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Run-walk to be held Saturday along canal

  • Al Zagofsky/Special to the TIMES NEWS Carl Van Horn tests his run-walk prowess while wearing the "Trust 5K Run/Walk on the D&L Trail" tee shirt that will be given to participants in Saturday's race at the Carbon County trailhead as Elissa Garofalo,…
    Al Zagofsky/Special to the TIMES NEWS Carl Van Horn tests his run-walk prowess while wearing the "Trust 5K Run/Walk on the D&L Trail" tee shirt that will be given to participants in Saturday's race at the Carbon County trailhead as Elissa Garofalo, president of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor looks on.
Published September 06. 2013 05:00PM

You've had all summer to get your tail on the trail, now's the time to see how fast you are - by getting timed for the 5k.

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the Mauch Chunk Trust Company are hosting a five kilometer (3.1 mile) run-walk on the D&L Trail in Jim Thorpe. There is a fee for registering for participants over 13 years old. All proceeds will be used to maintain the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor trail in Carbon County.

The 5K run-walk begins at the northern end of the Carbon County Parking lot, crosses the Nesquehoning Junction Bridge and continues for one-tenth of a mile along the Glen Onoko access road, where participants will U-turn and return to the starting point/finish line.

With the support of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company, the event is billed as the Trust 5K Run-Walk on the D&L Trail. "It is the inaugural event and we hope that it becomes an annual event," said Elissa Garofalo, president of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

"The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 7," she continued. "People should show up around 7:30 a.m; the race starts at 8 a.m. The race will start at the Carbon County trailhead in Jim Thorpe which is beneath the Route 903 bridge. The race will be timed."

All participants get a T-shirt, water and oranges. Medals will be awarded for the top three male and female runners. It will be. The overall winner will receive a gift certificate and a camp chair.

Online registration is available at: beta.active.com/jim-thorpe-pa/running/trust-5k-run-walk-2013, or at the trailhead before the race. For information, call: 610-923-3548 ext. 224 or email: rayne@delawareandlehigh.org.

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