Dominion Trail Mix
Saturday, October 20, 2012
To be held Saturday, October 20, from 9:00am - 11:00am, the centerpiece of Dominion Trail Mix is "Hail the Trail," one of the largest volunteer clean-up events in the region. Participation in Hail the Trail is free and participants will receive a free Trail Mix t-shirt for their contribution to the W&OD Trail! There are 10 station stops where participants can volunteer and have the option of performing tasks like planting butterfly gardens, building picnic tables, vegetation overgrowth removal and more.
For those looking to raise a sweat, The Great Skedaddle, a non-competitive event that combines biking, running and walking along the W&OD Trail, begins at 10:30 a.m. It is a 5K race for runners, joggers and walkers, or a 5/10 mile race for bikers.
New this year, the Living Well Expo will feature numerous exhibitors and activities encouraging people to lead healthy and active lifestyles. The day concludes with Trailfest, a family themed festival with food, fun and music from national performing artists.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Foundation and the Nature Nuts Program, which aims to give thousands of children a meaningful outdoor experience. The 2011 event successfully raised $20,000 for the Nature Nuts Program.