September 17, 2022
EVENT: 10:00 – 2:00pm
9:30 Checkin Begins
10:00 Official START Time including
Alpenhorn send-off & Farm animal lead out.
10:00 to 2:00 Festivities at Town Square
including live music, bounce houses, climbing wall,
opportunity drawing and food trucks.
Midway Town Square
75 N 100 W, Midway, UT 84049
What is the Midway Volksmarch?
Volksmarching is a European tradition that involves people of all ages in a fun, non-competitive walk to bring people together and celebrate what makes their town unique.
We began this tradition to raise awareness of the need to protect the rural and agricultural feel of Midway as immense development pressure is upon us.
Midway’s Volksmarch will take walkers past historic homes, barns, unique geologic features as well as our quaint businesses on Main Street, and to the top of our iconic Memorial Hill. Come back to Midway Town Square to continue the festivities–enjoy live music, games, and an opportunity drawing with great prizes the whole family will enjoy. The Midway Volksmarch is the perfect kick-off to the beautiful fall season.
Midway Volksmarch 2022
This year the event will highlight local landowners who are in the process of conserving their land. Photographer, Quinn Calder, will be highlighted for his photographs that depict rural Midway and local artist, Robert Duncan, will also be honored. Both have contributed prints to sell which have captured the essence of rural Midway.
There will be cow bells, walking sticks, Calder’s print, Duncan’s posters and more for sale at the event. You won’t want to miss out on the incredible prizes at the opportunity drawing!
This event helps generate much needed funds for rural preservation efforts. Some of the spaces preserved thus far in Midway include Mt Spa, Kohler Dairy, Midway trails, and several upcoming parcels that can’t yet be disclosed. Your generous donations are making a difference!
Stop by our information booths to learn more about open space and preservation efforts being done by Utah Open Lands and Summit Land Conservancy. Talk to Midway City representatives about changes that have been made to city code to improve view corridors and add open space to new developments. Sign up to volunteer with Preserve Midway and get involved.
You’ll receive a wristband at check-in which will give participants special discounts on meals and retail items that local businesses plan to offer. So be sure to make this a weekend event and explore the many great things Midway has to offer. Consider any of our amazing places to stay including the Zermatt, Blue Boar Inn or the historic Homestead Resort (currently being updated and preserved).
Keep scrolling for a list of Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the walk & what should I bring?
Bring your walking stick or purchase one at the event. There will be a water station en route, but please bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and any other items you will need. Leave time for shopping or dining in Midway along the way. Leiderhausen is welcome and encouraged!
There are three routes to choose from. Find the one that best fits your group’s interest and abilities and timeframe. The routes wind around Midway along neighborhood streets and roadways where, at times, you will be walking on the road shoulder. Please be sure to obey all pedestrian rules of the road if walking where there is no sidewalk or trail. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome, but may be difficult if you choose to go up Memorial Hill.
Route 1: 5k: The 5k winds around Midway and includes a summit of the iconic Memorial Hill where you get a view of the entire valley. Strollers and wheelchairs might be difficult up the dirt road. This route takes 1-2 hours to complete.
Route 2: Historic Mile: This loop can be completed in about 30 minutes, but if you take time to read the historic stories and breaks to eat and shop at our quaint shops and eateries, you could spend all day.
Route 3: The 10K: For the more adventurous walkers, this route will extend from Main Street up to 600 North and Mountain Spa, where you can not only learn the stories of Midway, but also about the unique geologic features and rural elements of Midway. Anticipate 2-3 hours to walk this route and choose an early start time.
What do we receive for participating?
All registrants receive an official stucknagel/pin for this year and can feel good about getting a little exercise and about contributing to preserving open space. T-shirts, walking sticks, art, and other memorabilia will be available for purchase at the event.
Are pets allowed?
Sorry! No pets allowed at the event this year or at Town Square.
I can't join the walk. Can I still come and join the festivities or donate to the cause?
Don’t want to walk but want to hang out? Come on by! We will be partying at Midway Town Square from 10-2. Come and have lunch, let your kids enjoy the bouncy houses and games, listen to live music and check out our opportunity drawing for a chance to win some awesome prizes. You can also learn more about open space preservation efforts in Midway and even donate to the cause.
Where can I park?
Parking will be available at the LDS church on 165 N Center St, Midway. You will receive an email as the event approaches with parking details.
**PLEASE walk, bike, or carpool to Town Square to keep traffic minimal on the walking routes.
What is the Purpose of a Volksmarch and Who is the American Volksmarch Association?
Volksmarching is a European tradition that involves people of all ages in a fun, non-competitive 5k or 10k walk to bring people together and celebrate what makes their town unique.
The American Volksmarch Association is America’s Walking Club, promoting walking for fun, fitness, and friendship. Learn more at www.ava.org.
Who is the Midway Historic Preservation Committee?
Midway Historic Preservation Committee has been instrumental in gathering the histories and stories you will learn about throughout the Volksmarch. Learn more about them here.
Who is Preserve Midway?
Preserve Midway (formerly known as Pure Midway) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was started three years ago with a goal of preserving Midway’s rural heritage. The group has helped with zoning initiatives to promote rural preservation and has directed the conversation of the importance of open spaces in our community. Preserve Midway was instrumental in getting the open space bonds on the ballots and passed. Preserve Midway is dedicated to thoughtful growth and providing options for landowners to preserve the rural character, open space and heritage of Midway, Utah.
Round up the family and friends, choose a Pathway to Preservation, and come have some fun!
Support each other, Support local businesses and Support open space efforts!