First Coast Trail Forgers Walking Club

Jacksonville, FL

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VolksWalking - Off The Beaten Path

VolksWalking - A Family Affair

For the first time in many years we are walking through the summer. We have not done so in the past because of the heat and humidity we all know and love in Jacksonville. But we are changing up the times to avoid the heat of the day. And we have added "fun walks" on Wednesday evenings. These are shorter walks with no fees, credit or book stamping. The registration will be at 6:30 p.m. with the walk starting at 7:00 p.m. If we like these, we may add some more in the fall. Also, we will be walking some of our YREs but starting at 7 a.m. (registering at 6:30 a.m.).

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Our club was established in August of 1997 under the auspices of the American Volkssport Association.  We are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage everyone, regardless of their level of fitness, to get out, exercise and have fun doing it.  Our walking activities are open to everyone.  Our yearly dues are $10 for a single person and $15 for a family.  While it is not required, we recommend that each member keep record books in which their achievements may be noted.  Normally these are $6, each for the Distance and the Event books.  As an incentive, we offer New Walker Packets for $5, that include BOTH books and coupons that allow you to walk your first three events- normally $3 each for free using the included coupons - As you fill each book, you may mail them in for an award of a certificate, patch, or pin.  Incentives and awards are an important part of any successful endeavor.  In addition, we offer a New Walker Packet at no charge to New Walkers who join our club.  As an additional incentive to walk with us, prior to becoming a member, you are welcome to walk your first 3 group walks free.  This will enable you to see if our club is what you’re looking for.

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On behalf of the First Coast Trail Forgers here in the Jacksonville area of Florida, we would like to thank you for your interest in volksmarching.  For more information on the First Coast Trail Forgers Walking Club and our events, please contact us:

Local Contact:
President - Kristin Raasch
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