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King William Community Walk
5k sees the King William Historic District, AVA National Headquarters, the Blue Start Art Complex and the Commander’s House. 10k adds a visit to Ruby City.
2023 IVV Olympiad Bike
The southern Bike routes offered for the Olympiad have several options, depending on what you want to see and the distance you want to bike. Option A takes you to Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, and Espada Dam, then you return. 16.4 miles RT/26.4 km. Option A-1 continues to Mission Espada, Lake Mitchell, and the Medina River Greenway System. 44 miles RT/70.8 km. Option A-2 goes from Espada Dam to Mission San Juan, a residential neighborhood and a heritage oak tree. 24 miles RT/38.6 km. Option B gives you a right turn at Confluence Park and you ride under I-35 to a fork with Apache Creek. 11 miles RT/17.7 km. Option B-1 follows Alazan Creek to Woodlawn Lake. 19.5 miles RT/31.4 km. Option B-2 takes Alazan Creek to Elmendorf lake and Our Lady of the Lake University. 18.5 miles RT/29.8 km.
IVV Olympiad North Walk
6k sees the San Pedro Creek Culture Park Trail, the Southwest School of Art, Madison Square Park, the Tobin Center, Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, and the Buckhorn Western Art Museum. 11k adds several schools, the Pearl, and Maverick Park. 22k adds the rainbow crosswalk, Crockett Park, the Tobin Historical District, the Monte Vista Historic District, Brackenridge Park, the Doseum Museum, and the Westfort Historic District.
Olympiad Swimming Event
February 21 and 22 – 10am – 3pm
Are you ready for a swim? See what we have in store for you at the 2023 IVV Olympiad!
On Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10am – 3pm, our indoor natatorium is ready and waiting for you. We will have plenty of lanes, so no one feels “crowded”. To complete your 300 meter swim, you will swim 7 full laps or 14 lengths of the lane. AVA volunteers will be there to help you count.
Locker rooms are provided for us. Bring your own lock if you would like to use the lockers, a towel-and, oh yes, your swim suit (this is required!). Proper swim wear is required-no cut off jeans or T-shirts, ladies, one piece suits only (no two piece or bikinis)
Transportation to and from the swim is provided and included in your Olympiad Pass-no extra fees. Buses will run regularly starting at 9:30am. So there is no reason to miss this fun event. Mark the box on the registration, so we have a head count, then “Come on in! The water is fine!”
Historic Hays Street Bridge
All walkers cross the historic Hays Street Bridge, which was saved from demolition by neighborhood activists. 5k goes through the Dignowity Hill Historic District, and by Lockwood Park & Dignowity Park. 10k adds historic city cemeteries, the Buffalo Soldier 9th Calvary Memorial Park, the Knob Hill Historic District, the Institute of Texas Cultures and Tower of the Americas at Hemisfair. 21k spends more time in the Dignowity District, sees Fairchild Park, and the San Antonio National Cemetery.
West Side Murals
5k sees La Villita, Main Plaza, City Hall, Historic Market Square (El Mercado), and the Alameda Theater. 11 km adds a lot of beautiful murals, Guadalupe Plaza, the Apache Creek Greenway Trail and the Alazan Creek Greenway Trail. 21k adds the Bexar County Courthouse, the University of Texas – San Antonio Downtown Campus, the San Antonio Natatorium, Confluence Park, the King William Historic District, and AVA National Headquarters. 42k adds Cassiano Park, Elmendorf Lake, Our Lady of the Lake University, Alderete Park, the AVA Satellite Office at the Neighborhood Place, and the Woodlawn Lake Loop Trail.
South Side History
5k goes through La Villita, Into the King William Historic District, stops at AVA National Headquarters, passes Villa Finale Museum, King William park, and Steve’s Homestead. 10k adds Brackenridge High School, the Pioneer Flour Mill, and Beautify San Antonio Park. 22k adds Roosevelt Park, Mission Concepcion, the Mission Drive-In (built in 1948) and passes by Mission San Jose. You also walk on the San Pedro Creek Greenway Trail.
Downtown Friendship Walk
Description coming soon.
Historic Spanish Missions
43 km and 22 km walkers will visit all 4 Spanish Missions, a World Heritage Site.13 km walkers will visit Mission Concepcion, the Blue Star Art Complex, and King William. 6 km walkers walk by numerous historic homes in the King William area. You will also visit the Blue Star Art Complex, which has several good restaurants. A favorite is Stella Pubic House, with craft brews and artisanal hand-made pizzas. Watch your footing, as old sidewalks can be uneven.
GOLDEN BOOT AWARD:
- Open to any military unit – active, reserve, guard, ROTC, or veteran
- *Walkers can be from the same unit or gather friends from different units to be on your team.
- The winning unit goes to the team with the most members who complete the 44K marathon, Saturday February 25, 2023.
- Additional $10 fee for bus transportation to the start of the marathon.
- Unit name engraved on the traveling Golden Boot trophy
- Flag streamer to keep
- Free beer or soft drink to each member of the team
- Bragging rights
To register your unit, email Susan Medlin: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-325-3523.
To register for the marathon, or any and all events at the IVV Olympiad and IML Texas Trail Roundup: ivvolympiad2023.org.
Parks & Restaurants
Description coming soon.