Countdown to Our Annual 10K Trail Run & 5K Fun Run/Walk

We are about a month away from our Annual 10K Trail Run and 5K Fun Run/Walk. September 4th will mark our 9th year of hosting this fundraiser for the Head Start Programs through the YMCA in Frederick County.  headstart

Proceeds for this event offset the costs for the Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Program we offer to Head Start Frederick County. We’ve been partnering with Frederick County YMCA providing programs for kids for many years. This past year was our 3rd school year to provide the EAL program for their Head Start participants.

We have witnessed how EAL enriches the lives of those who participate and want to continue to provide what we think is a valuable and unique opportunity for these kids. Some have never been this close to a horse.  After a few days the horses have captured their hearts and the experience has created change in these young hearts, sometimes profound changes.

Come enjoy the beauty on the mountain. We love to share it with others!TW race shot

Register now and please share with family and friends.

Flying Dog Brewery will be providing beer at the finish…as they have done in past years! The Common Market will be providing yummy bananas! Other sponsors are Express Signs, Ole Mink Farm Resort, Draper and McGinley CPA, The Trail House and If the Shoe Fits…hoping for a few more sponsors and volunteers. Email Julie at jcastleman@thorpewood.org if you would like to be more involved. She will also be ordering race t-shirts in the next week. So be sure to get registered!!

Online registration is now available here. Our record turnout was 182. We’d love to exceed that number this year. Registration prior to the event is $20 for the 5K and $25 for the 10K. Day of event registration is $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K

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Posted in 10K, 5K, EAL, Events, Head Start, Trail Run

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