top of page

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. 


Free, not sanctioned

Weekday Walking for January & February

It’s winter!!  It’s cold and gloomy, but we don’t want to become couch potatoes!  We need to stay active!  I know everyone made New Year’s resolutions to be active and walk more.  To help everyone keep that New Year’s resolution, I’ve scheduled a few indoor walks to start 2023.

Thursday, January 26, 6:00PM – Valley West Mall Food Court, 1551 Valley West Dr, West Des Moines.  Join us for a few laps in the warm, bright mall. 

Friday, February 3, 10:00AM – Jordan Creek Mall, 101 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines.  We’ll meet in front of the theaters and do a couple of laps around the mall.  Maybe have lunch after at the food court if there’s interest.   

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00PM – Merle Hay Mall Food Court, 3800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines.  We’ll meet at the food court for a little conversation and exercise. 

We’ll take a break for a few weeks as many of us will be attending the Olympiad in San Antonio.  Weekday walking will resume in April with National Walking Week, April 1 – 7.  Watch for details and plan to join the Walking Week fun this year. 

Monthly Meetings

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

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

From Apr to Sep, weather permitting, we meet outside at the location published in the newsletter and on this website. Bring a chair, bug spray, and water. We practice social distancing to protect our health.

Membership Renewals Due

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.

bottom of page