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ChesLen Chase for Open Space

ChesLen Preserve | Sat, October 20, 2018, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Get ready to kick up your heels for nature at Natural Lands’ 5th annual ChesLen Chase for Open Space, with 10K, 5K, and 2-mile Fun Run-Walk! The challenging trail runs include steep hills, creek crossings, woodlands, and open fields.

The fun continues after crossing the finish line! The post-race party features live music, craft beer, food, and an awards ceremony.



(or download our ChesLen Chase 2018 brochure)

The nitty-gritty details:

Race day registration: Saturday, October 20, 8:30 – 9:45 am at ChesLen Preserve’s Lenfest Center, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

* 10K & 5K Trail Run – 10:00 am
$35 Pre-registration (on or before October 4), $40 Late and Race Day Registration (after October 4)

* 2-Mile Fun Run-Walk – 10:05 am
$25 Pre-registration (on or before October 4), $30 Late and Race Day Registration (after October 4)

* Youth 12 and Under (10K, 5K, and 2-Mile)
$15 Pre-registration (on or before October 4), $20 Late and Race Day Registration (after October 4)

Natural Lands members receive $5 discount! Choose your correct category during on-line registration. (Not a Natural Lands member yet? Join Today!)

Teams of 8 or more receive a $5 per-person discount. All teams and team members must register online.

Race Course:
New faster courses! This challenging trail run through ChesLen Preserve includes steep hills, creek crossings, woodlands, and open fields. No dogs or strollers on the course, please.

* Top overall female and male finishers in 10K and 5K races
* Top three female and male finishers in 10K and 5K races in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-up
* Awards will be given to top teams in both 10K and 5K races.
* No awards for Fun Run-Walk

Chip timing services provided by Bryn Mawr Racing Company. The 2-Mile Fun Run-Walk will not be timed. (Click on weblink to view race results from 2017 ChesLen Chase for Open Space).

Race Schwag:
T-shirts for all registered participants. Pre-registration by October 4 is required to guarantee shirt size and availability. (Shirts are not guaranteed for late or race day registrants.)

Post-race Party:
All registered runners (age 21 and over) receive one free beer after the race. Additional brews will be available for purchase. Enjoy your beer and food with lively music at the Lenfest Center pavilion.



ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Road
Coatesville , PA 19320


October 20, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm

ChesLen Preserve is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County. Miles of marked hiking trails lead visitors through shady woodlands, flower-filled meadows, fields of corn and soybeans, and stream valleys.

Visitors can also explore Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround, where young explorers can climb logs, build stick tee-pees, hunt for bugs, explore small streams, and get a little dirty, tired, and inspired. Free play is encouraged and is a great way for kids to gain an appreciation for nature.

Interested in joining other business, civic, and philanthropic leaders to support Natural Lands’ regional priorities for saving open space, caring for nature, and connecting people to the outdoors?

Contact Heather Smith at hsmith@natlands.org or 610-353-5587 ext.258, or download a sponsorship form here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

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