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Look who’s turning 5 years old: Here’s how you can join in the celebration

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Capital Trail Foundation)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Capital Trail Foundation)

Mark this date: Oct. 2.

That’s the day the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation is inviting the public to celebrate the Virginia Capital Trail’s 5th birthday.

You can celebrate by completing outdoor activities, exploring sites along the trail, and earning virtual badges that unlock educational facts about the Virginia Capital Trail, according to a news release from the foundation.

The Virginia Capital Trail is a 52-mile pedestrian trail stretching from Richmond to Williamsburg, providing vital bike and pedestrian infrastructure to the region.

In celebration of the Capital Trail’s fifth anniversary, participants will have the opportunity to select five out of eight exciting activities to complete between Oct. 1-31.

Each activity will inspire participants to explore and experience the Capital Trail in a new way, according to the foundation.

“The Virginia Capital Trail is a wonderful recreational and transportation asset to our local communities and region. We are extremely excited to launch this engaging event in celebration of the Virginia Capital Trail’s 5th Anniversary,” said Cat Anthony, executive director of the Virginia Capital Trail, in a prepared statement. “This is a great opportunity to introduce the Capital Trail to new visitors, showcase its impact, encourage outdoor recreation, and celebrate not only the Virginia Capital Trail but our amazing Trail community.”

Activities include being active on the Capital Trail, engaging in environmental stewardship, supporting local trail businesses, completing a scavenger hunt, and more.

The foundation is also hosting a Mobile Trail table at Four Mile Creek Trailhead on Oct. 2 and a trail-wide clean-up on Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (separate registration is required).

The birthday celebration event is free, and registration is live. There is even a commemorative Capital Trail Birthday patch available for $12 to help commemorate all your trail experiences, according to the news release.

You do not need to participate in the event to purchase a patch.

For more details about the Virginia Capital Trail’s 5th Birthday Celebration visit here.

Register here for the Fall Cap Trail Clean-up.


John Mangalonzo
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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