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INTERNATIONAL

VOLKSWALK

YEAR ROUND EVENT

Lillian Webber Memorial Walk

1 January - 31 December 2013

WEIMAR, CALIFORNIA

Sponsored By: The Placer Pacers

AUBURN, CALIFORNIA

 

20 Kilometers (12.4 miles) consisting of

two 10 kilometer (6.2 miles each) loops, each available

for 10 KM walks and a 5 KM (3.1 miles) loop

 

Location: At the Weimar Institute, Weimar, 20601 West Paoli Lane, Wiemar, California 95736.  39o02' 10.5" N, 120o58' 29.5" W. By car Weimar is about 1 hour from Reno, Nevada and about 1 hour from Sacramento. It is directly adjacent to Interstate 80. Amtrack stops at Colfax.

Facilities and Activities: Restaurant, gas station, and motel facilities are located in Colfax and Auburn. The Weimar Institute cafeteria is open to the public 11:30 - 12:30 everyday except Saturday. The Institute also has a RV Park, call (530) 637 4111 for reservations. Numerous ski facilities for winter Volkssporters exist between the Colfax and Truckee/Lake Tahoe Area. Plan a visit to historic Auburn, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park at Coloma, or our state capitol, Sacramento.

Sponsor: The Placer Pacers (AVA 686, CA 46), a non-profit social welfare organization dedicated to a program of public information and education to engender interest in scheduled programs of family oriented, participatory lifetime sports.

Sanction: The event is sanctioned and approved by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). Sanction Number PA12/Y854; event 91772.

Start/Finish Location: Welcome Center, Weimar Institute. See Box bolted to outside of building.

Hours of Operation: Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week.

Eligibility: The event is open to everyone. All ages are welcome, however, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trail Rating:    5Km/2C (elevation gain <1500'); 10Km/3C (elevation gain >1500').  20Km/4C (elevation gain >2500') At an elevation of 2200 ft. it is on mostly wooded dirt trails in rolling Sierra Foothills in oak, pine, and manzanita forests; streams with wild grapes and berries in summer, and wildflowers in spring.  Good picnic spot at a checkpoint near half way point on the route loops.  Not suitable for strollers, wagons, or wheelchairs. Occasional snow or ice may temporarily close trails in winter - check with phone numbers listed below. Pets OK on leash. NO SMOKING on Weimar Institute property. Water is available at the start and about 3/4 of the way along the route; it is advisable to carry water during the summer. Restrooms available near the START, ask attendant for location.

Award: A multicolored patch with year button featuring the historical gate to the Weimar Sanatorium. Award reordered as required.

Procedures: Walk, jog or run at your own pace. You may walk free, or if an award or IVV credit is desired see Fees. Each participant must register at the START and carry a control card with name and address, validate it at the control points, and turn it in at the FINISH.

Fees: The event is free. IVV Event and Distance credit only is $3. Award and IVV credit is $6. Checks should be made payable to the Placer Pacers. There is no preregistration for this event.

Disclaimer: The sponsors are not liable for accidents, thefts, and/or material damage. Every effort will be made by the sponsors to make this a safe, enjoyable, memorable event.

Additional Information: Jay LaCroix (916) 215-2273 weimar.poc@sbcglobal.net or AJ Bohanon (530) 637-4633. For snow condition only, Weimar Institute (530) 637-4111. Address Mail to: Placer Pacers, PO Box 142, Auburn, CA 95604.

"Above the Fog and Below the Snow" was an early description of the ideal climate of California's Weimar Crossroads in Placer County. From the 1870's people had noticed and written that conditions here were beneficial to lung problems - lots of sunshine, dry, fresh air, and minimum of cold wet weather.

What is now Weimar Institute - a health and Christian education facility - originally opened 1919 as a small tuberculosis sanatorium. Government officials formed a consortium of six central-California counties in 1917 and chose Weimar, California, as one of five ideal locations in the United States for recovery from respiratory disease.

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the sanatorium grew to a large hospital supported by 15 counties. The institution changed in 1957 to the Weimar Chest Center, treating other pulmonary diseases. In 1960 it was renamed Weimar Medical Center. The facility further developed to become a general community hospital in 1966 but closed in 1972 due financial cuts by the state and counties. The property changed ownership several times, and by 1975 the institution became "Hope Village" - a temporary relocation center for Vietnamese refugees.

Then in 1977 a small group of Seventh-day Adventist lay people purchased the 457 acres.

It is now the home of the Weimar College and Academy, and the NEWSTART lifestyle Program.

DIRECTIONS:

From Auburn drive east on I-80 approx. 9 miles to West Paoli Lane exit (exit 130), left over hiway and right into the campus.

From Colfax drive west on I-80 approx.. 4 miles to West Paoli Lane exit (exit 130) on around to the right, into the campus.

Park in the visitors lot and register at the welcome center (AVA box mounted on the side of building) at the main gate.

 

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