Tuesday, April 1, 2014

VCP Hike-a-Thon 4.26.14

Take a Hike in the Park to Help Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) is hosting their Fifth Annual Hike-a-Thon on Saturday April 26th, 2014 to help implement FVCP’s Trails Plan and strive to introduce more people to the Park's amazing variety of hiking and walking paths.

"Each year, this event expands and we are thrilled with the results," said Christina Taylor, Executive Director of FVCP. "Not only are we raising funds to make wonderful installments to the park but we continue to draw people in with the wonderful hiking opportunities in Van Cortlandt Park.”

Like a Walk-a-Thon, Hike-a-Thon participants will sign up supporters to sponsor their hike. All participants who pay the register fee of $25 will receive a Hike-a-Thon t-shirt (New this year!) water, snacks and receive a beautiful hiking tour of various trails as well as become members of the organization for the year. Additionally people who donate an extra $30 receive a small bag of giveaways. Members who donate an additional $60 dollars will receive a reusable FVCP shopping bag filled with giveaways. Finally, those who donate a generous $100 will receive a large FVCP tote bag full of great giveaways. Registration deadline is Monday, April 21st, 2014

Participants will be able to choose from three routes—a family friendly one-mile loop on the John Kieran Trail, a medium 3 mile hike or a 5 mile excursion into the outer reaches of the Park.

All of the funding raised by participants will be used to help implement and improve  the FVCP’s Trails Plan which is a strategic plan aimed at making  the Park's hiking trails more sustainable, better suited to serve Park visitors and better able to highlight as well as protect the Park’s unique and beautiful  natural resources.  Special thank you to our sponsor TD Bank.

For a trail map, registration forms and more information, please visit the Friends' web site at www.vancortlandt.org/hike-a-thon.html.  For more information, contact Christina Taylor of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park at 718-601-1460 or christina@vancortlandt.org.

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