The start is at the McMenamins Pub at Cedar Crossing, 2927 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR. We have a 10K route and a shorter 7K route available, both are rated 1. Start times are from 8AM to 1PM, with the finish set at 4PM. You may show up anytime during the start window as this walk, like all volkswalks, is a non-competitive self-paced walk.
There are two special opportunities at this walk. First, bring a teddy bear to donate to the Washington County Sheriff's Buddy Bear program which gives our police officers the ability to give a frightened child something cuddly to hold onto. While we will take all kinds of stuff animals, they prefer teddy bears about 18" that are new or very gently used. What they can't use gets donated to the children's hospitals and other similar organizations. Second, we have our traditional Irish contest to participate in along the route. All participants completing the contest will get a special prize from the pot'o'gold at the finish.
The walk goes along the edges of downtown Beaverton, through residential areas, and Shiffler Park, to the checkpoint at the McMenamins on Allen Blvd, then through the Beaverton Wetlands before returning to the finish point!
Even though it's a bit past St Patrick's Day, wearing of green is encouraged. Hope t see you there!