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IOWA'S WALKING CLUB WELCOMES YOU

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!

 

WEEKDAY WALKS

July 13, 6:30PM – McFarland Park, 56461 180th Street; Ames. Meet in the parking lot for a relaxing evening stroll. 


July 21, 6PM. Copper Creek, 4390 E University, Pleasant Hill. Meet in the parking lot to walk the 1.2 mile Gay Lea Wilson Trail that surrounds beautiful Copper Creek Lake.

July 27, 5:30PM. CURRENT WALKING at the Valley View Aquatic Center, 255 81st St, West Des Moines.  Join us for an hour of current walking in the lazy river at the aquatic center.  It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day!!  There is a $4 pool admission fee.  We may eat out after if a group is interested.

Aug 5, 5:30PM – CURRENT WALKING – Valley View Aquatic Center, 255 81st St, West Des Moines.  Join us for an hour of current walking in the lazy river at the aquatic center.  It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day!!  There is a $4 pool admission fee.  We may eat out after if a group is interested.

Aug 7, 10AM – Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, 9981 Pacific St, Prairie City.  Bison Days might be cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t walk!!  We’ll meet at the Learning Center at 10AM to do the 7K walk.  There won’t be any demonstrations, games or crafts, but we can still go to Goldie’s in Prairie City for ice cream. 

Aug 9, 9:30AM, Terra Park, 6400 Pioneer Parkway, Johnston.  Come enjoy the artwork at the first-ever Terra Park Art Walk in Johnston.  Meet in the park at the large, white Tree of Life sculpture by Hilde DeBruyne. Terra Park is a 200-acre park with an eight-acre fishing lake surrounded by a great lawn for concerts and games, picnic pavilions,  walking trails, children’s play structures, and numerous native plantings. The artwork will be on display along the Pioneer Parkway trail from June 17th to August 22nd.


Aug 13, 5:30PM. CURRENT WALKING at Valley View Aquatic Center, 255 81st St, West Des Moines.  Join us for an hour of current walking in the lazy river at the aquatic center.  It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day!!  There is a $4 pool admission fee.  This one is tentative, depends on the pool being open.


August 25, 5:15pm. 710 Corning Ave, Des Moines.  We’ll meet in the parking lot and walk across the pedestrian bridge into the newly renovated Riverview Park. We’ll loop the amphitheater, visit the universal playground and walk up the hill to McHenry Park for the view.  This will be a 3k walk with one hill. Plan to convene after at Captain Roy’s for a refreshment.


For additional information, contact Susan Pinneke as susanpinneke@gmail.com or 515-423-8437 (call or text). 


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

 

CHANGES TO WALKS

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

*New* Essex Labor Day Walk

Sun Sept 5, Start between 1 PM and 3 PM

Start: Essex City Hall, 412 Iowa Ave, Essex Iowa

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 Programs: Page County, Little Free Library, Walking with America’s Veterans,

Prairie City – The walk box has moved. Contact Peggy Doane at 515-240-5761 or pjohusker@gmail.com  for directions and stamped insert card.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

The AVA Olympiad is coming to the USA!!!  It will be held in 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.

 

BECOME A MEMBER

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.