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Dates: 5/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Beltsville, MD
Event Name: Beltsville Community Parks
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 111086 2018/Y2329
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10K, 5K - 2A
Description: Beltsville, Maryland is famous for the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), a vast rural oasis amidst densely populated suburban Maryland. The 10K trail skirts the border of BARC (the BARC campus is usually off limits to visitors). Both the 10K and 5K follow paved paths along the bucolic Little Paint Branch. The 10K includes another small, neighborhood park featuring a pond at times teaming with wildlife, including turtles of all sizes, Great Blue Heron, geese, Mallard Ducks, and, if you're (un-)lucky to pick the right time to see one, a rat snake. All of these critters have been observed by the POC over the course of a year.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Food For Thought, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the Path of Inventions, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Start Point / Driving Directions: REGISTRATION: Please use the online start box provided by the California Volkssport Association website ( Follow the left side link, 'Online Start Box', and the instructions provided to sign a waiver and register for this event. Payments for event credit and directions use Paypal. The directions and insert cards are PDFs that you can download and print as needed. The POC does not provide event directions or accept alternate payment methods. The entire online process should take less than 10 minutes for a first time user.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Many of the OLSB events are in remote locations, or other places where maintaining a physical Start Box is impractical. This event is NOT in such a location, because Beltsville is convenient to many volkssporters in the Baltimore-D.C. area. However, the event is offered especially to introduce volkssporters to the On Line Start Box system. . Do not expect the staff at the Community Center to know about this event, but enjoy their restrooms, water coolers and ample parking.
Host Club: Maryland Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Darrell Neily (301) 466-4547
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