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Dates: 4/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Zelienople/Harmony, PA
Event Name: Earn Your "Z"
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 112952 2019/Y2309
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5, 6, 10, & 11K - 1B
Description: The route consists of two 5K trails. Either one may be done for 5K credit; both must be done for 10K credit. There is an optional 1K walk to the Harmonist Cemetery in Harmony that may be done in conjunction with either 5K walk to make it 6K or 11K. **** One 5K trail is in the Historic Harmony Village; the other 5K trail is in Zelienople.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Lady Liberty Special Program, Little Free Libraries, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Underground Railroad, United States Post Offices, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY ( START: Zelienople/Harmony, PA
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 PDF's 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. Detailed start point and driving directions are provided along with the walking directions that should be downloaded from the Online Start Box upon registering for this event.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Butler County ***** Started in 1804, Harmony was the first home of the Harmony Society, a small group of German Pietists organized as a communitarian theocracy under the spiritual control of George Rapp. It was one of the most successful of America's many utopian communities. **** In 1802, Frederick William Dettmar Basse, widower and former Prussian Ambassador to Napoleons court in France, came to the United States. Leaving his four children in Frankfort, Germany, he hoped to rebuild his fortune. Basse bought 10,000 acres of Depreciation Lands for 25 cents an acre. He built a wooden castle, Bassenheim, laid out the streets of his town and named it Zelienople after his oldest daughter, Fredericka Wilhelmina (nicknamed Zelie). NO FREE WALKERS.
Host Club: Mon Valley Trailblazers
Contact: Lori Lamberski (724) 858-5965
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