Earth Day 7k - Trail Race / Run / Walk

Event Date

Sat, Apr 23, 2016


Canton, NY

About This Activity

Saturday, April 23rd, 9:30am - Registration opens at 8:30am

Wachtmeister Field Station, Park St./County Route 27, Canton, NY

Nature Up North and the St. Lawrence Land Trust invite you to join us for the first annual Earth Day 7K Trail Run and Walk. One of the few trail races in the North Country, proceeds from this race benefit local conservation and environmental education initiatives.

 The Course: This flat 7 kilometer (approximately 4.4 mile) course connects the Kip and Saddlemire Trails at St. Lawrence University, passing through scenic forests and wetlands along the Little River.  The flat terrain makes this course a suitable for runners and walkers of all fitness levels. The course will be well marked, with volunteers at all major intersections. Short road segments connect the longer stretches of trail. Be prepared for a few muddy sections.

Post-Race: Stick around to learn more about the St. Lawrence Land Trust and Nature Up North's conservation and environmental education initiatives.

Bagels, fruit, and water will be served after the race. We will also have a prize raffle, with chances to win local maple syrup, gift certificates to local businesses, and Nature Up North shirts and hats.  

Facilities: The Wachtmeister Field Station has a single indoor restroom.

Registration:  Entry is free, but donations are appreciated. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the St. Lawrence Land Trust and Nature Up North, and will benefit local conservation and environmental education projects.

Directions: The Wachtmeister Field Station is located just south of the St. Lawrence University campus on Park St./County Route 27 in Canton. If approaching from Canton Village, it is the first driveway on the left after passing over the wooden bow bridge over the Little River.  If approaching from the south, the Field Station is the third driveway on the right after passing the Kunoco.

Contact: Questions?  Contact Race Directors Jake Malcomb (, 315-262-7325) and Jon Ignatowski (, 585-298-3425)

About: The St. Lawrence Land Trust works with local landowners to conserve ecologically, culturally, and recreationally important elements of the landscape, while maintaining the private ownership of the land.

Nature Up North is an environmental education and outreach project based at St. Lawrence University that works to offer hands-on and online opportunities for North Country residents to connect with the local environment.

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