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.
Spring 2014 -
25th Anniversary Walk
Saturday, May 10th
Old Mill Park
Walk through Fredericksburg’s history at your own pace along 3-, 6-, or 10-mile trails visiting up to 100 historical markers around the city.
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
Monday, Apr 8th
1780 Carl D Silver Pkwy.
In Central Park
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
Earth Day Walk
Come to the Earth Day Festival at Old Mill Park on April 12th between 10 and 2 and learn more about GVA and walks in the area. There will be a 5K member-led Group Walk at 10:30 starting at the Park.
Walkers wanting to do the Historic Walk (5 or 10K) can start at the park and get their book stamped at the park.
5K that will start of 9:30am at the Fredericksburg Visitors Center- 706 Caroline St.
Sat., Jan. 25th - Fredericksburg Historic Walk
Sat., Feb. 22nd - Fredericksburg Battlefield Walk
Sat., Mar. 29th - Rappahannock River Ramble