Walk Oregon Challenge

Walk Oregon Challenge

(and AVA Special Programs)

(Virtual treasure hunts)

Earn colorful embroidered patches for walking volkssport events in Oregon and Washington and watching for different categories of items. Receive your patch by buying the book (see instructions at bottom of page) for the patch you want, and then placing a stamp for each walk that qualifies for the category in that book. The number of walks required for each book may vary but all require at least ten walks. Most books are $8; the Coast Book is $10. You may choose whichever patch you want to walk for or we hope you will try them all.


The Walk Oregon Challenge Program (WOC) began in January 2001 and will continue until the supply of patches purchased for a given category has been exhausted.  You may take as much time as you need or want.  Some of these challenges may be completed in a few months; some may take several years. Be aware that we do not reorder patches. When they are gone, that category is closed.

Any walker may participate, but, unless otherwise stated, only events in Oregon and Washington State will qualify in this program.

Each event may be counted toward a WOC patch category ONCE PER YEAR.(This rule applies solely to the Walk Oregon Challenge Program.)

Below are the most current list of AVA Special Programs and OREGON AND WASHINGTON STATE (ESVA) CHALLENGES.

2017 OREGON_WALKS_challenges WOC

2017 OREGON_WALKS_challenges ESVA

2017 AVA OREGON_WALKS_challenges AVA

AVA Special Programs Points of Reference Doc USA



AVA Special Programs Oregon Ports of Call

AVA Special Programs Oregon TREASURE HUNT

Please note that it is the walker’s responsibility to pay attention on a walk to find and record the needed items. Routes change without notice and may no longer pass by the desired items.  Please show kindness and consideration towards the club points of contact and trail masters.  Their job is to provide a safe and pleasant trail for all, not to fulfill Challenge goals. There are no paid workers here, just walkers providing other walkers more incentives to get out and walk.

 AVA Special Program books are available only from their creators whose instructions for purchase and contact information are

To purchase a book contact Martha Korff by mail or at a walking event. When you have completed the walks needed for one of the patch categories, send in your completed book to:
Martha Korff
74890 Palm Creek Rd
Clatskanie, OR  97016



Current Oregon Challenges


2007: Four Fs
Festivals, Fire houses, Flowers, & Forests

2008: Four Ws
Water Towers, Watering Holes, Water Treatment Plants & Waterways

2009: Four As
Arches, Antique Shops, Arenas, & Auditoriums

2009:  Four Ls
Libraries, Lakes, Lanes (bowling) & Landmarks

2010:  K – Klubs
One regular event and one self-guided YRE walk from each club

2011:  Four Ms
Museums, Monuments, Mountains, and Murals

2012: Worldwide Coastal Walks
Walk any Coast of any body of water in the world

2012: Four Cs
City Halls, Candy Shops, Chinese Food, Coast Walks

2013: Four Bs
Banks, Bicycle Shops, Barber Shops, Bed and Breakfasts

2014: Four Ds
Depots, Delis, Docks, Dog-Related

2015: Four Es
Engines, Eyes, Emergency, Entertainment

2016: Four Gs
Gazebos, Gargoyles and Gnomes, Galleries, Gardens



Oregon challenges have their own logbooks and are $8 each.  You must pay the sanctioning club for volkssport credit for each event you stamp in the logbook. (The years listed refer to the start of that challenge.)

To get started or for questions or details for any of these books, contact Martha Korff at a local volkssporting event or phone her: 503-728-0400
You may also write:
Martha Korff, 74890 Palm Creek Rd, Clatskanie, OR 97016