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8th Annual Earth Day 7k Trail Run/Walk

Event date and time
April 21, 2024 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Welcome back for another awesome trail race!

Nature Up North is excited to invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Earth Day 7K Trail Run/Walk on Sunday, April 21st, 2024, at 9:00 am. One of the few annual trail races in the North Country, proceeds from this race benefit local conservation and environmental education initiatives.

Runners begin at 10:30 am at Wachtmeister Field Station. Race day registration opens at 9:00 am. Runners times will be recorded and available after the event. Walkers are welcome to start the course anytime after 10:00 am, and are encouraged to begin by 10:30 am.

The flat 7 kilometer (approximately 4.4 miles) course connects the Kip and Saddlemire Trails at St. Lawrence University, passing through scenic forests and wetlands along the Little River. The flat terrain makes this course suitable for runners and walkers of all fitness levels. The course will be well marked, with volunteers at all major intersections. Short road segments connect the longer stretches of trail. Be prepared for a few muddy sections.

Join us after the race for raffle prizes and refreshments! In the past, we’ve had t-shirts as well, but to keep with the spirit of Earth Day decided to limit the potential for waste this year. Instead, try to create your own “Earth Day Ensemble” of clothing for the race to show off your unique style!

Nature's Storehouse and Northern Energy & Lights have been generous enough to donate our aid station supplies this year! Be sure to check out their table(s) at the start line!

The race fee is $25 for general admittance and $15 for students. Youth 12 and under are free. All proceeds for this event will benefit local conservation and environmental education projects in the North Country.

To register, please visit this link: https://www.givecampus.com/schools/StLawrenceUniversity/events/8th-annu…

Directions: The Wachtmeister Field Station is located just south of the St. Lawrence University campus on Park St./County Route 27 in Canton. If approaching from Canton Village, it is the first driveway on the left after passing over the wooden bow bridge over the Little River. If approaching from the south, the Field Station is the third driveway on the right after passing Kunoco. Wachtmeister Field Station has a single indoor restroom.

Please contact info@natureupnorth.org with any questions.

Nature Up North is an environmental education and outreach project based at St. Lawrence University that works to offer hands-on and online opportunities for North Country residents to connect with the local environment.

Appropriate ages
Suitable for all ages
Contact person

Dan French

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