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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 shows 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.
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.
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 on line. The event registration and payment is done online. Walk instructions and map are downloaded as needed and the event stamp on an insert card are also downloaded when desired. The links below explain more about the OSB. The three links are articles extracted from the AVA Checkpoint and give more in-depth information about the OSB.

Checkpoint OSB Article 1

Checkpoint OSB Article 2

Checkpoint OSB Article 3