(Centerville, IN) Cope Environmental Center ushers in the season with its annual Fall Foliage 5k Run/Walk on October 20th. This year’s event is highlighted by a newly implemented 10k, a distance not usually covered by races in the Wayne County area. There will also be a “Hiker Hustle 1k” aimed at beginners and younger children. Participants will benefit CEC’s ongoing mission to promote the sustainable use of the earth's resources through education, demonstration, and research.
Runners and walkers will enjoy a beautiful course through the woods during peak fall colors.The course through CEC will begin on paved road and transition to gravel, then quickly to narrower grass/mulch and hard pack trail. Be advised that the course contains exposed roots and trip hazards and may be muddy if there is rain on or up to the day of the event.
Runners and walkers of all ages can register in person at CEC, by mail, or online. For pre-registration mail must be postmarked by Oct. 13th. Visit wcchallenge.org, or go to active.com and search for “Cope Environmental Center” to register online. Registration on the day of and packet pickup starts at 7:30 am, followed by the races starting at 9:00 am, and the “Hiker Hustle 1k” starting at 10:00 am.
Fees vary according to the event. The 5k is $15 for pre-registration (before Oct. 13th) or $20. The 10k is $20 for pre-registration (before Oct. 13th) or $25. The “Hiker Hustle 1k” is free to all participants and no pre-registration is required. A shirt is included with your registration, but is only guaranteed if you pre-register. Check are to be made payable to “Cope Environmental Center” or “CEC”.
Awards will be given for 1st-3rd place overall male & female winners, as well as by age group in the 5k event. The 10k event will award 1st-3rd overall winners only. Only the 5k is eligible for Wayne County Challenge points.
For more information please copeenvironmental.org or call 855-3188. CEC is located at 4910 Shoemaker Road Centerville, IN 47330.
4910 Shoemaker Rd.
Centerville, IN 47330