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We Hike $5 – Virtual-ish 5k & 4 Mile Hike or Run for Charity – Blevins Gap

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

You can do this hike/run on your own all month! OR, If you’re up to getting outdoors on the first day of Spring, we’d love to see you at the live event on March 20th at 8:30 am. * Covid precautions will be in place.
Checkout the event below for more information and to register!
Visit this event on Facebook HERE
Join us for this “Virtual-ish 5k & 4 mile hike supporting United Cerebral Palsy
Blevins Gap Nature Preserve
– There will be both a 5k and 4 mile option (for those that hate out and back hikes)
– All month to complete the virtual hike
– Everyone hikes/runs the same course
– Live Guided Hike March 20th at 8:30 am
– St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans ALL MONTH
– Prizes for the above mentioned shenanigans
– Donate $15 or more and get a race shirt
– Donations only, all funds go to UCP
– Course Map https://www.alltrails.com/…/afternoon-hike-d2cd33e–86…
– Course Video – coming soon
– St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans ALL month!! We will be having a
shamrock hunt for the whole family. There will be 5 shamrocks
(ok, these are really landscaping rocks I painted green) along the
trail. Each “shamrock” will have a number on it and also some goodies for the kids. Take a picture of all 5 and post it on the FB Event Page. Winners will be drawn at the end of the month. You are probably thinking that this doesn’t really work with a group, and yes, I agree. The scavenger hunt will be for the folks doing virtual, but there will be plenty of opportunities for LIVE hikers to win goodies. Kids can still find the goodies at the shamrocks during the live hike. Keep your St. Paddy Day green attire since green is also the awareness ribbon color of Cerebral Palsy… wearing green will get you entered for some fun stuff (accessories do NOT count, ha).
TRAIL INFORMATION: We will be hiking a few of the trails at the Blevins Gap Nature Preserve. There will be a 3mile and 4mile
option.
We will meet at the trail head which is on the left side of the parking lot.
We will start up the Bill and Marion CERTAIN trail. The beginning is always messy (even with no rain!). Expect there to be mud, but I promise it dries up once you head up the hill.
The first half mile will be slow but not technical (just uphill).
Once you see this bench, you are almost to the top. Feel free to use it, you’re not the only one tired.
At about .8 of a mile you will come to a split in the trail. You can go either way, but the map and markers have you going right and hiking the West Bluff Trail.
At mile 1.5 you will reach the overlooks. You will be able to see to the river on the west side and then a beautiful view of the Big Cove area to the East.
This is the point at which you can decide to turn around and just go back the way you came, or continue on and make a loop back to your car (4 miles total).
If you continue along you will see more incredible views of Madison County. Once you approach mile 2 you will see the large tower. You will make a sharp right turn here and head down Varnedoe Trail.
You will stay on Varnedoe Trail for almost the entire hike back. Around mile 3.8 your trail will merge with Sugar Tree (to the right) and you will stay on this until you see signs for the parking lot.
I promise you won’t regret timing your hike to finish up with a beautiful sunset over Huntsville.
The trail will be marked with orange flags, streamers, and signs. These trails are already very well marked and the markers are probably not even needed. This is a very easy to follow course.
While there, we ask everyone to follow state COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing, including wearing a mask, if you can’t maintain 6 feet separation. We are setting up this virtual event to keep everyone safe! This is meant to be a fun event, so no pressure! And the best part? This is a FREE event. We are merely asking for a donation for each event you sign up for. All proceeds will go to UCP.
Hike anytime between March 1-31

Details

Start:
March 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/728030657909522/?event_time_id=728030657909522

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