ABC Run/Walk #134 is January 13

by:  Merlin Anderson ( on behalf of the Lake Run Club

ABC Run/Walk #134 to benefit Sugar Grove Nature Center will be 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, at Sugar Grove Nature Center (doors open at 8:30).

This event is free, with the opportunity for a free-will donation to Sugar Grove Nature Center. Donations will go towards children's programs. Their  wish list includes a weather station (fancy type with readouts), items for a new display in the nature center, some children's literature, and materials for a new mud kitchen in Imagination Grove.

Donations of any amount are welcome. If you contribute $25 or more and sign a membership form, you will receive a membership to Sugar Grove Nature Center. 

Come out to enjoy a winter wonderland by running, walking, cross-country skiing, or snow-shoeing. Angela Funk, the director of the nature center, will make sure we have a variety of beverages and treats to enjoy. Meg will, of course bring her signature coffee cake. Bring something to share if you wish.

The main running course is a 7 mile loop course on roads. You can do a shorter course by turning around at any point.
I hope to lead some adventurers on a trail run (conditions permitting).

Directions from Bloomington, IL to the Sugar Grove Nature Center (4532 N. 725 East Road):
Take I-55 South (toward St. Louis).
Take the Shirley exit (the first exit) #154.
Turn right at the top of the off-ramp, on County Road 34.
Turn left at the T-intersection onto Old Route 66.
Proceed approximately 4.5 miles to Funks Grove Road.  Turn right.
Proceed over railroad tracks, and take the first left.
At this point, there will be signs for Sugar Grove Nature Center.  Follow this road.
At the Dead End sign, continue straight.
The road will open up to prairie and you will see the nature center buildings on your right.
When you come to the gravel lane, turn right, and proceed to the parking lot.

ABC Run Schedule for rest of 2018 (tentative):
ABC#135: Sunday, February 4, at/for Scott Early Learning Center
ABC#136: Saturday, March 17, at Robyn & Gregg’s home, for McLean County Child Protection Network
ABC#137: Saturday, April 14, at/for The Baby Fold
ABC#138: Saturday, May 19, at/for Timber Pointe Easter Seals Camp (aka Multi-Sport Day)
ABC#139: Sunday, July 15, place TBD, for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
ABC#140: Saturday, August 11, place TBD, for Seedling Theatre
ABC#141: Sunday, October 7, at Sugar Grove Nature Center, for Heartland Head Start
ABC#142: Saturday, November 10, place TBD, for Adopt-A-Family

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