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LET'S WALK AROUND THE WORLD (literally) — American Volkssport Association

Posted: 7/5/2021 10:16:31 AM


Spent a few days in Madison walking and talking with the FIT, FRIENDLY & FUN (that's their motto) folks at the American Volkssport Association annual meeting in Madison. A perfect fit for "A Walk Around the Block." If you're looking for a way to stay fit for life, they are THE organization to look into. Some members have walked over 65,000 km in sanctioned AVA walks (the circumference of the earth is 40,075 km)

From their website : 

The term “volkssport” is German for “sport of the people”. Volkssporting in the United States is sponsored by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) which has a nationwide, grassroots network of over 200 active clubs nationwide presenting more than 2,500 volkssporting events each year. We welcome people of any background, age, and ability to come participate in our noncompetitive sporting events. Set your own pace at any of our events whether it be walking, biking, swimming, canoeing, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing.

If you love to walk and meet new friends, join any of our walking clubs nationwide to find the perfect trail for you. No membership is required, only the motivation to walk! Bring your family, friends, and even pets on the beautiful, unique trails that the AVA offers.