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 Natural Awakenings Lancaster-Berks

Polar Bear 5K Reaches Milestone

Runners and hikers are invited to participate in the Lancaster Group of the Sierra Club’s 10th Anniversary Polar Bear 5K (3.1 miles) trail run/hike fundraiser at 10 a.m., January 18, in Lancaster County Central Park, on well-maintained trails with some hills. Participants may also bring their dogs (on a leash) to run or walk with them. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at Pavilion 22 (Kiwanis Lodge).

Unique prizes and ribbons will be awarded to, among others, the overall top three male and female finishers, the first-, second- and third-place finishers in numerous age and gender categories and the first three finishers who race with their dogs. Door prizes and dog prizes will also be included.

The fundraiser supports free outdoor activities and educational programs designed to help people better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment and helps finance the group’s green project grant program.

Cost: $25 through Dec. 25; $30/Dec. 26 - Jan.17; $35/race day. T-shirts guaranteed with registration by January 4. To register, visit For more information, email [email protected].

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