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IOWA'S WALKING CLUB WELCOMES YOU

Iowa's Walking Club promotes physical fitness through noncompetitive sporting events. Our events are designed to help community members have fun, become fit, and make friends. We hope you'll join us!

 
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 ST PATRICK'S WALK IN BEAVERDALE

Please bring an item for the Food Bank.

On Saturday, March 20, the St Patrick's Walk in Beaverdale kicks off the season. We’ve waited until we can be outside to walk together.  What this means, in the time of COVID-19, is taking registration out of doors, requiring masks and social distancing. 


The start is open 9 am - 11 am. Finish by 2 pm. The 5K and 10K routes on city sidewalks feature Beaverdale Bricks, the iconic brick Tudor style house of this Des Moines neighborhood. 

Bring your walking shoes, a mask, and a smile and meet us at the start for a fun-filled morning. Find our tent in the parking lot at 2629 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines.

Preregister online to make check-in faster and safer.

 

NATIONAL WALKING WEEK APRIL 1-7

Weekday walks are back!

Iowa’s Walking Club is celebrating National Walking Week by sponsoring a week of walking events throughout the state of Iowa.

These walks are casual and just for fun. They aren’t sanctioned. Just come out and walk for 45 - 60 minutes at your own pace. Know someone who you’d like to introduce to our club? These walks would be perfect.

We’ll be publishing a complete listing of walks with all the details in early March. We are sill looking for leaders for walks in Ankeny

 and the east side of Des Moines/Altoona/Pleasant Hill

Contact Susan Pinneke 515.423.8437 if you might like to host a walk

She will walk you through the process: You choose the location, day and time of day. Walks can be 30 minutes to 60 minutes. You don’t need to map or do step-by-step directions.

It's a great opportunity to share your love of walking with friends!

 

COVID-19 & WALKING

Group walks and traditional events restart in March

We continue to follow federal, state, and local guidelines while planning and promoting group activities. Follow us on Facebook for up to date information.


Year round and seasonal events remain available. You can walk those when you choose, with whomever you choose. Check ahead before for the hours of private businesses.

Changes to year round and seasonal walks 

Amana – Hours are 11 AM - 9 PM 

Des Moines Capital and Des Moines Waterways – The walk box is at 416 Oak Park Ave Des Moines IA 50313-3018. It is inside a Rubbermaid garden storage box next to the driveway behind the house where walkers can get to it even if no one is home. Remote start. Directions to the Start Point will be provided.

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

 

WALKING IOWA 2021

We have a walk in every colored counties-sometimes more than one!

 

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Members receive reminders and notices of upcoming events.

To join or renew, complete the Membership Form.

 

20 IOWA PARKS IN 2020

This program has closed.

Congratulations to everyone who participated. A large number of walkers completed all 20 parks. It was a wonderful way to see the state of Iowa.

A big thank you to Matt Scott and  Iowa Parklands for their wonderful maps and directions. See more at their website at https://www.iowaparklands.com/20-parks-in-2020/

 

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