The Lebanon Valley Conservancy and Community Health Council of Lebanon County have teamed up for the fourth year to host “Tower to Town,” a 10-mile trail run, beginning in the scenic woods of Mt. Gretna and ending in the City of Lebanon.
The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Clarence Schock Memorial Park Nature Center along Pinch Road in Lebanon. Runners will head up to the Governor Dick tower and then down the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, finishing at Optimist Park. The first 3.4 miles of the race take place on the grounds of the Clarence Schock Memorial Park, followed by a flatter, descending course on the Rail Trail. Relay runners split the course, trading off at the nostalgic Root Beer Barrel landmark in Cornwall. “We’ll have swag bags for racers after they cross the finish line… and we have a great after party planned with music, pizza, fresh apple cider and more!” added Courtney Reimann, executive director of The Lebanon Valley Conservancy.
The Tower to Town 10- Miler is a fundraiser supporting the John E. Wengert Memorial Park along Chestnut Street. This unique urban park will serve as a trailhead location for the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. This long and linear park has elements of fitness, recreation, relaxation and environmental protection.
There will be fitness stations, pavilions, an open promenade and most unique….a Bicycle Traffic Garden. This “garden” will be a small town with mini buildings, streets, signs and road markings to teach children about safe road riding on their bikes. The park is slated to begin construction in Spring of 2022 and your participation in the Tower to Town Race supports this great project. “Biking has become such an important activity in our town” said Nikki Maurer, director of the Community Health Council. “This bicycle safety garden is perfectly placed in the Wengert Park to teach kids about safe riding!”
Race information, registration and course maps can be found at: www.towertotownrace.com. Find the event on Facebook.
About the Lebanon Valley Conservancy
The Lebanon Valley Conservancy was formed in 2000 by a group of dedicated individuals representing various conservation organizations and groups that actively protect natural habitats, historical resources and farmland in Lebanon County. In cooperation with neighboring conservancies and trusts, as well as local and state governments, the Lebanon Valley Conservancy seeks to protect cultural, historical and natural resources. To learn more, call 717.273.6400 or visit www.TLVC.org.
About the Community Health Council of Lebanon County
The Community Health Council of Lebanon County was established in 1994, bringing together stakeholders from across the community to discuss common health goals and collaborative opportunities. The Community Health Council works together to develop and mobilize resources to enhance the health of Lebanon County. For additional information, call 717.270.7935 or visit www.communityhealthcouncil.com.