American Volkssport Association (AVA)
Who We Are
The American Volkssport Association (AVA) is an educational, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting non-competitive physical fitness, friendship and fun through volkssporting events. Volkssporting is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing. You may choose your time to start within the start/finish “window” and participate in the sport at your own pace. There are over 300 active clubs presenting thousands of volkssporting events each year.
Walking – also called “volkswalking” – is the most popular of all the volkssporting activities. Walks are generally 10 km (6.2 miles) in length and the routes are marked or guided by a leader. Local clubs generally offer a 5 km (3.1 miles) option for participants who are physically or medically unable to complete the longer walks. All events are noncompetitive.
To find another walking club in Virginia and other towns, go to Virginia Volkssport Association