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Another chance to register for the 2010 Rachel Carson Trail Challenge
At 4 PM today, we will reopen registration for the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge for slots recovered from dropouts. As of this morning, there are 25 spots available for the 34-Mile event, and 10 for the 18-Mile. The registration mechanism is unchanged; use the Register Online link on the Challenge 2010 page to sign up, starting at 4 PM.
The Trail has been moved off Butler Road in Springdale
The Rachel Carson Trail has been relocated from Butler Road to a new route west of Springdale. Pay close attention to new blazing after you pass by the Springdale High School track field fence (westbound) and after crossing Tawney Run Road (eastbound).
The Rachel Carson Trail Challenge may be full, but there's still hope
On Saturday, June 5 at 4:00 PM EDT, Second Chance Registration for the 34-Mile Rachel Carson Trail Challenge will open. At that time, spots will become available through the normal registration system at active.com
Between now and then, we are offering partial refunds to anyone wishing to relinquish their spot in the Challenge. An email broadcast to all registered participants has been sent with instructions on the refund process.
On the morning of June 5, we will post on the home page the number of spots available, and at 4 PM active.com will be updated to reflect this, and registration will again be permitted until those spots are all taken.
If you're unsuccessful at getting a spot during Second Chance Registration, you will have one final opportunity with Standby Registration.
Earn a place at the head of the line!
Continuing this year, any volunteer who contributed at least four hours on or after June 20, 2009 (which includes the 2009 Challenge) will be able to start the 2010 Rachel Carson Trail Challenge at the head of the line or immediately upon arriving at the trailhead.
To qualify, simply attend one of the trail work days that will be posted on this site. Or lead a training hike, or help with promotions, or any way you can. If you have a talent and believe it may be useful, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org (be sure to add <notspam> to the subject) or call Steve at 412-512-4544.
Sorry, due to administrative limitations, this reward is inalienable (can't be transferred) and can only be earned on Conservancy trails or projects.
Help make the trail and the Challenge better! Why wait?
Register now for the 2010 Rachel Carson Trail Challenge!
Choose from the demanding 34-mile Challenge, an 18-mile Homestead Challenge, or an 8-mile Friends & Family Challenge. For details and to register online, see the Challenge 2010 page.
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