Finish your summer bucket-list with a 5K walk/run along the Great River Road this October 13th. This event will be held at Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, hosted by the Friends group. Enjoy a cookout at the stone shelter that will include brats, hot dogs, soda, or water, all for $5. All proceeds go to supporting the operation of Pikes Peak State Park. Live music will be performed by Jon Stravers.
Tighten your shoelaces, grab your water bottle, and off you go on your journey along the mighty Mississippi River. Feel the sun shine down over the rocky limestone bluffs. See the autumn leaves glowing an array of autumn shades of red, orange, brown, and yellow. Look up to see geese flying south. Feel the crisp cool air as it fills up your lungs. At the top, keep your eyes peeled for the deer who enjoy nibbling on grass wet with morning dew. Hear the crowd cheering you on. And sprint to the finish line.
Support Pikes Peak State Park. Whether you walk or run, your participation will help keep it beautiful for all to enjoy.
By Gianna Manternach
Image credit: Darla Kelchen CCDG