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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Olympia, WA
Event Name: Capital Downtown
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106985 2017/Y0653
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K, 10K - 1B
Description: Thriftway open daily 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The site of Olympia was home to Lushootseed-speaking peoples for thousands of years, including Squaxin, Nisqually, Puyallup, Chehalis, Suquamish, and Duwamish. The first recorded visit by Europeans was in 1792 when Peter Puget and a crew from the British Vancouver Expedition charted the site. In the 1840s, Edmund Sylvester and Levi Smith jointly claimed the land that now comprises downtown Olympia. In 1853 the town settled on the name Olympia, at the suggestion of local resident Colonel Isaac N. Ebey due to its view of the Olympic Mountains to the northwest. Walk around Capitol Lake, through State Capitol grounds, downtown Olympia and Olympia's waterfront in what walking advocate, Sue Parks, calls the "most stunning setting" of all the US capitol cities.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Alternative Capitals, Animal Safari, Boardwalks, Cities in Song, Food For Thought, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, Lakes and Reservoirs, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, State Capital, State Street Sashay, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Daily - 6:00 a.m. to dusk.
Location: Bayview Thriftway Store Deli
Start Point / Driving Directions: 516 W 4th Ave, Olympia, WA 98502. From I-5 Northbound: Take Exit 105 and follow Port of Olympia signs. Turn left on Plum St and left on State St which becomes 4th Ave. Bayview is on the right just before the bridge. Deli is in back on left side of store. From I-5 Southbound: Take Exit 105B which merges into Plum St. Proceed as above.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: State and Local Club challenges: 39 counties, state parks, restaurants, womb to tomb (10K). 5K rated 1A. 10K rated 1B.
Host Club: Capitol Volkssport Club
Contact: Jeanne Allan (360) 790-4600
Website: www.capitolvolkssportclub.org
E-Mail Contact: kokolo@olywalking.net