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May 31, 2014

4th annual 5k Hawk Mountain Hill Climb held June 14

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary invites visitors of all ages to tackle the 4th Annual Hawk Mountain Hill Climb, a 5K run or walk, Saturday, June 14 at 8 a.m. This event is held rain or shine, and costs $25 or $30 after June 1. First 200 who register by calling 610-756-6961610-756-6961 will receive Hawk Mountain Hill Climb tee and goodie bag, and cost also includes breakfast items, bagged lunch and awards immediately following.

An optional hike on the Lookout Trail that loops back on the Express Trail is also available. All proceeds benefit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s programs to ensure future raptor conservation and protection.

“The Hill Climb is a fun and challenging uphill course and features a mix of rural and forest scenery along a paved road,” says Hawk Mountain Director of Communication Mary Linkevich. 

Shuttle service is provided from the Hawk Mountain parking lot to the starting line, where the course begins in the scenic Kempton Valley and climbs to the top of Hawk Mountain following Hawk Mountain Road. Participants finish at the Visitor Center, and awards are presented at 11 am to the Overall Male and Female, as well as to the top three male and female finishers in each age category. A live raptor program will also be presented at noon. 

Celebrating 80 years in raptor conservation, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world's first refuge for birds of prey and an international center for raptor conservation. The 2,500-acre Sanctuary, 8-mile trail system and Visitor Center is open to the public year-round. A trail fee or membership dues supports local to global conservation programs, including public education, professional training and scientific research programs. Visit www.hawkmountain.org to learn more. 

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