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7th Annual Polar Bear 5K Trail/Run Hike

January 14 - January 14, 2017

Runners and hikers are invited to participate in the Lancaster Group of the Sierra Club’s 7th Annual Polar Bear 5K (3.1 miles) Trail Run/Hike at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017, in scenic Lancaster County Central Park. Dogs (on a leash) are also welcome to run or walk with their masters.

The trail run/hike will follow the same route as last January (2016), winding through the park on well-maintained trails with some hills. Race day registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the park’s Pavilion 22 (Kiwanis Lodge).  Although race registration forms are not yet available, information about the previous race (January 2016) is available by visiting www.lancastersierraclub.org or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sierraclublancaster.

All money raised by this annual event, the Sierra Club – Lancaster Group’s major fundraiser, supports local efforts to end global warming, the reason polar bears and other creatures are at risk of extinction. More specifically, the funds will be used to support the Group’s new “green project” grant program that has already awarded grants (ranging from $250 to $500) to 14 Lancaster County organizations, as well as its outdoor activities and educational efforts that are designed to help people better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment.

Some 270 runners and hikers registered for the 6th Annual race last January, scores of volunteers also were on hand to oversee the event, and 65 well-behaved dogs (mostly on leashes) either ran or walked with their masters. Be assured that all those participating in the 2017 Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike, as with previous Sierra Club – Lancaster Group 5Ks, will be making “tracks for change.”

Organization background: The Sierra Club is a national nonprofit organization with each state having its own chapter. The Sierra Club – Lancaster Group, one of ten groups within the PA Chapter, has approximately 1,100 members and continues to grow.                                                               #                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carl Kanaskie                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sierra Club-Lancaster Group                                                                                                                                                                               Phone: (717) 872-7535                                                                                                                                                                                         Email: cjkanaskie@verizon.net


January 14, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Lancaster County Central Park
1050 Rockford Road
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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(717) 299-8215