Take a 'Fun Walk' or run through Chinsegut woods near Brooksville
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
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
MyFWC.com/Chinsegut 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
For more information, call the Chinsegut Nature
Center at 352-754-6722 or visit MyFWC.com/Chinsegut.