The Emerald City Wanderers
Seattle, Washington

We are a walking club, associated with America’s Walking Club, also known as the American Volkssport Association.  We offer  fun, fitness, and friendship through non-competitive walking events. We are known as the Holiday Club because we sponsor organized events on and around holidays  – New Year’s Eve and Day,  Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day and Halloween.  And we host many year-round-events in Seattle.

Next General Membership Meeting is Thursday, August 8, 2019:

Join us for supper and socializing. We would love to have you.  Dues are $5 per year, which entitles you to work at our walks (some reward, eh?) and to good company and fun. We are a diverse group that enjoys walking as well as each other’s company. More info: send a note to Mike.

LocationBurien Roundtable Pizza, 15730 – 1st Avenue South. Supper (no-host)at 6ish PM; meeting at 7:00 PM.


July 4:  Our Independence Day event will be a guided walk on Beacon Hill in Seattle.  There will be two start points – Jefferson Park Community Center for those who drive to the event;  Beacon Hill Light Rail Station for those who use LINK.  Both routes will qualify for the Light Rail program. Start time is 8:45 to 9:15 AM.  These routes feature spectacular views of downtown Seattle, the Olympics, and Mt Rainier (10K), and a long section of the Martin Luther King Jr Trail.  We’ll also walk through the El Centro de la Raza plaza and around Jefferson Park atop two City reservoirs.

Labor Day: Saturday, August 31, starting at Seattle University.

Halloween: Saturday, October 26, at Remlinger Farms, Carnation.

New Year’s Eve and Day:  West Seattle.

LIGHT RAIL WALKS CHALLENGE PROGRAM:  For 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.