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 (0-9 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 (70-79) 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

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