St. Mary's University Neighborhood Walk

Location: 
St. Mary's University, University Center Atrium
1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, 78228
Date(s): 
January 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday, January 28, 2012 the St. Mary's University Neighborhood Revitalization Project is co-sponsoring a non-competitive walk (a "Volksmarch") that will begin and end at the University Center atrium on the St. Mary's University campus. Participants will walk through the University campus and on local neighborhood streets to Woodlawn Lake. The route will take walkers around Woodlawn Lake and back to the campus. The complete route will be 10KM. A shorter 5KM route will be available.

A volksmarch is a non-competitive walk that can be completed at the walker's own leisure (see www.ava.org for more information). Participants may begin at any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The University Center atrium will serve as the start and finish point for this annual event. Participants will walk through the University campus and on local neighborhood streets to Woodlawn Lake. The route will take walkers around Woodlawn Lake and back to the campus. The complete route will be 10KM. A shorter 5KM route will be available. Participation fee is $3 (first-time walkers are free).

A "B" award patch will be available for an additional $2. This event is listed on the American Volkssport Association (AVA) website.

Special Features: This walk qualifies for the following AVA Special Event Programs: America’s Baseball Walks; Honoring Law Enforcement; Special National Officers Book (S.N.O.B.); Walking the USA A-Z; and 50 State Walking Program. Also qualifies for the Randolph Roadrunners Special Events: Walking the Old Spanish Trail (OST) and 35 on 35 celebrating the AVA's 35th Anniversary. 

Old Spanish Trail display: The Old Spanish Trail Association, with its director, Harral Ayres, was a group of community leaders from towns and cities across the entire southern stretch of the United States, from St. Augustine, Florida, through San Antonio, Texas, and west to San Diego, California.

The official archives of the Old Spanish Trail Association are held in Special Collections at the Louis J. Blume Library at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. Charlotte Kahl, Co-Chair of OST100—an organization locating, revitalizing and preserving the roadway, businesses and historic sites of the original 1920s Old Spanish Trail—will have a display in the University Center atrium about the OST and will be available to answer questions.