Walking Related Links

Online Start Box The Online Start Box (OSB) system avoids using the US Postal Service for any aspect of YRE registration, payment and stamping. The liability waiver is signed online. The event registration and payment is done online. Walk instructions and map are downloaded as needed and the event stamp on an insert card is also downloaded. Please follow the instructions below to access the OSB.
  1. Click on the link to the left.
  2. Login to my.ava.org using your OSB credentials. Your credentials have been moved from the original California site.
  3. After you have logged in, Click on the "My Start Box" tab. This will take you to the OSB "Registration" tab.
  4. Select one of the many walks to register and download the walk instructions.
  5. Enjoy your walk!
Tips for Pedestrian Safety Tips for Pedestrian Safety. Simple Walking/Pedestrian safety tips. Suggested by a class at LearningHaven.com.
America Walks 20 Years of Making America a Great Place to Walk. How to perform a walking audit and begin to advocate for better walking facilities.
MVA Web Site Maryland Volksport Association. Has lots of great information on walking in Maryland and D.C. and links to regional events.
Atlantic Region Web Site AVA Atlantic Region. The AVA Atlantic Region covers Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. This site has a calendar of all events within the region.
AVA Web Site American Volksport Association. The central point for national and local organized volksmarch activity of all types. New to volksmarching? You will find all the information you need to get you started. Where are the walks? What clubs are there? Publications available, AVA information, trail stories, links to other walking subjects, etc.
Checkpoint - AVA's Monthly Digital Newsletter.
IVV Americas Web Site IVV-Americas is one of three continental associations of the International Federation of Popular Sports, in addition to IVV-Asia and IVV-Europe. IVV-Americas operates among the countries of the Americas, the Caribbean and the South Pacific.
IVV Web Site Internationaler Volkssportverband (International Federation of Popular Sports). The IVV is the governing body for Volkssport. It is world-wide and is divided into 3 regions; Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Although AVA is not a part of IVV Americas, AVA is a member of IVV.
FF Facebook Site US FreedomWalk Festival. US FreedomWalk Festival(R) is a world-class, non-competitive, non-profit, international walking festival in October co-hosted by Arlington County with the Reserve Officers Association and other sponsors. Its mission is to promote walking as a fitness activity and to promote international understanding and friendships while showcasing the USA by walking through the monuments, memorials, and parks of Arlington and Washington, DC. Our website is www.usfreedomwalk.org.
Texas Trail Roudup Site Texas Trail Roundup. The Texas Trail Roundup is the second IML event in the United States. This 3 day event is held in San Antonio, Texas toward the end of February.
IML Web Site IML Walking Association. IML is a non-political, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote walking as a worthwhile and healthy recreation; and to foster international understanding and goodwill by encouraging participation at walking events in other countries through a program of incentive awards. This is accomplished by promoting international multi-day non-competitive walking events in each of the member countries.