Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 27 Walking Event -- East Texas Trekkers

You're Invited To Stop, Smell & Walk Tyler's Beautiful Azalea Trail

During 5k and 11k Walks presented by the East Texas Trekkers and sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association (AVA),a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV)

WHEN: Saturday, March 27, 2010

WHERE: Starting point is the scout hut situated behind the First Presbyterian Church located at 230 W. Rusk Street in Tyler, Texas (75701)

WHO: This event is open to the public. Everyone is welcome; however, an adult must accompany children 12 and under at all times. All participants must sign a waiver of liability, carry a start card and return to the finish table upon completion of the walk.

REGISTRATION: Registration will be on the day of the event with no pre registrations nor refunds.

AWARD: "B" awards from previous walks

PROGRAMS: Walk qualifies for the American Gardens Special Program

TIME: Participants can start the walks anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. but must be off the trails by 2:30 p.m.

RATINGS: Both walks are rated "1" (easy) They are primarily on city streets. Strollers will have some difficulties. The walks are not wheelchair friendly.

DISTANCES: Two walks are available, a 5k (3.1 mile) and a 11k (6.8 mile)

FEES: Participants will pay $3.00 for AVA credit. First-time walkers and children under 13 will pay nothing. "B" awards will be available for prices ranging $1.00 and up. AVA New Walker Packages will be available for $5.00 each.

RESTROOMS: Will be available at the Start/Finish Point and at Bergfeld Park along the walk route.

WATER: Available at the Start/Fish Point and at Bergfeld Park. Extra water to carry along the route is recommended.

LIABILITY: The East Texas Trekkers, First Presbyterian Church, City of Tyler or any other sponsors are not responsible for any accidents, theft or damage of any kind. Every reasonable effort will be made to insure a safe, enjoyable and memorable walk.

PETS: Are welcome on this walk; but must be leashed at all times. Cleanup is required. Pets are not allowed on private property or in the Scout Hut.

PATH: East Texas Trekkers have teamed up with Path, a non-profit organization in Tyler that helps those in need with food, utilities and housing. Your donation of canned good item(s) will help those less fortunate.

SPONSORS: Our sponsors include Trinity Mother Frances SportsCare.

WHO WE ARE: East Texas Trekkers is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1997 in Tyler, Texas. We are one of some 35 clubs in Texas affiliated with the American Volkssport Association. AVA has over 300 active affiliates throughout the United States. Our mission is to promote and stimulate personal fitness, health, relaxation, recreation, fun and fellowship through participation in and development of self-paced, non-competitive activities, primarily walking.

CONTACT: President David C. Porter, (903)534-1960,

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