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Wanderers will be walking in the Maryville Christmas Parade on December 12th.  If interested in joining us, please RSVP to President@EastTennesseeWanderers.org. 

The 2016 Walk Schedule is being finalized, and will be uploaded soon.


The East Tennessee Wanderers meet socially on the third Tuesday at 6:00 PM to hear about upcoming walks at the Olive Garden, 7206 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN.

Exceptions:  Social events in June, October, and December are for members only. 


Idita-Walk 2015 (February 1st to March 31st)

Blount County Relay for Life (June 5th)

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (October 3rd)



  • Our events take place unless weather presents a danger to the participants either while walking or getting to the start point.  Contact the Club President if you have any concerns.

  • It is important to stay hydrated.  Please bring water to drink during ALL walks. 

  • If you have not walked in awhile, please do not start off trying to walk the 10k distance for a Club Walk, but walk the 5k instead. 

January 10 Saturday Alcoa Greenway Walk Club YRE 5/10 km
January 24 Saturday Knoxville Music, Moonshine and Art Club YRE 5/10 km
February 7 Saturday Townsend - Peaceful Side of the Smokies Walk Club YRE 6/11/14 km
March 14 Saturday Vonore - Ft. Loudoun State Historic Walk Club YRE 5/10 km
March 28 Saturday Rogersville Historic Walk Club YRE 5/10 km
April 11 Saturday Sequoyah Hills Guided Walk
April 24 Friday Maryville Last Friday Art Walk Club YRE
4 km
May 2 Saturday Clinton 12- Antique Festival and World Walking Day Club YRE 5/10 km
May 16 Saturday Cumberland Mountain State Park - National Fitness Patch Traditional Event
June 5 Friday Night Walk in Maryville starting at the Blount County Relay for LIfe Guided Walk
June 13-21 Saturday to Satruday Salem, Oregon AVA Biennial Convention
June 27 Saturday Oak Ridge Secret City Historic Walk Club YRE 5/10 km
July 11 Saturday UT Arboretum near Oak Ridge Guided Walk
July 25 Saturday Elkmont Historic Trail Walk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Club YRE 6/12 km
August 1 Saturday  Maryville Farmers’ Market Walk, plus Club Information Booth Guided Walk
5 km
August 29 Saturday Gatlinburg Tourist Walk Club YRE 5/10 km
September 4 Friday First Friday Art Walk in Knoxville Club YRE
5 km
September 20  Sunday Progressive Picnic
(For members and invited guests.)
Fun Walk
October 3 Saturday Gatlinburg  Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Club YRE
5 km
October 24  Saturday Cove Lake State Park Traditional Event
November 8 Sunday Knoxville UT Campus Walk Club YRE
5/10 km
November 21 Saturday Seven Islands State Birding Park Guided Walk
December 12 Saturday City of Maryville Event Guided Walk

For club walks, you can either walk a 5K (3.1 miles) or a 10K (6.2 miles).  The "walk alert" will provide the different start times.

There are three "types" of walks—Club, Guided, and Traditional Event:

1.   A Club Walk is a walk done as a club activity using an YRE (Year Round Event) as the walk route.  Those who are collecting AVA/IVV stamps in their books can get credit for these walks for a $3.00 fee.

For YREs, you can walk it at any time and earn AVA credit for your books.   Just go to the walk box, pick up a map, fill out all the paperwork, stamp your books, do the walk, then mail your check in the envelope provided.

Our Club "Walk" boxes are located in Alcoa, Alcoa (Bike), Clinton, Elkmont, Ft. Loudoun, Gatlinburg (Tourist), Gatlinburg (Trail), Knoxville (Music/Moonshine/Art), Knoxville (UT), Maryville, Oak Ridge, Rogersville, and Townsend.  Additional walks in Tennessee can be found at http://clubs.ava.org/ava_search.asp.

2.   A Guided Walk is a an AVA sanctioned walk held on one day with a fixed start time for all participants.  The event is conducted as a group walk.

3.   The Traditional Event is a special walk set up as a one-day event for AVA/IVV credit.  The fee is $3.00 to stamp your books, and there may be an additional "optional" fee for a patch or a lapel pin.

Updated 11/22/15

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