Pacolet Area Conservancy’s eighth annual Walk/Run set for May 5

Published 10:03 am Thursday, April 12, 2012

PACWalkers by the lake in the 2011 PACWalk. (photo by Chris Bartol)

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) will present its eighth annual PACWalk for Conservation on Saturday, May 5 at Tryon Estates in Columbus. Since May of 2005, the PACWalk has become a springtime tradition for many, who enjoy spending a couple of hours outdoors with friends and family in support of conservation.
PACWalk can be enjoyed by folks of all ages. To date, the oldest participant was 99 years old and the youngest was in a stroller. Walkers can choose the paved path around the lake, a distance of ¾ mile. This option is called the Sam White Stroll, named for a founder of the Pacolet Area Conservancy and former resident of Tryon Estates.
Another choice is a 2-mile trail along the lake and through the woods. If neither of those appeals, you can choose the Phantom Walk and be part of the event from anywhere.
Check-in for PACWalk is from 9 – 9:45 a.m., followed by the walk of your choice at 10 a.m.
Also on May 5, the Pacolet Area Conservancy will present its second annual PACRun, a 5K trail run. In its first year, runners said they enjoyed the race because of the beautiful trails through the woods, carefully chosen and marked. The race is timed and medals are awarded for winners in each category.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. for the PACRun, and the race starts at 8 a.m.
Following the walk, at approximately 11:30 a.m., walkers and runners are invited to lunch and an awards ceremony in the Tryon Estates dining room.
Both walkers and runners may register online at www.strictlyrunning.com. Forms are also available at Nature’s Storehouse and the PAC office in Tryon.
For more information, call PAC at 828-859-5060 or come by the office at 850 North Trade Street, Tryon.
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