Event Calendar

May, 2018


May 28th (Monday)

Group Walk – Ferndale Flashwalk

Start Location: Haggen's Food and Pharmacy, 1815 Main Street
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Hosts: Joe Pepia & John Dewing

Distance/Rating:  5/10k - 1B     ID:  2018/Y1005
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: none | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Volcanoes, You'll Never Walk Alone

Revised walk thru downtown, Pioneer, Hovander Homestead, Tennent Lake parks and along the Nooksack River. Enjoy murals, historic buildings and views of Mt Baker as you walk through Ferndale's parks and downtown. Wonderful boardwalk walk thru Tennent Lake (closed hunting season).

Directions to Start: From north or south, take I-5 exit 262 to Ferndale. Haggen's is on the left side of Main Street just off the interstate.


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June, 2018


June 2nd (Saturday)

Group Walk – Park & College (Mount Vernon)

Start Location: Haggens Market, 2601 East Division St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host: Joe Pepia | 360.899.5311 | pepia46@comcast.net

Distance/Rating:  10 K - 1A     ID:  110209 2018/Y2248
Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Animal Safari, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Volcanoes

Daylight Hours. Closed 10 pm Christmas eve and Christmas day. Walk through parks, on a semi-rural road and through the Skagit Valley College, restrooms at start/finish and in a park or at the College along the way.

Directions to Start: I-5 Exit 225 From South turn right, from North turn left, on Anderson Road, go straight through round-about, Anderson Road will curve and become Laventure Rd. Right on E Division St. Haggens will be on the left.


June 9th (Saturday)

Group Walk Hosted by Sound Steppers – Richmond Beach (Shoreline, WA)

Start Location: Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St, Shoreline, WA 98177
Time: 9am – Noon, Finish 3pm
Host: Sandi Severtsen | 206.546.6644 | sandisevertsen@gmail.com

Distance/Rating:  5/10km / 3B     ID:  109193 2018/Y0354
Strollers: none | Wheelchairs: none | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Animal Safari, Points of Reference, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Walking America's Ports of Call

The City of Shoreline is one of Seattle's closest suburbs. Located immediately north of Seattle, the area was settled first by homesteaders and soon after by vacationers. Over time a community formed, and although Seattle's boundaries had pushed farther north, Shoreline has preserved it's autonomy and, in 1995, incorporated as a city in its own right. Enjoy walking a short distance on the interurban trail, then head west through Boeing Creek trail which was the original homestead and hunting grounds of William Boeing, followed by views of activity in Puget Sound and views of the Olympic Mountains. Walk during daylight hours. Route goes through parking lot of Shoreline Community College, then Boeing Creek Trial, Shoreview Park, Innis Arden, and Richmond Beach. There is an uphill trek on Richmond Beach Drive back to Aurora Ave. Interurban Trail. Route is rated 3B due to the uphill trek and walking dirt trails in Boeing Creek. Restroom at Shoreview Park. ESVA challenges: High School, City Hall, Churches.

Directions to Start: Follow I-5 to exit 177 (WA-104 W/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way in Mountlake Terrace). Continue West on NE 205th St. Turn left on 8th Ave NW and continue South to NW 195th St in Shoreline. Turn right onto NW 190th St and then right again on NW Richmond Beach Rd. Continue to Richmond Beach Congregational Church (Richmond Beach Rd becomes NW 195th St).


June 11th (Monday)

Club Meeting & Elections

Start Location: Twin Brooks Lodge, corner E. Division St and Twin Brooks Dr, Mount Vernon.
Time: 6pm.
Host: Tim Fisher | 425.626.0492 | gotdisc7@gmail.com

Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes

Directions to Start: From I-5 (N or S) take exit 226 and follow Kincaid St up the hill (East). Turn left onto S 15th St (North). Turn right on E. Division St (East). Follow Division up hill for 1.9 mi to Twin Brooks Dr. Turn left onto Twin Brooks, the Lodge is the first building on the right. Park in Lodge parking lot or on street where allowed.


June 16th (Saturday)

Group Walk/Picnic – Peace Arch/Blaine Marine Parks (Blaine, WA)

Start Location: Big Al's Diner, 234 D St. Blaine, WA 98230
Time: Walk at 11:00am, Picnic to follow
Host:  Lynne Ince | 360.778.3134 | lynne.ince@yahoo.com

Distance/Rating:  5 & 10K - 1A     ID:  109202 2018/Y1679
Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Amphitheatres, Boardwalks, Border Crossings, Food For Thought, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, National Parks Centennial Challenge, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, United States Post Offices, Volcanoes, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone

Walk thru the Peace Arch Park, Blaine Marine park, pier, boat docks, downtown and residential areas of Blaine. Great views of White Rock, Semiahmoo, Mt. Baker, Pt. Roberts and Drayton Harbor along the way.

Club Picnic to follow walk. We have reserved the Playground Shelter at Blaine Marine Park reserved from 12 noon to 3:00pm.

Directions to Start: I-5 northbound: Exit 276, go through the round-about and exit on 2nd Street. Big Al’s is in front of you. Southbound: Cross the border at the Peace Arch crossing and exit at the first Blaine exit. Drive through the first round- about and drive under I-5. At the 2nd round-about, exit on 2nd Street. Big Al’s is in front of you. Meet to register and start in the parking lot.


June 23rd (Saturday)

Group Walk – Oak Harbor (Whidbey Island)

Start Location: Walgreens, 31490 State Route 20, corner of SR20 and Pioneer Blvd.
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host:  Curt/Martha Myron | 360.679.3638 | worldwalker8477@gmail.com

Distance/Rating:  5/10k - 2B     ID:  110197 2018/Y1057
Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Take a Walk In a City Park

Walk along Oak Harbor's shoreline and through the downtown area. Visit Reverberation Circle. The walk is all on paved or gravel trails and very suitable for using your Nordic Walking poles. Toilets, restaurants and picnic areas are along the route, with mountains in the distance - North Cascades, Olympics, Mount Baker, and on a clear day, Mt Rainier.

Directions to Start: Take I-5 Exit 230, Burlington, SR20 west toward Anacortes. Follow SR20 for 11 miles and turn left when SR20 turns left toward Oak Harbor Continue about 12 miles to Oak Harbor and start location. Meet to register in Walgreen’s parking lot.


"This is a reminder that during the course of an event, photographs or video recording of the event activities may be taken and may be posted onto one of our electronic platforms (Website; Meetup or Facebook pages). Should this occur and you do not want to be photographed or video recorded, please advise the photographer that you do not want to have your photograph or video recording taken. This is your right to do so. Should you not inform the photographer, it will be understood that you have consented permission to do so. Thank you for your cooperation."

July, 2018


July 13-15st (Friday - Sunday)

ESVA NW Regional Walking Festival – Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssport Club

Eagles Lodge
2843 E. Myrtle St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
See Evergreen State Volkssport Association


July 19th (Thursday)

Group Walk – Bay View

Start Location: Padilla Bay Shore
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host: Tom & Sue Wallace | wallnett@aol.com

Distance/Rating:  5/10 K - 1B     ID: 109697 2018/Y1801
Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: none | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Walking the Paths of Invention, Honoring Our Flag, Points of Reference, Volcanoes, Walk the USA - Street by Street, You'll Never Walk Alone

The walk will take you through the Bayview State Park, walking to the beach and then back to Padilla Bay Shore Trail. The trail is along the Puget Sound with beautiful views. You may see eagles, herons, seals, etc. Walk 3.4 k to the end of this trail. There is a porta potty here. You then reverse directions and return to your car.
. 5K Rated 1A.

Directions to Start: From I-5 drive towards Anacortes on Highway 20. Turn right on Bayview Edison Rd. You will then drive 3.3 miles on the Bayview Edison Road. Just past the 3 mile marker, turn right on Second Street and turn left into the Padilla Bay Shore Parking Lot. There is a porta-potty available in the parking lot and restrooms available in the state park. We will register in the parking lot and maps will be available.


July 21st (Saturday)

Group Walk – Town and Parks (Lynden Raspberry Festival)

Start Location: Lynden Food Pavilion
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host: Lynne Ince | (360) 778-3134 | lynne.ince@yahoo.com

Distance/Rating:  5/10 K - 1A     ID:  109204 2018/Y0943
Strollers: easy | Wheelchairs: easy | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Bridges - Spanning the USA, Food For Thought, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Volcanoes, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone

Walk through the picturesque town thru residential areas,downtown and parks with views of Mt. Baker and the Canadian Cascades. Restrooms at start and finish and along the way.

Directions to Start: I-5, Exit 256A. Right on Guide Meridian for 10.5 miles. Right at stoplight at Kok Road. Food Pavilion is in the shopping center on your left. Meet to register just inside the left entrance of the Food Pavillion.


"This is a reminder that during the course of an event, photographs or video recording of the event activities may be taken and may be posted onto one of our electronic platforms (Website; Meetup or Facebook pages). Should this occur and you do not want to be photographed or video recorded, please advise the photographer that you do not want to have your photograph or video recording taken. This is your right to do so. Should you not inform the photographer, it will be understood that you have consented permission to do so. Thank you for your cooperation."