The Greater Forest City Business Alliance is excited to announce the Second Annual “Forest City Teague Trail Trot 5K and Community Walk” to be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023, on the D & H Trail! Race location is at the trailhead, located in Forest City, on Commerce Boulevard. The 5K race start is scheduled for 10 am with a 1 mile “Community Fun Walk” to follow immediately thereafter.
In January 2022, Forest City lost a longtime resident and “running icon”, Donny Teague at the age of 91. For all who knew Don, he was “always running”. He was known and will be remembered for his true love of the sport, boundless energy and his colorful and attention-grabbing outfits when hitting the pavement. He was also a faithful supporter, advocate, and statistician for the Forest City Regional Cross-Country Team, for more than 20 years. He was committed to the success of those student athletes and made sure each team member had the support they needed to cross the finish line. He was out on the course until they were in. We are honored to recognize Don with this event and beginning in 2023, the race will perpetually be named the “Forest City Teague Trail Trot”.
In line with Donny’s joy of running in, around and through Forest City and beyond, funds raised from this race will be earmarked to support projects connecting local commerce to our region’s outdoor experience. Specifically, in 2023, the GFCBA is working to support multiple community projects including the Center Street Park renovation, a seasonal video creation of our area to draw attention to us for travel and commerce and other projects to improve town aesthetics, such as a sculpture trail and an expanding mural program.
The 5K race is a chipped and timed race, assisted by the Scranton Running Company. Awards for the 5K will be presented for 7 age groups, male and female categories. Top Male and Top Female Finisher Awards will also be presented. One-mile walkers will not be chipped or timed, but 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded in order across the finish line.
Race fees for the 5K are $25 until April 16th and then increase to $30 until April 30th. 5K registration will be $35 thereafter. Fees for the community walk are $15 until April 16th and then increase to $17.50 until April 30th. Community walk registration will be $20 thereafter. All
participants registered by May 3rd, 2023 can choose their commemorative race t-shirt size and will receive them on race day. A limited number of t-shirts will be available at the event. In addition to race participants, we are also seeking sponsors and donors to add to this event’s success. We are asking local businesses to support our mission through sponsorships, donations, and other items needed for race day. Both race registrations and monetary donations/sponsorships can be completed at VisitForestCity PA.com, which features links to lead you to our secure race website. If you would like to donate any necessary race items or volunteer during the event, please reach out to email@example.com. We would LOVE for our whole Forest City commUNITY to be a part of the fun on May 21st!