Volkssport to offer New Year's walks

New Year’s Eve is a chance to reflect on the year past and to look forward to the upcoming year.

The Texas Volkssport Association will offer two special walks on New Year’s Eve in Fredericksburg.

The first walk, the Memorial Walk, is planned at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31 and is headquartered at St. Joseph’s Halle, located at 212 W. San Antonio St.

The Memorial Walk provides people with a chance to reflect on friends or family who have died during the past year. Anyone can start their journey between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., but everyone must be finished and off the route by 5 p.m.

There are two route options for trekkers. The shortest distance is a 5K, but a 10K is also offered. The routes will take volkssporters through residential paved streets, the old peanut factory and a cemetery.

The fee for all participants is $3. Donations to help defray costs are appreciated. IVV credit is available.

There is no pre-registration; however, all participants must register and carry a start card.

After the sun sets, the Volkssport Association will continue a tradition that dates back to the mid-’80s.

The New Year’s Walk will take walkers through Fredericksburg’s colorful light displays.

The walk begins at midnight, Jan. 1 from St. Joseph’s Halle. No one will be allowed to leave after 12:30 a.m., and everyone on the route must be back by 3:30 a.m.

The walk is a 10K, but a 5K route is also available.

The route is suitable for strollers; however, it is unsuitable for wheelchairs because of visibility concerns. All participants should carry flashlights.

More information about the Texas Volkssport Association is available online at www.ava.org or by telephone at 210-872-2743.

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