YUMA YEAR-ROUND WALK
AVA EVENT NUMBER: Y1369. One event. Note: you may receive IVV event credit once a day for this walk. You may receive IVV distance credit every time you do the walk.
From I-8: Eastbound -- Exit 4th Avenue, I-8 Business Loop, 1/2 mile south on 4th Avenue, on left (east) side.
Here is a map of the Yuma area.
PROCEDURE: In the Lobby look for the Walk Registration box and follow the directions.
START/FINISH TIMES: You may participate in this event any day of the year between sunup and sundown. During the hot summer months - when it is over 100 degrees! - it is advisable to do this event in the early morning, and to carry 1 to 2 quarts of water, wear sunglasses and a hat, and use sunscreen.
DISTANCE: 10 km.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The walk route follows Yuma city sidewalks, paved bike paths, and gravel paths, through city parks, along the Colorado River, past many historic sites including the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, and Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, and through the Yuma downtown area which offers numerous and interesting shopping experiences. The walk is rated 1 (1 is easiest and 5 is the most difficult); it is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs
AWARD: There is no special award for this event. An interesting assortment of medals and patches from previous events, "B" awards, depicting desert flora and fauna and historic sites is available.
IVV Credit only is $3.00.
You may walk for free if credit or award is not desired, but you must register and complete a start card.
You may do this event one additional time the same day at no additional charge.
DISCLAIMER: The sponsor or the American Volkssport Association are not liable for accidents, thefts, and/or material damage. Every effort has been made by the sponsors to make these safe and enjoyable events.
ELIGIBILITY: This event is open to everyone. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
THIS WALK QUALIFIES FOR THESE AVA SPECIAL AWARD PROGRAMS:
-- Cities in Song.
-- Honoring Our Flag.
-- National Register of Historic Places.
-- Walking the Old Spanish Trail.
-- Walking the USA, A - Z.
-- You'll Never Walk Alone.
LETTERBOXING: For those active in Letterboxing there is a box site near the route of this walk.
WEATHER: Check here for weather conditions in Yuma.
SAFETY ALERT: During the hot summer months -- May to September -- the heat may be extreme, 100+ degrees; walk early in the morning and carry plenty of water, and use a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.