The 37th Spring 2023 volksmarch will be a special one because Crazy Horse Memorial is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first blast on the mountain.
Join us on Saturday, June 3rd for this one-day event. This is the first year we are doing only one day in the Spring. To honor the first blast, Crazy Horse Memorial is waiving the regular admission fee for the day if each participant bring 3 cans of food to donate to the Care and Share Food Drive (part of the Feeding South Dakota Initiative). A reduced admission fee to Crazy Horse Memorial will be charged if participants forget their cans. Follow the signs and directions of Crazy Horse staff to park were they direct you. We recommend that you leave your dogs at home (or at your car with adequate ventilation and water) as they are not allowed on the trail.. As you leave your car remember to bring with you $3.00 per participant to pay the walking fee. We are sorry that we cannot accept credit cards, but there is an ATM inside the main buildings . Also you are encouraged to bring your AVA/IVV event and distance books (we will have some at the finish tent in case you forget) good hiking shoes, walking sticks, sunscreen, and water. There will be water available at the checkpoints along the way as well as porta-johns. In the event of lightning, the trail will be cleared of all walkers by Crazy Horse staff. We are sorry but do to expenses, no refunds will be available, and if the staff re-opens the mountain later you will resume your walk at the starting gate. The best bet for completing the walk in inclement weather is to start early as lightning storms occur more frequently was the temperatures warm. The registration table opens at 7 am, but walkers do not start walking until all groups working this event are in place and ready. We try to start the walk at 8, but no one complains if they get a bit of early start by 5 or so minutes. All walkers must be off the trail by 4 pm.
The 11th Fall 2023 volksmarch will be Sunday, October 1st.
Here is a link to the Volksmarch page on the Crazy Horse Memorial website. Please feel free to explore all the opportunities that Crazy Horse has to offer by exploring their website.