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Sat October 20, 2018 Coatesville, PA US 19320 Directions
Who we are

Natural Lands is a non-profit organization that saves open space, cares for nature, and connects people to the outdoors in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We’ve been at it since the early 1950s and, today, more than 2.5 million people live within five miles of lands under our permanent protection.

1199 Cannery Road
Natural Lands' ChesLen Preserve
Coatesville, PA US 19320


Run for nature at Natural Lands' 5th annual ChesLen Chase for Open Space, 
with 10K, 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run-Walk! The challenging trail runs include steep hills, creek crossings, woodlands, and open fields. The fun continues after crossing the finish line with a post-race party at ChesLen’s Lenfest Center, featuring brews from Victory Brewing Company, food, live music, and an awards ceremony.


8:30am - 9:45am

*Please note, if arriving via Route 842, Cannery Road will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 9:45am, and will remain closed until all runners have finished. Anyone arriving after 9:45am will be redirected to Route 162. Vehicles will be permitted to enter Cannery Rd from Rte. 162 and travel up as far as the race site at the Lenfest Center. 


New Courses for 2018! The challenging trail runs include steep hills, creek crossings, woodlands, and open fields. 


Beer! Live Music! Food! The post-race party at ChesLen’s Lenfest Center features live music, Victory Brewing Co. craft beers, food, awards ceremony, and more! All registered participants receive 1 FREE craft beer (over 21 only).


Race T-Shirt! Participants MUST pre-register by Oct. 4 to guarantee shirt size and availability. A limited number of shirts will be available on race day on a first come, first served basis for anyone registered after Oct. 4.


Chip timing services provided by Bryn Mawr Racing Company. Results will be posted on Bryn Mawr Racing Company and Natural Lands’ websites. * 2-Mile Fun Run-Walk not timed.


Overall Awards: Top Male and Female finisher in both the 5K and 10K races

Age Group Awards: Top Three Males and Females in both 10K and 5K races in the following age groups:

  • 12 & Under (NEW!)
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 & UpAwards will be given to the top overall team in both 10K & 5K races.
  • *2-Mile Fun Run-Walk not timed.

Team Awards: Top overall team in both 10K and 5K races.

Race Contact Info

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Course Map - NEW COURSES FOR 5K & 10K!

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Race Website

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Registration Form

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