St. Louis-Stuttgart Volksmarch Club
"The St. Louis Walkers"

FUN, FITNESS, & FRIENDSHIP through our planned 5/10K walks

Member of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the
International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV)

ALERT: GROUP WALKS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 30 IN COMPLIANCE WITH CDC'S GUIDELINES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.

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The St. Louis-Stuttgart Volksmarch Club is about
Fun, Fitness, & Friendship! Come Walk With Us In 2020!

Check our Facebook Albany, New York in June. Click the link to our Facebook page at the end of this website to findpage for photos from the AVA 2019 Convention held in out more about St. Louis-Stuttgart Volksmarch Club, aka "Saint Louis Walkers."

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.

THE FOLLOWING WALKS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GUIDELINES MEANT TO CONTROL THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK:

MARCH 17 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON TREKKIN' TUESDAY IN MARYVILLE, IL. Register at CMT YMCA, 1 Town Center Drive, Maryville at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

MARCH 21 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN BELLEVILLE, IL. Register at the YMCA, 200 S. Illinois St., in Belleville at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

MARCH 21 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN HISTORIC COLUMBIA, IL. Register at the Cafe on the Abbey, 340 S. Main Street, Columbia at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

MARCH 24 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON TREKKIN' TUESDAY IN EDWARDSVILLE, IL. Register at the YMCA, 1200 Esic Drive, Edwardsville at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

MARCH 28 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN BELLEVILLE, IL. Register at the Shrine Hotel at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 451 S. DeMazenod Drive, Belleville, at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. More more information, click HERE.

MARCH 28 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN KIRKWOOD, MO. Register at the Kirkwood Library, 140 E. Jefferson Avenue at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3 /walker. For more information, click HERE.

MARCH 31 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON TREKKIN' TUESDAY IN HISTORIC BELLEVILLE. Register at Balance Coffee & Tea, 732 S. Illinois Street, Belleville, IL at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

APRIL 1 - WALK WITH ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART AT CREVE COEUR PARK FOR #NationalWalkingDay. This is a special AVA event. Because April 1 is a Wednesday, the AVA is extending this day to a week: #NationalWalkingWeek. Meet at Schnucks on Dorsett at 9:45 to register. We will leave at 10 to drive to the Start at Dripping Springs in Creve Coeur Park. We'll start the walk at 10:15. $3/walker.

Posters will be hung around Maryland Heights to promote this event to the public. AVA provided a Proclamation that I will take to the Mayor's Office in Maryland Heights. The public will be told that we'll start our walk at 10:15 at Dripping Springs...lots of parking there. There will be no $3 fee charged to the public. We will walk around Creve Coeur Lake, the larger of the two lakes, which is 3.7 miles or a little longer than 5K. If anyone wants to continue around both lakes, that's fine.

Any questions, email DeAnne at deeebee333@gmail.com.

APRIL 2 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN O'FALLON, ILLINOIS FOR #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at Schnuck's Kaldi's Coffee Shop, 907 East Hwy. 50, O'Fallon, IL at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

APRIL 3 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS FOR #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at 9:45 at Cafe on the Abbey, 340 S. Main Street. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click here.

APRIL 4 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN O'FALLON, ILLINOIS FOR #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at the YMCA, 284 North Seven Hills Road, O'Fallon at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information please click HERE.

APRIL 4 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN BELLEVILLE, IL FOR #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at the East Belleville YMCA, 2627 Carlyle Avenue at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

APRIL 4 - WALK WITH THE PACESETTERS IN LOUISIANA, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program and #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at Veterans Park, 500 Haley Street in Louisiana at 10 am for the Group Walk. Most people are staying at a hotel in Hannibal, MO for the weekend. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE to download a brochure.

APRIL 4 - WALK WITH THE PACESETTERS IN NEW LONDON, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program and #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at the Ralls County Courthouse, 3111 South Main Street in New London at 2 pm for the Group Walk. Most participants are staying at a hotel in Hannibal for the weekend. $3/walker. For more information, download a brochure by clicking HERE.

THE GROUP DINNER IN HANNIBAL ON APRIL 4 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

APRIL 5 - WALK WITH THE CLAY-PLATTE TRACKERS OF KANSAS CITY IN PARIS, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program and #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at the Monroe County Courthouse, 300 N. Main Street in Paris for a Group Walk leaving at 10 am. Most walkers are staying at a hotel in Hannibal. $3/walker. For more information, please download a brochure by clicking HERE.

APRIL 5 - WALK WITH THE DOGWOOD TRAILBLAZERS IN SHELBINA, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program and #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at Shelbina Family Restaurant, 302 N. Center Street in Shelbina before the Group Walk which starts at 1 pm. $3/walker. For more information, please download a brochure by clicking HERE.

UPDATE: Walk Boxes could not be delivered to The Shelbina Family Restaurant, 302 N. Center Street. The restaurant is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Therefore, the Shelbina Seasonal Walk is postponed. We will let you know when it opens.

APRIL 5 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN BELLEVILLE, IL FOR #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at Balance Coffee, 732 S. Illinois Street at 1pm. Walk shortly after. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 6 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN EDWARDSVILLE, IL FOR #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK. Register at the Edwardsville Library, 112 S. Kansas Street at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 7 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON TREKKIN' TUESDAY AND FOR THE LAST DAY OF #NATIONAL WALKING WEEK IN LITCHFIELD, IL. Register at Walgreen's, 1202 W. Union Avenue, Litchfield at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 9 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON 3-MILE THURSDAY IN BELLEVILLE, IL FOR AN EVENING WALK. Register at Balance Coffee & Tea, 732 S. Illinois Street at 5:45 pm. Walk at 6 pm. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

APRIL 11 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN GLEN CARBON, IL. Register at Casey's, 70 W. Main Street in Glen Carbon at 9:45. Drive to the Walk Start location and start walking at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE

APRIL 11 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN COLUMBIA, IL. Register at Cafe on the Abbey, 340 S. Main Street, Columbia at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

APRIL 14 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN O'FALLON, ILLINOIS FOR TREKKIN' TUESDAY. Register at Schnuck's Kaldi's Coffee Shop, 907 East Hwy 50, O'Fallon at 9:45. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 16 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN GLEN CARBON ON 3-MILE THURSDAY. Register at the Glen Carbon Library, 198 S. Main Street, Glen Carbon, IL at 5:45 pm for an evening walk. Walk at 6 pm. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

APRIL 18 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN EDWARDSVILLE, IL. Register at the Edwardsville YMCA, 1200 Esic Drive at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 21 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN BELLEVILLE AT THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS FOR TREKKIN' TUESDAY. Register at the Shrine Hotel, 451 S. DeMazenod Drive at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information click HERE.

APRIL 23 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS ON 3-MILE THURSDAY IN EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS. Register at the Edwardsville YMCA, 1200 Esic Drive at 5:45 pm for an evening walk. Begin walking at 6. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 25 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN GLEN CARBON, ILLINOIS. Register at the Glen Carbon Library, 198 S. Main Street at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 25 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN UNIVERSITY CITY. Register at the University City Library, 6701 Delmar Boulevard at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, send an email to deeebee333@gmail.com or use the form at the end of this site to submit any questions you may have.

APRIL 28 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN BELLEVILLE, OAKLAND ON TREKKIN' TUESDAY. Register at the YMCA, 200 S. Illinois Street at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information, please click HERE.

APRIL 30 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS IN MARYVILLE IN THE EVENING FOR 3-MILE THURSDAY. Register at Maryville CMT YMCA, #1 Town Center at 5:45 pm. Walk at 6 pm. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

MAY 2 - WALK WITH THE ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART VOLKSMARCHERS IN FLORISSANT, MO. This is our annual favorite that ties in with Florissant's Valley of the Flowers Festival. Games, rides, carnival food, a used book sale, antiques, tours of St. Ferdinand's Shrine, a large antique car show, a parade, volunteers in period French costume who bake bread in a brick oven, all this and more, can be enjoyed during the festival. Our route goes past the antique car exhibit and through Old Florissant to see many French-style homes. Of course we pass the frozen custard stand.

Register at the gazebo, accessible from Rue St. Francois. It is located to your right as you approach St. Ferdinand's Shrine. Books will be pre-stamped so that you can better enjoy the festival. $3/walker. For more information, send an email to donawbr@aol.com, chasdash@cs.com, or Org63033@cs.com or for your convenience, use the form at the end of this website. Click HERE to download a brochure.

The Festival of Flowers has been postponed by the City of Florissant. A future date will be determined by the progress of COVID-19.

MAY 9 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS AT CARLYLE LAKE, ILLINOIS. Register 9-9:30 at Dam East Spillway, Shelter #1, Carlyle Dam Road, Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, Illinois. A group walk will step off at 9 am. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

MAY 16 - TENTATIVE WALK IN COLUMBIA, MISSOURI WITH THE PACE SETTERS. More information will come.

MAY 23 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN EDWARDSVILLE, IL. Register at 9 am at the Edwardsville Library, 112 S. Kansas Street, Edwardsville. Walk at 9:15. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

MAY 23 - WALK WITH THE DOGWOOD TRAILBLAZERS IN LINN, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program. Register at The Stone Hearth Inn, 1639 Highway 50 East in Linn. Walkers are encouraged to stay at The Stone Hearth Inn inasmuch as the walk starts from there. 8 am, Registration and walk. $3/walker. To download a brochure or for more information, please click HERE.

UPDATE: Walk Boxes could not be delivered to The Stone Hearth Inn. The inn is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Therefore, the Linn Seasonal Walk will not open as planned on April 1. We will let you know when it opens.

MAY 23 - WALK WITH THE DOGWOOD TRAILBLAZERS IN POTOSI, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program. Register at the Washington County Library, High and Mill Streets in Potosi before the Group Walk which begins at 2 pm. $3/walker.

THIS SEASONAL WALK WAS DUE TO OPEN APRIL 1, but the Registration is at the library which is closed because of the coronavirus. Therefore, we regret that the opening of this walk will be delayed.

We recommend staying at a hotel in Washington, MO. There are many good ones. For suggestions, email DeAnne at deeebee333@gmail.com. To download a brochure or for more information, please click HERE.

MAY 24 - WALK WITH THE DOGWOOD TRAILBLAZERS IN MONTGOMERY CITY, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program. Register at the Montgomery City Public Library, 224 N. Allen Street in Montgomery City before the Group Walk which begins at 9 am. $3/walker. Most walkers will be staying overnight at a hotel in Washington, MO. To download a brochure or for more information, please click HERE.

THIS SEASONAL WALK WAS DUE TO OPEN APRIL 1, but the Registration is at the library which is closed because of the coronavirus. Therefore, we regret that the opening of this walk will be delayed.

MAY 24 - WALK WITH ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART IN MARTHASVILLE, MO. This event is part of the 2020 MISSOURI COUNTY WALKS program. Register at S&R Convenience Store, 15397 State Highway 47 in Marthasville before the Group Walk which starts at 2 pm. $3/walker. Most walkers are staying at a hotel in Washington, MO, 7 miles from Marthasville. To download a brochure or for more information, please click HERE.

MAY 25 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN CUIVRE RIVER STATE PARK. Register at the Visitors Center in Cuivre River SP, 678 MO-147 in Troy, MO before 8 am, when the Group Walk begins. $3/walker. Bring walking sticks and bug repellant! To down-load a brochure or for more information, please click HERE.

MAY 30 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN HERMANN, MISSOURI. Register at Casey's, 811 Market Street, Hermann at 9:45. Walk at 10. $3/walker. For more information click HERE.

JUNE 6 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN CREVE COEUR PARK, MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. Register at 8:45 at Schnucks, Dorsett and McKelvey in Maryland Heights. Leave the store at 9 to drive to the park to begin the walk. $3/walker. For more information, send an email to DeAnne, deeebee333@gmail.com.

JUNE 20 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS. Register at 8:45 at the Cafe on the Abbey, 322 S. Main Street, Columbia, IL. Walk at 9. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

JUNE 27 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS IN RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MISSOURI. Register at the Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights at 8:45. Walk at 9. $3/walker. For more information, click HERE.

AUGUST 22 - WALK WITH ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART ALONG THE GRAND SOUTH GRAND. This has become an annual walk, giving walkers the opportunity to enjoy the International Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park. The brochure is in production.

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 until it becomes a level dirt trail. The 5K does an out-and-back. The 10K continues along the dirt trail until exiting at a subdivision, continuing to Koch Park, and then returning to the Start. We have reserved a pavilion.

OCTOBER 10 - WALK WITH THE GATEWAY MILERS AT THE NATURE INSTITUTE IN GODFREY, IL. The Milers are celebrating their 5th anniversary here!

OCTOBER 17 - WALK WITH THE ILLINOIS TREKKERS AT CAHOKIA MOUNDS. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary with this popular walk and a picnic.

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REGIONAL TRIPS

THE "WALK THE 114 MISSOURI COUNTIES" PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. WE WILL PLAN FOR THIS PROGRAM AGAIN IN 2021.

WALK DETAILS ARE GIVEN IN THE CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING, ABOVE. SOME SEASONAL WALKS ARE DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19.

APRIL 4-5, 2020 - THIS WEEKEND IS CANCELLED

Monroe County, Sponsored by the Clay-Platte Trackers of Kansas City

Pike County, Sponsored by the Pace Setters Volkssport Club

Ralls County, Sponsored by the Pace Setters Volkssport Club

Shelby County, Sponsored by the Dogwood Trailblazers

THE APRIL 4 DINNER IN HANNIBAL IS CANCELLED. EVERY EFFORT IS BEING MADE TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF OUR WALKERS FROM THE EFFECTS OF THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

Click here to download a brochure for the April 4-5 weekend.

MAY 23-25, 2020 - THIS WEEKEND IS CANCELLED

Lincoln County, Sponsored by the Gateway Milers NFP

Montgomery County, Sponsored by the Dogwood Trailblazers

Osage County, Sponsored by the Dogwood Trailblazers

Warren County, Sponsored by the St. Louis-Stuttgart Volksmarch Club

Washington County, Sponsored by the Dogwood Trailblazers

Click here for a brochure for the May 23-25 weekend.

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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, dj.tye1949@gmail.com or Patricia Edmondson, LazyD@att.net. A flyer is in production.

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The Gateway Milers Club is planning a weekend trip to French Lick, Indiana, April 17-19. For more information, please visit their website at gatewaymilers.org

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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!

For more information on the Ozark walk, contact Glen Conyers at 417-434-0977 or email glenconyers@sbcglobal.net

For more information on the Harrison walk, contact Pat Golden at 479-381-9366 or email pa4golden@gmail.com

CHECK THAT THESE WALKS ARE STILL HAPPENING. TO DATE, WE HAVEN'T HAD A CANCELLATION.

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The Canadian convention planned in June in Yellow Knife, Northwest Territories has been cancelled as of March 18, for the coronavirus pandemic.

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Many of our Illinois friends will be attending the Mid-America Regional Conference held in Dayton, Ohio, June 19-21. For more information, please go the Gateway Milers' website, www.gatewaymilers.org or to the Illinois Trekkers' website, www.illinois-trekkers.org.

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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 walk20in20@gmail.com or peggywatts@mchsi.com

or call Peggy Watts at 515-708-0405.

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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

For more information, contact Jim at 937-435-0469, jmedz@aol.com or Bob at 513-863-8358, bomed2015@gmail.com or Shane at 937-416-8059, conleyshane1@gmail.com

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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! More information will be forthcoming.

Events updated on April 2, 2020

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Brochures Are Available!

We have brochures available for St. Louis-Stuttgart's Traditional Walks! Please specify which brochure you'd like.
Or...walk our **Year-Round Events (YREs), solo or with your family/friends whenever you want. Go to the locations below and ask for the Walk Box. Sign in, take the map. $3/walker

Belleville, Downtown - Register at Balance Coffee, 732 S. Illinois St, Belleville, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. ALERT: Due to COVID-19, the drive-through only is open. We believe they will give you the binder as you drive through. Please buy something.

Belleville, IL - Register at BEYMCA, 2627 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. ALERT: The YMCA is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Belleville, IL, The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows - Register at the Shrine hotel, 451 S. DeMazenod Drive, Belleville, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. ALERT: The Shrine Guesthouse is closed because of the Corona virus. Registration materials are now unavailable.

Belleville, Oakland Historic District - Register at the YMCA, 200 S. Illinois Street, Belleville - Sponsored by The Gateway Milers. ALERT: The YMCA is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Central West End - Register at Visitors Center, 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park, St. Louis - Sponsored by St. Louis-Stuttgart. ALERT: The Visitor Center is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, the Walk Box registration materials are still stored at the Visitors Center.

Columbia, IL Downtown - Register at Cafe on the Abbey, 322 S. Main Street, Columbia, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. ALERT: Curbside only. The Walk Box is no longer on the premises. Please contact the Illinois Trekkers direct.

Creve Coeur Park - Register at Schnucks Customer Service counter, 2030 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights - Sponsored by St. Louis-Stuttgart. STILL OPEN!

Edwardsville, IL Parks - Register at the YMCA, 1200 Esic Drive, Edwardsville, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. ALERT: The YMCA is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Edwardsville, IL - Register at the Edwardsville Library, 112 S. Kansas St, Edwardsville, IL - Sponsored by The Gateway Milers. ALERT: The library is open but they require that your temperature be taken.

Fairview Heights, St. Clair Square Mall, IL - Register at Walgreens, 6505 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights. Sponsored by the Illinois Trekkers. ALERT: The Mall is closed, but you can register from Walgreens and walk around the outside of the Mall: 6 times around = 10K; 3 times around = 5K.

Forest Park - Register at Visitors Center, 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park, St. Louis - Sponsored by St. Louis-Stuttgart. NOTE: Do not bring your dog. Our route goes into the Zoo. Dogs are not permitted in the Zoo. ALERT: The Visitor Center is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, the Walk Box for registration is locked inside as well.

Glen Carbon, IL - Register at Casey's General Store, 70 W. Main St, Glen Carbon, IL - Register at Casey's and drive to the Start, which begins outside the Glen Carbon Centennial Library, 198 S. Main Street. ALERT: The library is closed for COVID-19. There are two routes, one sponsored by The Gateway Milers and the other sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers.

Hartford's Lewis & Clark, IL - Register at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Interpretive Center, 1 Lewis & Clark Trail, Hartford, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. they are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. ALERT: This may be closed due to COVID-19. Please call before you go. 618-251-5811.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and Park - Register at Walgreens, 2700 Telegraph, Lemay, MO - Sponsored by the Lebanon Cedar Cruisers. NOTE: Do not bring your dog. Dogs are not allowed in National Cemetery. STILL OPEN!

Jefferson City, MO, Capital Walk - Beginning January 1, 2020, this walk has an ONLINE START BOX (OSB). - Sponsored by St. Louis-Stuttgart. For information on how the OSB works and how to register, please click HERE.

Kirkwood, MO - Register at the Kirkwood Library, 140 E. Jefferson Ave, Kirkwood, MO - Sponsored by The Gateway Milers. ALERT: The Library is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Marthasville, MO - ONLINE START BOX. Seasonal walk, May 1-December 31. Sponsored by St. Louis-Stuttgart. See the above link under Jefferson City for instructions on how to register online.

Maryville, IL - Register at CMT YMCA, 1 Town Center Drive, Maryville, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. ALERT: The YMCA is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Mascoutah, IL - Register at St. Louis Coffee World, 200 E. Main St, Mascoutah, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. STILL OPEN!

O'Fallon, IL - Register at the YMCA, 284 N. Seven Hills Road, O'Fallon, IL - Sponsored by The Gateway Milers. ALERT: The YMCA is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

O'Fallon, IL Parks - Register at Schnucks, 907 E. Hwy 50, O'Fallon, IL - Sponsored by The Illinois Trekkers. STILL OPEN!

Richmond Heights, MO - Register at Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Ave, St. Louis - Sponsored by the Lebanon Cedar Cruisers. ALERT: The Rec Center is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

St. Charles, MO - Register at the Comfort Suites, 1400 S. Fifth Street, St. Charles - Sponsored by the Sunflower Sod Stompers. STILL OPEN!

St. Louis - Downtown - Register at the Pear Tree Inn by Drury, 2211 Market St., St. Louis, MO - Sponsored by St. Louis-Stuttgart. NOTE: Please DO NOT bring dogs. They are not allowed in the buildings that we pass through on the trail. STILL OPEN!

University City, MO - Register at the University City Library, 6701 Delmar, St. Louis, MO - Sponsored by The Gateway Milers. ALERT: The library is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

Washington, MO - Register at the AMTRAK station, 301 W. Front Street, Washington. (The Walk Box is on the floor, left corner of station.) - Sponsored by St. Louis-Stuttgart. This is a seasonal walk, April 1-December 31. ALERT: This walk may be postponed due to possible closure of the Visitors Center and the Amtrak station. We wait and see.

Webster Groves, MO - Register at the Webster Groves Parks and Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale, Webster Groves, MO - Sponsored by the Lebanon Cedar Cruisers. ALERT: The Rec Center is closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.

What some walkers say about walking with the AVA clubs:

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We walk because it is good for us and AVA makes it fun. We meet people and see things we wouldn't see otherwise. We walk mostly for our health--we can eat more!

David Bonewitz, PhD, AVA Board President


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I controlled my diabetes and lost weight. I kept my blood sugar down. I have seen so many interesting and historic places all around the country. I have explored and hiked with my own family. There are so many wonderful sights to see!

Nancy Wittenberg, AVA Vice President
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Volkssporting is an important part of my life. I learned a lot traveling, walking in new places. I get to walk in the country and in the cities. All over the world, I have Volksmarched. It is important to keep a healthy balance and Volksmarching does that.

Ellen Ott
President of the Randolph Roadrunners
Volksmarching Club

Contact us
Feel free to send us an email with your questions or comments.

OFFICERS OF ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART VOLKSMARCH CLUB:

DeAnne Brown, President - deeebee333@gmail.com - 314-878-8647

Dee Wojtysiak, Vice President - drw488@gmail.com - 618-530-3325

Leonard Wojtysiak, Secretary - lpw466@gmail.com - 618-530-3211

Gordon Brown, Treasurer and TrailMaster - brownstl@swbell.net - 314-878-8647

Membership is $6/year/walker or $12/family. Be sure to include your address, phone number, and email, list the members of your family, and send a check for $6 or $12, payable to St. Louis-Stuttgart Volksmarch Club to: Gordon Brown, Treasurer, 12448 Glenbush Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.

Click this link to download a Membership Application.

UPCOMING MEETINGS IN 2020:

MARCH 24 - 6:30-8 pm, Meeting Room 2 (RR) at the St. Louis County Library, Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074

THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.

MAY 26 - 6:30-8 pm, Meeting Room 2 (RR) at the St. Louis County Library, Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY HAS CANCELLED ALL EVENTS AND MEETING ROOMS THROUGH MAY 31, DUE TO COVID-19.

We will have a meeting and picnic when the bans on socializing are lifted, when the coronavirus is no longer a threat. That may be in September.

Go to our Facebook page for photos and last-minute information. Press f or CONNECT FACEBOOK below:

Hours
  1. Monday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  2. Tuesday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  3. Wednesday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  4. Thursday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  5. Friday
    9:00am
    10:00pm
  6. Saturday
    9:00am
    6:00pm
  7. Sunday
    9:00am
    12:00pm
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