at the corner of Country Place & Custer to walk the Chisholm trail. The 11km (7miles) group departs at 7:00 am & the 7km (4miles) group departs at 8:00 am. The two groups join-up along the way, complete the walk and go out for a hearty breakfast and conversation. There are some weekends members of the club participate in an event locally and may not have club representation at the Chisholm trail. As a member you receive broadcast messages when the club plans to participate in one of the local AVA walk events. Note: June through September the walk times fall back � hour due to the summer heat.

Charity Walks

If interested in walking as a group at charity events call 469-233-0161 or 972-612-8129.

Club Officials

  Margaret "Maggie" Cole MaggieC01@verizon.net

Vice President
    Jerry Slayton 972-424-6485

    Therese Daniels 214-701-0958

    Gary Whitford 214-536-9756

Public Relations
  Margaret "Maggie" Cole 469-233-0161

Postal Address

4221 Whistler Drive
Plano, TX 75093

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