Find an event
SEARCH: Enter at least two characters to match the event name or city.
The search results will appear here.
How to search for an event:
Search by name: Use this page to search for an event if you know something about the name or the city. Two or three characters may be enough. 'ze' will find 'Zelienople', but also 'A maze of trails', and 'Hazel Dell'.
Search by map: Click on 'Lookup using map' if you know roughly where the event is geographically, or you want to find events at your destination.
Search by state: Click on 'Lookup by state' if you know the state that hosts the event, then you have the option of filtering the events to find specific types of events. The filter is comprehensive and allows you to narrow down to what you want. There are a lot of 1A traditional events with a 5K option if that is what you feel comfortable with.
Search by Special Program: This feature replaces the 'Legacy Event Search' capability. It supports listing events for a selected state and/or special program. Also, one may choose to list events of a particular event type (walk, bike, swim, ...) or event group (Traditional, Seasonal/ Year Round, or Traditional Guided). Searching based on criteria that would result in listing all walking events in the U.S. is blocked.
Traditional Event List: This link will take you to a new AVA event search page that will allow you to list all Traditional Events that are currently sanctioned by the AVA. This page gives you several options for the period of time to be displayed; 7 days, 31 days, and 365 days. It also allows you to select the area of the country for which you want the the events displayed. You can select ALL AVA regions (the entire country), or an AVA region that you are interested in. Once you have selected the region of interest, the states that make up that region are also displayed. You may further hone in on your regionn of interest by deselecting the states that do not interest you.
Multi-Day Events (Fests): This link will take you to a page listing fests (aka multi-day events) throughout the United States. By clicking on the 'Details' button for a particular fest, additional information is provided including the location, a URL and or brochure provided by the club to provide more detailed fest information, the sponsoring club, and a listing of the fest's sanctioned events.
Legacy Map Event Search: This link will take you to a page on the legacy ESR system that can used to map the location of Traditional or Seasonal / Year Round events for a selected state. Note: the displayed locations are only based on the City/State event and NOT a detailed location of the event's starting point. This feature was designed to be used on a full screen display, not the typical phone display; although it can used on a phone with some persistence and careful finger touches.