Sanction No. NW18/108949


START/FINISH:  Frenchman's Bar Regional Park; 9612 NW Lower River Road; Vancouver, Washington.

TIMES:  Start any time between 9am and 1pm; Finish by 4pm

DISTANCE and RATING:  11km (6.8 miles) or 6km (3.7 miles), Rated 1A

TRAIL DESCRIPTION Walk on a paved path along rural country roads and through Vancouver Lake and Frenchman’s Bar Regional Parks. Large ships may be seen in the Columbia River channel from the start/finish point. Broad, scenic views of the surrounding rural area, Vancouver Lake, Columbia River, Flushing Channel and distant mountains. See bountiful bird life, including, but not limited to Canada geese, herons, and sandhill cranes.

HATPIN:  "B" awards and prior events' hatpins will be available.

FEES:  AVA Credit Only is $3; AWW club members are $2. No refunds. Non-credit walkers are welcome to participate at no charge. All must register, carry, and return a start card.

COMFORTWater and restrooms at registration area and checkpoint.  Pets permitted; owners must obey all leash and clean up laws. OK for strollers and wheelchairs. 

ELIGIBILITY:  This event is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association, a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV), and counts toward the acquisition of IVV achievement awards. Everyone is welcome to participate. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

NEW WALKERS:  This event is part of the AVA Achievement Awards Program. Participants can earn event and/or distance credits, then redeem completed books for a certificate, patch, and hatpin after certain milestones are achieved. Special New Walker Packets, including discount coupons at a bargain price, will be available at the registration table.

DISCLAIMER:  Although every effort will be made to make this a safe and enjoyable event, the sponsors are not liable for accidents, injuries, thefts and other material damages. By registering for this event, each participant agrees to accept the guidelines for Volkssport events published by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and to observe the principles of good sportsmanship. This event will be held regardless of weather; adverse weather may increase the rating. 

DIRECTIONSFrom I-5:  Exit #1C--WEST/Mill Plain Blvd. (northbound LEFT, southbound RIGHT). Continue WEST on Mill Plain Blvd. thru downtown and on bridge above railroad yard. LEFT on Fourth Plain Blvd. (shortly becomes NW Lower River Road), following SR-501. At the “Y” in road, follow curve to the LEFT. Main entrance to Frenchman’s Bar Park is on LEFT. Stay LEFT to start point at far end of parking lot under the Riverview Shelter (covered). Volkswalk signs will be posted.

NOTE:  Year-round parking fees are in effect, $3 per vehicle. Carpooling is encouraged.

CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail Jan Breneman or phone 360/835-9686. Cell: 360/356-4220

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