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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 Groups 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 parks Pavilion 22 (Kiwanis Lodge). Dogs on a leash are welcome to run or walk with their owners. 

 

All funds raised by this annual eventthe Sierra Club Lancaster Groups largest fundraiserwill 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 racea record for the Lancaster Sierra Clubwhile 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. 

 

Cost: $25. Pre-register by January 7 to be guaranteed a special t-shirt. For more information, email [email protected] or visit LancasterSierraClub.org or Facebook.com/SierraClubLancaster. 

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