NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, walks listed below offer both a 5k or a 10k route. $3/walker. Pets are welcome on SOME, but not all the walks. Contact the club to be sure.
All the Missouri County walk weekends are postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can still walk these counties:
The Walk Box for Linn, MO is in place at The Stone Hearth Inn. The address is 1639 Highway 50 East in Linn. Please call the inn before you drive there.
THE SEASONAL WALK IN POTOSI WAS DUE TO OPEN APRIL 1, but the Registration is at the library which may still be closed. The library's days and hours vary, so please call them before you go there to walk. The address for the Washington County Library is High and Mill Streets in Potosi.
THE SEASONAL WALK IN MONTGOMERY CITY WAS DUE TO OPEN APRIL 1, but the Registration is at the library which may still be is closed. The library's days and hours vary, so please call them before you go there to walk. The address for the Montgomery City Library is 224 N. Allen Street.
Marthasville in Warren County has an Online Start Box and can be walked anytime.
The Festival of Flowers has been postponed by the City of Florissant. A future date will be determined by the progress of COVID-19.
NEW AVA GUIDELINES TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 DURING GROUP WALKS:
REGISTRATION will likely be conducted outside. Line up single file six feet apart. Masks are required at registration. Put $3 cash or a check and your completed Start Card inside a bag that will be nearby. Bring your own pen and hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available at the Registration.
We are required to keep a maximum of ten walkers per group. If we have more than ten, we will need to break up the group and stagger departures by about 5-10 minutes.
Walkers are advised to stay six feet apart on the trail. Masks are optional but strongly encouraged to be worn when around others. Be sure to use your hand sanitizer when using restrooms or porta-potties.
WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON TREKKIN' TUESDAYS. Diane Prost is coordinating these walks. Click HERE for up-to-the-minute details.
WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON THURSDAY EVENINGS - Three-Mile Thursdays!
Walks are currently being scheduled by Diane Prost. Click HERE for locations and other details. Registration is at 5:45 pm. Step-off is at 6pm.
JULY 25 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN GLEN CARBON, IL. Register in the parking lot of Casey's General Store, 70 W. Main St., Glen Carbon at 8:45 am. Drive to the Glen Carbon Library, 198 S. Main St. to begin the walk. The walk begins from there at 9 am. $3/walker. We'll be having lunch afterwards in the tent outside of The Wooden Nickel, a favorite Milers' lunch spot! For more information, click HERE.
AUGUST 1 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN FOREST PARK, ST. LOUIS, MO. Register at 8:45 in the parking lot across from the Visitors Center, 5595 Grand, in Forest Park. We will have the Walk Box there. We will, as always, follow the AVA Guidelines during this pandemic. Walk at 9. $3/walker. For more info, please email email@example.com. We will be bypassing the Zoo because of the need to make reservations to enter. We will add another 1/4 mile along the route to make up the difference in distance. We may have lunch after the walk on the patio of the Boat House.
AUGUST 8 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN WEBSTER GROVES. Register at the Webster Groves Rec Complex, 33 E. Glendale, Webster Groves at 8:45. Walk at 9. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.
AUGUST 15 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS AT THE BRAEUTIGAM FARM & ORCHARDS, ILLINOIS. Peaches galore! Information is on the website, www.illinois-trekkers.org. The AVA Guidelines (listed above) will be followed for everyone's safety.
The Illinois Trekkers last did this walk in 2012. Bring the kids because there are animals and farm machinery to check out. Fresh vegetables and baked goods are for sale. Did we mention peaches?
The walk will be two 5-K loops, one in and around the farm (uneven ground) and the other on the road and through a subdivision (good for strollers and wheelchairs). These are group walks so the trails will not be marked. There will be a fast group and a slow group leader for each loop. If you have a group that wants to walk together, the Illinois Trekkers will work with you to make that happen. In fact, it might be best to keep the groups small. To download a brochure, click HERE.
AUGUST 22 - WALK WITH ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART ALONG THE GRAND SOUTH GRAND AVENUE. This has become an annual walk, but this year is different due to the effect of COVID-19 and the need to socially distance. The Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park is virtual this year, but that gave us the opportunity to rent a picnic pavilion. We have reserved the Humboldt South Pavilion, 4144 Main Drive in Tower Grove Park. Register there between 8:30 and 11. The walk will be different this year (and mostly bypass South Grand Avenue!) but will still pass the Tower Grove Creamery. (Sadly, it doesn't open until 2 on Saturday, but you can drive there after lunch and order ice cream.) Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy around noon. Alcoholic beverages are permitted, but not in glass bottles or kegs. Stuttgart will have a cube of Merlot available to members. After the picnic, St. Louis-Stuttgart will have a meeting. Any questions, please email DeAnne at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will follow the AVA Guidelines as listed above during this pandemic for everyone's safety. The brochure is available here.
AUGUST 29 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS AT OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS SHRINE. Register at the Shrine Motel, 451 S. De Mazenod Drive in Belleville, IL at 8:45. Walk at 9. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE. Sadly, the Shrine Restaurant has closed permanently.
SEPTEMBER 5 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN RICHMOND HEIGHTS. Register at the Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO at 8:45. Walk at 9. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.
SEPTEMBER 12 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN GLEN CARBON. Register at Casey's, 70 W. Main Street in Glen Carbon, IL at 8:45. Walk at 9. $3/walker for more information, click HERE.
SEPTEMBER 19 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS. Register at the Pear Tree Inn by Drury, 2211 Market Street, St. Louis, MO at 8:45. Walk at 9. $3/walker. For more info, send an email to email@example.com.
SEPTEMBER 26 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN ST. PETERS. A new walk! Register at the City Center Park Pavilion, City Center Park Drive, St. Peters MO for the St. Peters Parks and Neighborhoods Event Walk. Registration is 9-11:30. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.
OCTOBER 3 - WALK WITH ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART IN TRUMAN PARK IN HAZELWOOD, MO. This is a brand-new walk, paved for about a mile with some gentle hills through woods on a dirt trail. It's mostly level. The 5K does an out-and-back. The 10K continues along the dirt trail through a little more challenging terrain until exiting at a subdivision, continuing to Koch Park, and then returning to the Start. We have reserved a picnic pavilion. Pack your own picnic lunch to eat whenever it's convenient, whether before or after the walk. $3/walker. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 10 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS AT THE NATURE INSTITUTE IN GODFREY, IL. Register at The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL between 9 and 11 am. This is the Fall Foliage Event Walk. The Milers are celebrating their 5th anniversary here! $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.
OCTOBER 17 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS AT CAHOKIA MOUNDS. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary with this popular walk and a picnic. Register at the Intrerpretive Center, Cahokia Mounds, 30 Ramey Street in Collinsville, IL between 9-11. $3/walker. For more information please click HERE.
THE "WALK THE 114 MISSOURI COUNTIES" PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. WE WILL PLAN FOR THIS PROGRAM AGAIN IN 2021.
This weekend will be rescheduled September 11-12-13.
Walks in Memphis are planned for March 27-29. One walk will be a Border Crossing. Three walks are traditional and two are OLSB events, but the club will have the stamps for that weekend so that you will not have to register online. The two new YREs are Rollin' on the River and Best Main Street in USA-Collierville. Routes will encompass Germantown, Shelby Farms, and one other. Stay tuned! Lodging is at Homewood Suites, 7855 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown TN 877-214-6722. This is where registration takes place for all walks. For more information, please contact DJ Moore, email@example.com or Patricia Edmondson, LazyD@att.net. A flyer is in production.
Please join The Dogwood Trailblazers Saturday, May 2 as they walk Ozark, Missouri AND join the Ozark Hill Hikers that same weekend, Sunday, May 3, as they walk Harrison, Arkansas! Two walks, two days, two clubs, two states!
These walks have been postponed to July 18.
For more information on the Ozark walk, contact Glen Conyers at 417-434-0977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Harrison walk, contact Pat Golden at 479-381-9366 or email email@example.com
CHECK THAT THESE WALKS ARE STILL HAPPENING. TO DATE, WE HAVEN'T HAD A CANCELLATION.
The Mid-America Regional Conference in Dayton, Ohio has been postponed until 2022.
For more information, please go the Gateway Milers' website, www.gatewaymilers.org or to the Illinois Trekkers' website, www.illinois-trekkers.org.
Iowa's Walking Club has invited us to join them for a "20 Iowa Parks in 2020" walking initiative. The club has planned a 7-day, 7-park bus tour for September 10-16. Participants will walk one park each day and enjoy picnic lunches and yard games. The bus will transport the group each evening along many scenic by-ways of rural Iowa.
The trip includes: 7 walk fees of $3 each, 6 breakfasts, 7 box lunches, 1 dinner, 6 nights of lodging, motorcoach transportaion and tip for driver, and all the water you can drink for $1,289/person based on double or twin occupancy. More for singles, less for triple or quad occupancy.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
or call Peggy Watts at 515-708-0405.
The Dogwood Trailblazers are sponsoring two Autumun Events on Saturday, October 3:
Oswego, Kansas - 8-10:30, finish by 12:30 Columbus, Kansas - 12:30-2, finish by 4:30
For more information, contact Doris Conyers at 417-434-0977 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Wandering Wheels Club for their "Historic San Antonio Trip" - 10 days, 9 events plus one optional walk, 4 states, 1 capital and 1 botanical garden! September 23-October 2, $1,140/person - double occupancy CANCELED!
For more information, contact Jim at 937-435-0469, email@example.com or Bob at 513-863-8358, firstname.lastname@example.org or Shane at 937-416-8059, email@example.com
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR GREAT SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL ROUNDUP, OCTOBER 23-25 IN BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS. This event is hosted by the Ozark Hill Hikers Volksmarch Club. Regional Roundups are held every two years. They feature really good walks and are a lot of fun!
Four walks are planned:
Lake Fort Smith, October 23 - 9:30-noon, finish by 4pm
Gravette, October 24 - 8-10:30, finish by noon
Bentonville, October 24 - noon-2:30, finish by 5
Rogers, October 25 - 8-10:30, finish by 1
The host hotel is the Element Hotel (Marriott) located at 3401 Medlin Lane, Bentonville, Arkansas.
For more information, contact Pat Golden at 479-381-9366 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events updated on July 24, 2020