Ice Age Trail Fun Run and Walk Scheduled

by Free Speech on May 20, 2009

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

Lodi, WI-5/20/09

Go Green and Healthy with National Trails Day Lodi Valley Fun Run and Walk. Support the local trail system today!

The Lodi Valley Chapter of the Ice Age Trail is encouraging everyone to get outside and go green by hosting a Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, June 6, 2009.  Come challenge yourself on the National Scenic Ice Age Trail!

Registration will start at 8:00 AM and go until 8:45 AM at the Ice Age Trail Field Office on the corner of HWY 113 and County HWY K.  Participants can sign up for a 5 km run or walk that is shuttled out to the trail head on Riddle Road or a 10 km run beginning in Lodi.  Races will begin at 9:00 AM.  Race day registration only with no fee!  Donations are welcomed, which go directly to the Lodi Valley Chapter.  Join the fun with refreshments afterwards!

As more and more Americans are becoming concerned with the declining economy and the environmental issues facing our planet, eco-friendly approaches are becoming a common sight from hybrids to recycled napkins- but not everyone is aware of how great trails are for the environment.

Local trails help to protect habitat for native plants and wildlife as well as preventing urban sprawl.  Use on a trail like the National Scenic Ice Age Trail, which covers one thousand miles of the glacial retreat in Wisconsin, helps to
improve air and water quality by promoting non-motor transportation.  On top of that, hiking on the trail is FREE!

Even though there may be no direct costs to drive on a road, millions of dollars are being annually poured into the country’s infrastructure.  By taking advantage of the local trails, one can reduce expenses being associated with parking lots, highways, and sidewalks.  This simple act could save local businesses thousands of dollars in repaving and parking costs.

So why not start supporting the local trail system by participating in the National Trails Day Lodi Valley Chapter Fun Run and Walk?  Start a greener and healthier lifestyle today by getting outside and going for a hike on the National Scenic Ice Age Trail!  For more information regarding the event, please contact Hannah or Joanna Fanney at 608-592-7817.

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