The Hill Country Volkssportsverein is hosting 5k and 10k walks at Joshua Springs Park near Comfort, TX. The park is built on a 400+ acre ranch in the Texas hill country. The park is eight miles southeast of Comfort.
You are required to register at the start. Registration costs $3.00. You will carry a start card with you and at checkpoints your card will be marked.
You can register anytime between 7am and 11am. Usually the start is 8-11 but due to the heat index we figured everyone would like the opportunity to start while it was cooler.
This is not a speed event. You are encouraged to bring along your children and walk/talk and spend some time together enjoying the great outdoors.
When you finish (anytime before 2pm) you turn in your start card. If you are an official Volkssporter you will have an Event and/or Distance Record Book. When you turn in your start card you will receive a stamp in your record books.
If you do not as yet have an AVA record book, they will be for sale at the start/finish. Just ask for a new walker’s packet. The packet is $5.00 but it contains three coupons for free registration ($9.00 value) as well as both an Event and a Distance book.
The walk routes are not the same as when I walked here in 2010, but this is an example of what you may see.
Start Point: Joshua Springs Park & Preserve, 716 FM 289, Comfort, Texas
Driving Directions: From I-10 E or W take exit #533, follow signs for FM 289 N. Stay on FM 289 N to get to the park. Go past Smittyville & PO-PO’s restaurant. The road will fork, stay to your left on FM 289 N After passing Top of the Hill RV Park on your left. Park is .8 mile away. FM 289 N will turn to the left and go under I-10. Make an immediate right and watch for signs to the start point.
Hope to see you there!