Walking Events



Here, single items will be posted from time to time as the IVV Office becomes aware of them. It is recommended

that all parties visit this page frequently for the latest possible news.


News Updates                         2024     2023    2022    2021    2020   Archive

Last update: 2024-01-25

2023-01-06 - During the month of January, many ongoing updates will be made to the IVV website, to both the desktop and mobile versions.

2023-01-06 - A new IVV-Europe 2023 Challenge is announced.

2023-01-03 - The IVV wishes our organizers, volunteers and participants around the world a safe and healthy New Year!

2022-08-22 - At the IVV Congress of Delegates, Tampere/Finland was chosen as host of the IVV Olympiad in 2025. Date: August 14-17, 2025


Souvenirs of the 18th IVV Olmpiad in San Antonio. TX USA

2023-06-06 - The 2024 Canadian Walking Festival will be held in Kingston, ON from May 24-26. The schedule of events and registration form are now available online.

2023-05-07 - The IVV has a new, official FaceBook Group page. Members at all levels can share their information, photos and walking experiences with others around the world. Please visit the IVV-International Group page. The other official sources of information are: Ivv-Muller (FaceBook notices from the IVV Executive Assistant, Tanja Müller), IVV-Web.org (Official website for news, membership, programs, resources and contact), IVV-Online.org (Official online database for our organized events worldwide).

2023-05-07 - The IVV requsts submissions for the design of an official mascot. Please refer to this letter from IVV President Colantonio.

2023-02-20 - During the recent IVV Olympiad in San Antonio, TX, IVV President Colantonio met with Liisa Tyllilä representing the Organizing Committee of IVV-Finland to sign the contract for the 2025 Olympiad in Tampere. Also present was IVV Secretary Dannemark who will be the Presidium advisor for the Organizing Committee. Information brochure.

2023-02-19 - Congratulations are due to Dr. Motohiro KAWAUCHI who was elected President of IVV-Asia at their meeting during the IVV Olympiad in San Antonio, TX USA. Four Vice-Presidents were also elected: Mr. Pan-Nan Huang of Taiwan; Mr. Vladimir Menovshchikov of Ginseng Group, Vladivostok, Russia; Ms. Fitriani Kuroda of Indonesia; Mr. Sang Kyu Sun of Korea.

The 6th Asianpiad 2024 will be held in Suncheon Korea. The date of the event has not yet been confirmed.  



     2024 walk 2024-08-31 and 2024-09-01

     2025 walk 2025-09-06 and 2025.09-07

     Contact: Hrvatski Festival Hodanja: festivalhodanja@gmail.com

     Google Maps: https://tinyurl.com/2djdywtf

2023-07-02 - On 09 June, IVV President Giuseppe Colantonio and Secretary Dannemark participated in the celebrations of the 135th anniversary of the Czech Tourists KTC in Prague. The celebration took place at the Museum of Agriculture. There was a long list of guest speakers, including the Minister of Sport and Development, parliamentarians, representatives of the Forestry Office, tourism representatives, friendly representatives from Poland,Austria and Slovakia and of course our IVV President. Words of welcome from the President and a long speech on the long development of the Association from the Honorary President. Long-time members were honoured, among them the long-time representative in the IVV, Jan Babnic, Dipl.Ing.

2023-06-26 - The IVV cash audit for 2022 was made at the IVV Head Office in the presence of IVV Treasurer Walter Motz by the IVV Auditors Konrad Teni (Austria) and Brian Tilbury (Great Britain) on June 23, 2023.


It is with great sadness that we announce that long-time IVV Auditor and former IVV UK President Brian Tilbury passed away on September 13, 2023. The IVV family extends its heartfelt condolences to his wife and the entire family.



It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of one of our long-serving leaders in Denmark

As President of the Dansk Motions Forbund, Gunnar Nielsen (L) received a token of appreciation from IVV Presdient Colantonio for organizing the IVV-Europe Congress in Hirtshals in September 2017