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Find out what a volksmarch is (and see a video) on our Links Page.

Join the Roadrunners and read the Newcomers Guide on our Membership Page.

Find meeting dates and times and other events on our Events Page.

Roadrunner Achievement Program

One of the added benefits of being a club member is you have the option of earning additional club patches which can be displayed on your jacket.

Distance Patches

Kilometer Patches

The first type is awarded for the completion of kilometers by either walking, running or biking.  You can claim credit for all kilometers that you travel during the course of your day.  The requirements are: (1) the distance is traveled under your own power outdoors and (2) you record the distances on a club Kilometer Log.  These logs can be turned in to the Membership or Achievement Director and you will receive the patches for the distances walked.  Patches are awarded as follows:
Pentagonal  125 / 250 / 500 / 750 / 1,000 / 1,500 / 2,000 / 2,500 / 3,000 / 3,500 / 4,000 / 5,000
Rectangular  6500 / 8000 / 9500 / 10,000 / 12,500 / 15,000 / 20,000 / 22,500 / 25,000

 

Kilometer Log

Service Patches

The second type is awarded for special accomplishments as follows:
Service: Nominated by any member for special service to the club or volksmarching, approved by President and/or Executive Board. Service Patch
Volunteer: Participate as a worker/volunteer for a Roadrunner IVV-sponsored event.  Nominated by Event Director or President. Volksmarch Volunteer Patch
Turkey Trot: Participate as a worker/volunteer for the annual Roadrunner Turkey Trot IVV-sponsored event.  Nominated by Event Director. Turkey Trot Volunteer Patch
Special Event Volunteer: Participate as a worker/volunteer for a non-IVV sponsored event (i.e. Global).  Nominated by Event Director. Special Event Volunteer Patch
Special Achievement: Nominated by any member for service to the club or volksmarching above and beyond that encompassed in the Service patch, approved by President and/or Executive Board.  Special Achievement Patch
Meritorious Service: Awarded for truly meritorious service to the club or volksmarching in general. Nominated by any member, approved by President and/or Executive Board. Meritorious Service Patch
Freundschaft: Participation in activities supporting German-American friendship (example - a worker/volunteer for a German club’s IVV event). Nominated by President. Freundschaft/Friendship Patch
Club Officer: Serve a minimum of six (6) months in a position as a Club Officer. Nominated by President. Includes Members-at-large and Executive Board. Club Officer Patch
Director: Serve a minimum of six (6) months in a position as Club Director. Nominated by President. Club Director Patch
Bike Volunteer: Awarded for service in support of an IVV-sponsored bike event. Nominated by Event Director or President. Bike Volunteer Patch
Volksschwimmen Volunteer: Awarded for service in support of an IVV-sponsored swim event. Nominated by Event Director or President. Volksschwimmen Volunteer Patch

 

Roadrunners Logo Badge

 

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Find a Volksmarch in Your Area

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Deutscher Volkssportverband e.V.: The German Federation of Popular Sports. Offers a comprehensive listing of volksmarches in Germany, plus a list of permanent walking trails sorted by state and town.