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Friends of Ridley Creek State Park Gear Up for Road, Trail Event Oct. 2

Sign up now for 5K Run/Walk & Hike at Ridley Creek State Park Oct. 2.

 

The Friends of is gearing up for its first "active" fundraiser, a timed 5K run, 5K walk, 5-mile trans-watershed hike and 1.5 mile hike for new adventurers and the kids.

The event is being held to raise awareness of the needs this valuable local resource, attract a diverse group of new volunteers and to raise funds for work done in the park.

Projects include: trail maintenance, purchase of tools, refurbishing the formal gardens, education and more. This event is being held in conjunction with the Great Pennsylvania Outdoor Challenge.

Prizes for winning runners, giveaways from the state and goodies for the kids. This is a great event to work on your running time or just enjoy the park.

This event is being sponsored by the following: Brandywine Staging LLC, The Country Deli, Goose Creek Grille, , Pam Cloud of , Craig Montgomery of .  

There is still time to register. The run and walk start at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2 at Pavilion 14 rain or shine. The hike starts at 9 a.m. at the "peace wall." Register online at https://www.runtheday.com/app/find/view_participants/480

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