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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:  Thursday, September 12, 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.  For more information, send a note to Mike.

Location:  Burien Roundtable Pizza.  15730 1st Ave. S., Burien, WA, 98148.  Supper (no host) at 6-ish p.m.  Metting at 7:00 p.m.

NEXT ORGANIZED EVENTS:

Labor Day Weekend – Saturday, August 31:  Venture into downtown Seattle on an urban plunge that will take in “the new” – passing the Amazon spheres, “the old” – through The Market and the International District, and “the disappeared” – a walk by the ghost of the Viaduct.

photo courtesy Washington State DOT

Choice of either a 5K or 10K route, both rated 2A; but the 5K route does not go downtown – instead has three blocks of moderate downhill into the International District.

Details:  Saturday, August 31.  Registration 9:00 a.m. to noon, finish by 3:00 p.m.  Start location is on the campus of Seattle University, in front of Sullivan Hall, at 800 11th Ave.  For driving and parking directions, go to AVA.org and search Events.  Colorful embroidered patch designed by Dorman Batson for $10 (only 30 available), depicting the demise of the SR 99 Viaduct.

Halloween:  Saturday, October 26, at Remlinger Farms, Carnation.  Take in the autumn colors with a pastoral walk through Remlinger Farms, along area nature trails, and through the quaint town of Carnation.  Be creative and dress up in your Halloween costume – there will be prizes!  Further details to be announced.

New Year’s Eve and Day:  Tuesday December 31, and Wednesday January 1, starting in West Seattle.  Come join us on New Year’s Eve for a beautiful walk along Alki, starting around sunset, followed by a stroll in the neighborhood to enjoy the holiday lights.  Then return on New Year’s Day to say hello to the new year with a refreshing morning walk through West Seattle.  Further details to be announced.

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.