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Apr 18, 2024

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Crazy Horse Volksmarch This Weekend

29th Annual Hike to the Face, June 7th and 8th

Crazy Horse, SD – Crazy Horse Memorial is busily preparing for its 29th annual spring Volksmarch this weekend, June 7th and 8th.  The 10K (6.2 mile) round trip hike to the arm of the Mountain Carving is open to the public and is sponsored by the American Volksmarch Association.

Admission to the Memorial is waived for Volksmarchers with a donation of three cans of food per person; additionally, the Memorial supports the KOTA Care & Share Food Drive with a cash donation from its admission fees.  Registration for the hike, sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volksport Association, is $3.00 per person; registration begins at 6:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm.  The trail will open at 8:00 am and all participants should be off the trail by 4:00 pm.  Hikers are invited to enjoy the Museums, Cultural Center, and other amenities.

Past hikes have been attended by as many as 15,000 hikers.  Shuttles are available from the parking areas to the registration tent.  Pets are not allowed and the trail is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.  Sturdy footwear is recommended for the journey.  Water and aid stations will be located along the trail.  For more information visit the events section on

About Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation’s mission is to honor, protect, and preserve the culture, traditions, and living heritage of the Indians of North America.  The Memorial fulfills its mission by continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA™ and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER™; by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA™, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians