Adkins Arboretum Hosts Seventh Annual Race to Celebrate Arbor Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD—FEBRUARY 27, 2012)

Runners, walkers, families and nature enthusiasts are invited to enjoy emerging signs of spring when the Arboretum hosts its seventh annual Arbor Day Run Sat., April 7.

The event features a 5K Run, a One-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk 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 and Family Fun Run/Walk commence at 9 a.m.

“Green” prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided. 5K participants will receive white oak saplings in honor of Arbor Day. For fee information and to register, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org.

The Arbor Day Run is sponsored in part by Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden, Dr. Julio Ramirez, and Cindy Draper & Associates.

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 or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.