About US

The US Freedom Walk Festival Club is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended, to promote the health, physical fitness and wellbeing of the people of the United States by organizing, promoting, and conducting scheduled programs of noncompetitive, family-oriented, participatory lifetime sports, including but not limited to, walking (including jogging and running), bicycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, and such other events as may be sanctioned by the AVA.

Contact Information

US FreedomWalk Festival Club, Inc.  

Post Office Box 17208   

Arlington, Virginia 22216  U.S.A.

Phone: +1 (703) 209-0174



This event was created in the year 2000 to welcome walkers from all over the world to the nation’s capital city in friendship. The first US Freedomwalk Festival took place in Washington, DC in 2001. In 2006, the US FreedomWalk Festival was voted in as a member of the IML (International Marching League) Walking Association.

This walking weekend was originally hosted by the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States; Arlington County, Virginia; the National Cathedral and AVA Club 901.  It was a three-day civil and military, noncompetitive social and fitness walk for everyone. It was also a physical fitness challenge that promoted friendship and education about the USA and other countries.