Runners and Hikers Invited to Join Sixth Annual Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike
Jan 02, 2016 08:17AM
Runners and hikers are invited to participate in the Sierra Club Lancaster Group’s sixth annual Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike, beginning at 10 a.m., January 16, in Lancaster County Central Park, winding through the park on well-maintained trails with some hills. Race day registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., at the park’s Pavilion 22 (Kiwanis Lodge). Dogs on a leash are welcome to run or walk with their owners.
All funds raised by this annual event—the Sierra Club Lancaster Group’s largest fundraiser—will be used to support the new, local green project grant program that was launched in October 2015, as well as a variety of outdoor and educational programs that are designed to help people better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment.
In 2015, more than 310 participants registered for the race—a record for the Lancaster Sierra Club—while scores of volunteers were on hand to make the event possible. In addition, 45 cheerful dogs ran or walked with their humans.
The Sierra Club is a national nonprofit organization with each state having its own chapter. The Lancaster Group, one of ten within the Pennsylvania Chapter, has approximately 1,000 members.