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 'Search 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 'Search 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.
After selecting a state and setting filters, you may also choose to click on 'Map Displayed Events' to show the event start locations for the currently listed events. A map user (especially those using a phone) may want to click on the full screen option, a square with marked corners located in the right hand corner of the map, to more easily use the displayed map.
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.