The American Volkssport Association is America’s Walking Club. Every two years the membership gathers together to conduct the business of the organization. Come join us June 7th to 9th, 2017, in Billings, Montana!
Volkssporting started in Germany and simply defined, is a personal fitness sports and recreation program offering noncompetitive walks, hikes, bike rides, swims, and in some regions cross-country skiing. You may choose your time to start within the start/finish “window” and participate in the sport at your own pace.
Founded in 1976, AVA is an educational nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to promoting fun, fitness and friendship.
Volkssporting events take place throughout the year, all around the country. Historic and scenic sites are selected for their enjoyment. Trails are carefully laid out and marked and easy to follow directions or maps are provided.
Trails are rated based upon the challenge the route presents. The designated Start Point is open for several hours to allow you to begin your volkssporting adventure at your leisure. Trails have checkpoints along the route and are monitored for security and safety.
In the volkssporting tradition, you frequently find volkssporters gathered at the Finish Point where they take time to enjoy friends, and at some events, entertainment or refreshments.
Open to everyone, local club or national membership is optional, but highly recommended. Join the AVA today! Go to the AVA's homepage and use the membership link at the top of the page.
AVA Annual Associate Members will receive a 10% discount on the Full Convention Registration, and AVA Lifetime Associate Members receive a 15% discount. If you are not already a member, you can take your 10% discount NOW by using the discount code 'NewMember' on the Summary Page during checkout. Then grab the membership form and fill it out and send it in, or bring it with you to the convention.
The conference center has everything we require to host our biennial convention. Red Lion Billings Conference Center is Montana's largest full-service convention facility under one roof. The meeting and banquet facilities include 19 rooms with almost 28,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including 4,800 square feet of exhibition space. The convention center can accommodate up to 1,200 people in a theater format or 850 in a banquet round setting. Their professional staff is on-site to assist with all of our big-day needs, including audio/visual equipment and full service catering.