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Incentive Program

Sacramento Walking Sticks Incentive Program

The club offers two free books for members who walk for credit:
 
Sticks Walk Stick's Walks Sticks Walk Stick's Walks book This program is for Sacramento Walking Sticks Members Only!
Cost: $0 for members who walk for credit. Participate for credit in 10 Sacramento Walking Sticks events and you will receive a "Stick's Buck" (a $3 coupon good for paying credit for any Sacramento Walking Sticks event). Get yours at our next event or Membership Meeting. You're not a member and want in on the fun? Print and complete the Membership Application form from our Membership page.
Runs indefinitely.
Doggie Do Walks

Email: Request Pin and Book
Doggie Do book This program is for Sacramento Walking Sticks Members Only!
Cost: $0 for members who walk for credit. Track your doggie's walks. There is space for 30 walks. Use the email link to the left to request your doggie's book and pin. Be sure to let us know what his/her name is so we can get the pin right! You're not a member and want in on the fun? Print and complete the Membership Application form from our Membership page.
Runs indefinitely.
 

AVA Incentive Program

Want another reason to walk more? Ever wonder what walking for "credit" means? Do you have a New Walker Packet and don't know what to do next? AVA has designed a program that recognizes you for various event and distance levels achieved, and this page attempts to explain this program. You can link to the AVA page here to get the official word on this program.
 
The table below shows a typical progression through the incentive program. Different people progress at different rates, so this explanation should not be taken as "the law," but how things will probably progress for you.
 
New books can be purchased at most events, membership meetings, our Store page, or the AVA website. It's a good idea to plan ahead and have your next Event and Distance books ready before you need them.
 
EventDistance
Picture of New Walker Packet The New Walker Packet is a real bargain! The cost is only $5.00 and is, at least, a $19.00 value. Learn more about the New Walker Packet.
  • The green Event Book is good for events 1 through 10
  • The blue Distance Book is good for 0 through 500 kilometers
Be sure to write your name and address on both the Event and Distance books.
Picture of an Insert Card The Insert Card can be used any time you forget your Event or Distance books. It can also be used to add entry lines to Distance Books when the entries in the book total less distance than the book is designed for (if you do a lot of 5K walks, for example).
Picture of the green Event Book Sometime around your 5th event or so, you should start thinking about getting your next event book. Your next green Event Book is good for events 11 through 30.
Picture of the AVA Passport After you have participated in 10 events, your first green Event Book should be filled. Follow the instructions on the back and send in to AVA headquarters. You will receive a pin, patch, and certificate. You will also receive your Passport (shown at right). This Passport has your AVA participant number on it. Update the cover of any books in your posession by adding this number.
Picture of the pin and patch for 10 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 10 events.
Picture of the green Event Book Sometime around your 25th event or so, you should start thinking about getting your next event book. Your next green Event Book is good for events 31 through 50.
Picture of the pin and patch for 30 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 30 events.
After you have logged around 400 kilometers or so, you should start thinking about getting your next, blue Distance Book. Each blue Distance Book is good for 500 kilometers and is used until you reach 8,000 kilometers. Mail in each blue Distance Book as you complete them to get your awards. Be sure to purchase your next blue distance book before you need it. Picture of the blue Distance Book
The pin and patch awards for completing 500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 500 Kilometers
Picture of the purple Event Book After you have completed around 45 events or so, you should be getting your next event book. The color of the book changes to purple and tracks 25 events per book. Purple Event Books are for events 51 through 600. Mail in each purple Event Book as you complete them to get your awards. Be sure to purchase your next purple event book before you need it.
Picture of the pin and patch for 50 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 50 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 75 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 75 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 1,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 1,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 100 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 100 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 125 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 125 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 1,500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 1,500 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 150 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 150 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 175 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 175 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 2,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 2,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 200 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 200 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 225 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 225 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 2,500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 2,500 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 250 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 250 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 275 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 275 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 3,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 3,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 300 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 300 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 325 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 325 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 3,500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 3,500 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 350 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 350 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 375 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 375 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 4,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 4,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 400 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 400 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 425 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 425 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 4,500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 4,500 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 450 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 450 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 475 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 475 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 5,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 5,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 500 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 500 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 525 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 525 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 5,500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 5,500 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 550 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 550 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 575 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 575 events.
Picture of the rose Event Book The rose Event Book is used to track events 601 through 1,500 and tracks 50 events per book. Mail in each rose Event Book as you complete them to get your awards.
The pin and patch awards for completing 6,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 6,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 600 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 600 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 6,500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 6,500 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 650 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 650 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 7,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 7,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 700 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 700 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 7,500 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 7,500 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 750 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 750 events.
The orange Distance Book is used to track 8,001 through 22,000 kilometers and tracks 1,000 kilometers per book. Mail in each orange Distance Book as you complete them to get your awards. Picture of the orange Distance Book
The pin and patch awards for completing 8,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 8,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 800 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 800 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 850 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 850 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 9,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 9,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 900 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 900 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 950 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 950 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 10,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 10,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,000 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,000 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,050 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,050 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 11,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 11,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,100 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,100 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,150 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,150 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 12,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 12,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,200 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,200 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,250 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,250 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 13,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 13,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,300 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,300 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,350 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,350 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 14,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 14,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,400 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,400 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,450 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,450 events.
Picture of the gold Event Book The gold Event Book is used to track events above 1,500 and tracks 100 events per book. Mail in each gold Event Book as you complete them to get your awards.
The pin and patch awards for completing 15,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 15,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,500 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,500 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 16,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 16,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,600 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,600 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 17,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 17,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,700 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,700 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 18,000 Kilometers. Photo not available yet.
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,800 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,800 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 19,000 Kilometers. Photo not available yet.
Picture of the pin and patch for 1,900 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 1,900 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 20,000 Kilometers. Photo not available yet.
Picture of the pin and patch for 2,000 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2,000 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 21,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 21,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 2,100 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2,100 events.
Your first yellow Distance Book is used to track 22,001 kilometers to 25,000 kilometers and tracks 3,000 kilometers for this book only. Mail it in after you complete 25,000 kilometers to get your award. Picture of the yellow Distance Book
The pin and patch awards for completing 22,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 22,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 2200 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2,200 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 2300 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2,300 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 2400 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2,400 events.
The 2nd and subsequent yellow Distance Books are used to track 25,001 kilometers and beyond and track 5,000 kilometers per book. Mail in each yellow Distance Book as you complete them to get your awards. Picture of the yellow Distance Book
The pin and patch awards for completing 25,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 25,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 2500 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2,500 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 2,600 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2,600 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 2700 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2700 events.
Picture of the pin and patch for 2800 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 2800 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 30,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 30,000 Kilometers
Picture of the pin and patch for 3000 Events The pin and patch awards for completing 3000 events.
The pin and patch awards for completing 35,000 Kilometers. Picture of the pin and patch for 35,000 Kilometers

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Page last updated: 17-September-2012