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July 31, 2017


            Couch to 5K (C25K)

Interested in Walking? Would you love to be able to walk a 5 K (3.1 miles) but this seems out of the question right now? Please join the First State Webfooters in our Couch to 5K walking program!! If this sounds interesting to you, Click on this link for additional information.


ABOUT OUR CLUB

The Webfooters conduct and participate in walks usually either 5 or 10 kilometers (3.1 miles or 6.2 miles) in length. Distance may vary depending on the event and your capabilities. We are a Charter member of the American Volkssport Association (AVA). Our business meetings are held at the Potter's House Church Hall, 107 Broad St, Wyoming, DE 19934,  at 7 PM on the first Thursday of each month. Click Here for meeting schedule. Meetings are open to the public. Membership is open to everyone regardless of race, religion, age, gender, or national origin. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Membership is $5 a year.

THE PURPOSE OF THE CLUB IS TO PROVIDE NON-COMPETITIVE, FAMILY ORIENTED OUTDOOR EVENTS THAT PROMOTE FELLOWSHIP, PHYSICAL FITNESS, WELL-BEING, AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE INDIVIDUAL GOALS AND EARN AWARDS AS APPROVED BY THE IVV, AVA, AND THIS CLUB.

Interested in membership? Click here.

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ONE ON ONE CONTACTS

Email PRESIDENT      Kathy Szczesiak - kbs331@aol.com
Phone (302) 388-5740

Email WEB MASTER      Jim McDonald - mcdon20708@gmail.com
Phone (302) 535-8999

Email TRAIL MASTER      Jay Messenger - jaywalker54@gmail.com
Phone (302) 734-1963

SNAIL MAIL:
FIRST STATE WEBFOOTERS
55 GRISTMILL DR.
DOVER, DE 19904-1955

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What is Volkssporting?

Volkssporting started in Germany and simply defined, is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing. You may choose your time to start within the start/finish “window” and participate in the sport at your own pace.

Walking – also called “volksmarching” – is the most popular of all the volkssporting activities.

Volkssporting in the United States is sponsored by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) which has a nationwide, grassroots network of about 300 active clubs presenting more than 3,000 volkssporting events each year.

Founded in 1976, AVA is an educational nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to promoting fun, fitness and friendship.

Year-Round and Nationwide

Volkssporting events take place throughout the year, all around the country. Historic and scenic sites are selected for their enjoyment. Trails are carefully laid out and marked and easy to follow directions or maps are provided. There are two types of events - Regular Events and Year Around Events.

Regular Events

Regular Events are normally events held once a year on one or two days and on some holidays. Trails are rated based upon the challenge the route presents. The designated Start Point is open for several hours to allow you to begin your volkssporting adventure at your leisure. Trails have checkpoints along the route and are monitored for security and safety.

In the volkssporting tradition, you frequently find volkssporters gathered at the Finish Point where they take time to enjoy friends, and at some events, entertainment or refreshments.

Click Here to find out about Regular Events we have scheduled.

Year round Events

Year Round Events are usually available to walk anytime during the year. Some walks are seasonal and may be only walked during a particular time frame, for example, during cherry blossom time or around the Christmas Holiday season.

Year Round Events also start at a given location but you must ask for the "Walk Box" which then has the necessary information for the walker to walk on their own that particular walk.

Click Here to find out about YREs that we have scheduled.

The FIRST STATE WEBFOOTERS WALKING CLUB looks forward to a great 2016 season. We will do all possible to make your trip to Delaware a memorable one. Please use this site to download information and brochures about our events and for the addresses above to contact us for additional information and services.


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CLUB MEMBERS: Meetings are normally the first Thursday of each month at the Potter's House Church Hall, 107 Broad St, Wyoming, DE 19934. The meetings start at 7 pm.

  • September 7, 2017
  • October 5, 2017
  • November 2, 2017
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 - Annual Christmas Party at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 219 Vepco Blvd, Camden, DE 19934. 3:00 - 6:00 pm.


MEMBERS PICNIC TIME:
Don't forget the annual picnic at Blackbird State Forest at the main pavilion. Club will provide the brats, rolls and fixings but bring your favorite picnic items or dessert. Also, bring your own chair and your best "Happy Face." The latter is a requisite for attendance. DATE IS June 17, 2017 AND THE PARTY TIME IS 11:00 AM UNTIL 2 PM with lunch planned at noon. Attendees should also provide their own drinks. Sorry NO wine or beer. And a few black flies may be around so bug spray might be appropriate. Click for map.



President----Kathy Szczesiak

Vice President----Margie MacLeish
Trail Master----Jay Messenger
Secretary----Louise Fair
Treasurer----Lore O'Ferrall

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OTHER PAGES, OTHER PLACES BUT DO COME BACK!

The link below will take you to American Volkssport Association Web Site.  A great source of information for old and new walkers.

AVA Website

These links will show you upcoming walks in the Atlantic Region.

Atlantic Region Walk List With links to brochures.
Atlantic Region Short List Handy for printing. divd1

2016-10-29 Margie-Kathy

October 29, 2016

Margie Handing Over the Gavel to Kathy

2016-10-29 Margie-Kathy

October 29, 2016

Atlantic Region Director Tom Jackson Presenting First State Webfooters 35 Year Anniversary Certificate to Margie