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.  



Sept 24, 10am. Bill Riley Trail, 101 SW 45th Street, Des Moines.  We’ll meet in the Ashworth Pool parking lot and hop on the trail.  We’ll walk to Waterworks Park. 

Sept 28, 5:30pm. Union Park, 725 Thompson Ave, Des Moines.  Meet at the carousel, and we’ll walk to Grandview University

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

If you are interested in leading a walk, please let Susan know.  We are scheduling now for the following month.  You set the day, time, and location.  Show us your favorite trail!


Upcoming Events

  • N.W. Davenport Turners Volksmarch and Anniversary-Fest at Schuetzen Park
    Oct 02, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Scheutzenpark, 700 Waverly Rd, Davenport, IA 52804, USA
    150 years of “a Sound Mind in a Sound Body"; includes polka, food and entertainment!
  • Walk for Wildlife  2021
    Sat, Oct 09
    Jester Park Recreation & Wellness Center
    Oct 09, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Jester Park Recreation & Wellness Center, 12112 NW 128th St, Madrid, IA 50156, USA
    Gorgeous trails in Jester Park
  • Pancake Walk in Centerville
    Sat, Sep 25
    Centerville City Park
    Sep 25, 8:00 AM
    Centerville City Park, Centerville, IA 52544, USA
    Help get Centerville into the Guinness Book of World Records!
  • Indianola Group Walk
    Mon, Sep 20
    Sep 20, 4:00 PM
    Indianola, 15565 118th Ave, Indianola, IA 50125, USA
    Join us for a walk and hors d'oevres. If the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll socialize in the shelter.


Coon Rapids - The walk box for Whiterock Conservancy is in the lower parking lot attached to a kiosk.



Save the date

The AVA Olympiad is coming to  San Antonio, TX, from February 19 – 23, 2023. 

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.



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.