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Suncoast Sandpipers

A Volkssport walking club in Tampa Bay, Florida

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Year Round Events

YREs (Year Round Events) are “go at your own pace” walks in the Tampa Bay area. See the YRE Information document for complete information.

Procedure

Physical Start Box
  • Ask for walk box at start. Please be considerate of staff and patrons at host location.
  • Register, sign waiver and use maps/start cards to return at finish.
Online Start Box

Go to my.ava.org to set up an account. Once account is set up you will be be to register for year round events online and receive directions and stamped insert cards by email.

You can earn IVV distance and event credit every time you complete the course. Insert pages are available at the physical start boxes.

Walk Fees

Physical Start Box
  • If you are walking for volkssport (IVV) credit, fee is $3 each day you do the event. You may do the walk twice for distance credit for the same fee on the same day (not Tampa 20K).
  • If you don&squo;t want volkssport credit, the non-IVV fee is $2.
  • Children under 12 walk for free.

Please pay by check made out to Suncoast Sandpipers Volkssport Club. If you can’t pay by check, send payment to club address. Some boxes have addressed envelopes to the POCs. Leaving cash puts hosts and club at risk for theft.

Online Start Box

Fee is $3 for all participants and will be deducted from your account.

Note: POCs for St. Petersburg YREs is Denise Connelly (Jan-Apr) sillysoc at aol dot com/518-369-5449); Alice Lawrence (May-Dec) pipers at tampabay dot rr dot com/727-542-9742.

YREs
Dunedin
Honeymoon Island
Punta Gorda
Safety Harbor
San Antonio
Sarasota/Lido Key
St. Petersburg
Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Venice

YREs are sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association of the International Volksverband for achievement award credit. Sponsors will make every effort for safe events but are not liable for accidents or thefts.

YRE monitors
Belleair
Alice Lawrence
727-595-2173
pipers at tampabay dot rr dot com

Dunedin/Honeymoon Island
Bonnie Theall
727-734-1325
theallsport at yahoo dot com

Punta Gorda
Steve and Elinor Kline
941-575-2001
elijo924 at centurylink dot net

Safety Harbor
Ann dela Fuente
727-842-6328
walkan2003 at yahoo dot com

San Antonio
Joan Harrett
352-467-0388
joanjarrett at hotmail dot com

Sarasota/Lido Key
Lee Ann Pelea
941-752-2218
lapelea at msn dot com

St. Petersburg (2 YREs)
Alice Lawrence
727-595-2173
pipers at tampabay dot rr dot com

Tampa
Michelle Devlin
813-949-3504
mjdev7 at verizon dot net

Tarpon Springs (2 YREs)
Bob Huffaker
727-484-6628
bobhuffaker09703 at yahoo dot com

Venice
Cathy and Frank Edwards
941-493-7030
fwedwards at aol dot com