The Sonoma County Stompers was founded in 1991 by Pat Boswell-Smith, its first president. This walking club is a member organization of the American Volkssport Association (see, which was founded in 1976.  We are a not-for-profit organization walking for Fun, Fitness and Friendship. 

In 2007 we hosted a "Wine Country" walk in Sonoma, California, as one of 12 walks for the Biennial American Volkssport Association Convention.  We had 693 participants!  In 2008 we hosted the California Volkssport Association Convention in Santa Rosa, providing four 5K & 10K walks in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol.  Each year we sponsor local weekend events in various Sonoma County towns. 

Anyone may walk for free, but credit may be earned in the way of a rubber stamp in Event and Distance books.  We sometimes provide an award, such as a Jack London commemorative bookmark when we had a walk in Glen Ellen. 

CURRENT PRESIDENT: Marilyn Nasi - - Past Presidents:  Don Deal, Pat Boswell-Smith, Suzanne Gooch,  Iva Riggle 

Call Marilyn at 707-486-8528 for meeting information. 


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Annual dues $12, Family $18. Prorated January to December. To join in May pay $8 ($12.00 family).  Mail membership information and check to Sonoma County Stompers, P.O. Box 6838, Santa Rosa, CA 95406. 

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For further information contact

Sonoma County Stompers 
American Volkssport Association
110 Valley Lakes Drive  Santa Rosa, CA 95409