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
Sunday, May 18th
England Run Library
806 Lyons Blvd
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