Upcoming Club Walks

October 31 (Wednesday) – Flash walk! Cornwall Park
Register at 9:45, walk starts at 10 am Distance: 10 KM (6.2 miles)
Host: Tom Stabile and Margaret Quick Location: Haggens Food and Pharmacy , 2814 Meridian Street, Bellingham.

November 3 (Saturday) – Mount Vernon Parks & College
Register at 9:45, walks starts at 10 am. Distance: 10 KM (6.2 miles)
Host: Joe Pepia Location: Haggens Market, 2601 E. Division Street, Mount Vernon, WA

REVISED DATE: November 10 (Saturday): Burlington Friendship Walk.
Register at 9:15, walks starts at 9:30AM.
Registration is at Riverview Park at the end of the paved road, near the restrooms. Those who do the 10 KM will see the Veteran's Day Parade in downtown Burlington as we walk along the route. Distance: 10 KM (6.2 miles), 5 KM (3.1 miles) Host: Joe Pepia,
Location: Skagit Riverview Park, 1100 S. Skagit Street, Burlington, WA Directions to Start: I-5, Exit 229 – Left from I-5 South, Right from I-5 North, at George Hopper Roads intersection with S. Burlington Blvd, turn left. Heading north follow S. Burlington Blvd. to intersection with Pease Road. Turn right onto Pease Road. Follow Pease Road across railroad tracks continue through sharp left curve, Peace Road becomes Anacortes Street. Turn Right onto Gilkey Road at round about. At stop sign turn Right into Skagit River Parks main entrance.

November 17 (Saturday) – WWU/Fairhaven/South Bay Trail
Register at 9:45, walks starts at 10AM Distance: 10 KM (6.2 miles), 5 KM (3.1 miles)
Host: Norm Colon Location: Fairhaven Runners and Walkers, 1209 11th Street, Bellingham, WA.

November 23 (Friday) – Cordata
Register at 9:45,
walks starts at 10 AM. Meet at the WCC Pavilion. Distance: 10KM (6.2 miles), 5 KM (3.1 miles)
Host: Tamara Belts
Location: Whatcom Community College, Pavilion, 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA. 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.


What is Volkssporting?

Volkssporting literally translates as "sport of the people." Volkssports are organized, non-competitive events designed to appeal to people of all ages. They are not tests of speed or endurance, but exercise at your own pace. Volkssporting is organized to promote physical fitness and wholesome recreation in a safe environment. It is designed for all age levels and people with varying levels of physical abilities. The volkssporting philosophy simply recognizes that everyone cannot and should not attempt to exercise in timed or competitive events where awards are based on order of finish. Volkssporting offers a great escape for people from the pressures and hassles of everyday life and it provides an excellent opportunity to get out and enjoy nature. Since events are non-competitive, participants travel at their own pace, thus making this an excellent outdoor recreational activity for the entire family.

Volkssporting Events

There are two categories of volkssporting events, a Traditional Event which is hosted for usually one day or weekend with a set start/finish time, and a Year Round (YRE) or Seasonal Event that may be open daily, January through December. A Season event is like a Year-Round event, but is open less than a full calendar year. A volkssporting event is usually a walk (volksmarch), bike (volksbike), swim (volksswim), or cross-country ski (volksski or skiwandering) through a scenic and/or historic area over a predetermined route. All volkssport events are open to the public. Participation is usually free, if no award or credit is desired. Participants may choose to purchase if offered (usually $5-7) an attractive award that commemorates completion of the event. The event award is usually a patch or medallion depicting the theme, location, or honoree of the event.

About Our Club

The NW Tulip Trekkers is an outdoor walking club based in the coastal counties between Seattle and Canada. We promote recreational walking for all ages, through scheduled group walks, AVA-sanctioned volkswalks, a monthly newsletter and occasional meetings. This walker's network provides information about local and out-of-town AVA-sanctioned and non-sanctioned events. The Trekkers Club is designed for the AVA-member walkers and for individuals who just want to walk for the fun and fitness. 

Club Officers:
President: Tim Fisher: 425-626-0492, gotdisc7@gmail.com 
Vice President: Barry Lee, drblee3@gmail.com 
Treasurer: Barbara Lynn, johnandbarb44@hotmail.com 
Secretary: Margaret Quick, mquick6465@gmail.com 
Trailmasters: Tom Stabile, tandmwa@frontier.com 
      Sue Payton, wishome@yahoo.com 
Newsletter Editor: Tamara Belts, sisa98225@yahoo.com 

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