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The Boulevard
8:00 to 10:00am
Saturday, August 26
Signal Hill Lutheran Church
8100 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL
1. Inn to Inn walking trip, San Francisco area - September 17 to 23
As of now this trip is sold out!

2. Day trip to Jefferson City - April 28, 2018

Jefferson City Registration Form

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2017 Membership form now available. Click here to join our club
Gateway Milers is St. Louis region's newest AVA affiliated walking club! We are primarily a walking club although we do venture into other activities such as biking or hiking. We walk 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) and usually follow with a lunch! Occasionally we venture on regional multi-walk weekend trips. If walking, socializing, eating, traveling, or any combination of the above are of interest to you please consider joining Gateway Milers! It is also a good way to accomplish your 10,000 steps for the day. The club sponsors several Volksmarch walks throughout the St. Louis area each year and participates in other area club walks as well.
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All of our events:
  • Are open to everyone - you don't have to be a member to participate.
  • Are non-competitive - go at your own pace, walk, jog or run.
  • Sanctioned AVA event walks and club year round event walks are $3 per person.
  Walks & Trips Scheduled for 2017
  Trip to San Francisco
The Gateway Milers are going to San Francisco, California, September 17 to 23, 2017!! We will be doing an Inn to Inn walking trip. Click here for the details and tentative cost. Currently, this trip has sold out! Keep checking this site to find out if more spots have opened.
  9-11 March to the Arch
Join the Gateway Milers for a unique walking experience, March to the Arch. The March to the Arch is a 21-mile memorial group walk that begins in West County and concludes at the base of the Gateway Arch. Bo Drochelman started this annual walk in 2002 in remembrance of the Americans who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy. Gateway Milers invite Volksmarchers to join this memorial walk. You have a choice of walking the whole 34K, 10K, or a 5K. The 21 mile walk begins at 9:11 am on Monday September 11, 2017. The 10K walkers joins the walk at the History Museum in Forest Park. The 5K walkers joins walk at Tegler Hall on the SLU campus. All registered walkers are given a t-shirt and encouraged to carry flags. Walkers will receive their shirts and flags at their start locations.
START LOCATION: The 34k (21 mile) starting point will be at Mike Duffy's at 141 and Clayton Road, the 10K, will start at the History Museum in Forest Park, and the 5K, at Tegler Hall on SLU campus
PARKING: (34K) Mike Duffy's, (10K) History Museum, & (5K) on metered street parking & parking garage at Olive & Compton
TIME: Start time is 9:11 am for 34K, 10K walk approximately at 3:00pm, and 5K will start approx at 4:00pm
REGISTRATION: This walk is a pre-registered walk only. Click here for registration form and more information. You must pre-register by 7/31/2017. The Gateway Milers will submit registration of our walkers to the March to the Arch website. Fee is $3 for all AVA walkers. Additionally, Bo Drochelman may charge a fee for this event. (If he does, our POC - will email you). Event will take place regardless of weather. No refund will be given. Event is open to the public. This event counts toward acquisition of IVV achievement awards. An adult must accompany children under the age of 12.
  Trip to Jefferson City - Inmates and Ice Cream
The Gateway Milers are going to Jefferson City, April 28, 2018. We will be touring an old Missouri State Penitentiary, stop at Central Dairy for ice cream, do a 10K walk, and eat dinner before heading back. Click here for the details and cost.
To see the dinner menu click here.
For the registration form and mailing address click here.
  Miler Messages
Each week our club emails information on club sponsored and other regional upcoming walks with additional club news to our members and other interested parties. If you would like to receive our Miler Messages please join our e-mail list. This email list will never be sold or used for non-club purposes. Simply click Subscribe to be directed to a web page to subscribe to our Miler Messages. NOTE: This web page will take approximately one minute to load if using the Internet Explorer browser. However, it will load quicker by using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers.

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  This Week's Walking Event(s)
1. Germantown's 50th Anniversary Walk
Saturday, August 19, 8:00am to 11:00am
Milers will meet at 9:15am and walk at 9:30am
Red Schoendienst Park
Germantown, IL
Illinois Trekkers Event Walk
We can eat lunch at Valbo's (307 Munster St.) or at the Spassfest celebration.
For a listing of Gateway Milers and other regional walk club events click here or on the Events Calendar link. The Events Calendar page has the dates, times, and other important information including directions to upcoming walks.
  Newsletters & Minutes
View the latest Gateway Miler Newsletter by clicking here.   View Gateway Miler's May 2017, minutes from our previous meeting.  August 2017, AVA (Checkpoint) newsletter by clicking here.
Gateway Milers Song: (To the tune of California Girls)
The East's walk clubs are great they really plan their hikes with care.
The southern clubs with the way they walk, they knock me out with all their flare.
The west coast's scenic pathways really make a lovely sight.
And the northern clubs with the way they walk, they make their weekends warm and bright.

I wish they all could be Gateway Milers
I wish they all could be Gateway Milers
I wish they all could be Gateway Milers clubs

The mid-west has the heartland and the clubs are all so grand.
I dig a farm field on a rolling land with the walks all so well planned.
I've been all round this great big land and I've seen all kinds of clubs.
Yeah, but I couldn't wait to get back to the state, back to the greatest club in the world.

I wish they all could be Gateway Milers
I wish they all could be Gateway Milers
I wish they all could be Gateway Milers clubs
To learn about joining our club click on the Membership link OR just click on the button below and fill out the application form. Mail it to the address on top of the form or give it to an active member (e.g. on one of our walks).
  Missouri County Walk Program
The AVA clubs of MO are starting a new program aimed at eventually offering, over a number of years, an AVA sanctioned walk event in all 115 counties of Missouri. The goal is for the next 10+ years, there will be walks in all counties of Missouri - either scheduled Year-Round Trails offered by the individual clubs or traditional scheduled walks held throughout the state several times each year. The Walking the Counties of Missouri record books are FREE. For more information and to get your County walk books. Click here
  Membership Planning Meetings
Our next membership meeting will be:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:15pm
Fortel's Pizza
10716 Lincoln Trail, Fariview Heights, IL
All members and future members are invited.
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