There’s just over two weeks to go until the 2012 Perseverance Trail Run kicks off on Sunday, Oct. 28. This year’s event, co-directed by Extreme Runners and Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, will once again feature a 3K cross-country romp and 10.5K mountain run in the beautiful forest trails of Cumberland.
The race is run entirely by volunteers and supported by generous community partners with all proceeds going directly to the Cumberland Community Forest Society. Last year, racers, volunteers and supporters of the race raised $5,000 for the CCFS.
This year’s race starts at 11 a.m. at No. 6 Mine Park in Cumberland, with racer check-in open from 9-10:45 a.m. Pre-race registration is required as there is a cap of 300 racers. Participants can sign up at the regular price of $20 for adults and $15 for kids up until Oct. 26.
Racers can look forward to a fun and challenging trail run, delicious post-race food provided by Thrifty Foods and massage by donation with Functional Massage Therapy.
All racers will be entered into a post-race draw for fabulous prizes provided by Brooks, Valhalla, Riding Fool Hostel, Ascent Physiotherapy, Island Pilates & Fitness, Dodge City Cycles and many more local sponsors. Go to www.perserverancetrailrun.com to view the current list of race sponsors.
The Cumberland Community Forest Society is a group of residents of the Village of Cumberland dedicated to purchase local forests for recreational and aesthetic purposes. Their work has ensured the protection of over 150 acres of beautiful forest
surrounding the Village of Cumberland.
“The annual Perseverance Trail Run is a great way to support this local cause and ensure that more forests are protected for the future,” an event spokesperson said. “This is a great opportunity to test out your Halloween costume and there will be a prize for the best costume on race day.”
Registration forms are at Extreme Runners, 436 5th St., or go to www.perseverancetrailrun.com to check out details and register online.
– Perseverance Trail Run