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21st annual Paiute Meadows run promises outdoor fun

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Sean and Claire Buehler run side-by-side during last year’s Paiute Meadows Run for Trails. This year, the 21st annual Paiute Meadows trail events will take place May 17.  File photo

April 3 — Spring is here and that means it’s time to get outside, breathe the fresh mountain air and enjoy our local trails.

The 21st annual Paiute Meadows Run for Trails is scheduled for May 17 and is a great way to celebrate spring, trails and a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

The event will have seven walk/runs for people of all ages and will take place at Susanville Ranch Park. There will be a 4.5-mile adult run, a 4.5-mile run for people ages 18 and younger, a two-mile adult run, a two-mile run for people ages 18 and younger, a two-mile walk, a one-mile senior walk and one-mile run for children ages 12 and younger.

 

Check-in and race-day registration will take place from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. the day of the event. The children’s run and senior walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the two mile and 4.5 miles run/walks begins at 9:30 a.m.

 

Times will be recorded for each finisher and awards will be given out for top finishers overall and in their age group for the two mile and 4.5-mile runs. There will also be awards for the top three finishers in each age group for the children’s run, as a well as overall awards for walkers.

 

Those wishing to participate can register online, by mail or in-person at the Historic Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road in Susanville. The fee to register increases May 10 and on race day.

 

All participants, or their parent/guardian, must sign a waiver.

 

The proceeds from the event support the on-going work of Lassen Land and Trails Trust, a nonprofit organization, to continue supporting and promoting our region’s trails and conserving natural resources.

 

Race director Jim Reichle has promised this to be an exceptionally fun event and is lining up a group of sponsors that wish to celebrate trails and healthy exercise by having tables at the event’s courses. Lassen Land and Trails Trust expects to have music, potentially even along the courses. Bring your family and friends; it’s sure to be a great time.

 

For more information or to register online, visit theschedule.com/EventInfo.cfm?EventID=52364.

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