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 Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 2nd
Wegmans Central Park
2281 Carl D Silver Pkwy
Eat at 6:30
Come join us and learn more about the club and the club's future. We will discuss upcoming walks in the local area and the region
GVA Group Walk
Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield
Saturday, June 6th
Arrive prior to 9:15
Ready to Walk
Group will form up at the
Information Shelter on Grant Drive
Come and experience Civil War History with a 5K or 10K walk. The walk will be the Spotsy Courthouse YRE. The stamp for IVV/AVA credit will be at the walk so you can stamp your books after the walk.