Before you ask, this post has nothing to do with Volkswagon. With that disclaimer out of the way, the German American Klub invites you to come along with them and celebrate German American Day with a volksmarch through Paul Ruster city park on the east side of Indianapolis. This volksmarch takes place during the afternoon on Sunday, October 6.
For those of you among our Cheapsters who aren’t familiar with German culture and activities, a volksmarch is a form of non-competitive fitness walking that first developed in Europe. Generally, participants walk around ten kilometers when volksmarching (which translates to 6.2 miles). There are even volksmarch associations that offer pins and patches for collecting a certain number of events.
To take part in the volksmarch here in Indianapolis, meet at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Paul Ruster city park. Merrill Simmerman will be leading the volksmarch through the park on a nature trail with no paved walks. The last stop will be at Kitly Cemetery at the edge of the park for a ghost story (yay for Halloween season). If you have any other questions that this post didn’t answer, you can contact Merrill at 317-850-1131.