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 our club is known as the “Holiday Club” because we sponsor organized walking events on or near holidays – New Year’s Eve and Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.   We also host many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.

Walk With Us – Our Next Event

Join us for a walk to celebrate Labor Day.

Date:  Saturday, September 4, 2021.

Description:  Walk past beautiful homes and gardens, through Volunteer Park, and along Interlaken Avenue.  Route is on City sidewalks, suitable for strollers, but wheelchairs may have difficulty.  Choose from 10K or 5K route, both rated 2A.

Start Location:
St. Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102

Driving Directions:
I-5 NB:  Exit #168A (Lakeview Blvd/Boylston St). LEFT on Lakeview Blvd.  RIGHT on Harvard Ave (just before the I-5 underpass).  RIGHT on E Boston St.  RIGHT on 10th Ave E.  At light at E. Galer, RIGHT into Cathedral parking lot.
I-5 SB:  Exit #168A (Boylston St/Roanoke St). LEFT on E. Roanoke St and stay in right lane.  RIGHT on 10th Ave E.  Continue as above.

Bus:  Metro #49 From downtown.  Exit bus at Galer.

Comments:  No restroom at start/finish location.  Restroom available at 1K along the route.  Pets are permitted but not in buildings.  Owners responsible for leash and cleanup laws.  Carry water.  Bottled waters will be available at start/finish location.

Award:  A patch depicting the façade of St. Mark’s Cathedral, designed by Dorman Batson.  Patch is $10.00, which includes IVV credit.  30 available.  No reorders.

Challenges:  Walking with America’s Veterans


Next Membership Meeting:

We won’t have a July meeting, so our next meeting is in August.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for our virtual meeting, held online.  All are welcome!  For more information, send a note to Mike.

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.