There will be a 5K and a 10K trail option. The walk starts at the park pavilion adjacent to the PSA Murphy, a part of the Plano Sports Authority. Some features of the park are an amphitheater/stage, restrooms/concession stands, a spray park, a playground and a pond. The walk will be on a nature trail as well as a concrete hike and bike trail. Murphy Central Park is located between the municipal buildings and Murphy Middle School. The walk will go through some residential neighborhood and continue on the Maxwell Creek Trails which includes a pavilion with 4 picnic tables and soccer fields.
To participate in either of these walking events you are required to register at the start. Registration is anytime from 8:00 – 11:30am. Finish by 2:30pm Registration costs a mere $3.00. You will carry a start card with you and at the checkpoints your card will be marked.
You are NOT required to be an AVA member to participate. Everyone is welcome to come and walk with us.
When you finish (anytime before 2:30 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: Murphy Central Park pavilion, 550 N Murphy Rd., Murphy, TX
Directions from Dallas: Take US 75 N towards McKinney. Take Exit 28A Towards Plano Pkwy. Turn Right onto E Plano Pkwy. Continue on E Plano Pkwy to FM 544. Turn left onto N Murphy Rd/ FM- 2551 N. Turn Right onto Tom Clevenger Drive. 550 N Murphy Rd (Murphy Central Park) is on the Left (Behind PSA). Directions from PGBT: Take PGBT E towards Plano. Take Exit Towards Jupiter RD. Turn Left onto Jupiter Rd. Turn Right onto E Plano Pkwy. Continue on E Plano Pkwy to FM 544. Turn left onto N Murphy Rd/ FM- 2551 N. Turn Right onto Tom Clevenger Drive. 550 N Murphy Rd (Murphy Central Park) is on the Left (Behind PSA).