This event is sanctioned by the AVA in the IVV and is eleigible for credit toward IVV Achievment Awards and Mnnesota Incentive Awards.


Don't let the parade pass you by!

Join the MVA and walkers from Minnesota in the

2004 Minneapolis Aquatennial

Torchlight Parade

Wednesday, July 21

Walk and let people know our program

promotes healthy living and exercise!

Enjoy being a part of one of the premiere parades in America!

Where: DeLaSalle High School Parking Lot on Nicollet Island

When: 10K walkers must start by 5:30 p.m.

or be back to the start point by 6:30 p.m.

Parade walkers only (6K or 4 miles) will leave at 6:30 p.m. sharp!

Registration must be finished by then.

All walkers MUST sign a waiver and registration card to participate.

We must be at the parade line up by 7:45 p.m. -

the parade begins at 8:30 p.m. and goes until 10:30 p.m.

Walkers should be prepared for typical parade "stop and go" throughout the route.

We will be walking in the McDonald's section of the parade with Ronald McDonald.

Handouts about our program will be provided for walkers to give out along the parade route.


Award: T-shirt with the "Go Active™" logo provided by McDonald's.

Only walkers who walk the parade will be given t-shirts

and they must be worn in the parade.

Walkers are asked to wear dark shorts or pants for the parade.


Cost: There is no cost for participating in this walk unless you want the IVV credit stamp in your record books, which will cost $3.

Parking will cost $1.50 per car, proceeds going to the school as a fundraiser.

Directions: From 35W: Take the University 4th Street exit (one way going west) to 1st Ave. and go left. Follow 1st Ave. to Main Street and take a left (Riverplace will be on your left). Follow Main Street to Merriam and go right (you will cross a short bridge.) Go around Nicollet Island Inn, under the Hennepin Ave. bridge and you will see DeLaSalle High School.
From other freeways: Go north on 35W to the University 4th Street exit and follow above directions. There are many ways to get to Nicollet Island ... just remember that many downtown streets will be closed off for the parade, so you can avoid that by not going through downtown.


Pre-register by July 15 by emailing
(Email subject: Aqua parade)
with your name, phone number, email address, # of walkers and t-shirt sizes.

Disclaimer/Stipulations: The sponsor of this event is not liable for accidents, thefts or injuries. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe, enjoyable walk. By registering, participants accept the guidelines of AVA volkssport events and agree to observe the principles of good sportsmanship. Anyone may participate. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and have a signed waiver form on file at the registration site.

Join us at the Mall of America at 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, July 21
for an informal walk with Bob Green (Oprah's personal trainer) and a chance to promote our walking program! Everyone is welcome to come and be a part of this promotion!
Don't miss these two chances to let others know about the benefits of walking and exercise!