Runners, walkers sought for Grey Towers’ 8K

| 26 Mar 2015 | 03:10

— Registration is now open for participants in the Grey Towers Heritage Association 8K Run/Walk planned for Saturday, April 25. Participants at all levels of expertise are encouraged to take part in this annual springtime season kick-off.

Organized by the Grey Towers Heritage Association and the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers, the race will start and end at Grey Towers, ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the US Forest Service and two-term Governor of Pennsylvania. It includes parts of the Pinchot Greenway in the Borough of Milford and Milford Beach in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Runners will be on open streets, with a portion of the race along a dirt road. Course monitors will be in place to ensure safe street crossings.

Awards will be given to the top-placed runners in each age category, male and female: 14 and under; 15-20; 21-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70-plus.

This is the third year that Grey Towers is organizing this event. Organizers say last year’s participation was so successful the event is being improved and repeated.

Proceeds will be used to refurbish Gifford Pinchot’s favorite canoe for a future educational exhibit and to re-plant the historic wildflower field at Grey Towers.

Volunteers are sought to help on the course or at Grey Towers. For more information or to register on-line visit, call 570-296-9625 or email