CVA Annual Convention

May 13 - 15, 2022

San Luis Obispo, CA


Four 5k/10k Walks!

Special Thursday Bonus Walk!

Pre-Order a Convention Tote Bag for $8 (while supplies last)

Key Events

(All events at the Elks Lodge, 222 Elks Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA)

  • Check-In

    • Friday, May 13th - Noon to 5pm​

    • Saturday, May 14th - 8am to 6pm

    • Sunday, May 15th - 8am to Noon

  • Meet & Greet​

    • Friday, May 13th - 7pm​

  • Delegate Registration​

    • Saturday, May 14th - 2:45pm to 3pm​

  • Annual Meeting​

    • Saturday, May 14th - 3pm to 5pm​

  • Group Dinner​

    • Saturday, May 14th - 6pm​

DIRECTIONS: Take 101 South or North to San Luis Obispo, and exit Madonna Rd (exit 201) and turn right for a quarter-mile to Higuera St. Turn right on Higuera for a quarter mile to Elks Lane. Turn right on Elks Lane, and the lodge is on your right.


STIPULATION:  With registration for these events, the participant accepts the guidelines of the AVA and agrees to observe the principles of good sportsmanship and safety. Please follow the directions of our Convention volunteers, and leave our spaces a little better than when we got there.


MISCELLANEOUS:  Pets on leashes with clean-up are allowed at all events, except for the Pismo Pier. Some routes are extremely difficult for wheelchairs and strollers, but alternate routes will be available. Water and restrooms with flush toilets are available at each starting point. Walking sticks recommended in the James Way Oak Preserve. 


SHOWCASE YOUR CLUB DOOR PRIZES:  We will be holding a special door prize event. We’re asking all clubs to create a gift basket with items that will entice walkers to visit your area. Wrap your basket in clear plastic and email (by 4/30) the contents and your club name to Jo Billman at she'll make a pretty sign for you! Please drop off your gift basket to the Elks Lodge on Friday.


CVA ANNUAL MEETING:  Saturday, May 14th @ 3:00 pm in the Elks Lodge. Delegate registration on Saturday, 1:30pm – 2:45 pm


  • Bonus Walk - SLO Farmer's Market

    • Rated 1A

    • The Kinney, 1800 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo

    • 5k / 10k

    • Start table open Thursday only, 4pm to 6pm.  Return by 9pm.  Strollers/wheelchairs OK.  Pets not allowed.

    • Special Programs:  USA (M); 50St, Clock

    • 5K walk is rated 1A, 10K rated 2A. Enjoy the lively Thursday night Farmer’s Market that San Luis Obispo has become famous for! 5K experiences all that Farmers has to offer, and the 10K makes it out to Cal Poly for our UW bookholders ☺.

  • Los Osos / Baywood Park

    • Rated 1A

    • Schoolhouse in Los Osos community park - located at the corner of Los Osos Valley Road and Palisades Avenue

    • 5k / 10k

    • Start table open Friday only, 12 - 3pm start.  Return by 6pm.  Strollers/wheelchair will be moderate. Pets OK.

    • Special Programs:  USA (M); 50St

    • An optional 3K stroll through the Elfin Forest gives you vistas into a California long ago. Enjoy a quiet beach community that overlooks the Morro Bay Estuary. Experience a relaxing walk that will linger in your memory.

  • California Coastal Trail

    • Rated 1A

    • Pismo Lighthouse Suites, 2411 Price Street

    • 5k / 10k

    • Start table open Saturday only, 8am to 11am.  Return by 2pm.  Strollers/wheelchairs will be moderate.  Pets OK.

    • Special Programs:  USA (M); 50St, Clock, LFL

    • Start at the beautiful Pismo Lighthouse Suites, and meander along rugged coastline and behind beautiful coastal resorts. You will even enjoy a stroll to the end of the iconic Pismo Pier! 5K/10K route.

  • Arroyo Grande

    • Rated 3B

    • Historic Downtown; The Arroyo Grande Centennial Park, Olohan Alley

    • 5k / 10k

    • Start table open Sunday only, 8 - 11 am.  Return by 2pm.  Strollers/wheelchairs will be difficult.  Pets OK.

    • Special Programs:  USA (M); 50St, Clock, LFL

    • A challenging hike along paved, climbing streets into a rustic oak preserve with maintained trails. Bring your walking sticks! Alternate, accessible routes available. 5K & 10k.


We have a discounted rate with these hotels:

Sands Inn & Suites

1930 Monterey Street

San Luis Obispo, CA


(805) 544-0500

To receive the discounted rate of $149 per night, please mention this info:


Group Name:   CVA Walking Convention

Group Code:   CVAWC  

La Cuesta Inn

2074 Monterey St.

San Luis Obispo, CA


(805) 543-2777

To receive the discounted rate of $175 per night, please mention this info:

Group Name:   CVA Convention

Other hotels in the area:

  • Vagabond Inn

    • 210 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA


  • Montano de Oro State Park

  • Avila / Pismo Beach KOA
    • 7075 Ontario Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA, 93405

    • (805) 595-7111

  • Port San Luis RV Campground

    • 3950 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA, 93424

    • (805) 903-3395

Interview with Ben Heighes from AM 1440 KUHL

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 CVA Convention. Pre-registration is now closed, including participation in the Friday night Meet & Greet and the Saturday night BBQ Dinner. All walks (except the Bus Tour) are still available for walk-up participants, and walking fees may be paid at the start/finish table. We look forward to enjoying California's beautiful Central Coast with you May 12-15.