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Dates: 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
City / State: Shepherdstown, WV
Event Name:
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 117319 2021/Y1305
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 & 10K - 2B
Description: AS OF MAY 1, 2021, THE CLARION HOTEL REMAINS CLOSED. Wheelchairs & strollers will have difficulty with curbs and uneven sidewalks on both trails. The walk goes through Elmwood Cemetery, across the Potomac River into Maryland to Lock 38 on the C&O Canal and Ferry Hill Mansion, through the campus of Shepherd University and downtown Shepherdstown. Many places associated with the Civil War are pointed out. Pets are not permitted inside the start point, Elmwood cemetery or Ferry Hill Plantation. You must clean up after them during the walk.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Border Crossings, Little Free Libraries, Rockin' Around the Clock
Start Times: dawn - dusk
Online Start Box and Physical Start Box: WEB REGISTRATION using the AVA Online Start Box (OSB) at The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods for online registration. This event also supports a Physical Start Box (PSB) for event registration, payment, and stamping at the location indicated below.
PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.
Location: Clarion Hotel
Start Point / Driving Directions: 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, WV . From Winchester, VA, I-81 toward Martinsburg, WV. Take WV45/Winchester exit 2; turn Right to WV45. Follow WV45 East to Shepherdstown (becomes German St). Turn S to 480/Duke St, drive less than a mile to Lowe Dr. Start box at registration desk. From DC: N to Frederick, MD. From Frederick take Rt 340 W past Harpers Ferry to Rt 230. Take Rt 230 N to Shepherdstown. Rt 230 becomes German St in Shepherdstown. Turn W on German St, then S/Left on Rt 480. See above. From Hagerstown, MD: Rt 65 to Sharpsburg, then Rt 34 W to Shepherdstown, MD 34 becomes WV 480. Follow 480 to Lowe Dr.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: New route for 2021. This walk is mainly on paved sidewalks and some city streets in the oldest town in West Virginia. The only part of the route that is on natural surfaces is the area around Lock 38 and Ferry Hill Mansion on the 10K route.
Host Club: Keystone State Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Tom Jackson  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)