Saturday, October 22, 2016
1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA 19320
Get ready to run for nature at Natural Lands Trust’s 3rd annual ChesLen Chase for Open Space, with 10K, 5K and 2-Mile Fun Run-Walk! The challenging trail runs include steep hills, a creek crossing, woodlands, and open fields.
The fun continues after crossing the finish line with a post-race party at ChesLen’s Lenfest Center, featuring brews and BBQ from Victory Brewing Company, live music by Manatawny Creek Ramblers and an awards ceremony.
Online registration is now closed. We welcome walk-in, race day registrations!
Download and complete the 2016 ChesLen Chase for Open Space registration form, or fill-out on-site.
The nitty-gritty details:
Race day registration and packet pick-up: Saturday, October 22, 8:30 – 10:30 am
at ChesLen Preserve’s Lenfest Center, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA 19320
* 10K Trail Run – 11:00 am
$40 Pre-registration (on or before October 7), $45 Late and Race Day Registration (after October 7).
* 5K Trail Run – 11:00 am
$30 Pre-registration (on or before October 7), $35 Late and Race Day Registration (after October 7).
* 2-Mile Fun Run-Walk – 11:15 am
$20 Pre-registration (on or before October 7), $25 Late and Race Day Registration (after October 7).
Children age 12 and under are FREE! Registration required.
Natural Lands Trust members receive $5 discount! Choose your correct category during on-line registration. (Not a Natural Lands Trust member yet? Join Today!)
Rugged 10K and 5K trail runs begin at the Lenfest Center, and proceed counter-clockwise through ChesLen Preserve. The 2-mile Fun Run-Walk begins at the same spot, circling clockwise through the western side of ChesLen Preserve. View the Cheslen Chase for Open Space 2016 Course Map (PDF document) or click here for interactive course map. 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: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-up;
* No awards for Fun Run-Walk.
Professional timing services for 10K and 5K races provided by Pretzel City Sports. The 2-Mile Fun Run-Walk will not be timed. (Click on weblinks to view race results from 2015 ChesLen Chase for Open Space 10K and 5K).
Technical T-shirts for all registered participants age 13 and up. Pre-registration by October 7 is required to guarantee shirt size and availability. (Shirts are not guaranteed for late or race day registrants.)
Thanks to our friends at Victory Brewing Company, who are sponsoring ChesLen Chase for Open Space with great beer and food. All registered runners receive one free beer and sandwich after the race. Additional brews and sandwiches are available for purchase from Victory’s iconic “Brew Pub on Wheels” truck! Enjoy your beer and food with lively music by Manatawny Creek Ramblers, near the beautiful pavilion at the Lenfest Center.
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