Archive for Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Annual Volkswalk tops Maple Leaf sports events

October 16, 2002

Maple Leaf Festival goers will have an opportunity to get a little exercise in between the arts and crafts shopping and the parade watching.

The Volkswalk will offer Baldwin residents and visitors alike a chance to see some of Baldwin and get some exercise at the same time.

The Volkswalk, a leisurely 10-kilometer walk through scenic and historic parts of Baldwin, is sponsored by the Baldwin Recreation Commission and the Sunflower Sod Stompers, a Topeka Volkswalk organization. It is open to all ages.

Debbie Schmidt, BCRC assistant director, said there is usually a good turnout at the walk by both residents and visitors.

"People come just for this event," Schmidt said. "It's excellent recreation for the entire family."

Participants can begin the walk anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Walkers must be finished by 4:30 p.m. The event is free unless participants want a stamp for their American Volkswalk Association books. There's a $5 charge for the stamp.

Schmidt said the walk begins at the Baldwin High School lobby and will wind through different parts of town including by the Midland Railway.

"The route takes you by some of the most beautiful trees in town," she said.

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