From 6 to 76: All Ages in the Running

By Gail Browning

The Arbore­tum’s Annu­al 5K For­est Run/​Walk, held each August, attracts run­ners and walk­ers of all ages. Last year our youngest par­tic­i­pant, Genevieve Duck­man, age 6, ran as an indi­vid­ual and also as a chal­lenger with her fam­i­ly on The Truckin’ Ducks” team. She came in 2nd in her age cat­e­go­ry (09 yrs.) with a time of 45 min­utes, 18:34 sec­onds. Our old­est attendee, Kei­th John­son at 76 years, crossed the fin­ish line 2nd in his divi­sion (7079) with a time of 48 min­utes and 24:75 seconds. 

This year’s 5K is sched­uled for August 11th. Regard­less of your age, chal­lenge your­self in a unique expe­ri­ence — an off road” run/​walk through the mead­ows and forests of the Lan­dis Arbore­tum. Check-in starts at 8 AM, and the race begins at 9. Train­ing runs in prepa­ra­tion for the race will be held at the Arbore­tum on August 1 and August 8 at 6:00 PM. Since the course goes over hill and dale and has many junc­tions, this is a great way to famil­iar­ize your­self with the lay­out. Reg­is­tra­tion and oth­er infor­ma­tion are avail­able at our web­site, here.

If you’re not run­ning or walk­ing, come to sup­port your fam­i­ly and friends or vol­un­teer at one of the water sta­tions. It’s sure to be a good day of fun and friend­ship how­ev­er you participate.

Summer 2018

Volume 36 , Number 3

Share this

The Latest from Landis

Aug 06, 2022

Landis Forest 5K - August 6, 2022

A record turnout! Click here to view all the great photos from this event, and... read more

Jun 10, 2022 | Anne Donnelly

Don't Overlook Your Reciprocal Admissions Privilege

A sometimes overlooked benefit of your Landis Arboretum membership is the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal... read more

May 29, 2022

Scenes From the Spring Plant Sale

Thanks to our many wonderful volunteers, plant consignors, vendors, and customers, the Landis Signature Spring... read more

May 28, 2022 | Fred Breglia, Executive Director

From the Director’s Desk: Q&A, Part III

In this last Q&A session, I am focusing on leaf color change during the... read more

May 28, 2022 | Erin McKenna Breglia, Landis Gardener

From the Garden: Milkweeds for Monarchs!

Many people enjoy seeing butterflies in our Landis gardens. especially the monarch butterfly, Danaus... read more

May 28, 2022 | Anita Sanchez

Life and Death on the Lawn

It’s a beautiful summer day. You’ve finished your stack of books from the Landis... read more

News Archive