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Run for the Woods – Outdoor Celebration and Fundraiser

 

 

Rockfall, CT (August, 2013) – Do you enjoy running or walking? Do you enjoy nature and trails? Then join the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) for the 2nd Annual Run for the Woods on Saturday, September 7 at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington. It’s not your average fundraiser-it’s a celebration of the outdoors!

In 1895, CFPA became Connecticut’s first nonprofit conservation organization. CFPA is best known for maintaining the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System, and has a proud history as a leading conservation advocate at the state legislature, a driving force in environmental education, and serving as a primary catalyst for protecting thousands of acres of State Parks, Forests, and recreational areas for the public’s benefit. Run for the Woods is a celebration of the outdoors, in the outdoors, with people who love the outdoors.

With the support of Run for the Woods partners at the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Fleet Feet, this year’s events include a 10K Trail Race (8:30 a.m.), 5K Trail Race (9:00 a.m.), and 5K Walk (9:15 a.m.), all on the beautiful, wooded Tunxis Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail. Along the route, participants will pass by wetlands, a beaver pond, and perhaps see forest wildlife such as the pileated woodpecker, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, and broad-winged hawks.

Registration fees are $25 for the 5K run or walk, and $35 for the 10k run. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the race. If you can’t join in the events, consider making a general donation to CFPA or dedicating it to one of the runners or walkers. All donations go to the protection of Connecticut forests and trails. For more information, registration, and pledging guidelines visit www.ctwoodlands.org/runforthewoods2013.

Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), founded in 1895, is a nonprofit organization serving Connecticut to protect forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations. CFPA maintains the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System, trains educators to utilize forests as a teaching tool, and is creating healthier communities through its WalkCT initiative. Visit www.ctwoodlands.org for more information.

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