Lake to Lake 8K and Family/Dog Woods Walk to benefit nature sanctuary Law firm Scartelli Olszewski is this year's sponsor: 'A great way to get out and enjoy the beauty of Lacawac and nature'
The Lake to Lake 8K Trail Run (Photo: Lacawac Sanctuary)
LAKE ARIEL — Lacawac Sanctuary will hold its fifth annual Lake to Lake 8K Trail Run and Family/Dog Woods Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the sanctuary. The run is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation, which plays an important role in keeping Lake Lacawac, one of the southernmost glacial lakes in the hemisphere, preserved in pristine condition free from development and encroachment. The race course will lead participants over the trails of the sanctuary in Lake Ariel, offering views of 400 acres of rich biodiversity and natural resources. "Protecting the environment is important to Northeastern Pennsylvania," said attorney Peter Paul Olszewski Jr., a shareholder and managing partner with the personal injury law firm Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lacawac Sanctuary. The law firm is the race sponsor. "We are happy to support such a worthy cause in order to help preserve and educate the public about one of the region’s natural landmarks," Olszewski said. Craig Lukatch, President of Lacawac Sanctuary, said the Lake to Lake event is "a great way to get out and enjoy the beauty of Lacawac and nature while supporting the work that takes place at Lacawac’s field research station and environmental education facility." Lacawac Sanctuary is an ecological field research station and public environmental education facility that has hosted many events to raise environmental awareness, such as an annual ecology conference, K-12 education programs and workshops, seminars and fundraisers. Essential informationRace registration is $30 for the 8K and $20 for the woods dog walk. Cash awards will be given in the trail run for the overall male and female winners, plus the top three finishers in each age group. The race results will be overseen by The Scranton Running Company using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip timing. To register, visit lacawac.org. For more information about sponsorships and athlete and participant packets or to volunteer, contact Lacawac at 570-689-9494 or email email@example.com.