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Iowa's Walking Club promotes physical fitness through non-competitive sporting events. Our events are designed to help community members have fun, become fit, and make friends. We hope you'll join us!

Inclement weather policy:  Generally, we do not cancel based on weather forecasts. We do cancel for extreme temperatures, rain, and snow.  To check for cancellations, see our Facebook or MeetUp pages. 

Walking this fall

Oct 21, 10AM     Madison County scheduled walk; Winterset

Nov 11, 10AM     Veteran's Memorial scheduled walk; Des Moines

Weekday Walks

Please, come join us for these great October walks!!  For complete descriptions, see this document.

Tuesday, October 3 – 10:30AM – Historic Owls Head District of Des Moines.  We’ll meet at the corner of 28th and Ingersoll Avenue.  There should be ample parking along Ingersoll or on side ...

Thursday, October 12 – 11:00AM – Raccoon River Trail.  We’ll meet at the Quick Trip at 63rd St & Railroad, plan to park along the street behind the Quick Trip.  This will be a George-led walk...   

Tuesday, October 17 – 2:00PM – Terra Park, 6400 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston.  Meet in the park at the large, white Tree of Life sculpture by Hilde DeBruyne.  Terra Park is a 200-acre park with a...  

Wednesday, October 25 – 4:30PM – Clive Greenbelt.  We’ll meet at the CarX parking area, 1400 NW 86th St., Clive.  We’ll hop on the Greenbelt at this trailhead, decide which direction looks...   

Tuesday, October 31 - 6:30PM - Sherman Hill District's Annual Halloween on the Hill.  Please join us again this year for this special event and fundraiser for DMRC.   Meet at Hoyt Sherman Place (15th and Woodland...

November will be a mix of indoor and outdoor walks, as the weather allows.  We’ll stay outdoors as long as the weather cooperates.  Watch for the dates and times in next month's newsletter.   

Christmas lights walks will be back again this year, maybe.  I’m looking for a couple of volunteers to lead walks.  These are very popular and great fun!!  If you know of a well-lighted area and would be willing to lead a 45 minute or so walk, let me know.  We usually schedule these after Thanksgiving and during early December.  Let’s keep the fun going this year!! 

For more information contact Susan Pinneke at or 515-423-8437 (call or text). 

Monthly Meetings

We meet on the third Monday of the month at 6:30PM for a brief business meeting. 

From Apr to Sep, weather permitting, we meet outside at American Legion Park in Valley Junction, 301 Vine St, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Bring a chair, bug spray, and water. 

From Nov to Mar, we meet via Zoom. Contact to get the link.

Join us!

Members receive reminders and notices of upcoming events.
Memberships are for 12 months from Jan 1 to Dec 31. From Aug 31-Dec 31, you automatically are registered for the following year.

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