Both of my daughters and my son are runners...completing various 5Ks and cross country meets. I have managed to cross the finish line (barely) in a few 5Ks and it looks like the running mania is spreading. My mom wants to try a 5K. Of course since she's been retired for quite a few years, she's planning on walking instead of running. For her first appearance on the race circuit she's heading to a neighboring town--Port Carbon for their Firecracker 5K on July 4.
If you're a newbie think about the Firecracker 5K , it's mostly flat and lots of fun, not to mention that it benefits the town's parade and fireworks. You can register at Pretzel City Sports or email email@example.com for a paper registration form. Registration is $20 until June 15 and $25 until June 29. First 200 registered runners/walkers receive a free t-shirt. You can also purchase a t-shirt for just $10 (call Deniece at 570-573-1946). Registration is July 3 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the gazebo next to the library.
Not feeling competitive? How about a local hike instead? There are several coming up and the weather is perfect!
Saturday, June 11
PPL Susquehanna Riverlands/Wetlands Hike from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
You MUST register by calling Robin Tracey at 570-467-2506. No dogs allowed.
This 6.5 mile hike is rated moderate.
Sunday, June 12
Kaufman Run Caper from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Meet at the south end of the Schuylkill Mall parking lot.
This 4 mile hike is rated challenging.
Saturday, June 18
Yoga and Mindfulness Walk from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at Waterfall Road Pavillion, Sweet Arrow Lake County Park for a walk that combines the practice of mindfulness and yoga (beginner, standing poses only -- no mats needed). For adults and teens. Call Susan at 570-624-3018 to register.
Saturday, June 18
Old Schuylkill Haven Water Dam Hike from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Meet at Ketner's Road of Panther Valley Road, west of Cressona for a hike that leads to a site that is surrounded on three sides by the Second Mountain Tract of Weiser State Forest.
This 4 mile hike is rated moderate.