Daytonians it is that time again – the weekend, and it is the perfect time to get out and do something active! Enjoy the unseasonably warm weather by taking a unique hike at The Glen Helen Nature Preserve and hitting the pavement for an honorable 5K. Family friendly activities that are sure to please this weekend, and a great chance to connect with other members of your community!
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 join Glen Helen Executive Director and ornithologist, Nick Boutis, on a ‘bird’ walk through the Glen. Learn about the fascinating and fun hobby of bird watching, and meet fellow birders! All skill levels are encouraged to attend and get lost in nature’s exquisite world. During this hike you will learn about the Glen’s resident and migratory bird species. The walk is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and it is free for Glen Helen Association members, $5 per person for non-members. Bring the family out for a one of a kind educational experience!
Celebrate Veterans Day a little early on Sunday, November 8, 2015 by participating in The American Veterans Heritage Center’s ‘Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk/Roll’!
The 5K will be happening at the VA Medical Center with check-in and registration from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The race officially begins at 2:30 p.m. The cost for this event is $25, children under 10 free! Proceeds benefit the American Veterans Heritage Center, Inc. The Veterans Day 5K is steeped in tradition as you will literally run through the living history of the VA that began in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. This beautiful rolling campus has many historic buildings that are on the National Registry. The course winds you past the National Cemetery and through the ghosts of times past when nearly 7,000 Civil War Veterans called ‘The National Asylum’ home. Come on out and support this worthy organization this Sunday!
Fabulous opportunities to be active this weekend ladies and gentlemen! Learn a new hobby on Saturday and participate in a very historical 5K on Sunday. It’s time to get out and get moving Dayton!