The Colorado River walkers are hosting this event. There will be a 5K and a 10K walk. These walks incorporate Blunn Creek Preserve, St. Edwards University, Penn Field, and South Congress Ave, as well as two remnants of 9 extinct volcanoes in Austin. The remnant in the Preserve provides sweeping vistas of downtown Austin. St. Edwards University, founded in 1878, sits on top of another remnant. Penn Field is a former WWI military airfield named for Eugene D. Penn who died in a training accident in Italy in 1918.
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed in the Blunn Creek Preserve. Owners with dogs on leash, will have to forgo that part of the walk.
To participate in either of these walking events you are required to register at the start. Registration is anytime from 8 am – until 11 am. Registration costs a mere $3.00. You will carry a start card with you and at the checkpoints your card will be marked.
This is not a speed competition. 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 2 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.
Start Point: El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 2910 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX
Directions: From the North on I-35 take Exit 232A. Go on frontage road for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto E. Oltorf for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto S. Congress for 0.5 miles. Start point will be on right. Please park in rear lot.
From the South on I-35 take Exit 232A. Go on frontage road for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto E. Oltorf for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto S. Congress for 0.5 miles. Start point will be on right. Please park in rear lot.
Hope to see you there!