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2010 Discovery Walk Festival
Event Distance Count Total
Friday Mayor's Walk 5 km 212 499
  10 km 287  
       
Saturday Walk 5 km 472 1145
  10 km 316  
  21 km 242  
  32 km 2  
  43 km 113  
       
Sunday Walk 5 km 101 484
  10 km 217  
  22 km 166  
       
Sunday Bike 15 km 40 127
  25 km 46  
  50 km 41  
       
Sunday Swim #1 300 m 69 119
Sunday Swim #2 300 m 50  
       
Total   2374 2374

Total includes 251 child (free) walkers.
128 no-shows were deducted.

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2009 Discovery Walk Festival
Event Distance Count Total
Friday Mayor's Walk 5 km 182 497
  10 km 315  
       
Saturday Walk 6 km 376 1097
  10 km 361  
  21 km 216  
  32 km 25  
  42 km 117  
       
Sunday Walk 6 km 104 446
  10 km 193  
  21 km 149  
       
Sunday Bike 15 km 44 132
  25 km 47  
  50 km 41  
       
Sunday Swim #1 300 m 67 119
Sunday Swim #2 300 m 52  
       
Total   2291 2291
Totals include free (child) walkers and no-shows

Event Statistics

Event 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Fri. 5 km 39     155 214 181 181 239 200 263 270
Fri. 10 km 375     470 488 392 414 447 464 386 351
Fri. Total 414 677 662 625 702 573 595 686 664 659 621
Sat. 6 km 42     120 225 154 165 151 145 227 177
Sat. Family               164 284 252 417
Sat. 10 km 373     327 437 370 331 385 350 387 459
Sat. 20 km 162     272 230 231 253 279 294 221 266
Sat. 30 km 41     58 39 47 44 54 38 40 20
Sat. 42 km 139     81 123 121 119 134 155 108 108
Sat. Walk Total 757 934 865 858 1054 923 912 1167 1266 1236 1447
Swim 1 86     75 67 115 107 79 60 73 74
Swim 2 77     59 50 51 67 56 40 48 55
Swims Total 163 109 195 134 117 166 174 135 100 121 129
Bike 25 km       45 85 72 77 48 59 69 104
Bike 50 km       51 53 37 65 40 48 49 59
Bike Total       96 138 109 142 88 107 118 163
Sun. 6 km 45     95 132 126 75 99 117 117 132
Sun. 10 km 206     235 285 222 283 231 245 280 290
Sun. 21 km 143     271 226 166 217 182 213 182 134
Sun. 32 km 23           14 28 24 19 38
Sun. 42 km 60     67 84 81 84 72 94 46 0
Sun. Walk Total 477 694 553 668 727 595 673 612 693 644 594
                       
Total Event Participations 1811 2414 2275 2381 2738 2366 2496 2688 2830 2770 2954
Total Individuals         1606 1375 1522 1659 1830 1969 2007

Distance Traveled Summary

Distance Traveled 2006 % 2007 %
Total Foreign 199 11.0% 63 3.3%
Total Distant USA  39 2.2% 48 2.5%
Total Distant Oregon 14 0.8% 17 0.9%
Total Distant Washington 181 10.0% 225 11.7%
Total Distant 433 24.0% 353 18.4%
         
Total Local Oregon 460 25.5% 536 27.9%
Total Local Washington 910 50.5% 1032 53.7%
Total Local 1370 76.0% 1568 81.6%
         
 Total Reporting Location:  1803   1921  

Statistics Year by Year

Drew Carney at the Discovery Walk Festival 2007

KGW Northwest Newschannel 8 broadcast live from the 2007 Discovery Walk Festival.  Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard did the "Tour de Hilton" on his bike, and Drew Carney interviewed children ready for the Childrens Culture Parade, and Drew Carney having his usual fun.

Discovery Walk Wins Outstanding Event Award

The Vancouver International Discovery Walk Festival won the "Outstanding Event" award at the inaugural Clark County Tourism Awards, Feb. 25, 2007.  The awards were presented by the Clark County Commission.

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IML Walking Association  Calendar

European Region

Gilboa (Israel) Two days march of Gilboa March/April
Blankenberge (Belgium) Int. Two days marches of Flanders May (1st WE)
Wellingborough (U.K.) International Waendel walk May (2nd WE)
Bern (Switzerland) Schweierischer Zwei-Tage-Marsch May (3nd WE)
Chantonnay (France) Les 4 jours de Chantonnay Ascension
Diekirch (GD Luxemb.) Marche de l'Armée WE after Pentecost
Viborg (Denmark) Haervejsmarchen last WE June
Castlebar (Ireland) Portwest Int. Four-days walks July
Nijmegen (Netherlands) Int. Vierdaagse afstandsmarsen 3rd week July
Vaasa (Finland) Vaasan Marssi 2nd WE August
Verdalsora (Norway) Sagamarsjen last WE August
Arenzano (Italy) Two-days march Mare e Monti 2nd WE September
Seefeld (Austria) Internationaler Dreitage Wanderung 3rd WE September
Brno (Czech Republic) Two-days march 4th WE September
Barcelona (Spain)
Caminada Intrenacional de Barcelona 2nd weekend of October
Fulda (Germany) Zwei-Tagewanderung 1st week October  

Pan Pacific Region
Rotorua (New-Zealand) International Two-days walks 3rd WE March
Canberra (Australia) Canberra Two-days walk March / April
Vancouver (U.S.A.) Discovery walks April
Dalian (China) International Walking festival 2nd WE May
Arlington (U.S.A.) US Freedom Walk Festival October
Won-Ju (Korea) Int. Two-Days walk Won-Ju last WE October
Higashi-Matsuyama (Japan) Int. Three-days March 1st WE November
Taipei (Chinese Taipei) Two days Happiness March 2nd WE November

View and Buy Photos of 2006 Discovery Walk Festival
2006 Photos

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Children's Culture Parade

Friday Mayor's Walk 1
Friday Mayor's Walk 2

Saturday
Sunday

2005 Photo Slideshow

Honor Rolls
Marathon
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Half-Marathon
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