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Lacawac Sanctuary is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Lake to Lake 8k Trail Run on Sunday, October 20th, on the trails of Lacawac in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.
Our Lake to Lake event kicks off at 9:30am. Run and Walk through the trails of Lacawac Sanctuary - over 400 acres of wonder, biodiversity and natural beauty. Dogs welcome and encouraged for the woods walk.
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
This autumn trail run and walk is all for a good cause and fun for the whole family. Proceeds support Lacawac's preservation and environmental education programs, scientific research, advocacy and public awareness outreach. Support this fun trail and nature event while benefiting a special place - Lacawac:
This outdoor course winds throug 550 acres of nature trails and access roads, all on the grounds of Lacawac Sanctuary. Be advised that sections of the course are technical, rocky and steep. No dogs or strollers are allowed on the 8K, but both are welcome on the Woods Walk.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS BENEFITS
A systematic review carried out by a team at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry has analyzed existing studies and concluded that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in the natural environment. Their findings are published in the research journal Environmental Science and Technology on February 4th, 2011.
The study found that outdoor exercise was associated with greater decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression when compared to indoor activity. And a 2010 study found that even just five minutes of exercise in a green space can improve modd and self-esteem.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip timing provided by Scranton Running Company and live streaming http://scrantonrunning.com/race-results-2
8k Trail Run - Overall Male and Female, plus top finisher in each age group: 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Older.
Dog Woods Walk - Non-competitive.
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS
Lacawac Sanctuary has limited parking, please consider carpooling. Direction are available on our website www.lacawac.org . GPS coordinates: 41 22.582N - 075 17.980W
COST AND REGISTRATION
8k Trail Run - $25 before 10/4; $30 after
Dog Wood Walk - $15 before 10/4; $20 after (Man's best friend - no registration fee)
*ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE*
Entry forms received by or post marked by Monday, October 4th to be guaranteed race swag.
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