The Longview (Wash.) Border Crossers will host a free Crown Zellerbach Trail Walk, with a starting window from 8 a.m. to noon and a 3 p.m. finish time, on Saturday at Miller Park, north of East Columbia Ave., in Scappoose.
The 10-kilometer route, wheelchair- and stroller-friendly, runs along sidewalks and a paved trail on the lower segments of the trail between Scappoose and Vernonia on the way to the Scappoose Farmers Market.
"The Crown Zellerbach Trail is a great trail in the first place, and the walk is a good introduction to the rest of it," said Border Crossers trailmaster Kay Lockwood, who reported that there were 1,860 self-guided walks in the United States last year. "We expect, depending on what's going on [this] weekend, 50 to 100 people, and everybody walks at their own pace."
The Border Crossers (longviewbordercrossers.org) also offer an alternative five-kilometer Crown Zellerbach route, and Volkssport ("the people's sport" in the spirit of family activities and good health and fitness) enthusiasts will receive $3 of lifetime achievement credit.
Pets are welcome, and all walkers must register at the starting line and carry and return a start card.
"Volkssporting is a lifetime sport suitable for men, women and children of every age," according to the American Volkssport Association (ava.org). "The AVA provides special books for recording not only event participation and distance, but cities, states, even countries and other special places where members have made walking memories. Many participants take part in the low-cost Lifetime Achievement Awards Program that adds to the fun and promotes a sense of accomplishment."
Crown Zellerbach Trail Walk
Who: Free and open to the public, hosted by the Longview (Wash.) Border Crossers
Where: From Miller Park starting line in Scappoose to the Scappoose Farmers Market
When: 8 a.m - noon start time and 3 p.m. finish on Saturday
How to join: Register at the Miller Park, carry and return a start card