Prepping for the Annual Trail Run/Walk

trophyYes, it’s that time again.  Time that planning begins for the ThorpeWood Trails 10K /5K Fun Run/Walk.  Well, to be honest, planning for the next event really begins as soon as the previous one is complete.  That’s when the discussions start – what worked well?  What could use improving?  Would we do it that way again?  The winter is spent with casual conversations about the 10K and then as soon as the first cherry blossoms appear on the trees – bam! – planning hits full steam ahead!

This year’s event will be held August 31st, the last Sunday of the month of August.  You will be able to register for the race online at this year (we will post a link once it goes live), but that is not your only means of registration.  For those of you who prefer to print off a registration form and mail it in with your payment, that option will be available to you as well.  Soon you will see a section on our website which will provide all you need to know about the trail run, and we will be sure to link to that from a future blog post as well.  And, of course, same day registration is always an option.

The race will once again support the Frederick County YMCA’s youth programs use of ThorpeWood.  Money raised from this event will, just like last year’s, help to offset the costs associated with bringing children involved in the Y’s youth programs up to ThorpeWood to spend time fishing, hiking, camping, and participating in our Equine Assisted Learning program.

Last year was our largest one to date, and we hope to improve on that this year!  So, mark your calendar for August 31st and begin your warm up regiment, because trail time is once again upon us!