Peninsula, OH- Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association will be hosting the annual Winter Fun Run in Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the Winter Sports Center, located within Kendall Lake Shelter, on Saturday, January 22nd at 9:30am. Kendall Lake Shelter is located at 1000 Truxell Road in Peninsula.
This free non-competitive run will take you through some of the most beautiful and challenging parts of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The format will be flexible, and depending on weather conditions participants will have the choice to run, snowshoe, or cross-country ski on routes varying from 3 to 6 miles.
The Winter Sports Center, located within Kendall Lake Shelter, will have snowshoe and cross-country skis available for rental. There must be at least 4 inches of snow for snowshoe rental and 6 inches of snow for cross country ski rental. Equipment for adults and children is available. Snowshoe rental will be available for $5 a day, and ski rental will be available for $15 a day or $7.50 for 3 hours.
This is the first run of the CVNPA Fun Run Series leading up to the exciting 2011 Fall Running Series that occurs every Tuesday night during the month of October. The following runs have been scheduled to give runners the chance to experience the park throughout the seasons.
Spring Fun Run
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Oak Hill Trailhead, Oak Hill Road
Summer Fun Run
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Blue Hen Falls Trailhead, Boston Mills Road
CVNPA is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the national park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about CVNPA and its programs, visit www.cvnpa.org or call (330) 657-2909.
CVNP covers 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com or call (330) 657-
2752 or (800) 257-9477.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jocelyn Buckey
(330) 657-2909 ext 106