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by Karen Kolaczyk

SATURDAY, April 7th – The Walk ’n Mass Volkssport Club invites walkers to complete a 5 km or 10 km (3.1 or 6.2 mile) route in Holliston, Mass.  This is a walk-at-your-own pace, just-for-fun event “in your own backyard.” All walkers are invited to join the club Soup Social sponsored by club members after the morning walk.

            The start point is the First Congregational Church, 725 Washington Street, Holliston, Mass.  Registration for the 10 km is 9:00–10:00 a.m. and 10:15–11:00 a.m. for the 5 km so all will be back around noon when soup will be served. Those bringing appetizers, breads, soups or desserts to share should be aware that this is a nut-free facility. Free admission; donations accepted. Fee for those participating in the AVA/IVV achievement program is $3.00.

            The 10km walk is comprised of two 5km loops and the first loop, entirely on flat, paved surfaces, is the designated 5km route. On the first loop walkers pass an elegant 8-arch railroad bridge built in 1846. After passing under a 1-arch railroad bridge, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest railroad bridge in the world, walkers will be in Mudville where Irish settlers settled to build the railroad. Those completing the 10km route will then travel through the downtown Thomas Hollis Historic District, residential areas and past the high school, a route that includes two short, gentle hills.

            These routes are on paved surfaces with a few slight inclines, suitable for strollers but difficult for wheelchairs.  Leashed pets are welcome on the walk but not in the dining hall; clean-up laws apply.

            Volkssporting events sponsored by Walk 'n Mass Volkssport Club promote fun, fitness and friendship through non-competitive walking and biking free to the public. There is also an achievement awards program through the American Volkssport Association (AVA). For further information contact Bea at 508-429-3564, or visit  


Comments (1)

I have met so many people that have traveled the world walking with A.V.A. There is so much more than walking and friendships. all ages are welcome.

jean morrissey | 2018-04-01 06:39:14