Run the Red Trail… if you dare (or make Ben do it)
Tanglewood news Oct. 28, 2020
Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 across our region, the Nature Center is closed to the public. The Nature Center will remain closed until 2021. As always, our trails are open! We hope you enjoy the fresh air and foliage.
Speaking of the trails… we have a challenge for you!
Run the Tanglewood Red Trail during the month of November and submit a screenshot of your run (include the time and the map). Fastest times (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) earn trophies. Everyone else? Pain, glory, and a good story.
$20 per registrant. Pay after your run, so you can upload your payment and your screenshot at the same time.
Not a runner but still want to participate?
You can make our resident ultra runner, Ben Amsler, Run for the Hills. Over and over again. Donate any amount of your choice, and for every $500 donated to Tanglewood during the month of November, Ben will run one loop of the Red Trail on the Tanglewood property. That’s 1,000 feet of elevation gain over 2.99 miles for as many dollars as he can raise. This Oil Creek 100 Mile Trail Run finisher, hopes to raise $16,500 for Tanglewood. That’s 33 Red Trail Loops for a total mileage of 98.67. He’s graciously offered to throw in the last 1.33 miles for free to round out his weekly Long Run to 100 miles for Tanglewood. Ben’s Long Run will take place the last weekend of November as the culminating event for our Run for the Hills virtual race.
To make Ben run, please donate and make sure to drop Ben’s name in the comment field so your donation counts towards his grueling run!
What we’re reading this week:
- SNAIL! ALE! Did you know that there is an endangered species that only lives in Chittenango State Park?! There’s now a snail ale to raise funds to support these tiny beautiful snail babies, the Chittenango ovate amber snails.
- Baby bobcat bounces back after hip surgery at Cornell.
- “The pilot that dropped us off for my 2018 foray into Pebble’s footprint said he thought Pebble was inevitable but hoped it would be his grandchildren’s problem, not his.”
- “Acknowledging Indigenous land is the first step in taking better care of it.”
Be well and hike often. Keep your eyes open – lots of evening grosbeaks around these days! Share your photos and nature stories with us!
If you’re an online shopper, remember, you can always support Tanglewood (at no additional cost to you) by doing your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com. Look for us as Tanglewood Community Nature Center, Inc.
Reminder! Dogs are allowed at Personius Woods, but NOT on the trails by the nature center. We are preserving ground-nesting bird habitats and appreciate your cooperation. We encourage you to hike with your dogs along the streams, fields, and forests at Personius.