General Information

General Information for all Year Round Events

Year Round Events are walks that anyone can participate in, and they are available any day of the year, with some minor exceptions. (A few of the start points have limited holiday hours or are closed on holidays; please see the individual YRE pages for details.)

We have planned out each interesting and picturesque route to highlight what makes each town special. There are designated starting points where you can pick up the walk instructions and/or map. Then you walk independently and at your own pace.

Eligibility: Everyone is welcome. These events are open to all, regardless of age, sex, creed, race or nationality. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Pets on leashes are allowed, but pet droppings must be removed.

Event Conditions: Caution is advised when crossing city streets. These events take place regardless of the weather, but are only to be done during daylight hours. There will be no refunds.

Registration: There is no pre-registration for these events. All the start/finish locations are self-service.

Refreshments: All the Start/Finishes have restrooms. All the routes pass public buildings or parks where water and restrooms are available when open. There are restaurants on or near each of the routes. On hot days it is advisable to carry water.

IVV Credit: These events are sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the International Volkssport Verband (IVV) and counts toward acquisition of IVV Achievement Awards. Please remember to bring your IVV books as books are not available at the start locations. If you forgot your books, insert cards are available. Everyone must register and carry a start card on the route.  You may do the events for an award, credit only, or for no credit.

Awards:  “B” awards are available for all of the walks.  The choices of “B” awards available are shown inside the front of the sign-in logbook.

“B” Award and IVV credit …………………… $5.00
IVV credit only ……………………….….……….. $4.00
No award or IVV credit ……………….……… $4.00
Non-credit children 12 & under*..…….…..$1.25

*Please note that the $1.25 fee for non-credit children 12 years and under is for the AVA fee, which includes insurance. Please fill out a registration form for them, also. Thank you!

Where to Send Payment: The walk box at each location should contain a supply of envelopes with the club’s address on them. In case you don’t get an envelope, please send your start card and payment to:

Colorado River Walkers

c/o Carol Obianwu

P.O. Box 13051

Austin, TX 78711-3051

Disclaimer: The Colorado River Walkers and the other sponsors are not responsible for accidents, thefts, and/or material damage. Every effort will be made by the sponsors to make this a safe, enjoyable and memorable event.