Walkabout's 40th Anniversary Year

Our 40th Anniversary Year continues as Walkabout International has been in the forefront of promoting healthy regular exercise, social camaraderie and discovering new places since its inception in 1977. We have conducted over 35,000 walks covering more than 3.5+ million people-miles or the equivalent of walking around the equator over 150 times for thousands of our "soles" which is quite a "feet". An all-volunteer non-profit 501(c3) organization offers hundreds of local walks each year along with, low-cost day and overnight trips, parties and potlucks, holiday celebrations and other activities. Join us for our 40th Anniversary Year Premier Event.

In partnership with Scripps Health Foundation
Walkabout International Invites all San Diego To Discover:

Select Here to See The Joys of Walking



Overnight Trips 
SE New Mexico October 19 - 26
San Antonio Riverwalk Early December
Baja Whale Watching Almost sold out - Get on the waiting list now.  February 17 - 23, 2018
Day trips and 40th Anniversary Events 
17th Annual Auction & Potluck Picnic - See below October 29
Joys of Walking Festival - See above November 11
40th Anniversary Boat Tour November
40th Anniversary Trip Reunion December
Riverside County Mission Inn Day Trip December 9

Sunday October 29, 2017

11 am Walk; Noon Lunch; 1 pm Auction

Just before Halloween, Walkabouters can do some of their own "trick" or "treating" at our organization's 17th annual auction, potluck picnic and yearly meeting to be held in our private ramada along Mission Bay.

This year a featured auction item will be a handmade quilt featuring Elvis Presley being crafted by Donna Farris. Bring your check book as this item will be as popular as "The King" was. And like the crooner, there's only one. But there will be many other goodies as well, promises auctioneer Dan Haslam, including gift certificates, baked goods, and household items. This is the 17th year of our fundraising auction whose proceeds go to support Walkabout International. Guests will enjoy a potluck picnic before the auction and will also hear a brief report about the state of our organization. Prior to the luncheon, there will be a walk from our starting point around Mission Bay, and typically once the auction and lunch are concluded, we’ll take another stroll. Our ramada is covered so rain is not an issue. Bring a few donated items for the auction, a potluck item to share and a pick up truck to haul your auction treasures home! Walkabout will provide drinks, cups, cutlery and plates. Come prepared to have a fun afternoon with the Walkabout auction-goers!



Specific Needs for Volunteers (Mailing Helpers, Office Helpers)

Our mailing crew needs additional help once per month. Bev Stebbins and Charlotte Sedgwick are captains, and they could use help.

We need someone to monitor the office one day (four hours) consistently during the week (16 hours per month commitment).


  • Balboa Park with ranger tour
  • Free Tuesdays at museums in Balboa Park
  • Receive help with your write-up, contact us with any ideas for walks, etc.!

If you are interested in these specific opportunities or any of our volunteer positions, please call the office (619) 231-7463.