4th Annual 5k Run for Conservation
EVENT DATE: Jun 28, 2014
*Presented by Penobscot Investment Management Company, Inc. *
Every day 22 acres of land disappear in Massachusetts. That’s roughly 17 football fields of land being developed or cleared for retail space, or wildlife habitats divided up for roads. Many of these lands are essential to sustain native and migratory wildlife, safeguard our drinking water supplies, and provide recreational opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors.
Wildlands Trust has been actively protecting open spaces in southeastern Massachusetts since 1973. To date, we have protected over 6,700 acres of land in 34 towns. The Run for Conservation is an opportunity for you to support our mission of land conservation and connecting people to the land. Last year, over 100 runners came together to support land conservation. Please join them this year by registering to run here!
7:30 am - Race day registration opens
8:45 am - 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run
9:00 am - Race Start
10:30 am - Awards Ceremony
Charge Pond Pavilion at Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA
Directions: Charge Pond is located within DCR Myles Standish State Forest. Once you reach the State Forest entrance, you still have a good 15 minute drive to reach the starting location. Being in the forest means no street addresses but the pond is located at:
From the Plymouth Entrance on Long Pond Road, enter the state forest at Alden Road (the entrance is around 368 Long Pond Road). Follow Alden Road approximately 1.8 miles to the intersection of Upper and Lower College Pond Roads. Stay to the left of the V to take Upper College Pond Road approximately 3 miles and take a left onto Fearing Pond Road. Follow Fearing Pond Road just under a mile and and take a right onto Charge Pond Road. You'll see the parking area, start and finish about 3/4 of a mile down Charge Pond Road.
From the Carver Entrance you'll enter the State Forest at approximately 214 Tremont Street where you'll take a right onto Cranberry Road. Follow Cranberry Road 2.7 miles until you see the Ranger Station in front of you. Here you will take a left onto Lower College Pond Road. Follow Lower College Pond Road 1 mile. There is a V in the road where you want to stay to the right to merge with Halfway Pond Road. 3/4 of a mile on Halfway Pond Road will bring you to the intersection of Upper College Pond Road. Take a right onto Upper College Pond Road and drive approximately 1 mile where you take a left onto Fearing Pond Road. Follow Fearing Pond Road just under a mile and and take a right onto Charge Pond Road. You'll see the parking area, start and finish about 3/4 of a mile down Charge Pond Road.
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Thank you to the follow companies for their generous contributions to this event!