Race gives nature a run for its money

It was shrewd of Mother Nature to provide some race-worthy weather on Saturday, May 14: After all, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s (TLC) Eighth Annual Run for Conservation got its inspiration from her pastoral vistas.

These runners are inclined to persevere during The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s (TLC) Eighth Annual Run for Conservation.

These runners are inclined to persevere during The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s (TLC) Eighth Annual Run for Conservation.

Organizers said the 5K/10K trail race, part of the Trail Creek Outfitters Trail Run Series, attracted 244 runners and raised more than $15,000 – funds that will go toward land conservation projects in southern Chester County.

“All of the races in the Trail Run Series benefit a different nonprofit,” said Ed Camelli, co-founder of Trail Creek Outfitters and a TLC board member. “However, the Stateline Race is particularly gratifying because it runs over land protected by the The Land Conservancy. The Stateline Preserve would have been a housing development without TLC. It is through the work of dedicated, passionate volunteers and generous sponsors that that work continues.”

Participants were treated to scenic course options at Stateline Woods Preserve in Kennett Square. For the more adventurous, the 10K race featured the “Pipeline Challenge,” an impressive climb, while the 5K appealed to those inclined to be less strenuous. The race also catered to families with a Kids 1-mile Fun Run.

After the race, participants who were 21 and older were treated to the debut of the limited-edition Victory Brewing Company “Crimson Honey Wheat Ale,made for TLC using local honey.

 

 

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