Mickelson Trail Hosts 5th Annual Walk/Ride/Run

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George S. Mickelson TrailLEAD, S.D. – Walkers, bikers and runners are invited to take part in the 5th Annual Mickelson Trail Walk/Ride/Run on June 7.

The event is non-competitive, and families and work groups are encouraged to participate. Participants can walk, ride a bicycle or run.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Lead High School. Pre-registration is available at the Lead Chamber or at www.LeadMeThere.org under “Mickelson Trail Registration.” The event will start at 8 a.m.

There is a $15 per person entry fee or $45 for a team of four. Children 12 and under may participate for free. Trail passes are included in the registration fee.

The first 100 registered participants will receive a free t-shirt. The Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital will be offering free blood pressure checks and door prizes will be given away at the end of the walk.

The event is a cooperative effort between the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks, Lead Area Chamber of Commerce, Deadwood Chamber of Commerce, Northern Hills YMCA, Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital, Golden Hills Regional Senior Care Center, KEVN, Apple Springs Resort Properties and Wilderness Estates.

June 7 is the 16th Annual National Trails Day, a day set aside to celebrate America’s magnificent trail systems and their countless supporters and volunteers. It is a nationwide trails celebration, bringing together thousands of outdoor enthusiasts annually on the first Saturday of June. For additional information on National Trails Day and other events, visit www.AmericanHiking.org.

For more information on the Mickelson Trail, visit www.MickelsonTrail.com or call. (605) 584-3896.