Note: For all events, the cost of IVV credit is $3.  For non-credit participants, the fee is $2.  Awards may be be available at the discretion of the event organizer - prices vary.

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Feb. 9, 2019 - Mall of America Walk - Start Point: The Walking Company Store, 160 West Market (level 1), MOA, Bloomington

Times: Start after 7:30am, finish by 11am

Description: 5k & 10k walk. Route is entirely within the remodeled Mall of America. Please respect shoppers.

Rating: 1A. Handicapped accessible, strollers permitted, no pets

Special Programs: Louisiana Purchase, Water Fountain, Points of Reference

Directions: Mall of America is located between 24th Ave S and Cedar Ave, just south of I-494. Go east or west on I-494 to Cedar Ave (Hwy 77), exit 2C, south to Killebrew Dr. Parking suggested at the west entrance of the mall. Once inside the west entrance on level 1, turn right and walk to the Walking Company Store on the left to register.

Contact: Steve Petermann, (651) 686-8320

 

March 9, 2019 - St. Paul YMCA Skyways Walk - Start Point: St. Paul YMCA/Galtier Plaza, 194 E Sixth St., St. Paul

Times: Start from 9am - noon, finish by 3pm

Description: 5k & 10k. Walk the downtown St. Paul skyway system, including the Excel Energy Center during the state high school hockey tournament.

Rating: 1A, no pets

Special Programs: Bridges, Louisiana Purchase, Water Fountains, Ports of Call

Directions: Galtier Plaza is located on the corner of E 6th St and Sibley St. Walk will start on the 2nd floor skyway level entrance to the YMCA. From I-94 and I-35E, take the 7th St exit, continue straight and turn left onto 6th St. Continue past Mears Park to Galtier Plaza. Parking fees apply in ramps and meters.

Contact: Lee Moisant, (612) 861-3053

 

April 27, 2019 - Coon Rapids Dam Girl Scout Walk - Start Point: Kathy's Dairy Mart, 10490 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids

Times: Start from 9am - noon, finish by 3pm

Description: 6k & 10k. Walk a few blocks in the residential neighborhood to get into and out of Coon Rapids Regional Park for a nice tour of the trails along the Mississippi River.

Rating: 1B

Awards: Girl Scouts USA "Walk Together" patch will be the featured award.

Special Programs: Louisiana Purchase

Directions: From east or west I-694, go north on East River Road (turns into Coon Rapids Blvd) to Hanson Blvd. Left on Hanson 2 blocks. Kathy's is on the right. Park in lot away from the front of the building.

Contact: Rita Holland, (763) 232-9878

 

New!  May 11, 2019 - Bredesen Park Walk - Start Point: Bredesen Park, Vernon Ave & Olinger Blvd, Edina, MN 55436

Times: Start from 9am - 1pm, finish by 3pm

Description: 5k & 10k walk. The route consists of two 5k segments. One goes through a residential area and the other in a city park on paved trails connecting to the new segment of Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail. The park walk includes short sections of well-groomed natural trails.

Rating: 1A, includes bridges over highway

Special Programs: City Parks, Louisiana Purchase, Little Free Libraries

Directions: From Mpls: Take MN62 west to Tracy Ave exit in Edina. Turn left off the exit onto Tracy, then left on Olinger Blvd at stop sign. Follow winding Ollinger Blvd along the edge of the park, then turn left on Olinger Rd into Bredesen Park. Park in the parking lot ~1/10th mile into the park.

Contact: Val Stachour, (612) 805-7790

 

New!  August 3, 2019 - Crosby Farm Regional Park Walk - Start Point: Crosby Farm Regional Park, 2595 Crosby Farm Rd, 55116

Times: Start from 9am - noon, finish by 3pm

Description: 5k & 10k. Walk on two 5k loops on paved trails in a city park in shady and sunny areas along the north bank of the Mississippi river. The walk includes an overlook and marina. Great bird watching location!

Rating: 1A, dogs allowed on leash only, picnic facilities available

Special Programs: City Park, Louisiana Purchase, Points of Reference, Ports of Call

Directions: From west: Take I-494 E to Hwy 5, then take Gannon Rd exit to cross over Shepard Rd. Continue onto Crosby Farm Road. From east: Take Hwy 35E to West 7th St. After 1.5 miles, turn left on S. Rankin St. Turn right onto Shepard Rd, then left onto Crosby Farm Rd.

Contact: Lynne Grigor, (763) 780-4567

 

October 5, 2019TCV Annual Meeting & Guided Walk - Lebanon Hills - Start Point: 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, MN 55123

Times: Registration at 9am. 10k group starts at 9:30am. 5k group starts at 10:15am.

Description: Walk on well-groomed natural trails through 2,000 acres of woodlands, grasslands, marshes and lakes in the largest natural park setting in Dakota County. After the walk, stay for the TCV Annual Meeting & election of officers. Lunch will be provided afterwards for all who stay for the membership meeting.

Rating: 2B

Special Programs: Louisiana Purchase

Directions: From Mpls: Drive south on Cedar Ave (Hwy 77) to Cliff Rd (Hwy 32), exit and turn left onto Cliff Rd for 5 miles to visitor center entrance on the right. From St. Paul: Drive south on I-35E, take exit 97A onto Pilot Knob Rd (Hwy 31), turn right onto Pilot Knob for 3 miles, then left onto Cliff Rd for 2 miles to the visitor center entrance on the right.

Contact: Lee Moisant, (612) 861-3053

 

November 9, 2019 - Walking Company @ Rosedale Mall Walk - Start Point: Rosedale Mall, Fairview Ave north of Hwy 36, Roseville, MN 55113

Times: Start after 8am, finish by noon

Description: 5k & 10k. The walk is entirely indoors in recently remodeled shopping mall.

Rating: 1A, no pets

Special Programs: Louisiana Purchase

Directions: From Hwy 36, go north on Fairview Ave and turn right into mall parking lot. Park at south entrance. Enter and walk north and west to Macy's on west side of mall. The Walking Company is two stores from Macy's on the first level.

Contact: Lynne Grigor, (763) 780-4567

 

December 7, 2019 - YMCA - Mpls Skyway Holiday Walk - Start Point: YMCA, Gaviidae Common, skyway level, 651 Nicollet Mall, Mpls

Times: Start from 9:30am - noon, finish by 3pm

Description: 5k & 10k. Festive holiday walk is almost entirely within the beautifully decorated downtown Minneapolis Skyway System.

Rating: 1A, no pets

Special Programs: Bridges, Louisiana Purchase, Vice Presidents

Directions: Suggested parking is at LaSalle Ramp at 9th St & LaSalle Ave, and you must walk to the YMCA start point. YMCA is located between 6th & 7th St on Nicollet Mall. (There are other ramps and metered parking on street, or use Metro Transit.)

Contact: Rita Holland, (763) 232-9878