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Exercise and Ice Cream August 6th & 7th




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What's more fun than eating homemade ice cream on a hot summer day or night in Sacramento?

Walking to get to where you can eat that ice cream and taste testing to see which place has your favorite flavor! Everyone's invited to join in the Sacramento Walking Sticks annual Vic's to Gunther's Ice Cream Walk, including the family dog.

The Start Location for the walks is Vic's Ice Cream, 3199 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento 95818-3754. The walks are scheduled for Wednesday night, August 6th with registration between 6:00-7:00 p.m. If you can't make the night walk, then come on Thursday morning, August 7th and register between 9:00-10:00 a.m. The routes are exactly the same; you can choose between a 5K (3.1 miles) loop or go the distance on a 10K (6.2 miles) loop that takes in both ice cream parlors. (If you choose to do the 5K, you can drive a short distance to Gunther's to complete your taste test)

The walk route between the two locally owned ice creameries in the Land Park and Curtis Park neighborhoods is rated a 1A and is suitable for strollers, wheelchairs, scooters and wagons. It's a lovely shady stroll through upscale neighborhoods with classic 20's and 30's homes. The longer route takes in a walk thru Sacramento City College and Curtis Park. The cost of the walk is FREE (donations are always welcome) and $3.00 if volkswalk credit is desired. The beauty of volkswalking is that people go at their own speed and the events are always non-competitive. Families are encouraged to stop along the way to enjoy the neighborhood playgrounds. Everyone will receive written walk directions with a map.

This walk is part of the summer series called the Hot Walkin' Nights. Every Wednesday night from June thru August the Sticks offer group walks all over the Sacramento region. It's a way for people to turn off their TV's, get off their couch and see the sights where they live.

The Sacramento Walking Sticks are the largest volkssport club in the USA with over 500 members; you do not have to be a member to walk with us.