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NPS and PEEC to Host 5k Run, Hike, Crawl Trail Race
BUSHKILL, PA- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue announced today that the National Park Service (NPS) and Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)are hosting a 5k Run, Hike, Crawl trail race on June 17. The event is geared for all ages and ability levels and will take place on trails located on the PEEC campus in Dingmans Ferry, PA. “Hosting a trail race at PEEC is a perfect way to encourage people to visit the campus and explore the trails while getting fit and supporting a great cause,” said Donahue. Proceeds from the event will benefit PEEC’s environmental education programs.
According to PEEC Director and CEO Jeff Rosalsky, “In past years we’ve held a golf outing fundraiser but we wanted to try something different this year that really highlights and takes advantage of our location in a national park. Our 5k runs through our main campus and a variety of different woodland habitats on two of our gorgeous trail loops.” The course has a variety of different surfaces, including pavement, dirt, rock, and gravel. An awards ceremony will follow the race with awards presented for the top 3 males and females in each age group. The race will take place rain or shine.
What: PEEC’s first ever 5K Run, Hike, Crawl trail race
Who: All ages and ability levels
When: June 17, 2017
The race begins at 10 am; Registration will take place from 8 am to 9:30 am.
Where: Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328 How to Register: Go to www.peec.org/5k or call (570)828-2310 x 234 for more information.
For more information on Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area call park headquarters at (570) 426-2452, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm; visit our website at www.nps.gov/dewa; or follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DelWaterGapNPS.
About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.