The Emerald City Wanderers
Seattle, Washington

We are a walking club which hosts non-competitive walking events for fun, fitness, and friendship.  We’re a Seattle-based chapter of America’s Walking Club, and we’re known as the “Holiday Club” because we host organized walking events on or near holidays – New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.   We also offer many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.


Join us for our next event!

Labor Day

Explore evolving Ballard:  craftsman homes to condos/apartments, retail core to restaurant row, craft breweries and coffee shops, Ballard Commons, and, of course, the Chittenden Locks (pictured above).  Choose the 10K or 5K route, both rated 1A.

Date and Time:
Saturday, August 31, 2024
Registration:  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Start Location:
St Alphonsus Family Center Seattle
5816 15th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA  98107
GPS coordinates: 47.671437, -122.375759
See below for driving directions.

Driving Directions:
From I-5 north or southbound, take exit 172 and drive west on N 85th (> NW 85th) for approximately 2+ miles to 15th Avenue NW. Turn LEFT onto 15th NW and proceed south/downhill to NW 57th Street.  LEFT onto NW 57th and then almost immediate LEFT into St Alphonsus Parish playground/parking lot.

Medium difficulty for strollers and wheelchairs.

AVA:  Rails to Trails, Walking with America’s Veterans
ESVA:  On the Road Again – Holiday or New to Me


Next Membership Meeting:

Join us for our next membership meeting.  All are welcome!  We meet monthly on the second Thursday.  Our next meeting will be at the Great American Diner restaurant in West Seattle.  (In order for us to reserve their private room, the restaurant asks that attendees order an entrée from the menu.  Here is a link to their menu.).

Thursday, August 8, 2024
Meeting starts at 7:00
Arrive at 6:30 to order dinner

Great American Diner
4752 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA  98116

For questions, send a note to Mike

NOTE – There will be no meeting in July.  We will pick up our regular schedule of meetings again, starting in August.


Take one of our Walking Challenges:

LIGHT RAIL WALKS CHALLENGE PROGRAM:  Beginning in 2019 we joined with several other clubs to sponsor the Light Rail Challenge, which features walks originating from Light Rail stations from Angle Lake to the UW.  Details: Light Rails Challenge

NATIONAL PARK ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAM: In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its Centennial – 100 Years!  The Emerald City Wanderers club sponsors an AVA Special Program to honor that Centennial.  More details here.