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. 8, 2020 - 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: Ice Cream Parlors

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: Val Stachour, (612) 805-7790

 

March 14, 2020 - St. Paul YMCA Skyways Walk - Start Point: St. Paul YMCA/Galtier Plaza, 194 E Sixth St., St. Paul

Times: Start from 9:30am - 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

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

 

May 2, 2020 - Brooklyn Center Girl Scout Walk - Start Point: Girl Scouts River Valleys, 5601 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center

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

Description: 5k & 10k. Walk through a shopping area, neighborhoods and nature trails (you get it all!). Check out the Girl Scout store (GS cookies may be available!) and possible Girl Scout activities along the walk or in the service center.

Rating: 1A, no pets

Directions: From Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center, go north on Brooklyn Blvd. Access the service road by turning left on 55th Ave, then right on service road to the Girl Scouts building on the left.

Contact: Rita Holland, (763) 232-9878

 

June 13, 2020 - White Bear Lake Walk - Start Point: 5050 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, southwest corner of parking lot

Times: Start from 8 - 11am, finish by 1pm

Description: 5k & 10k walk. Route is along the shore of White Bear Lake, through the streets of historic downtown White Bear Lake and residential areas. Walk will be done on blacktop trails and sidewalks.

Rating: 1A, pets okay

Directions: From the south: Take Hwy 61 to Hwy 96. Turn right east to Park.  From the west: Hwy 694 to Hwy 35E north to Hwy 96. Turn east on Hwy 96 to Hwy 61 north, right turn from Hwy 61 to Hwy 96 to Park.

Contact: Gene Schutte, (651) 429-6938

 

July 12, 2020 - Woodbury Thrives Family Volksmarch - Start Point: Colby Lake Park, 9715 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury, MN 55125

Hours: Start from 8 - 11am, finish by 2 pm

Description: 5 & 10k. Two 5km loops through neighborhoods, parks, and trails along Colby, Powers, and Wilmes Lakes.

Rating: 1A, pets okay

Directions: From the I-94/I-494//I-694 interchange east of St. Paul, take I-94 east. Take exit 251 for County Hwy 19/Keats Ave/Woodbury Drive. Use the right two lanes to turn right onto County Hwy 19/Woodbury Drive. Turn right onto Valley Creek Road. Turn left at Spinaker Dr/Colby Lake Park entrance.

Contact: Ken Johnson, (651) 774-9607

 

New!  August 8, 2020 - Plymouth - French Regional Park Walk - Start Point: French Regional Park Visitor's Center. 12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441

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

Description: 5k & 10k. Walk on two 5k loops on paved trails with shade and sun.

Rating: Popular Loop: 2A, paved, pets okay, There is a set of about 20 steps

             Rustic Loop: 2B, not paved, NO PETS

Special Programs: Mayflower - 400th Anniversary Walk

Directions: From I-494 exit to Rockford Road eastbound. Turn right at main park entrance. Visitor's center is on the right.

Contact: Lynne Grigor, (763) 780-4567

 

 New!  September 19, 2020 - Battle Creek Walk - Start Point: Battle Creek Waterworks Park. 24010 Upper Afton Road, Maplewood, MN 55119

Times: Start from 8 - 11am, finish by 1pm

Description: 5k & 10k. 5k loop is through rolling hills on a paved trail. Restrooms at the starting point and two satellite toilets along the trail. 10k trail is out and back from the start point to Battle Creek Park at Hwy 10/61 along Battle Creek along a paved trail. 10k trail has restroom at start point only.

Rating: 1A, pets okay

Directions: Take I-94 to Century Ave. Take Century Ave south to Upper Afton Rd. Turn right on Upper Afton Rd. Park entrance is on the right.

Contacts: Marge Oehlke, (507) 720-4105  and Wayne Heath, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

October 10, 2020TCV Annual Meeting Cemetery Walk - Maplewood - Start Point: Johnson's residence, 1994 Payne Ave, Maplewood, MN 55117

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

Description: 5k & 10k. This guided walk is on residential streets, sidewalks, a regional trail, and through several cemeteries. After the walk, stay for the potluck lunch, TCV Annual Meeting and election of officers. Your contributions for the potluck lunch are welcomed!

Rating: 1A, pets okay

Directions: Exit I-35E at Roselawn (first exit south of Hwy 36). Go east 3/4 miles to Payne Ave and turn left. Start point is the last house on the right. Payne Ave is the first street past the stop lights at Edgerton St.

Contact: Ken Johnson, (651) 774-9607, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

November 14, 2020 - 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. Please respect shoppers.

Rating: 1A, no pets

Special Programs: Ice Cream Parlors

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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

December 5, 2020 - 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. This festive holiday walk is almost entirely within the downtown Minneapolis skyway system. Enjoy the beautiful store decorations.

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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.