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

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