Volkssport Club walk for all ages


September 27, 2023

Tena Gibson

Prairie Wanderers Volkssport Club members Betty "Sam" Vaughn of Brookings, Ellen Peters of Lennox and Gary Lofswold of Sioux Falls helped register walkers in Ipswich. They are pictured in front of a Americdan Volkssport Association (AVA) flag.

Despite the rainy weather, walkers came from across the country for the Prairie Wanderers Volkssport Club event in Ipswich on Friday, Sept. 22.

There were 27 walkers signed in for the Ipswich 5K (3.1 miles). There were two routes around town, starting at the picnic shelter in Charles Collier Memorial Park. Walkers received detailed instructions and a map of each route.

Betty "Sam" Vaughn of Brookings, the club's treasurer, said volks-walks began in Germany. Now it is an international sport. People do it to have fun, excerise and get fit.

The Volkssport walkers have books they use to documen...

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