Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Perseverance Trail Run: Less than two months to go!

Registration is filling up for the 10th anniversary of the Perseverance Trail Run on Sunday, October 26th!  

Image: Sharon Crowe

This years race will once again feature two classic Cumberland courses: a 3k Cross Country Romp and a 10k Mountain Run. Only 350 spots are available and they will go fast so don’t wait to sign up if you plan on joining the fun!  But, there is also very special news this year...

For the 10th anniversary, race organizers are taking their fundraising efforts for the Cumberland Community Forest Society to an entirely new level. This year, an anonymous donor will be matching 100% of all donations raised through the Perseverance Trail Run! For every dollar the race raises, two dollars will be donated to the CCFS. Race organizers have launched a special fundraising drive for the 2014 event and it is not limited to racers. Anyone can donate to the cause simply by visiting the Perseverance website at www.perseverancetrailrun.com so be sure to spread the word about this exciting opportunity to purchase more lands for protection in the Cumberland Forest.

 Image: Dave Prothero Photography

In addition, a special 10th Anniversary Perseverance post race after party is in the works complete with gourmet eats, craft beer and a raffle of epic proportions. Watch the Perseverance website for details on tickets and prizes which will be released shortly.
Racers can go to the Perseverance Trail Run website for free online training plans, maps of the course and to check out the list of community sponsors, photos and results from previous years. Be sure to sign up online for the Perseverance e-newsletter and 'like' Perseverance Trail Run on Facebook for all of the most up to date information.

Racers looking to improve their trail racing skills can join the ELM Perseverance Adventure Running Clinic and learn the course inside and out. The 8 week program, coached by Sarah Seads and her team of ELM 'Fearless Leaders' kicks off on Thursday, September 4th. Go to www.elmhealth.com for more information and to register for this training clinic.

 Image: Dave Prothero Photography

This race has sold out three years in a row so be sure to register early to avoid disappointment. There is no race day registration and when all 350 spots are gone...they are gone! Sign up for the Perseverance Trail Run online or head down to Extreme Runners, 436 5th st and get your registration in before September 26th to get the deal on Early Bird Race fees. 
Race Organizers
Sarah Seads & Lene Curts

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