The Southwest Conservation Club will hold its first “Conservation 5K Run” on Saturday, November 5, with an 11am run start time. This fall run will introduce runners to the trails and surrounding native property of the Conservation Club at 5703 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne.
At the heart of the 5K is the idea of conservation and appreciating nature, staying true to the Club’s pledge, “To promote true sportsmanship and the principles of broad practical conservation. To promote legislation designed to conserve and restore wildlife to our coverts and waters. To promote and cooperate in the beautification and purification of our rivers”. Throughout the course on the 34 acre property, runners will notice the changing colors of the leaves and the feeling of being at-one with nature, although they are actually in the middle of the city. The course will showcase all the Club has to offer, including their 4 ponds, a prairie restoration area, shooting ranges, wildlife and more.
Food and treats will be available on site for guests or runners. This event will be timed and the course flagged. Trophies for runners include: Overall; men & women, Master; men & women, 19yrs and under, in each age group for every 10 years, until 70+ yrs.
The run is a fundraiser for the non-profit Southwest Conservation Club, which experienced a damaging clubhouse fire in April. They would like to grant a special thank you to Three Rivers Running Company. The registration fee is just $15 and must be received by Oct. 22, 2016. You may also find a registration form on their website, www.southwestconservationclub.org. If you would like more details about the event, please contact Steve Greider (260) 704-0074