San Luis Obispo, CA
Year Round 10 km Volkswalk

Placer Pacers (AVA 686 / CVA 46)

Sanction Nr YRE 458
Location Holiday Inn Express Hotel
1800 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA  93401
Start / Finish
The start/finish is at the hotel front desk, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Walk only between dawn and dusk. In the walk binder, you will find Self Addressed Stamped Envelopes (SASE).  Please place your start cards and payments into the SASE and drop them in a mailbox.
Days Closed None.
Distance 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)
This route is rated "2A" by the AVA.  It is mostly on paved surfaces, but it has moderate hills.  It includes the campus of California Polytechnical State University (Cal Poly) and the Amtrak station, as well as historical, residential and downtown areas.  The route is suitable for wheelchairs and baby strollers.  This event is in San Luis Obispo county, CA.
  Yes - Southern California.  This event walks to the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (California Historic Landmark #325).

 The Pooter Patches from years past are available as "B" awards.  .

Fees All walkers must sign the waiver form, carry the start envelope, and return it to the start/finish upon completion of your walk.
 *   "B" award $4.00      
     *   IVV/AVA Credit Only  $3.00 
     *   Participation Only- Free 
Note:  Awards are not kept at the start/finish.  They will be mailed to you at no additional cost.
IVV Credit You are eligible for IVV Individual Achievement Awards program event credit every time you complete the course and pay your fee.    Of course, you also earn distance credit every time you complete the course.
Disclaimer Children under 12 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.  Pets must be on a leash and clean-up is required.  Every reasonable effort has been made by the sponsors to make this event safe and enjoyable for all.  However, the sponsors cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen articles, or accidents/injuries of any kind.
SLO County MapFrom the south:
*   Take US-101 to the Grand Avenue/Cal Poly exit.
*   Turn right on Grand Ave. to Monterey St.
*   Start/finish is on your left.

From the north:
*   Take US-101 to the Monterey Street exit.
*   Proceed down Monterey Street toward downtown SLO.
*   Start/finish is on your right at the stop light at Grand Avenue.

Approximate distances
*   202 miles to Los Angeles, CA
*     34 miles to Santa Maria, CA
*   136 miles to Fresno, CA
*   143 miles to Monterey, CA
*   230 miles to San Francisco, CA

Weather We won't try predicting the weather for your walk.  But if you'd like information on current conditions and a forecast for the next few days, visit the San Luis Obispo page at The Weather Channel.
Trailmaster Phyillis Frank Phone 805-835-8825,
Host City
Downtown SLOPicturesque San Luis Obispo is tucked in the  foothills in rich California farmland and gently rolling  hills shadowed by ancient volcanic peaks. The city of  45,000 is the county seat, and is home to California Polytechnic State University, historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, a beautiful and vibrant tree-lined downtown, and the world famous Thursday Night Farmers' Market street fair.

Plan on at least a day to explore downtown San Luis Obispo. The charming shopping district features many historic buildings housing a delightful array of stores - from fragrant shops featuring country merchandise to big city clothing stores offering up-to-the-minute styles. Downtown is also a lively meeting place, complete with outdoor cafes, movie theaters, and coffee houses.

Visitors from all over the world are charmed by the small town atmosphere of San Luis Obispo, from the friendly people to the casual atmosphere. Once you experience it, you'll embrace the "SLO Life."

For more information, you can check out the city government's home page the Chamber of Commerce home page Cal Poly's home page KSBY-TV, NBC Channel 6

The Placer Pacers are assuming sponsorship of this event. 
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