ASTORIA — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will host the first of a trail run series on Saturday, March 25, to “bid adieu” to winter at Fort Clatsop and greet the arrival of spring.
The Lewis & Clark Trail Series includes several different exhilarating events along trails through forest landscapes, complete with a welcoming and friendly race atmosphere. All three events are open to walkers and runners of all ages and provide the opportunity to experience the northwest coast the way people have for thousands of years — on footpaths.
This first event in the Lewis & Clark Trail Series is March 25. Come for either an approximately 5K or a 10K course that features the Kwis Kwis Trail.
The 10K run will include some long steep sections. The start/finish line will be at the Fort to Sea Trail trailhead off Fort Clatsop Road. Allow time to park at one of the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center parking lots, register at the visitor center, and then enjoy a 1/2 mile warm-up hike on the Fort to Sea Trail to the start line prior to the 10 a.m. start.
Register that morning from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.
The cost to participate is the purchase of a $20 Annual Park Pass that grants entry into all of the 2017 Lewis & Clark Trail Series Events. Registration is free with any pass that allows entry into all of our nation’s National Parks. Participants younger than 18 also need their parent or guardian to sign the registration.
The Lewis & Clark Trail Series is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, which supports park education and interpretative activities. Other events in the trail run series in the park are scheduled for July 1 and Sept. 30.
The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission is $5 per adult and free for youth 15 years old and younger. Passes to National Park Service sites are accepted.
For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471 or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/lewi or find the park on Facebook at LewisandClarkNationalHistoricalPark.