The East Texas Trekkers are are getting together to walk this Year Round event on Saturday April 12. They would like you to join them in walking Carthage which is located in deep East Texas. The walk passes many historic homes, churches, a WPA park and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. There is also a Quilt Festival being held in the Carthage Civic Center (but it is not on the walk route).
Start/Finish point and registration will be at Brookshire Brothers Grocery, 412 W Panola St (Business US-79), Carthage, TX
START TIME: 9:00-Noon. Must be finished by 3:00 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.
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 3:00 PM) 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.
Directions to Walk Location: From Longview, TX ( or I-20) take TX-149 South. Turn left on Bus. Hwy 79 in Carthage.