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This is the Walk Alert for Sunday, November 23rd, as we walk the 5 km portion of our Knoxville YRE in downtown Knoxville, TN.  We will gather at the Knoxville Visitor Center (301 South Gay Street) at 2:30 pm.  This will be a loosely guided walk, and the actual distance that folks record in their AVA distance books will be determined after we complete the walk. Obviously, the colder the weather, the faster we will walk, and the sooner we will abandon the route for the warmth of food and friendship.

It would be helpful to know who is planning to join us; so please RSVP by replying to this email address President@EastTennesseeWanderers.org

For serious weather problems, please check your email if safety concerns cause us to cancel the walk.


The East Tennessee Wanderers meet socially on the third Tuesday at 6:00 PM to hear announcements of upcoming walks at Mimi's Cafe, 10945 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN.
 Their website is http://www.mimiscafe.com/Default.aspx.

Exceptions:  Social events in October and December. 



  • 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 4 Saturday Alcoa Greenway Walk Club 5/10km YRE
February 8 Saturday Maryville Historic Downtown Walk Club 5/10km YRE
February 22 Saturday Townsend Peaceful Side of the Smokies Walk Club 6/11/14km YRE
March 1 Saturday Rogersville Historic Walk Club 6/10km YRE
March 15 Saturday Vonore - Ft Loudoun State Historic Walk Club 5/10km YRE
April 5 Saturday Sequoyah Hills Fun Walk
April 25 Friday Maryville Last Friday Art Walk Fun Walk
May 3 Saturday Clinton 12 Antique Festival Walk Club 5/10km YRE
May 18 Sunday Lakeside Trail (Greenback/Lenoir City) Traditional Event
May 31 Saturday East Nashville Historic Neighborhoods Traditional Event Sponsored by the Tuck-A-See Wanderers
June 6 Friday Maryville Guided Club Night Walk/Relay for Life Club 5km YRE & Special Event
June 21 Saturday Oak Ridge Secret City Lavender Festival Club 5/10km YRE
July 12 Saturday Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge Traditional Event
August 2 Saturday Guided Walk - Maryville Farmers’ Market Club 5km YRE
August 16 Saturday UT Aboretum Walk Fun Walk
September 5 Friday First Friday Art Walk in Knoxville Club 5km YRE
September 21  Sunday Progressive Picnic
(For members and invited guests.)
Portions of  Maryville Club Walk
October 4 Saturday Gatlinburg Sugarlands Trail Walk Club 5/10km YRE
October 26  Sunday Ijams Nature Center Walk Traditional Event
November 23 Sunday Knoxville Shopping Walk Club 5km YRE
December 6 Saturday Guided Club Night Walk (Gatlinburg Tourist) Club 5km YRE
December 13 Saturday Special AVA Event 10:11 12/13/14
Knoxville -- It's Time to Walk
Traditional Event

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—Fun, Club, and Traditional Event:

1.   The Fun Walk is a walk for fun, and will not garner AVA/IVV credit.  It may be of any distance the walk leader chooses, and there is no fee.

2.   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.

Walk boxes are located in Alcoa, Clinton, Ft. Loudoun, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Rogersville, and Townsend.  Walks in Tennessee can be found at http://clubs.ava.org/ava_search.asp.

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 11/19/14

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