From the Trailhead - May 2021
We are spring cleaning on the Dahlgren Trail - and looking forward to 2022!
Trees, vegetation, grass, wildlife, and trail popularity is growing fast this time of year! To keep up, our volunteer trail maintenance team is working hard to keep the trail in tip top shape! If you happen to see anyone performing trail maintenance, please thank them for their work! If you are interested in joining the maintenance team, please reach out to us; we're happy to help students with volunteer hours, scout troops, and anyone else who wants to give back and contribute to their community.
If you are not able to volunteer your time, please consider making a donation to the trail so that we can continue our efforts at not only maintaining, but actively improving the trail. We have been collecting comments from users about "wish list" features that they'd like to see on the trail, and we are gathering funds to implement and install new trail amenities for everyone to enjoy.
We're looking at our race schedule for the future, including the King George Trail Series which we run in conjunction with our friends at Caledon State Park, and our race directors Kristen Loescher at Arsenal Events and Chris Chalkley from the Sheetz to Sheetz Run. We're hoping to add a fifth race to the series: a 10-miler that would loop around Caledon and the Dahlgren Trail. In 2022, we're hoping to host the start line of the summer 50k at the Dahlgren end of the trail instead of Bloomsbury Road. We're also looking at having our traditional winter half-marathon in April instead of February. In the mean time, please be sure to check out upcoming 2021 events:
Speaking of races, a group of elementary and middle school children came out to the trail last weekend for their weekly running club event. The club, the Running Warriors, ran their first Dahlgren Trail 5k! It was a great success; tons of fun and beautiful weather made for memorable experiences for all! Dahlgren trail board member, Kevin Biondi, was the spear-head of this event, along with Middle School Teacher, Mrs. Dee Strauss. We're hoping the club will visit the trail often!
We would like to remind everyone of the recently approved addresses for our trail access parking areas. We would like to give a special thanks to the staff of the King George Community Development Office for assisting us:
Our last reminder: the Dahlgren Trail is a privately owned piece of property - and all trail users need to request a use permit. Permits are free, and can be requested online. Please click here to request yours today!
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