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This page was last updated on 2/13/2022.

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What is Volkssporting?


Volkssporting ["people sporting"] is a personal

fitness sports and recreation program offering

non-competitive, non-timed walks, bike rides,

swims, and, in some regions, cross-country skiing.

You may choose your time to start within the start and finish windows and participate at your own pace. (1)

Volksmarching ["people walking"] events are generally 10 kilometers [6.2 miles] in length, taking a moderate walker about 2 - 2.5 hours to complete.  Local clubs generally offer a 5 kilometer [3.1 miles] option for participants who are physically or medically unable to complete the longer walks.

Volkssporting in the United States is sponsored by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) (2) which has over 300 active clubs presenting thousands of volkssporting events each year.

(1)  http://www.ava.org/about2.php

(2) http://www.ava.org/

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