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2018 Friendship Walks Calendar

 

Friendship Walk start points are chosen to accomodate larger groups.
Unless otherwise noted, walks will start at 10am. Please register by 9:45 am.

Schedule subject to change. Events are open to the public.


January 18th (Thursday)

Flash Walks – Anacortes

Start Location: Mobile Station, 2410 Commercial Ave(both 10k and 5k)

10k Start Time: 10 am. Please register by 9:45 am.
Rated: 1A #Y0512
10k Hosts: Tim & Cheryl Fisher gotdisc7@gmail.com 425-626-0492.

5k Start Time: 11 am. Please register by 10:45 am.
Rated: 1A #Y0512
5k Hosts: Fred & Sharon Fisher sfisher@fidalgo.net 360-293-7985.

Special Programs & Challenges: Anacortes, Skagit County, Fidalgo Island, Downtown & Waterways, Amphitheatres, Honoring our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, US Post Offices, Take a Walk in a City Park, Volcanoes, Walking America's Ports of Call, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, You'll Never Walk Alone, Whiskey-Vino-Brew.

Walk along the Cap Sante Marina and over to the Guemes Channel passing boat works and historic Causland Park. Explore the quaint downtown with many shops and restaurants.

Directions to Start: From I-5, Exit 230, Highway 20 west. Follow signs for Anacortes. At Anacortes, follow Highway 20 as it turns right on Commercial; Mobil is on the left at 24th Street. Please use on-street parking.

Whidbey Walking Fest Meeting: After your walk, join your fellow Trekkers at 12:45 for lunch and a WWF meeting inside Bastions Brewery , 12529 Christianson Rd, Anacortes. The purpose of this meeting is to give people the opportunity to get involved by helping out at the WWF event. We need volunteers, so please attend.


January 20th (Saturday)

Connelly Creek - Interurban (Fairhaven)

Start Location:  Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St.
Hosts: Norm & Gina Colon  ng.colon@yahoo.com 360-393-5054

Revised Route 5/10 km, Rated 2B, Number Y365.
Boardwalks, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Trekking with Trees, Walk the USA Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone.

Walk through historic Fairhaven, the Connelly Creek nature area, to the Interurban Trail and Fairhaven Park. Lots of restaurants near start/finish. Restrooms start/finish and in Fairhaven park near the end of the walk.

Directions to Start: I-5 Exit 250, Fairhaven Parkway. From the South turn left, from the North turn right. From Fairhaven Parkway, right on 12th St. Left on Harris Ave. Right on 11th. Shop is on the right. We'll meet to register and start in front of the store. 



February 3rd (Saturday)

Cornwall Park (Bellingham)

Start Location: Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 2814 Meridian
Hosts: Tom Stabile/Margaret Quick tandmwa@frontier.net 360-966-2346

5/10 km. , Rated 1A, Number Y1142.

Boardwalks, Honoring our Flag, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Trekking with the Trees, Volcanoes, Walk the USA Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone

Walk through Historical residential neighborhoods, 5 parks, Bellingham Vocational College and on trails in northwest Bellingham. Fabulous old homes with a couple of mansions along the way. Restrooms at start/finish and along the way.

Directions to Start: I-5 northbound: take exit 256 Bellis Fair and turn Left onto Meridian. I-5 southbound: take exit 256 and turn Right on Meridian. In either case, drive 1 mile to store. We will meet to register at the corner of the parking lot near Meridian & Illinois streets.


February 10th (Saturday)

Downtown Mount Vernon

Start Location: Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar 416 S 1st St.
Hosts: Tim & Cheryl Fisher gotdisc7@gmail.com 425-626-0492.

Revised Route 5/10 km. Rated 1A/2A.  Y1957. Animal Safari, Bridges Spanning the USA, Food for Thought, Points of Reference, Take a Walk in a City Park, Trekking with Trees, US Post Offices, Volcanoes, Walk the USA Street by Street, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Whiskey-Vino-Brew.

Walk through downtown Mount Vernon passing many local restaurants and small businesses, including the historic Lincoln Theatre. Pass through quiet residential areas. Enjoy the Riverwalk with beautiful views of the Skagit River and Skagit Valley. Picnic spots along route.; 

Directions to Start: I-5 Exit 226. Southbound turn right on Kincaid and proceed to First St. Northbound turn left under the bridge on Kincaid. Proceed to First St. Turn right. Turn left on Gates and park in Riverfront parking lot. Public restrooms are available on Riverwalk. Walk back to First St on Gates. Turn left and Ristretto is the first business on your right. Friendship Walk registration will be at table outside of coffee shop.


February 17th (Saturday)

Cordata (Bellingham)

Start Location: Whatcom Community College, Purple parking lot near the corner of Westerly and Eliza, Bellingham, WA
Host: Tamara Belts sisa98225@yahoo.com 360-220-2111

New Route 5/10 km., Rated 1A, Number Y1713.
Honoring Our Flag Make a Wish at a Water Fountain Take a Walk In a City Park, Volcanoes, Points of Reference, Walk the USA Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone.

Walk on city sidewalks, wooded trails, through residential neighborhoods, a new city park, and the campus of Whatcom Community College.

Directions to Start: Driving I-5 southbound take exit 258 Bakerview exit, left over I-5, left on Eliza Ave, pass Westerly Rd then right into the parking lot of Whatcom Community College (Purple lot). Northbound I-5 take exit 256B Meridian St exit, left on Bellis Fair Pkwy, pass Target and left on Eliza Ave, cross Bakerview, then turn right just past Westerly Rd and into the parking lot (Purple) of Whatcom Community College. Park just past the tennis courts near Pavilion building; we'll meet to register and start at the table in front of the Pavilion building. 


February 24th (Saturday)

Connelly Creek - Interurban (Fairhaven)

Start Location:  Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St.
Hosts: Norm & Gina Colon  ng.colon@yahoo.com 360-393-5054

Revised Route 5/10 km., Rated 2B, Number Y365.
Boardwalks, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Trekking with Trees, Walk the USA Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone.

Walk through historic Fairhaven, the Connelly Creek nature area, to the Interurban Trail and Fairhaven Park. Lots of restaurants near start/finish. Restrooms start/finish and in Fairhaven park near the end of the walk.

Directions to Start: I-5 Exit 250, Fairhaven Parkway. From the South turn left, from the North turn right. From Fairhaven Parkway, right on 12th St. Left on Harris Ave. Right on 11th. Shop is on the right. We'll meet to register and start in front of the store. 





  

AVA TRAIL/ROUTE RATING SYSTEM
Part 1 – INCLINE/ELEVATION Part 2 - TERRAIN
1 Very small hills or very little stair climbing. A Almost entirely on pavement.
2 Some moderate hills or stair climbing. B A significant part of the route is on well-groomed trails with very few obstacles.
3 Some significant hill or stair climbing. C A significant part of the route is on somewhat difficult terrain (rocky/rooted paths or soft sand.)
4 Lots of significant hills or stair climbing. D A significant part of the route is on very difficult terrain.
5 Many steep hills. E The majority of the route is on very difficult terrain.