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10/6km walk Event 106302 (YR 17/248)
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|Honoring Our Flag||Make a Wish - Water Fountains|
|Nat'l Register of Historic Places||Points of Reference|
|Ports of Call||State Capital|
|State Street Sashay||Take a Walk in a City Park|
|Trekking With Trees||Vice Presidental Walks|
|Walk the USA Street by Street||Walking the Path of Inventions|
|You'll Never Walk Alone
Jan 2 - Dec 31, 2017
Empire Plaza World War II Memorial
Welcome To Albany, New York and the state capital walks. These events are sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association (AVA) a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). Participants are eligible for credit toward IVV Achievement Awards.
Description: The 6/10Km trail
is rated 2A and follows streets and sidewalks through the
Captial City of New York, passing many Historical Sites,
The Empire State Plaza & the Capitol Building. - suitable for wheelchairs and baby strollers. Some assistance may be required.
Point: Albany County
Convention and Visitors Bureau,
25 Quackenbush Square, (corner of Clinton and Broadway)
Albany, NY 12207,
(518) 434-5132. (A/V shows, Planetarium, Exhibits, Gift Shop).
Hours: The walk may be done during daylight hours only. Visitor Center Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-4; Sat. 10-3 Sun; 11-3. Closed on major holidays. (New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas).
here for Driving Directions from your location)
Parking: Pass the
Visitors Bureau and take the first right onto Spencer
St. Take Spencer St. to the end and follow signs for
Visitors Bureau Parking (4-5 spaces under ramp). If no
spaces available, turn left into paid parking area: $1 per
Hour. Mon-Fri. 8 to 5 (get ticket stamped at
Visitors Center): parking is free other hour hours and
weekendsOn street parking is also free after 6pm and on
From North, East and West, take I-90 to I-787. South on I-787 to Clinton Ave.
Exit. Right onto Broadway, Right on
Spencer St. to the Visitor's Center parking lot .
From South, NY Thruway to exit 23. I-787 North to Downtown Exit marked 9N and 20W. Then follow signs for 9N and Clinton Ave. Turn left on Broadway and follow directions as above.
Awards: There are 2 "A"
AWARDS : A 1 1/4" PIN depicting the
Capitol Building as seen from the Empire State Plaza.
There is also a ceramic tile
Enamel Pin Ceramic Tile
Registration: Fees are $6.00 for pin "A" award and IVV
$6.00 for Tile/Credit
$4.00 for "B" award and IVV credit,
$3.00 for IVV credit,
$2.00 for non-IVV credit walkers.
Refreshments & Restrooms:
Water and restroom facilities are available at the start/finish
and along the route.
Refreshments may also be purchased from local businesses along the route.
Walkers are encouraged to carry water during warm weather.
Smoking is prohibited in public buildings and Parks by New York State law. Please observe this ruling.
Acknowledgements: ESCV would like to thank the Albany Urban Cultural Park Visitors Center for the use of their facilities and their help. Without them, this event would not be possible. Check at the desk to learn of the various programs offered.
For Additional Walk Information, please send SASE to:
P.O. Box 5464
Clifton Park, NY 12065-5464
Groups of six or more please contact one of the above.