Gator Volksmarsch Club
Community Walking Events in Southeast Virginia

About the Club

What is volksmarching?

A volksmarch is a non-competitive 6 mile (10 kilometer) walk. It's not a pledge walk, it's not a race, it is a fun activity you do with a club, with your family, with your pet, or all by yourself. Volksmarching got its name from its origins in Europe. Today there are thousands of volkssport clubs around the world, allied in the International Volkssport Federation, the IVV.  Clubs in the United States are associated with the American Volkssport Association, the AVA.

How long do you walk?

Most people take 2 hours to stroll our 10 km trails. Many events now have a shorter distance trail that is perfect for beginners and should take only an hour to complete at an easy pace. Some like to run or jog, others enjoy taking a leisurely pace and stopping to sightsee, picnic, or even shop! You go at your own pace, and you are always a winner at the end.

For more information, call Clyde Stephens at 757-421-0070, e-mail or write to us at Gator Volksmarsch Club, PO Box 62262, Virginia Beach, VA 23466-2262              


Gator Volksmarsch Club's Elaine Thompson



Updated November 16th, 2014