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.
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