The Greater Des Moines Volkssport Association (GDMVA) is a walking club of 150+ members.
Organized in 1985 as a member of the American Volkssport Association to promote physical fitness through non-competitive sporting events.  Membership is open to everyone. 

Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 511 Des Moines St, Des Moines, IA. 
Next Meeting:  Monday, September 18 , 2017 Our program will feature an introduction to volkssporting for those new to the sport.  Join us for a 5K walk from the church. 


Next Event:  September 23 & 24 - Outdoor Expo Walk & Bike, Waterworks Park off George Flagg Parkway.  Walk or bike either day starting at 9, must be finished by 4.  Group bike at 2PM Sunday, Sept 24. This event is in conjunction with Polk County Conservation's Outdoor Expo, so there will be lots to do and see besides walk or bike.  for additional information contact Susan Pinneke, 515-277-3653 or   

Special Activities :  August 12 - Big Creek State Park Cadet Shelter. Start you walk early or later, as you wish depending on the weather.  There will be NO set a group walk at 9:30.  Remember to sign in first at the Kum & Go, 303 W Broadway, Polk City.  Pot luck brunch at 10AM if you walked early or lunch if we walk with the group.  Bring your table service, a drink and something to share.  For more information contact Deb Gaskins, 515-238-2486 or