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Take a 'Fun Walk' or run through Chinsegut woods near Brooksville

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Media contact: Kristin Wood, 352-754-6722

The Chinsegut Nature Center in Brooksville will host its 14th annual Chinsegut Run and Fun Walk on Saturday, Feb.13.  The 5K event will take place on woodland trails that wind through old-growth longleaf pine forest and oak hammocks. The center is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Top finishers in the 5K running race will receive unique, handcrafted awards in the following categories: overall male and female winners, top male and female masters, and the top three in each age division.

For those who prefer to walk, a one-mile fun walk will begin immediately after the runners leave for the wooded area of the race course.  The walking course involves identifying 15 plant species along the way, with awards to the top three people identifying the most plants correctly.

Race time is 8:30 a.m., but registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration applications are available online at and at Chinsegut Nature Center on the day of the race.  Entry fees are $15 for the 5K race if received by Feb. 5 and $20 after Feb. 5.  The one-mile fun walk entry fee is $12 if received by Feb. 5 and $15 after Feb. 5.

Chinsegut Nature Center is located seven miles north of Brooksville, one mile west of U.S. Hwy 41 on County Road 476.

For more information, call the Chinsegut Nature Center at 352-754-6722 or visit

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