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World Heritage Festival

Join us for the 4th Annual World Heritage Festival. The Tour de las Misiones 5K/10K walk will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019. If you’re in the San Antonio Area, we invite you to come and walk through our San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walk is being facilitated by the Selma Pathfinders club and it is part of the 4th Annual World Heritage Festival. Come and join the fun! For more information please visit the schedule of events.

Please note that early registration has been extended to 11:59 pm on August 10. Register immediately to be sure you get the beautiful medal (a true keepsake) .

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18th Anual US FreedomWalk

October 18-20, 2019

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Texas Trail Roundup

Please Join us in San Antonio for a Fabulous Walking Weekend!

Friday, 21 February: enjoy a 10 km or 5 km Art Walk in downtown San Antonio, featuring the work of Hannibal Pianta. Walkers will see the Courthouse, Aztec Theater, Aztec Theater, the River Walk, Milam Park and El Mercado, plus much more. Then attend our 1:30 Opening Ceremony, with a great briefing from the National Park Superintendent. Finally, those who bought rodeo tickets will had to the Rodeo (Transportation NOT Provided).

Saturday, 22 February: 42 km Marathoners head out early to walk by all 5 World Heritage Site Missions. Half-Marathoners (21 km) are bused to Mission Espada and walk back along the Acequia Trail, the Hike & Bike path and the River Walk. 13km walkers walk to Mission Concepcion and return. 5 km walkers visit King William, the Blue Star Art Complex and the Commander’s House. At 6:30 pm we have an International Dinner at La Margarita (pre-registration required).

Sunday, 23 February: 21 km walkers head to Brackenridge Park and the Japanese Tea Garden. 13 and 5 km walkers visit the Alamo, La Villita, and El Mercado. 13 km walkers add a visit to the Pearl. Please join us for our Closing Ceremony at 4:15 pm, as we honor our Marathoners and other walkers, and celebrate our first IML walk in San Antonio.

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Click here order your own Nordic Walking Pole. Use code AVA at check-out to get a 20% discount. Balance Walking will contribute a portion of the proceeds to the AVA!

New VOP "Walkin' Canada"! 2019 Registartion is now open. To learn more and register click on the image below. Walkin' Canada

Walkin' Canada is a virtual walk across Canada "visiting" 50 cities. As you pass these milestone cities you will receive information about the local IVV walk, interesting fun facts and history. To receive your Walkin' Canada T-Shirt, complete 5500 steps per day or a total of 2,007,500 by December 31, 2019. You can post your steps manually, sync with a fitbit or other walking device, most devices work with the program. There are still a few out there that may not. Don't have a walking pedometer or device, you may also use a smartphone!


Appalachian Trail Join us as we hike portions of the Appalachian Trail, America's first National Scenic Trail. Pristine lakes, rugged peaks and quiet forests await us.

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If you are doing any Holiday Traveling you might want to take advantage of the Red Roof Inn discount for AVA members and their families and support the AVA!
The AVA will receive 5% of all room revenues when you book at a Red Roof Inn using the Volume Plus Number (623002)! Red Roof’ Inn’s great rates and quality rooms means that you won’t be breaking the bank to afford a comfortable room. Through the American Volkssport Association , Red Roof Inn is also offering additional value. When you book your reservation using Volume Plus Number 623002, you’ll save 15% off Red Roof Inn’s Best Available rate. Red Roof Inn’s Volume Plus Number works just like an online coupon code. Use this link — — and Red Roof Inn’s online discount code will automatically be filled in for you! Or go to to make a reservation. All you have to do to receive a discount at participating inns is enter Volume Plus Number 623002 in the VP+ / ID # slot. You can also make a reservation with an inn directly by calling 1-800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663). You are required to provide the Volume Plus Number 623002 to the reservationist when you make your reservation, BEFORE arriving at any Red Roof Inn property


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