November 8, 2005

Walk ‘n Mass Volkssport Club Sponsors Framingham Walking Tour

Tourists walking around Framingham to see the sites? That's not simply a "someday dream" of mine; it's on the schedule this weekend as the Walk 'n Mass Volkssport Club sponsors 6- and 10-km self-guided walking tours this Saturday, Nov. 12. How cool is that?!

If you want company, meet at 9:30 am at the Dunkin' Donuts on Franklin Street and Mt. Wayte Avenue. If you want to do it yourself, details are posted on the club Web site.

Prior events have included walks in Duxbury and on Cape Cod.

What's Volkssport you ask? "A volksmarch is a non-competitive 6 mile (10 kilometer) walk," according to the American Volkssport Association. "It's not a pledge walk, it's not a race, it is a fun activity you do with a club, with your family, with your pet, or all by yourself. Volksmarching got its name from its origins in Europe. Today there are thousands of volkssport clubs around the world, allied in the International Volkssport Federation, the IVV."

Happy walking!

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