Montage of Photos of Walkers    
Illinois Trekkers is Illinois’s oldest and largest AVA affiliated walking club! It is primarily a walking club promoting personal fitness through walking, biking, and occasional swim events. The club sponsors several Volksmarch walks throughout the St. Louis area. All activities are open to the general public. We are associated with:

All of our events:

  • Are open to everyone – you don’t have to be a member to participate.
  • Are non-competitive – go at your own pace, walk, jog or run.
  • Sanctioned AVA event walks and club year round event walks are $3 per person.


Email & Walk Alerts
Each week our club emails information on club sponsored and other regional upcoming walks with additional club news to our members and other interested parties. If you would like to receive our Walk Alerts please join our walk alert e-mail list. This email list will never be sold or used for non-club purposes. Simply submit your information in the form to the lower left


Walk Challenges for 2016
Join us in 2 club walk challenges during 2016: (1) Tour De Metro Saint Louis individual incentive program, and (2) Club challenge to “walk” together to Lindau Germany. The Tour De Metro Saint Louis individual record book is available for download here. Additional instructions and information is available here. Guidelines for the joint club challenge to Lindau, Germany is available here.


St. Louis & Illinois Year Round Walks
There are 26 AVA year round walks within 100 miles of St. Louis. These walks encompass many interests: Large city, small quaint cities, parks, and historic interests. Click here for a listing of all the walks.


Trekkin’ Tuesdays and Three Mile Thursdays
Join the Trekkers every Tuesday morning and Thursday evening for 5K walking programs called “Trekkin’ Tuesdays” and “Three Mile Thursdays”! Each Tuesday morning and Thursday evening the Trekkers will be walking a local area YRE. Each walk is a sponsored AVA walk, therefore it will cost the standard $3 and you will be able to stamp your books. Please use the Events Calendar for schedule.

Starting September 20th, all Trekkin’ Tuesdays will begin registration at 8:45am and walking at 9:00am.


 This Week’s Walking Event(s)
1. Edwardsville Trekkin Tuesday YRE walk
October 18, Tuesday 9:00 (Register) & 9:15am(Walk)
112 S. Kansas
Edwardsville, IL2. St Clair Mall Three Mile Thursday YRE 5K walk
October 20, Thursday 6:15(reg) 6:30pm(Walk)
625 Lincoln Hwy, Fairview Heights, IL3. Saturday Group YRE walk
October 22, reg(8:45) walk(9:00)
Community Center
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO
For a five month listing of Illinois Trekkers and other regional walk club events click here or on the Events Calendar link. The Events Calendar page has the dates, times, and other important information including directions to upcoming walks.


***Missouri County Walk Program***
The AVA clubs of MO are starting a new program aimed at eventually offering, over a number of years, an AVA sanctioned walk event in all 115 counties of Missouri. The goal is for the next 10+ years, there will be walks in all counties of Missouri – either scheduled Year-Round Trails offered by the individual clubs or traditional scheduled walks held throughout the state several times each year. The Walking the Counties of Missouri record books are FREE. For more information and to get your County walk books. Click here


Trekker Footnotes & AVA Checkpoint
View the latest Trekker (Footnotes) newsletter by clicking here and AVA (Checkpoint) newsletter by clicking here.
You can always read old Footnotes and Checkpoints on our Footnotes-Checkpoint Page.


            Membership Planning Meetings
The Illinois Trekkers monthly meeting (1st Thursday at 6:30 or 7:00pm) will be moving! February thru June the meeting will be held at the Fairview Heights Library – Kinsella Room (10017 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL – When you reach 10017 Bunkum Road turn onto Library Drive and continue to the library parking lot behind the library. Enter through door on lower level at back of library). (Click for google map).  The location for July – December has not yet been determined.
2016 Membership Meeting Dates:
January 7th – Memorial Health Education Center(706 E. Hwy 50, O’Fallon, IL)
February 4th (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(10017 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL)
March 3rd (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(10017 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL)
April 7th (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(10017 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL)
May 5th – (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(10017 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL)
June 2nd – (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(10017 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Heights, IL)
July 7th – (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(Conference room)
August 4th – (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(Kinsella room)
September 1st – (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(Kinsella room)
October 6th – (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(Kinsella room)
November 3rd – (6:30pm) – Fairview Hights Library(Kinsella room)
December 1st – Canceled for Trekker Christmas Party
***Thanks to Sacramento Walking Sticks walking club and their webmaster for our web site’s inspiration***