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The Dairyland Walkers

The Madison Area Volkssport Association “Dairyland Walkers”, an affiliate club of the American Volkssport Association (AVA), is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Our sole purpose is to promote physical fitness by sponsoring non-competitive sports events in safe, stress-free environments.

The Dairyland Walkers sponsor year-round and seasonal walks as well as special one or two day events. Year-round and seasonal events can be done any time by going to the designated start point, registering, getting the map and route directions and doing the walk. Although walks are the principle activity of the Madison club, bike, swim and cross-country skiing events may be sponsored on occasion. All events are non-competitive. You participate at a pace that is safe, comfortable and enjoyable for you.

All participants must register, carry and return a completed official Start Card.

Who May Participate? Anyone may participate. You don’t have to be a member of a Volkssport club, but we’d love to have you.  There are no age restrictions. Children under the age of 12 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration: You register by signing the log book at the START LOCATION listed for each event, pay fees, complete a start card, and take a map with directions. The start card must be carried during the event and turned in at the finish.

IVV Credit : $4.00
Non Credit adults: $4.00

Trail Ratings: All AVA sanctioned walk and bike events have a trail difficulty rating assigned to the route. The rating is in two parts. The first part is a numeric value (1-5) that describes the total cumulative amount of incline along the route. The second part is an alphabetic value (A-E) that attempts to describe the terrain the route passes through. Walkers are asked to support events and agree to observe the principles of good sportsmanship. Each participant is asked to sign a waiver from liability before the walk.  Ratings Guidelines