We welcome anyone to create an account on our web site. You do not need to be a member of a walking club or actively walking. We hope that this site will inspire you to get out and join the thousands who have decided that being a couch potato is not a great lifestyle choice.
We need your first and last name and your login credentials. The credentials include your email address and a password. You must use a unique, personal email address. We will send a validation email to that address. You will need to respond to the validation email to receive event email alerts.
IMPORTANT: You should create an individual account, not a joint account with a spouse. This is required by the online start box for both the waivers and insert cards.
FIRST AND LAST NAME: We use these fields when ever we need to print your name. An example is the Insert Cards for the online start box. The first name can be one that you prefer to use, such as a nick name. Please make sure that the capitalization is correct.
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: We continue to have problems with email delivery to some email services. It works flawlessly with Yahoo, Gmail and most of the major services. SBCglobal just throws our emails away claiming they are abusive spam. If after sign up, you do not get a verification email (check your spam directory) please let us know. I'm making a list of problems.
DO NOT USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS ASSIGNED TO YOU FOR ANOTHER PURPOSE!! For example do not use an AVA address intended for an RD or other official capacity. We will not fix the problems that you encounter when you have to give up the address.
PASSWORD: Most of us use the 'remember password' function in our browser. This site encourages this by taking you through the login page after changing the password. This acts as a password verification step as well a way to update the browser values.
There is nothing on this site that requires you to protect your login credentials at the level that you would for a financial web site. We do encrypted passwords so there is no way for anyone to retrieve yours if you forget it.
As an aside, I hope that you know that you should never save your login for a bank, or web site that keeps credit card or bank information, and allows you to ship products to any address (Amazon, Walmart...). I don't care if someone in Nigeria wants to pay my electric bill. The CVA never has access to your bank information even when you use Paypal.CLOSE