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HOUSTON HAPPY HIKERS              Saturday, December 14, 2002

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, TX   10km walk:  SW 02-063

Join us for our Christmas walk at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (HANC).  We will be walking the same trails that our club helps to maintain when we meet the first Saturday of each month to work together and support our community. This is our opportunity to just enjoy this wooded area that supplies an amazing amount of seclusion in the middle of Houston.

We will also have our annual luncheon and election of officers for the coming year.  Please
join us for this opportunity to walk in a great area and join us at the luncheon to get to know
each other better.



SPONSOR:   Houston Happy Hikers (TX-6, AVA-15) 

SANCTIONED:   By the American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV).  Participants in this event may receive credit toward IVV awards.

LOCATION:   Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston TX

DIRECTIONS:  From I-10, take West Loop 610 south (exit 763) to Woodway Drive exit.  Turn left (East) under 610.  Take first right into Arboretum entrance, proceed to parking area at the end of the road and the start point.

START/FINISH:  Start anytime between 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.  Finish by 3:00 PM.

DISTANCE:  10 KM walk with 2nd time on same Start Card permitted.   Shorter option available

AWARD:  This is a B Medal event.  A supply of awards from previous events will be available.  A limited number of commemorative medals shown above will also be available as a memoto of the walk.  A pair of New Balance Shoes will also be given away.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION:  Trail is rated 1+, and is along Park trails.  Parts of the Hike Trail are handicapped accessible.  Suitability for wheelchairs or strollers dependent on weather and trail conditions. Pets on leashes are permitted.

REFRESHMENTS :  Happy Hikers Annual Feast!!!   The club will provide the basics:  meats, cheese, breads and "fixins".  You provide the "goodies" your special dish - hot or cold - salads, desserts, etc.   Please call Linda Goller (281)933-9058 or Carol Jackson (713)664 9293 to tell them what you are bringing or for suggestions. Water will be available at the Start / Finish and at the checkpoints.

REGISTRATION/FEES:   No pre registration.  B award and IVV credit is $3.00.  IVV credit only is $2.00. Commemorative Medal and IVV Credit is $5.50.  IVV record books will be available for $5.00.  Everyone is welcome.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.   You may walk for free; however, donations are appreciated, to help defray the cost of hosting the event.  Event takes place rain or shine.  NO REFUNDS for failure to participate.

ELIGIBILITY:  This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome.  Family participation is encouraged, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

DISCLAIMERNeither the Houston Happy Hikers, New Balance Shoes, nor the Houston Arboretum are liable for accidents, theft and /or damage.  Every effort will be made to make this a safe and enjoyable event.


Charles Christal

(281)498-1365,  email:  hhhpresident@houstonhappyhikers.org 10510 Tenneta Houston, TX 77099

Houston Arboretum

website:  www.neosoft.com/~arbor

Houston Happy Hikers

website:  www.houstonhappyhikers.org   



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