Thursday, August 21, 2014
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|Capacity (Participants)||Before Aug 24th||Aug 24th to Oct 9th @ 11:59am|
WHEN: Sunday October 12th, 2014
WHERE: Wellsboro, PA
WHAT: A trail challenge designed for both runners and hikers of all ages, showcasing the mountains of the Tioga State Forest located in Wellsboro, PA.
50k Start Time 7:30 am
25k Start Time 9:00 am
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
North Branch Triathlon will be held on Saturday, September 20th. The race begins and ends at the Wyalusing Valley High School. Register now at active.com, by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 570-746-4922. You can also register the day of the race. If you don't race, come and watch. Awards will be presented at Grovedale Winery following the race.
EVENT FACEBOOK PAGE: HERE
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
"Dear Race Director,
We wanted to inform you that a new state of the art electronic chip timing service will be opening January 2015 called Big Fish Timing or BFT for short. The owners are both Central PA boys graduating from Milton Area High School and are now raising children in the Warrior Run and Berwick Area School districts so we have a vested interest in servicing this great community. We are very excited to get started and would like to offer our services which include timing, scoring and even registration for your next race. Since we are a startup company we will be offering discounts in comparison to other area services with the same technology and even further discounts with extended contracts which will allow you to lock in a lower price. Thanks for your time and we look forward do doing business with you in the future so please feel free to email us any of your questions or to ask for a free quote."
Thanks again for your time,
Chris Covert and Mike Rieder
Chris Covert and Mike Rieder
Lacawac Sanctuary is pleased to announce the 2014 Lake to Lake 8K Trail Run and Woods Walk on Sunday October 19th on the trails of Lacawac in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Our Lake to Lake event kicks off at 11 am! Run and walk through the trails of Lacawac Sanctuary-over 400 acres of wonder, biodiversity and natural resources.
This autumn trail run and walk is all for a good cause and fun for the whole family. Proceeds support Lacawac’s preservation and environmental education programs, scientific research, and advocacy and public awareness outreach. We partner with schools and civic organizations to provide hands-on learning experiences to grow next generation stewards. We strive to preserve our unique glacial lake, its watershed, surrounding forest and historic buildings. We conduct scientific research on key environmental issues like water quality and climate change and provide learning opportunities for future scientists from Kindergarten through graduate school.
Lacawac is a special 545-acre wildlife sanctuary on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack. Its rich woodland habitat boasts a diverse array of plants, animals, and birds and provides a wonderful refuge for local residents and visitors to commune with nature.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
local newspapers on a semi-daily basis you will by now be aware of the controversy brewing over Bradford County’s “room tax.” Local municipalities have begun voting on whether to continue sending local tax dollars off to the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau in Tunkhannock or to create a new visitor’s bureau for Bradford County. The current Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau serves the four county “Endless Mountains” region comprised of Bradford, Wyoming, Susquehanna and Sullivan counties. Under the current, decade old agreement, revenue from a tax levied on tourists staying in local hotels, the number of which has exploded in recent years due to the Marcellus Shale natural gas play, is shipped off to the EMVB, headquartered in Wyoming County, where the EMVB decides best how to use this money to promote tourism in Bradford County. More than 50% of the EMVB’s budget reportedly comes from Bradford County.
In order to move forward with the resolution currently on the table (the establishment of a new Bradford County visitors bureau), the Bradford County commissioners are waiting on a majority of local municipalities to vote to sever ties with the EMVB. And with good reason, a quick search of the Endless Mountains Visitor’s Bureau website, shows Bradford County’s many attractions to be inadequately represented. For example, using the search feature, filtered to suggest places to eat in Bradford County, yields only six local restaurants.
|Notice the Tioga County Visitor's Bureau support|
of trail running in their area.
It is this local runner's opinion that the EMVB has to go. Its time for Bradford County's room tax dollars to stay in Bradford County and go toward promoting and making Bradford County’s natural beauty more accessible to all. Promoted properly or not, there is no tourism without tourist attractions. Better cooperation and organization between county, state, and civilian groups have made other nearby counties to our south and west Mecca’s for outdoor enthusiasts. Its time for Bradford County to get its act together while there is still an outdoors worth visiting.
SUGGESTED READING: Local Municipalities Missing The Big Picture (about races)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
When: September 13, 2014
Race Time: 10:00AM
"The historic Camptown races offers a challenge like no other. The race is approximately 10k in length and offers both road and trail. The trail section is approximately 2.8 miles long and is technical! Be prepared for tree roots, loose rocks, and a creek crossing. Earn your place in history by conquering this challenging course!"
Official Race Website: HERE
Official Facebook Page: HERE
Wyalusing, PA 18853
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