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Steve Fealtman Memorial Awesum Possum Lake Trail Adventure

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Sat 1st June 2024

5 races

Organiser's Description

The Friends of Opossum Lake Conservancy (F.O.L.C) is honored to host this event in honor of Steve Fealtman.  Steve was a proud US Marine who served from 1981-1985.  He continued to serve his community by dedicating his time and serving on the board of F.O.L.C. for 10 years. He was an active outdoorsman who loved kayaking, hiking, biking, running and hunting  He spent countless hours enjoying nature and wildlife on the trails and water of Opossum Lake in Carlisle, PA. He also donated many hours of time working alongside volunteers on the Anglers Access Trail that surrounds the lake. 
In April 2019, Steve Fealtman suffered a fatal heart attack while training for a half marathon. His family, friends, comrades, and community know that Steve had always dreamed of organizing a run or hiking event around the lake.   We have organized this event to help achieve his dream and honor his legacy and name.
The terrain includes grassy fields, pavement, rocks, roots, and potentially mud.  Participants will see the lake, perhaps some wildlife, and take in fabulous views of the lake.  The official trail name is the Anglers Access Trail, and the course will include the new bridge and some additional trails found throughout the park.  Feel free to check the area out beforehand or find reviews on AllTrails.com, the PA Fish and Boat commission site, or find a local to give you a tour!  
Event options include the 4 mile run/hike, the 1 mike kids run, and new this year is the 6 mile adventure race with obstacles! 
For the fleet of feet or competitive folks we will have awards for the top male, female, and team runners (male, female, mixed).  Results are chip timed.  Awards will go 3 deep for the following categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 plus.  The kids race participants will receive a prize.  
Other Important details:
If you are participating in the 6 mile adventure race with obstacles, we recommend gloves, towels, and a change of clothes. A penalty of 15 burpees will be expected if an obstacle is failed or bypassed.
Dress for the weather.  There is limited shelter at the lake so you will be outside the entire time you are here.  Wear good shoes as the terrain is mixed.  Please leave your pets at home.  Parking is limited at the lake itself but additional parking is close (within walking distance).  Snacks and refreshments will be provided, and we encourage participants to stick around and learn a bit about the lake and enjoy the community that Steve loved so much.
All proceeds go to the Friends of Opossum Lake Conservancy.  F.O.L.C. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to restoring and preserving the lake through working collaboratively with other friends and supporters and with Community, Township, County, and Commonwealth stakeholders.  They do a fantastic job of keeping Opossum Lake alive and running for all to enjoy.
T-shirts-  These are collector items and are additional to the entry fee.  $20 will get you a t-shirt you will be proud to wear around town!  T-shirts must be ordered by May 15th.
Location:  There is no address to use for GPS.  However, if you use Opossum Lake Park on Google it will come up.  The park entrance is on Opossum Lake Road, near Easy road.  The official signage says Lower Frankford Township Park.  There are quite a few ways to get to the lake, none of them on a straight road! 
Packet Pickup at Opossum Lake Pavilion: Friday, May 31st from 5-7pm and Saturday, June 1st (Day of race) at 7am.
Day of registration is available, but t-shirt options are not guaranteed.

Races

  • 4 Miles Awesum Possum Trail Run

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • 1 Mile Awesum Possum Kids Fun Run

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • 6 Miles Awesum Possum Adventure Race With Obstacles

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • 4 Miles Awesum Possum Trail Walk

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • Just Making a Donation

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED

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  • 4 Miles Awesum Possum Trail Run

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • 1 Mile Awesum Possum Kids Fun Run

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • 6 Miles Awesum Possum Adventure Race With Obstacles

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • 4 Miles Awesum Possum Trail Walk

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED
  • Just Making a Donation

    Sat 1st June 2024

    CLOSED

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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