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Regular (Staffed) Events are those held on a particular day, usually on weekends, and are hosted by clubs. Clubs make the arrangements for facilities, permits, porta-potties, water and whatever else is necessary to make an event a success. The club marks the walk route with colored arrows and/or ribbons. The club usually provides a map or written directions. Walkers may start anytime within the time window and must finish by a specified time, but walk at their own pace. Checkpoints along the route provide safety and water. Walks are of varying difficulty, and are rated 1-5 to let you know what to expect. Click Here for the trail rating system, which is the same for all volkssport events.

Everyone is welcome. All walkers must register, sign and return a start card.

Achievement Awards Program: You may walk for free. However, many walkers participate in the credit program of the International organization. It's a great way to keep track of walks and reward yourself for keeping active. If you walk for credit, you pay $3 for event and/or distance credit and get the event sanction stamp in your record book. Record books are available at all scheduled events. New Walker packets are available and someone at the event can help get you started on the credit walking program. Sometimes walks have awards for finishing or hatpins that you purchase. Click Here for more information about walking with the American Volkssport Association.

Click Here for information on Washington State Challenge Awards (WSC) mentioned in the following charts. Use your browser "back" button to return to this page.

2012 Traditional (Staffed) Events
Date Event Start Location
February 11, 2012(Saturday)
NW/92386
Start 9am-1pm
Finish by 4pm

Bonnie Lake Ups & Downs 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles)
rated 2A

Walk on Walk on paved road trails, sidewalks and road shoulders with continuous short up and down hill stretches. Walk around Lake Bonney, to Lake Tapps and by Lake Debra Jane through nice residential areas and by local parks. Medium difficulty for strollers, but not suitable for wheelchairs. Pets welcome on leash with cleanup.
WSC 39 Counties: Pierce; City Parks; AVA: Main Street

Lake Tapps Christian Church
7605 Myers Rd E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Contact
Nancy Wittenberg
253-841-0580 or email nwittenberg@q.com
Click here for directions

April 28, 2012(Saturday)
NW/92278
Start 8am-1pm
Finish by 4pm

Puyallup Riverwalk Celebration 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) rated 1A
An out-and-back route on an asphalt trail along the Puyallup River. Lots of booths and fun in conjunction with the Friends of the Riverwalk's and city of Puyallup's annual celebration of the Riverwalk trail. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs.
WSC 39 Counties: Pierce; valleys, mountains, City parks; AVA: Walking America's Trails

Goodwill Parking Lot
1200 4th St. NW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Contact
Nancy Wittenberg
253-841-0580 or email nwittenberg@q.com
Click here for directions

May 23, 2012(Wednesday)
NW/92744
Start 9:30am

Bradley Lake Wednesday morning guided walk 10K (6.2 miles) rated 1A
Walk through two PUyallup Parks and the South Hill campus of Pierce College. Guided walk starts at 9:30am, so please allow time prior to register. Dogs on leash in parks. WSC: Pierce County; Forests, City Parks;

Bradley Lake Park
531 31st Ave SE
Puyallup, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

June 27, 2012(Wednesday)
NW/92758
Start 9:30am

Sumner Wednesday morning guided walk 10K (6.2 miles) rated 1A
Walk two sections of trail, through new industrial area, and through two parks. Guided walk starts promptly at 9:30am, so please allow time prior to register. Dogs must be on leash. WSC: Pierce County; Mountains, Valleys, City Parks; AVA: Main Street, Murals

Loyalty Park
1300 Park St.
Sumner, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

July 14, 2012(Saturday)
NW/92915
Start 8am-1pm
Finish by 4pm

Swan Creek Park and Salishan Treasures 10K (6.2 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles) rated 1B
Walk on dirt trails through the forest and on empty former housing development streets that make up Swan Creek Park. Then into the walkable Salishan Neighborhood redevelopment that began in 2004 with public art, charming craftman homes, pocket parks and green space.
WSC 39 Counties: Pierce; City & county parks.

Salishan Family Investment Center
1724 East 44th St
Tacoma, WA 98404

Contact
Nancy Wittenberg
253-841-0580 or email nwittenberg@q.com
Click here for directions

July 18, 2012(Wednesday)
NW/92746
Start 9:30am

Clark's Creek Park Wednesday morning guided walk 10K (6.2 miles) rated 1A
Walk through parks, neighborhoods to the downtown area and along Meeker Creek. Guided walk starts at 9:30am, so please allow time prior to register. Dogs on leash in parks. WSC: Pierce County; Art Galleries, Statues, Mountains, Valleys, Clock Towers, City Parks; AVA: Carnegie Libraries, Classic Movie Cinemas, Main Streel, Murals

Clark's Creek Park
1800 12th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

August 15, 2012(Wednesday)
NW/92747
Start 9:30am

Nathan Chapman Trail Wednesday morning guided walk 10K (6.2 miles) rated 1A
Walk on the Nathan Chapman Trail, through neighborhoods and the Heritage Sports Complex. Guided walk starts at 9:30am, so please allow time prior to register. Dogs on leash in parks. WSC: Pierce County; Mountains, County Parks; AVA: Walking America's Trails

South Hill Park
8601 144th St E
Puyallup, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

August 18-19, 2012(Saturday/Sunday)
NW/92795
Sat. 1-4:30pm; Sun. 10-1:30pm

NW Regional Conference Swim 300 meters rated 1A
Swim in a heated indoor pool on Camp Barachah grounds as part of the Northwest Regional Conference.
Click here for the NW Regional Conference website
WSC: King County

Camp Barachah
19830 SE 328th Place
Auburn, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

September 19, 2012(Wednesday)
NW/92748
Start 9:30am

Edgewood Wednesday morning guided walk 10K (6.2 miles) rated 1A
Walk through parks, farmlands and around the new city hall. Guided walk starts at 9:30am, so please allow time prior to register. Dogs on leash in parks. WSC: Pierce County; Mountains, Farmlands, City Parks

Edgewood Park
24th St E & 110th Ave E
Edgewood, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

October 6, 2012(Saturday)
NW/92894
Start 8am-1pm
Finish by 4pm

Orting Red Hat Days Walk 10K (6.2 miles) 5K (3.1 miles) rated 1B
This route takes you through Orting's Red Hat Days Celebration of the opening of hunting season. You'll walk along both the Carbon River and the Puyallup River. A portion of the route is on the Foothills Trail. Orting will be celebrating with a parade, car show, etc. WSC: Pierce County; Mountains, Farmlands, City & County Parks; AVA: Honoring Law Enforcement, Murals, Walking America's Trails

Washington Soldiers Home and Colony/Chilson Hall
1301 Orting/Kapowsin Highway
Orting, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

October 6, 2012(Saturday)
NW/92895
Start 8am-1pm
Finish by 4pm

Orting McMillin Bridge Walk 13K (8.1 miles) 6K (3.7 miles) rated 1B
This route takes you into the town of ORting and onto the Foothills Trail to the McMillin Trailhead. The return will be on the trail and along the banks of the Puyallup River. Orting will be celebrating Red Hat Days with a parade, car show, etc. WSC: Pierce County; Mountains, Farmlands, City & County Parks; AVA: WPA, Walking America's Trails

Washington Soldiers Home and Colony/Chilson Hall
1301 Orting/Kapowsin Highway
Orting, WA

Contact
Carolyn Warhol
253-845-6592 or email jcwarhol@comcast.net
Click here for directions

Year-Round (or Seasonal) events (YRE’s) are walks you can do yourself most any day of the year or part of the year. Exceptions are noted. Register yourself and find directions at a local business or facility, which has agreed to be the registration location. Sometimes these materials are in a file cabinet within the establishment, or in a file box that might be kept behind a counter. Many walkers enjoy doing YRE's when they travel to other parts of the country -- a great way to see the area. They are also an excellent way to get your exercise between regular events. Click here for the American Volkssport Association's web page to find other year-round or regular events.
2012 Year Round or Seasonal (Self-Guided) Events
Town Event Information Registration Location
Buckley
Y0963
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10K/5K Walk, rated 1A, M-F 7-6;
Sat 8-5; Sun 10-4; Closed major holidays. Suitable for strollers, but wheelchairs would have difficulty.
Walk on asphalt Foothills Trail system, on city sidewalks, through pioneer cemetery along the White River, past log show arena and Loggers Memorial.
Click here for Buckley's Foothills trail website.
WSC: Murals, Statues, Mountain, Post Office, Fire Station, County Park, Pierce County; AVA: Honoring Law Enforcement, Main Street, Murals
Arrow Lumber & Hardware
28280 Hwy 410, Buckley
Register (materials by piano and rest rooms) and drive to start.
Contact: Diane Wagner dianeswagner@comcast.net
253-875-3064
Click here for more information.
Eatonville
Y0104
10K/5K Walk, rated 1B, M-F 7a-6p;
Sat 8a-5p; Sun 10a-4p; Closed major holidays. Strollers with difficulty. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Walk through residential areas and several parks in historic Eatonville including a historic cemetery. Great views of Mt. Rainier.
WSC Murals, Mountain, Post Office, Fire Station, City Park, Pierce County; AVA: Murals, Veterans Memorials
Arrow Lumber & Hardware
388 Center St. E. Eatonville, WA
File cabinet by piano.
Contact: Diane Wagner dianeswagner@comcast.net
253-875-3064
Click here for more information.
Lyle, WA
Y504
Seasonal
April 1 - June 30
11K/7K Walk, rated 1B, Daily dawn to dusk; Check holiday hours
Only open 3 months. Brand new trail head, restroom, and completed trestle bridge over the Klickitat River. Sturdy shoes or boots recommended for 11K. Out and back through Lyle and on the Klickitat Trail, an old BNSF RR bed along the wild Klickitat River. Route goes by Native American ceremonial and burial grounds. Wildflowers in season. Pets on leash.
WSC: gorge, Fire Station, Post Office, City & State Parks, Klickitat County; AVA: Trails
Lyle Mercantile
615 State St (SR 14), Lyle, WA
I-5, SR 14 East to Lyle about 76 miles. East end of town.
Walk box to right along wall. Mail in fees in envelope provided.
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg nwittenberg@q.com
253-841-0580
Click here for more information.
Klickitat, WA
Y1571
Seasonal
July 1 - Oct 31
10K/5K Walk, rated 1B, Daily dawn to dusk; Mail In Registration
Only open 2 months. Sturdy shoes or boots recommended for 11K. From the Klickitat Trailhead kiosk, out and back through the town of Klickitat and onto the Klickitat Trail to the town of Pitt and back. Trail is an old BNSF RR bed along the wild Klickitat River. Route goes by farmland. Wildflowers in season. Pets on leash. No public restroom facilities at Klickitat. Stop at Lyle or the Pitt portable toilet.
WSC gorge, farmland, forest, Post Office, City & State Parks; Klickitat County; AVA: Hillside Letters, Trails, Main Street
Lyle Mercantile
615 State St (SR 14), Lyle, WA
I-5, SR 14 East to Lyle about 76 miles. East end of town.
Walk box to right along wall. Mail in fees in envelope provided.
Register and drive 13 miles to start.
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg nwittenberg@q.com
253-841-0580
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Moses Lake, WA
Y1062
Seasonal
April 1 - Oct. 31
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10K/11K/5K Walk, rated 1A, Daily dawn to dusk;
Strollers OK, wheelchairs difficult due to uncut curbs & some road shoulders
A flat, pleasant walk mostly on pavement along the Neppel Landing bike path, through neighborhoods bordering Moses Lake, McCosh Park, the Japanese Gardens, the Civic Center and downtown. Extra 1K brings you to the firehouse. Some shady areas, but Moses Lake is very warm in summer. Walk early in the day in Summer, wear a hat and carry water. Pets on leash."
WSC museums, galleries, fountains, Clock Tower, Post Office, City Park, farmland, Grant County; AVA: Veterans Memorials, Honoring Law Enforcement, Murals, Bakeries
Holiday Inn Express
1745 Kittleson Rd, Moses Lake, WA
I-90 exit 179 (SR17)
Ask for Walk box at the counter. Mail in fees in envelope provided. Drive to start.
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg nwittenberg@q.com
253-841-0580
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Orting Walk
Y0920
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10K/5K Walk, rated 1A, Daily 8-dusk.
Suitable for strollers & wheelchairs.
Asphalt Foothills “rails to trails” trail with views of Mt. Rainier, Carbon River and possibility of sighting eagles, buffalo, deer and llamas. Excellent walk for birders.
Click here for the Emerald City Wanderer's review.
WSC murals, Valleys, Mountain, Fire Station, Bakeries, Post Office, City & County Parks, Pierce County; AVA: Honoring Law Enforcement, America's Trails, Bakeries, Murals
Arrow Hardware and Lumber
201 Calistoga, Orting
File cabinet inside by piano.
Contact: Carolyn Warhol jcwarhol@comcast.net 253-845-6592
Click here for more information.
Orting Bike
Y1802
25K/35K Bike, rated 1A, Daily dawn-dusk.
Asphalt Foothills “rails to trails” trail with views of Mt. Rainier, Carbon River and possibility of sighting eagles, buffalo, deer and llamas. Slight uphill grade outbound from Orting to the South Prairie trailhead. After returning to Orting, 35K continues to the McMillin Trailhead and returns. Restrooms at South Prairie, Orting & McMillin.
WSC Art: murals, Valleys, Mountain, Fire Station, Bakeries, Post Office, City & County Parks, Pierce County; AVA: Honoring Law Enforcement, America's Trails, Bakeries, Murals
Arrow Hardware and Lumber
201 Calistoga, Orting
File cabinet inside by piano.
Contact: Carolyn Warhol jcwarhol@comcast.net 253-845-6592
Click here for more information.
Puyallup
Y0242
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10K/5K Walk, rated 1A, Daily, dawn to dusk. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs, but may be difficult. Route passes three city parks, outdoor art, Ezra Meeker Mansion and follows the River Trail, part of the Foothills "rails to trails" trail system.
WSC Murals, Artwork, Valleys, Post Office, Fire Station, Clock Tower, Bakery, Pierce County, City Park; AVA: Main Street, Bakeries, Murals
Safeway Store
1405 E. Main St, Puyallup.
File cabinet inside.
Contact: Diane Wagner dianeswagner@comcast.net
253-875-3064
Click here for more information.
Puyallup -- South Hill
Y1411
10K/5K Walk, rated 1A, Daily, dawn to dusk. Suitable for strollers. Wheelchairs medium difficulty. A pleasant, flat walk through newer neighborhoods of South Hill. Enjoy glimpses of Mt. Rainier.
WSC Landscape: Mountain; 39 Counties: Pierce
Forza Coffee Co.
9909 168th St E., Ste. 101, Puyallup, WA.
Ask for walk box.
Contact: Carolyn Warhol jcwarhol@comcast.net
253-845-6592
Click here for more information.
Roslyn, WA -- Historic Town & Coal Mine Trail
Y1565
Seasonal
April 1 - Oct. 31
10K/5K Walk, rated 2B, Daily dawn to dusk;
Walk through the National Historic area of Roslyn, where the 1990's TV show "Northern Exposure" was filmed. View the historic Roslyn cemetery with its 23 separate ethnic and fraternal areas and walk along the Coal Mines Trail. Some short hills and gravel paths make this walk not suitable for wheelchairs. Pets on leash."
WSC Art galleries, statues, museums, murals, forests, farmland, fire stations, post office, City & County Park; 39 Counties: Kittitas; AVA: Veterans Memorials, Hooray for Hollywood, Walking Americas Trails, Murals, WPA
Suncadia Lodge, Suncadia Resort
Bullfrog Rd, Roslyn, WA
I-90 exit 80 (Roslyn/Salmon LaSac)
Turn north onto Bullfrog Road to rotary leading into Suncadia Resort. Left onto Suncadia Trail Road, through gatekeeper, to Lodge at Suncadia, 1.8 miles on right. Park in self-parking lot. Ask for Walk box at Concierge desk on left inside Lodge. Mail in fees in envelope provided. Drive to start.
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg nwittenberg@q.com
253-841-0580
Click here for more information.
Sumner
Y0159
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10K/5K Walk, rated 1B, Open daily 8:30am to 4:30pm. Ring bell for after hours admittance. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs, but all curbs are not cut. New route goes through clean, quiet neighborhoods with lots of flowers in season and views of Mt. Rainier up and down Main Street “USA”, with many gift and antique shops.
WSC ,Murals, Museum, Mountain, Valleys, Bakeries, Fire Station; 39 Counties: Pierce; AVA: Honoring Law Enforcement, Main Street, Bakeries, Murals
Stafford Suites
15519 62nd St Ct E
File cabinet in library section. Have exact change or pay by check.
Contact: Theola Swann
swanntheola@comcast.net
253-840-0889
Click here for more information.
Suncadia Resort Roslyn, WA
Y1599
Seasonal
April 1 - Oct. 31
10K/5K Walk, rated 1A, Daily dawn to dusk;
Walk on paved paths and road shoulders through pine forests overlooking golf courses and into new residential developments. Walk around the lake and to the Lodge viewpoint overlooking the Cle Elum River below. Strollers OK, wheelchairs difficult, Pets on leash."
WSC art, forests, gorge; 39 Counties: Kittitas;
Suncadia Lodge, Suncadia Resort
Bullfrog Rd, Roslyn, WA
I-90 exit 80 (Roslyn/Salmon LaSac)
Turn north onto Bullfrog Road to rotary leading into Suncadia Resort. Left onto Suncadia Trail Road, through gatekeeper, to Lodge at Suncadia, 1.8 miles on right. Park in self-parking lot. Ask for Walk box at Concierge desk on left inside Lodge. Mail in fees in envelope provided.
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg nwittenberg@q.com
253-841-0580
Click here for more information.
Tacoma (Parkland)
Y1999
10K/5K Walk, rated 1A, Daily 8-dusk, Sun. 9-dusk, Check Christmas hours. Suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs. Route goes through neighborhoods in Parkland, through the Pacific Lutheran University campus and down the original main street (Garfield Ave) of old Parkland. One short, steep hill on campus. No stairs. WSC: Murals, Artwork, Post Office, Clock Tower, Bakery, County Park; 39 Counties: Pierce; AVA: Baseball Walk, Murals, Bakery Walgreen Drugs, 12105 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, 98444
Ask for the "Walk Box" at the checkout counter. Please mail in credit fees in envelope provided. Contact: Nancy Wittenberg nwittenberg@q.com
253-841-0580
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Thorp, WA -- Grist Mill and John Wayne Trail
Y1646
Seasonal
April 1 - Oct. 31
10K/6K Walk, rated 1B, Daily dawn to dusk;
From the Thorp High School, you'll make two loops walking through the town of Thorp on road shoulders, on the gravel John Wayne Trail, through Ice Pond Park and the historic grist mill grounds and interpretive trail. Tour the Mill when it's open (Saturday 1-4pm, Memorial Day through end of September.) Donations appreciated. Big wheeled strollers OK, not for wheelchairs. Pets on leash."
WSC: farmland, fire stations, post office, City & State Park; 39 Counties: Kittitas; AVA: Grist Mills, Walking Americas Trails
Arco AM/PM Mini Mart
410 Gladmar Road
Thorp, WA 98946
I-90 exit 101, EB left, WB right onto Thorp Hwy. Immediate right onto Gladmar Road to the Mini Mart. Ask for Walk Folder at the counter. You'll drive one mile to the start at the Thorp High School. Use restroom at Mini Mart. Mail in fees in envelope provided.
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg nwittenberg@q.com
253-841-0580
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Tukwila Highlands & Fort Dent Park
Y1293
10K/5K Walk, rated 2B, Daily dawn-dusk.
Start and end on the Interurban Trail, the former railbed of the Puget Sound Interurban Electric Railway 1905-1920. Then up to the Tukwila City Park, onto portions of the Tukwila Trail, parks and historic sites in the Tukwila "Highlands", then down to the Green River Trail and through Fort Dent Park. Walk on sidewalks, paved bicycle trails and some dirt trails. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Strollers are ok, if you take the alternate routes around the Tukwila Trail segments. Restrooms at the start, Tukwila City Park and Foster Park (March - November), Tukwila library when open and in Fort Dent Park.
WSC Artwork, Valleys, Mountain, Fire Station, City Park, County Park; 39 Counties: King; AVA: US Forts, WPA
Hampton Inn
7200 S. 156th St.
Tukwila
Contact: Nancy Wittenberg, 253-841-0580 or email nwittenberg@q.com
Click here for more information.
Yelm Town and Trail
Y1657
10K/5K Walk, rated 1A, Daily dawn-dusk.
Walk through town, through parks and on the Yelm-Tenino trail.
WSC Artwork, Steppes, Mountain, Fire Station, Post Office, City Park; 39 Counties: Thurston; AVA: Honoring Law Enforcement, Museums, Walking America's Trails
Safeway Store
1109 Yelm Ave.
Yelm
Contact: Theola Swann, (253)840-0889 or email swanntheola@comcast.net
Click here for more information.