What is Volkssport?
A Volkssport is an organized non-competitive walk, bicycle, swim, or crosscountry ski which is designed to appeal to people of all ages. It is NOT a contest of speed or endurance. Everyone completes the course at his or her own pace, for instance, participants of a walk event may walk, crawl, jog, stroll, run, or use a wheelchair. Some events may not be suitable for wheelchairs or baby strollers, and each event is given a Trail Rating. Routes are circuitous and the finish is at the starting point. The most common distances are 5, 10, and 20 kilometers. Volkssporting is a family oriented activity!
If you like volkssporting, consider purchasing an "Event" book and/or a "Distance" book. These books are used to record the number of events you participate in and distance (cumulative) completed. The International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) issues special awards to participants who complete specified milestones (10, 30, 50, etc. events and 500, 1000, 1500, etc. kilometers).
Doesn't that sound like fun?