Germanna Volkssport Association
Welcome! We are a walking club in Fredericksburg, VA, and a member club of the American Volkssport Association (AVA). We offer several weekend (regular) walks each year and sponsor Year Round Events in Fredericksburg, Ashland, Culpeper, and Warrenton.
WHAT IS VOLKSSPORTING?
Volks•march [vohlks-mahrch] [völks-märch] – noun.
Volksmarching (from German Volksmarsch meaning “peoples’ march”) is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that developed in Europe. Participants typically walk 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) on an outdoor path. Volksmarch associations offer incentive awards (usually pins and patches) for collecting a certain number of events. Volkssport participants enjoy recording distances and event participation in international record books. More of a social event and healthy outing as opposed to a competition, routes frequently involve interpretative sites of interests in a wide range of categories such as America’s baseball walks, historic gardens or churches, artistic heritage, author and literary landmarks, baseball stadiums, railroads, museums, etc. A Volksmarch is one of several possible Volkssports that can also include skiing, biking, or swimming.
To Learn More About Germanna Volkssport Association, our Club Walks, Year Round Events, Traditional Walks, or Special Programs
Fort A.P. Hill Volksmarch
GVA 2016 Spring Walk
Saturday, 14 May
Start Point: Stratford Hall
Westmoreland County, VAHouse Road, Stratford, VA
Just off State Route 3 on State Route 214
Registration 9 am-1 pm
Finish by 3 pm
Explore Virginia History and walk the grounds of Lee Family Home
GVA is Proud to Support 40 Years of Volksmarching in the United States
Come join GVA for the 40th Anniversary Volksmarch
Saturday, 11 June
Start Point: St. Clair-Brooks Park
80 Butler Road
Falmouth, VA 22405