Saturday, October 20, 2018 6K rated 1A l 10K rated 3B Sanction #110507
Parking: Free parking in the park and on nearby neighborhood streets. Because this event begins at a regional event, it is advisable to arrive in the early part of the day to get good parking.
6k Challenges: AVA: Bridges Take a Walk in a City Park; Make a Wish/Fountains, Points of Reference, Walking USA A-Z, Boardwalks. WOC: Auditoriums, Forest, Gazebo, Lakes, Libraries, KLUBS. World Wide Challenges: Birds and Beasts, Libraries ESVA Washington: School, Vows.
10k Challenges: AVA: Walking USA A-Z, Animal Safari, Boardwalks, Bridges, Take a Walk in a City Park, Make a Wish/Fountains, Points of Reference, Volcanoes WOC: Auditoriums, Forest, Gazebo, KLUBS, Lakes, Libraries, Mountains, Waterways. World Wide Challenges: Birds and Beasts. ESVA Washington: School, Vows.
6k Walk Details - rated 1A: Happy Valley Park, residential neighborhoods, boardwalks through wetlands past duck ponds, green spaces and many birds. Trails are on concrete, gravel, dirt and woodchips. Stroller and wheelchair - yes with difficulty. In wet weather the footing will remain steady. Restrooms at the start/finish.
10k Walk Details - rated 3B: Happy Valley Park, residential neighborhoods, boardwalks through wetlands, forested areas, duck ponds and green spaces. Trails are on concrete, gravel, dirt and woodchips. Goes along Mt. Scott Creek, a 3-block hill to reach breathtaking views of the valley and then downhill through nature areas. In wet weather, some of the footing on the gravel, dirt and woodchips may be unsteady. Hiking shoes are recommended. Stroller and wheelchair - no. Restrooms at the start/finish.
Happy Valley Harvest Festival In the Happy Valley Park there will be many activities of interest including food, demonstrations, family recreation, exhibits and more. There is a large dog park nearby.
Cost/Registration/Pets: All events are FREE!! Enthusiastic walkers track their events, distances, and special-category challenges in log booklets. These walkers pay a $3 fee for each event. Each walker must register and carry a start card and return to the finish point. New walkers are welcome. No memberships required. There are hatpins and “B” awards available for purchase. All children 12 years of age and under receive a free pin when they complete the walk. Donations are appreciated and help to support our nonprofit activities. Pets are welcome on the walk. Leash and scoop laws apply. Contacts/Information:
www.walkoregon.org Disclaimer/Stipulations: Reasonable effort is made to provide a safe and enjoyable event. The sponsors and/or the city of Happy Valley are not liable for accidents, theft, and/or material damage. With registration for these events, participants accept the AVA guidelines and agree to the principles of good sportsmanship. Driving Directions: From I-205 South - Take I-205 exit #14 (Sunnyside Rd.). Turn right going east on Sunnyside Rd. Turn left onto SE 122nd. 122nd will become SE 129th. Right at the stop sign onto SE King Road. First left at SE 132nd. Right at stop sign which is SE Ridgecrest Rd. Right into Happy Valley Park. Start point is at the back of the park near the restrooms. From I-205 North - Take I-205 exit # 17 SE Foster Rd. Turn left at the second light going eastbound on Foster Rd. Turn right at SE 110th Dr. which becomes SE 112th Ave. Go up the steep hill and merge left into Mt. Scott Blvd at the stop sign. Drive past the cemeteries to the four way stop sign. Turn left onto SE Ridgecrest Rd. Follow Ridgecrest Rd, down across 132nd Ave. to Happy Valley Park which is on the right. Start point is at the back of the park near the restrooms. From Downtown Gresham - At Powell Blvd. and Main St. travel west to SE 174th St. Left at 174th St. 174th St. becomes Jenne Rd. Right at SE Foster Rd. Left at the first light which is SE 162nd Ave. Right at SE Clatsop St. Left at SE 145th Ave. At the bottom of the hill is SE Ridgecrest Rd. Right onto Ridgecrest Rd. Left into Happy Valley Park.
East County Windwalkers: Our active club meets for weekly walks, quarterly business meetings, social events, community service, charitable giving and more. What is a Volkssport Club Walk?: It is a noncompetitive, self-guided walk done at your own pace. It’s a fun, healthy activity with a club, family, friends, or on your own. Special hosted walks like this one are available on some days. Also self-started walks are always available on days you want to walk and many are near your home. Each walk has written directions and a map of the route. There are Volkssport clubs worldwide in 48 countries. The USA has 315, Oregon 13.
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