Support PAC and get outdoors with annual PACRun, PACWalk

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017

Whether you want to run the 5K, walk the two miles, or take a lovely short stroll, the 2017 PACRun and PACWalk has got you covered. Join your friends in helping the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) protect our lovely communities by participating in the sixth annual PACRun and 12th annual PACWalk for Preservation on April 8 at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE).

The 5K PACRun course traverses varied terrain that is entirely limited to trails and grass, a true trail run that will give you a challenge. While you are dashing down the trail, for the run or the walk, you will enjoy the charming Blockhouse Creek, see abundant Trillium in bloom, and hear the many frogs and birds in the large wetland area.

PACWalk will also include a meander on the boardwalk over the wetlands, offering a chance to look for turtles, fish, wading birds and more. If strolling is more your cup of tea, then an easy 0.3-mile walk along the paved Wildwood educational trail will allow an opportunity to learn about flora and fauna along the way.

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All participants will be entered for a chance to win door prizes and runners may win prizes for placing in their varied levels.

Join PAC for this fun, family (and pet) friendly event and do your part to help save the places you love.

For more information and to pick up an entry form, stop by the PAC office at 2060 Lynn Rd., Suite 1 in Columbus, visit the PAC website at, where you can download an entry form, or call the PAC office at 828-859-5060.

Runners can register online at Please note that there is a late fee, for runners only, if registering after March 24.

– article written by Carrie Knox