Event Calendar

April, 2018


April 20–22th (Fri–Sun)

Tulip Festival Street Fair, Mount Vernon

See the following links: Facebook page
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April 28th (Saturday)

Group Walk – Northridge-Big Rock Garden

Start Location: Haggen Food and Pharmacy - Barkley Village, 2900 Woburn St, Bellingham.
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host: Tom Stabile/Margaret Quick | 360.966.2346 | tandmwa@frontier.com

Distance/Rating:  10 k - 2C     ID:  109206 2018/Y1404
Strollers: No | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Honoring Our Flag, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone

Walk on Klipson trail to forested Northridge Park and Big Rock Garden (sculpture) and back on the Railroad trail with views from the Alabama St. Bridge.

Directions to Start: From South or North, take: I-5 Exit 255 for Rt542/Sunset Drive. After exit, northbound turn right; southbound turn left onto Sunset Drive. Proceed 4-5 blocks. At Woburn Avenue, turn right and go a few blocks to Haggen. Meet to register in Food Court.


"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."

May, 2018


May 5th (Saturday @ 2 pm)

Group Walk – Padilla Bay Shore (Bayview)

Start Location: Padilla Bay Shore Parking Lot
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Hosts: Tom and Sue Wallace | 360.383.8966 | wallnett@aol.com

Distance/Rating:  5/10k - 1B     ID:  109697 2018/Y1801
Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: none | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Points of Reference, Volcanoes, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the Path of Inventions

Drive 3.3 miles to begin the walk. Driving directions are on walk directions. There is a parking lot available with a porta potty. 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.

Directions to Start: I-5 South and I-5 North: at Burlington, head west on State Route 20, in approximately 7 miles (Farmhouse Restaurant on south side of hi-way), turn right onto Bayview Edison Road, drive approximately 3.3 miles and turn right onto Second street and immediately turn left into the Padilla Bay Shore Parking lot. There is a port-a-potty available in the parking lot.


May 12th (Saturday)

Group Walk – Lake Whatcom Trail (Bellingham)

Start Location: N. Lake Whatcom Trailhead parking lot, North Shore Drive, Bellingham WA
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host: Tom Stabile/Margaret Quick | 360.966.2346 | tandmwa@frontier.com

Distance/Rating:  5/10km - 1B     ID:  109207 2018/Y1119
Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Lakes and Reservoirs, Points of Reference, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone

Lake Whatcom Trail (also known as the Hertz Trail) is a former railroad bed located in a completely wooded area with great views along the north shore of Lake Whatcom. Parking lots for general public and special needs people at trailhead. The trail is prepared and maintained on a gravel base. Ideal for walkers using walking poles. Restroom available at start/finish only.

Directions to Start: From I-5 exit 255 Sunset Dr/Mt. Baker, northbound turn right, southbound turn left. Sunset Dr becomes Mt. Baker Hwy SR 542. Drive approximately 5 miles, veer right on Y Rd. Left on N. Shore Dr. Left at Park sign (N. Shore Dr.) Left into N. Lake Whatcom trail head parking lot. Meet to register in trailhead parking lot. It takes approximately a half hour to drive from I-5.


May 19th (Saturday)

Group Walk – Connelly Creek/Interurban (Fairhaven)

Start Location: Fairhaven Runners, 1209 11th St, Bellingham, WA
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host: Norm Colon | 360.393.5054 | ng.colon@yahoo.com

Distance/Rating:  10 km - 2B     ID:  110098 2018/Y0509
Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: none | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Boardwalks, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Trekking With the Trees, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone

Revised 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.

May 23rd (Wednesday)

Group Walk – LaConnor (remote start)

Start Location: Marina Boat Launch in La Conner
Time: Register by 9:45am. Walk begins at 10:00am.
Host: Tim & Cheryl Fisher | 425-626-0492 | gotdisc7@gmail.com

Distance/Rating:  5/10 K - 2B     ID:  109694 2018/Y1279
Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: none | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Amphitheatres, Boardwalks, Food For Thought, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, State Street Sashay, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, United States Post Offices, Volcanoes, Walk the USA - Street by Street, You'll Never Walk Alone

Walk past the marina and along the beautiful Swinnomish Channel on a brand new walkway. Walk along First Street browsing in the unique gift shops and galleries. Walk through Pioneer Park. There are many restaurants and fun sculptures along the way. 5K Rated 1A; 10K Rated 2B.

Directions to Start: from I-5 South and I-5 North: At Burlington, head west on State Route 20 for approximately 7 miles, turn left onto La Conner-Whitney Road, follow road to round-a-bout at La Conner and at round-a-bout, turn right into La Conner. Turn right on Third Street which will become Pearle Jensen Way. Follow boat launch signs into the Marina Boat Launch lot. Park facing RV lot across street.


"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."

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."