A VOLKSMARCH: A Volksmarch is literally a “folk’s walk” or walk for the people.  This form of exercise allowed a person to participate at their own pace with family and friends over a marked course of usually 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).


Date                     Saturday, October 12th 2019
Location            Chase Indy Near Eastside Legacy Center
727 N. Oriental Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Start Time       10AM to noon
Finish Time    3PM

REGISTRATION AND FEES: The event is open to all and everyone is welcome.  Awards will be available with IVV credit for a nominal fee.  The fee for IVV credit only is $3.00.  There will be no refund for any reason.

AWARD and IVV Credit: The event counts towards the acquisition of IVV achievement awards.  IVV record books will be available for purchase at the event.  IVV Credit may only be entered into IVV Event or Distance Books.  Participants will also qualify for several special program books depicted on the front page.

PROCEDURE: This event is open to all.  At the  START point, each walker must obtain a start card and have it stamped at each checkpoint.  Upon completion all walkers must turn the start card in at the FINISH table.  Those who pay the appropropriate fee will get the award and/or IVV credit.

CONDITIONS: This event will be held rain or shine.  Children under 12 must be with an adult.  Pets must be kept on a leash and under control.  Pets are not allowed inside any building.  Bring and use a “pooper scooper”.

REFRESHMENT: Water will be available at the START/FINISH and checkpoints.  Restrooms are available at the START/FINISH and at several locations along the trail.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The trail will start at the Chase Legacy Center and wander to the Athenaeum and back on sidewalks in downtown Indianapolis passing through some interesteding neighborhoods and historic sites.  A special needs walking trail will be available upon request.  The trail is rated 1A and will be over level terrain.  The start point closes its gates at 6:00PM so if you intend to stay late at GermanFest please move your car and park on nearby streets.

DISCLAIMER: The sponsors of this walk cannot be held responsible for accidents, thefts, material damage and/or injury.  Every reasonable effort will be made to make the event safe and enjoyable.  All participants are cautioned to take care and restrain pets and children.  It is requested that participants keep the trail free from papers and other debris.  By registering for this event, the participant agrees to these conditions.

INFORMATION: For additional information contact Lance Ratliff at 317-638-1320 (lanceratliff@hotmail.com), Pat Griffin at 317-638-1320 (patriciasgriffin@hotmail.com) or Cliff Terry at 317-776-1848 (cliffterry@sbcglobal.net).  You may contact us by mail by enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope to Indy “G” Walkers, P.O. Box 269001, Indianapolis, IN 46226

Enjoy the Athenaeum’s GermanFest  after the walk.  Some of the activities include: German music, dancing, food and beer, a yodeling contest, wiener dog races, large kids area, competitive drinking games and a wight lifting contest.  For more information, go to the event website here. Tickets can be purchased on the website or the day of event.

The Indy “G” Walkers have eight year round events (YREs):
Eagle Creek Park
White River State Park
Crown Hill Cemetery
Soho Cafe & Gallery, Carmel (walk & bike)
Riverview Hospital, Noblesville
Kokomo- Howard Co. Library, Kokomo
Bites- Coffee & Desserts, Zionsville

Come join us for our remaining 2019 events
Friday, November 29th     Shadyside Park/Anderson University guided walk at 1117 Alexandria Pike, Anderson, IN 46012
Saturday, December 7th     Indy Christmas event-All Saints Episcopal Church 1559 Central Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202