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Adkins Arboretum Hosts Fifth Annual Race to Celebrate Arbor Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD - MARCH 18, 2010)

Runners, walkers, families, and nature enthusiasts are invited to enjoy emerging signs of spring as they traverse the Adkins Arboretum trails when the Arboretum hosts its fifth annual Arbor Day Run on Saturday, April 17.

The event features a 5K Run, a One-Mile Family Fun Run and a 100-yard dash for kids. Participants will catch glimpses of spring as they run the cross-country trail plotted along the Arboretum's network of scenic forest and meadow paths. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the Kids' Dash at 8:45 a.m. The 5K Run commences at 9 a.m., and the Family Fun Run starts at 9:05 a.m.

Registration fees for the 5K Run are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event and include a T-shirt. Registration for the Family Fun Run is $10 per family. Prizes will be awarded in all age groups for the 5K Run. Refreshments will be provided for all participants. Register online, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org. The Arbor Day Run is sponsored in part by Mail Movers, Commitment Fitness and Best Western of Denton.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org">www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.