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Sierra Club Hosts Polar Bear 5K Trail Run

Dec 28, 2014 10:32AM

The Lancaster Group of the Sierra Club will host its fifth annual Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 17, in Lancaster County Central Park. Race day registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Dogs are welcome at this event, which drew scores of volunteers, more than 220 hikers and runners and 20 dogs last year. The race will follow the same route, winding through the park on well-maintained trails with some hills.

All of the money raised supports local efforts to end global warming, including outdoor and educational initiatives to help citizens better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment. “The Lancaster Group will use some of the funds to continue nurturing the 100 trees planted last year as a riparian buffer along Mill Creek in Lancaster County Central Park,” explains Carl Kanaskie, a spokesperson for the organization. “By running or hiking in this race, you’ll be making tracks for change.”

Cost: $20, if received by Jan. 8 (deadline to guarantee a T-shirt); $25 after. Location: West Lampeter Twp. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or visit

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