Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM—walkers must depart the start by 1 PM and should finish by 4 PM.
Cost: $3 for Grounds Pass. Pre-registration is not required. For International Volkssport Federation walk credit, there is an additional $3 fee paid onsite at the walk booth.
What is a Volksmarch?
A volksmarch is a noncompetitive 3.1 mile (5 km) or 6.2 mile (10 km) walk. 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. Volksmarching got its name from its origins in Europe. Today there are thousands of volkssport clubs around the world, allied in the International Volkssport Federation. This volksmarch is being held by the Germanna Volkssport Association (GVA) located in Fredericksburg, VA.
The walk is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Pre-registration is not required. There is a cost of $3 per person for the Grounds Pass at Stratford Hall (a bargain, reduced from the usual $7!) and an additional $3 for anyone wanting IVV credit for the walk. The Grounds Pass is purchased at the Stratford Hall entrance and the $3 for IVV credit will be paid at the volksmarch start table near the Stratford Hall Visitor Center.
When you arrive on the walk day, go to the GVA start table set up by the Stratford Hall Visitor Center. GVA members will be there to help you register (everyone doing the walk must register whether you are walking for free or for credit) and will give you a map and directions.
GVA members can also answer any questions you have about volksmarching . If you decide you would like to walk for credit and do more volksmarching, you can buy a New Walker packet for just $5.
The GVA website is at https://www.walkfredericksburg.com. It will give you information about GVA walks and club meetings. GVA is a member club of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) whose website is https://www.ava.org .
For more information, contact Jon Bachman, Jbachman@stratfordhall.org, or by calling 804-493-1972.