77° F Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Friends of the Parks of Lakeway and other outdoor enthusiasts will dash off on the 15th annual Wilderness Run & Walk, a unique, active way to spend a morning in Lakeway.

The 3- or 5-mile run or walk is set for 9 a.m. April 27 at the Hamilton Greenbelt across from the Justice Center in Lakeway.

This free community event will take runners through the heart of Lakeway’s trail system. The course winds along canyon walls and high cliffs, across fern covered creeks and through tall native tree forests. Refreshments are available at the start and finish areas and at various locations along the course. Immediately following the event, the Friends will present awards for the top male and female finishers in various youth and adult divisions.

For the last 15 years, Friends of the Parks of Lakeway has organized this community event.

“As our only fundraiser of the year, we are excited about the 2013 Wilderness Run so we can complete projects such as the Mt. Lakeway trail in the Canyonlands,” said Bernie Reding, president of the Friends of the Parks. “Both hikers and bikers can climb to the top of Mt. Lakeway trail and enjoy a scenic Hill Country view while passing through a not often seen sight in the Hill Country – a Texas madrone forest.”

Register on Race Day between 8-8:45 a.m. with option of purchasing a commemorative T-shirt for $15.

All donations and proceeds from the run and walk will go toward improving and beautifying Lakeway’s parks and greenbelts.

For information about this event, call Sheryl Kelly at 261-6067 or visit lakewayfop.org.

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