Walking Howard County
Site last updated on December 1, 2014
The Columbia Volksmarch Club (CVC) is a walking Club in Howard County,
Maryland, USA. Formed in December, 1984, the CVC is a member of the Maryland
Volkssport Association (MVA) under the authority of the American Volkssport
Association (AVA) in the International Federation of Popular Sports (
IVV). The primary purpose of the club is to promote good health through sports that
family members of all ages can participate in and have fun doing.
Volkssports are non-competitive outdoor fitness events where a participant walks (jogs or runs), bikes, swims, rollerblades a marked or mapped route at his/her own pace. The most popular is the Volksmarch, a 10KM (6.2 mile) walking event. Frequently we offer shorter distance options such as 5KM (3.1 mile) walking events. The routes are often scenic, historic or of special interest. Volkssports are great recreational activities for the whole family.
The CVC is a non-profit organization. We donate any excess funds each year to county / state park services and to community groups that share our interest in promoting good health through exercise.
CVC offers SIX Year Round Events (YREs)
Trails from four starting locations: Four trails in the Villages of Columbia and two trails in Ellicott City.
There are 5km trail options on all trails (including alternate trails at Long Gate and Mall Outdoor) except for Ellicott City North.
Columbia trails start at:
Ellicott City trails start at:
View Maryland YRE's in a larger map
The CVC meetings are usually scheduled on the second Monday night of the month. The meetings start at 7:00 pm in community centers or various officers and members houses. The meetings usually last about 90 minutes. Our meeting schedule for 2014 is:
See a sample of the monthly CVC Newsletter.
It is simple to join the CVC. Membership is only $10 for individuals or families. Just provide your name(s), address, phone and e-mail address. Mail information on the membership application and a check made out to CVC to:
9701 Softwater Way
Columbia, MD 21046-1815
As a member, you will receive the newsletter which will provide you with an up-to-date schedule of volkssporting events in the Atlantic Region (Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and West Virginia), as well as an account of club activities. Club meetings are held monthly and are open to club members and non-members alike.
President: John Dye, (410)
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December 1, 2014