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1st Annual Run in the Redwoods Half Marathon and 5K

When: Saturday September 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

Race Location: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park  Visitor Center, which is located 5 miles north of the town of Orick. Take Highway 101 to Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway.

Course: The race will begin and end on the Netwon B. Drury parkway at the intersection with the Visitor Center entrance road.

Half Marathon course will be on the Netwon B. Drury Park way for 9 miles with the final 4 miles on the Prairie Creek Trail, ending back at the visitor center.

5k course will be on the Elk Prairie Trail and ending with the final stretch on the entrance road to Elk Prairie Campground.

Features: T-shirt, Refreshments,Timing, Aid stations stocked with water, healthy eats, and volunteers.

Awards Ceremony: The fastest three runners male and female finishers for each run will receive a trophy.

Entry Fee: Before August 30th, 2014, $50.00 for Half Marathon and $25.00 for 5K.

Restrictions: Limited to the first 200 registration forms received for each race. There are no dogs allowed on trails.

The purpose of the “Run in the Redwoods” is to raise support for the Redwood Parks Association (RPA), a local nonprofit that supports interpretive activities and visitor centers in 8 locations throughout Redwood National and State Parks.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the parks. A portion of the funds will be used to improve the Revelation Trail for the blind, located adjacent to the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Visitor Center.

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At Redwood Parks Association, we are striving to become a strong voice for this wonderful area, assist in the protection of the Redwood forest, and help visitors create memories that will last a lifetime.  In 2013, Redwood Parks Association was able to donate over $160,000 in funds and operations assistance to our partners, the National Park Service of Redwood National ParkCalifornia State Parks, and the U.S. Forest Service on the public lands of California’s Northcoast.

We could never do this without your help.  Your generous donations help make it all possible.  Every donation of $5.00 or more will receive one of our wonderful Redwood National and State Parks window stickers to show people that you care for the Redwoods.RNSP WPA sticker

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