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 except in the case of temperatures below freezing (32 degrees). To check for cancellations, see our Facebook or MeetUp pages.  

COVID precautions: Use your own judgment regarding the risks associated with our outdoor walks. 

Just Scheduled:
Post-Thanksgiving Walk

Free, not sanctioned

Friday Nov 25, 2022 2:30 PM 

3325 Hubbell Ave

Let’s stretch our legs and burn off that Thanksgiving meal. Meet at the Reno Dog Park parking lot, 3325 Hubbell Avenue in Des Moines. We will walk a portion of the Gay Lea Wilson Bike Trail through the woods along Four Mile Creek.

Hosted by: Robin Madison


Free, not sanctioned

​Christmas lights walks will be back again this year.  These were very popular last year and great fun!!  Look for two dates after Thanksgiving.  Plan to join the fun this year.

Holiday Party

December 19, 5:30 PM

Join your walking friends for a lot of fun and conversation at our holiday potluck get-together. Please plan to
join us for food, friendship, and fun!

Please bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Main dish and drink provided.

Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
511 Des Moines St in the East Village.

If you need transportation, call Jan Knock at 641.340.0114


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.



Join Iowa's Walking Club for the experience of a lifetime!

You can sit back and ride to the 18th IVV Olympiad in a spacious motor coach with Wi-Fi. The coach departs from Des Moines on February 17, 2023 for a 12 day trip to walk with our friends from around the world.

Passenger pickup points may be arranged along the route of South I-35. Overnight stays will be in 2 & 3 star hotels and in the headquarters hotel for 9 nights during the planned   Olympiad and IML events. In San Antonio we will be staying in the La Quinta Inn on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk in the heart of San Antonio. Restaurants, bars, shopping and other activities are available on the Riverwalk.

The biennial AVA Convention Membership Meeting will be held on Friday February 24  during the 8-days of the Olympiad and IML.