“WAY OF LIGHTS” WALK Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Belleville, Illinois

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“WAY OF LIGHTS” WALK
National Shrine of Our Lady of The Snows
Belleville, Illinois
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Start 3p.m. on Trail by 6 p.m. Finish by 8 p.m.
5, 10, & 20 Kilometers
ILLINOIS TREKKERS
P.O. BOX 25063
SCOTT AFB, IL 62225-0063
Trail Rating: 2B
EVENT: MA14-98739
SPONSORED BY:
ILLINOIS TREKKERS VOLKSSPORT CLUB
NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS
THE CITY OF BELLEVILLE TOURISM
WELCOME TO
THE ANNUAL “WAY OF LIGHTS” WALK
WHAT IS A VOLKSMARCH: A volksmarch is a leisurely walk through a
scenic, historic, and/or interesting area over a clearly marked trail. The walk
is a family oriented, noncompetitive walk done at your own pace. An
achievement program is available to keep track of your accomplishments.
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION
LOCATION: National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Shrine Hotel, 451 S.
De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, Illinois 62223-1096 (see map on back).
PARKING: There is ample free parking to the left of the gift shop and
restaurant area across from the hotel.
START/FINISH: Start inside hotel lobby anytime between 3 p.m.
and 6 p.m. Walk or jog at your own pace. You must be on the trail
by 6 p.m. and finished by 8 p.m. Event will take place regardless of
weather. For safety purposes, please BRING A FLASHLIGHT!
“Snows safety personnel ask that walkers stay
on sidewalks / off the road due to vehicles being
driven TO VIEW lights.”
WALK: 5K trail is marked--for 10K, walk trail twice & 20K, walk trail four
times. Suitable for strollers or wheelchairs but may experience some difficulty
due to hills. Walk will be on paved paths and roads.
ELIGIBILITY: This event is open to everyone and all ages are welcome. An
adult must accompany children under the age of 12. Pets are welcome but
must be kept on a leash and it is your responsibility to clean up after your
pet(s).
REGISTRATION FEES: Credit only is $3.00. All participants must pay
the $3.00 (no free walkers). Paid walkers can repeat the 10K course a second
time to receive 20K credit at no additional cost. IVV books are available at
the start/finish for $5.00 each. There is no pre-registration for this event and
no refunds
PROCEDURE: Each person must fill out a start card and sign it before
starting to walk. Carry this card with you on the walk and present it at the
checkpoints. Walkers missing a checkpoint may be refused IVV credit.
Start cards remain the property of the Illinois Trekkers and must be turned
in at the finish point when the walk is completed.
AWARDS: “B” awards will be available for $1 each. Additionally,
various items are available for sale at the Shrine Gift Shop.
REFRESHMENTS: Hot Russian tea and water will be provided at the
checkpoint. Food and beverage are available at the Shrine Restaurant in the
Visitors Center.
WEBSITES:
www.ava.org
www.illinois-trekkers.org
www.snows.org
Welcome to the Shrine
 The Illinois Trekkers Volkssport Club and National Shrine of Our Lady of
the Snows welcome you to our “Way of Lights” walk.
 Come with us and experience a scenic fantasy of over one million lights that
wind past electro-art sculptures, life-size figures, and displays that depict the
Christmas Story.
 Shrine Restaurant and Shrine Gift Shop and Book Store in the Visitors
Center will be open for your eating and shopping convenience.
 For more information on the Shrine write or call National Shrine of Our
Lady of the Snows, 442 S. De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, IL 62223-1094;
(800) 682-2879. To obtain info on Shrine Hotel call (618) 397-1162.
DIRECTIONS:
FROM I-64, I-55, or I-70: Exit South on I-255 to Route 15 (Exit 17 East).
Go approximately 2 miles. Exit into Shrine complex on your right.
FROM BELLEVILLE: Take Route 15 West to Shrine complex on left. Once
on grounds follow signs to Shrine Hotel.
CONTACT: Shirley or Jack McKeon, (618) 210-0633 or 210-0679
[email protected]
DISCLAIMER: The sponsors of this event cannot be held responsible for
any lost or stolen items, accident, or injury at any time. Every reasonable effort
will be made to make the event safe, and enjoyable.
This program funded in whole or in part by the city of
Belleville Tourism, a committee of the city council.
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