Austin Walking Club Event – Sept 14th in Violet Crown


The Colorado River Walkers Club is hosting this event.  Violet Crown is made up of the Central Austin neighborhoods of Crestview and Brentwood.  These communities were established on dairy and cotton farmland in the 1940’s.  Returning G.I.’s bought small 2 or 3 bedroom bungalows after WWII. The active community has kept many things unchanged.

The walk route will be along tree-shaded streets and participants will enjoy a step back in time.  Of special interest is the 120 ft. long mural, “Wall of Welcome”, which depicts local persons and places.

Start/Finish point and registration will be at Crestview United Methodist Church, 1300 Morrow Street; Austin TX.

START TIME:7:30-11:00 AM.  Must be finished by 2:00 PM.

This is a Volksmarching event and you need to register to get a start card. We request a $3.00 donation to help defray the cost of hosting the event.  There will be a 5K and 10K option.

Directions to Walk Location: Traveling north on IH35, take exit 239/240A. Go through light at St. John’s, and turn left at the next light under elevated 183. *Stay on the service road about 1 mile, keeping to the right after crossing Georgian, and turn left or south on Lamar Blvd. Turn right on Morrow Street. Cross the railroad tracks and Grover St. Park in the church parking lot.

Traveling south on IH35, take exit 239/240A, turn right at the light and continue from * above.

If you are interested in collecting a stamp for doing this event there will be “New Walker Packets” for sale at the start. They cost $5.00 but they contain three walk coupons inside worth $3.00 each so it is a bargain.

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About walktx

I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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