The San Marcos River Walkers play host to a Volksmarch Saturday, February 28, 2015. The local chapter of the American Volkssport Association anticipates more than 100 walkers will participate. The chilly forecast will not stop the hardy walkers from around Central Texas as they walk for fun, fitness and friendship.
Starting at Dunbar Park, 801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Marcos, the first 5K leads to Prospect Park past karst features, woods of live oak and ashe juniper and a meadow. The heritage “Learning Tree” and stargazing circle are also sites on the walk.
The second 5K continues into Purgatory Creek natural area up a small hill that fronts a flood control dam and winds into hill country landscape of mesquite, prickly pear cactus and grasses. Most of the trail is single-track dirt under shade. Some rock covers the trail and a walking stick is a handy tool. Start time is 8 am to 11 am and finish by 2 pm there is a $3 registration fee.