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iml_foundersThe IML Walking Association
"May walking bring us together"

 

The IML Walking Association is a non-political, non-profit organisation whose purpose is:

- to promote walking as a worthwhile and healthy recreation;

- to foster international understanding and goodwill by encouraging participation at walking events in other countries through a program of incentive awards.

This is accomplished by promoting international multi-day non-competitive walking events in each of the member countries. For administrative purposes the IML Walking Association is broken down into two Regions: the European Region and the Pan Pacific Region."Nos Iungat Ambulare" is the official motto of the IML Walking Association which, when translated into English, means "May walking bring us together". Come join us at an IML Walking Association event, and experience the atmosphere of goodwill and friendship amongst the international and local participants.

Use the IML Walking Association worldwide program of events to:

- see different countries;

- experience different cultures;

- make new friends and renew friendship with walkers you have previously met.

International Walker Proclamation.

Walking is:

- A simple and basic human exercise;

- An activity that can be enjoyed by everyone who can walk, able or disabled;

- An activity that is good for body and mind of the individual;

An activity that brings people together on national and international levels and contributes to mutual understanding in this way;

- An activity that brings people in harmony with nature and helps improve understanding that natural resources are scarce and the environment should be well guarded and respected. We then declare;

- Walking should be promoted as a regular exercise;

- Greater importance should be given to promote walking and walking events not only at individual and local level but also at national & international levels;

- Today's way of life being more dependent on the technology of modern civilization, walking should be promoted as the most important lifestyle activity of the 21st century.

Award Program IML Walking Association

1. The walker buys an International Walker Passport at his/her first member walk and may purchase the bronze medal. 2. After obtaining stamps from three different IML Walking Association events on the first page of the passport, the walker may purchase the number 1. 3. After completing the second series of three different walks , the walker may purchase the number 2, etc….. On completing IML Walking Association walks in eight of the Pan Pacific region or in eight walks of the European region the walker is entitled to the Pan Pacific or European Walker title, certificate and clip. On completing IML Walking Association walks in the eight founding member countries the walker is entitled to the International Master Walker title, certificate and clip.

IML Walking Association Calendar

European Region

Gilboa 4/5 April 2008 - 27/28 March 2009
Blankenberge 26/27 2008 April - 2/3 May 2009
Wellingborough 10/11 May 2008 - 9/10 May 2009
Chantonnay 1/4 May 2008 - 21/24 May 2009
Diekirch 17/18 May 2008 - 6/7 June 2009
Viborg 28/29 June 2008 - 27/28 June 2009
Castlebar 3/6 July 2008 - 2/5 July 2009
Nijmegen 15/18 July 2008 - 21/24 July 2009
Vaasa 8/10 August 2008 - 7/9 August 2009
Verdal 30/31 August 2008 - 29/30 August 2009
Arenzano 13/14 Sept. 2008 - 12/13 Sept. 2009
Seefeld 19/21 Sept. 2008 - 18/20 Sept. 2009
Brno 27/28 Sept. 2008 - 26/27 Sept. 2009
Fulda 4/5 October 2008 - 3/4 October 2009
Barcelona 11/12 October 2008 - 17/18 October 2009

 

Pan Pacific Region

Rotorua 15/16 March 2008 - 21/22 March 2009
Canberra 29/30 March 2008 - 4/5 April 2009
Vancouver USA 25/27 April 2008 - 24/26 April 2009
Dalian 17/18 May 2008 - 16/17 May 2009
Arlington USA 18/19 October 2008 - 17/18 October 2009
Won-Ju 25/26 October 2008 - 24/25 October 2009
Higashimatsuyama 1/3 November 2008 - 6/8 November 2009
Taipei 8/9 November 2008 - 14/15 November 2009