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Dates: 4/1/2017 - 11/30/2017
City / State: Colorado Springs, CO
Event Name: USAF Academy
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 106975 2017/Y0197
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 KM/10KM - 2B
Description: Daily, 9am to 5pm. No walking in inclement weather. Two volksmarches register here, ask for the Air Force Academy Volksmarch box. After registering you must drive to the start. Directions will be in the box. The Air Force Academy is one of our country's National Historic Landmarks. Trail is hilly at an altitude of 7,280 ft and includes dirt trails, roadsides, and sidewalks. The 5k and 10k trails pass by the Chapel, and Visitor Center. The 10k trail also passes the Cadet Field House.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Doin' The Louisiana Purchase, Walking the Path of Inventions, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Daily, 9am - 5pm
Location: Loaf 'N Jug
Start Point / Driving Directions: 161 North Gate Blvd. From I-25, take exit 156 (Air Force Academy/Gleneagle). Proceed east approximately 1/2 mile on North Gate Blvd to the Southwest corner of North Gate Blvd and Meadowgrass Drive.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: Pet owners are responsible for picking up after their animal. Restrooms are available at the start/finish and along the trail at Arnold Hall, Visitor's Center and the Field House. Walk is located in the Colorado County of: El Paso.
Expired 2016 Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, Trekking with Trees, National Register of Historic Places (primary trail), and Water Towers (alternate trail).
When the Air Force Academy is under normal security measures, visitors are invited to enter the installation through the North Gate between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. The Academy's security measures are directed by NORTHCOM, and can change from time to time with little or no advanced notice. Your patience and understanding during these heightened security measures are appreciated as you may experience random precautionary measures and vehicle checks that may lead to extended wait times at the North Gate. These stricter security requirements may require a government-issued photo ID and vehicle registration to access the installation or the Academy's Security Police may deny you access altogether. If that is the case, please graciously accept their decision and complete the alternate 10k trail. The instructions for this trail are available in the volksmarch box at the Loaf'N Jug. This trail starts at the Loaf'N Jug and wanders through the Gleneagle housing area and returns to the Loaf'N Jug.
Host Club: Falcon Wanderers
Contact: Curt Converse (719) 591-8193
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