what is the event

John Wayne/Bridges of Madison County Walk

Seasonal Walk

SN: 117965 - 2021 / Y2021

when is the event

Starting Thu, Apr 1st, 2021 until Dec 31st, 2021

Start box available: Dawn to Dusk

where is the event

Winterset, Iowa

The address/location to the Physical Start Box (PSB) for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

1021 John Wayne Dr, Winterset, IA

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking with America's Veterans


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Long description

Remote start point. After registering at Casey's, turn Left (south) on John Wayne Dr 10 blocks to Washington St. Turn Left and continue to 9th St. Turn Right into Winterset City Park. Walk will be on park roads and city sidewalks. You may climb Clark's Tower for a view of Iowa's rolling terrain. Walk by the birthplace of John Wayne and one of the covered bridges of Madison County.

conditions for the event

Distance: 6k & 10k, Rating: 1A

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Hard

Wheelchairs: None


Several movie settings will be along the trail; the courthouse used in "Cold Turkey" and the stone bridge and Northside Cafe used in "The Bridges of Madison County"

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

Driving to the start box

1021 John Wayne Dr, Winterset, IA 50273. From I-35 southbound take Exit 56 - Hwy 92 west 13 miles to Hwy 169/92 intersection. Casey's on Left. From I-80 Westbound take Exit 110 (US Hwy 169-Winterset). Turn Left (south) 14 miles to Winterset. Casey's is on the SE corner of Hwy 92/John Wayne Dr (Hwy 169)

event sponsor

Greater Des Moines Volkssport Assn. (AVA-0250)

Event website: iowaswalkingclub.org

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.