Walkers and volkssport fans will be heading to the coast as the Capitol Volkssport Club holds its fourth biennial Seabreeze Walking Festival Feb. 14-16 in Ocean Shores.
This year’s event includes six walks and a bike ride in Ocean Shores and nearby locations.
Volkssports are non-competitive events promoting fun, fitness and friendship through walking, said Perki Sweet, a member of the Capitol Volkssport Club.
The last time the event was held, in 2013, it attracted 355 participants who completed 1,165 walks.
“The people who come from all over the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia, are what make it a special weekend,” Sweet said. “It’s a time for seeing old friends and making new ones.”
First-time volkswalkers can take part for free, and the festival is open to all ages.
All the walks begin at the Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW, although the actual starting point for four of the walks may be anywhere from 5-18 miles away.
Here is a look at the scheduled walks:
Walkers may begin between 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and finish by 5 p.m., the first two days. On the final day, participants should start between 8 a.m.-noon and finish by 3 p.m.