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. To check for cancellations, see our Facebook or MeetUp pages.  

COVID precautions: masks and social distancing are required indoors and at registration.  Use your own judgment regarding the risks associated with our outdoor walks. 



Weekday walks moved back to Apr 1. (No weekday walks in Feb or Mar.)

Memberships expired Dec 31. Send renewals ($10/12) to GDMVA, Iowa's Walking Club, PO Box 110, Des Moines, 50310-0110. Want to join? Click here for an application.

Just off the press!  All our walks and events in 2022 on a printable calendar.

Upcoming walks. For a list of what's coming up in the near future, click here. (Click Decline if it asks you to sign up.)


Upcoming Events

  • Skywalk Traditional Event
    Sat, Feb 12
    Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co.
    Feb 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Co., 309 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
    February in Iowa is a good time to walk inside the climate-controlled skywalks.
  • St Patty's  Scheduled Walk and Food Drive
    Mar 19, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Ibson Law Firm, 2629 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA
    Join us for our first outside walk of 2022! Beaverdale features picturesque homes and great lunch places.
  • Walking Week Apr 1-7
    Fri, Apr 01
    Location is TBD
    Apr 01, 12:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Ten guided walks over seven days. Free.


This will be a weekend full of walking and socializing  in north Iowa. Three walks in three days in Forest City, Estherville, and Northwood. 

Mark your calendars now!



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.



Participants from as many as 42 nations will attend the three-day festival that normally attracts more than 5,000 walking enthusiasts. The Olympiad will be held in conjunction with the Texas Trail Roundup - another international event cosponsored by America’s Walking Club’s Texas state association and the International Marching League (IML)*. This arrangement will afford international travelers the opportunity to spend a full week or more experiencing the best San Antonio and the USA have to offer. The back-to-back festivals are timed to showcase one of the most uniquely American of sporting events – San Antonio’s award-winning annual Stock Show & Rodeo.