SHERBURNE — The 7th annual Friends of Rogers Wild Goose Chase 5k Trail Run/Walk will be onsite at Rogers Center this year on Saturday, September 10. Wild Goose Chase is sponsored by Commerce Chenango, Steel Sales Inc, NBT Insurance Agency, Chobani, and Proforma.
Well-groomed trails await you during this 5K challenge for trail runners and walkers. Anyone age four and up can participate, special $5 discount pricing for children ages four to ten. Find a golden goose egg on the trails and win a prize!
Gazelle Race Timing will be the official timekeeper and provide each racer with a bib. The top three racers in each category receive a medal, a prize, and every participant receives a race t-shirt. Since you can run or walk the 3.4 miles at Rogers Center, your whole family can join you for this healthy way to get outside and enjoy nature.
Executive Director Simon Solomon said, “Mid-September is a great time to be at Rogers Center and run the trails. The migrating Canada Geese are all around Rogers Center and seem to cheer you on as they take off and land in the ponds.”
Following the Wild Goose Chase theme, Friends of Rogers will continue the tradition of having a staff member dressed in the Canada Goose costume at the race.
This year Friends of Rogers received a tourism grant from Commerce Chenango for advertising the Wild Goose Chase outside of the county.
Director of Development Heather Tehan said, “This race brings trail runners into Chenango County from all over the state. The increased advertising dollars from Commerce Chenango helped us to place ads in more areas this year, and we have seen an increase in registration from outside the area.”
Wild Goose Chase Registration is now open, go to runsignup.com/Race/NY/Sherburne/RunFORRogersCenterWildGooseChase to enter.
T-shirts will be available for pick up onsite or at conclusion of the race, and mailed to those from outside the area. T-shirt size is not guaranteed after the August 18 registration.
Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs for people of all ages. Currently the trails are open dawn to dusk daily, and the restrooms are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
The mission of the Friends of Rogers is to provide outstanding educational opportunities that excite, inspire, and motivate people of all ages to enjoy, understand, appreciate, and protect our natural environment.
-Information provided by Friends of Rogers