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Hesston Record 12.11



Hesston Record 12.11

Arboretum Race Kicks Off Running Season

Posted 3/14/2013

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is hosting the annual Leprechaun Chase this Saturday at 10 a.m. with race registration beginning at 9:15 a.m.

For registration information, contact the Arboretum at 620-327-8127 or email at arboretum@hesston.edu

The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is hosting the annual Leprechaun Chase this Saturday at 10 a.m. with race registration beginning at 9:15 a.m.

According to Arboretum administrator Janelle Flory Schrock, this year’s honorary Leprechaun is former Hesston Elementary School Principal Pat Duffy. 

“We're really pleased that he continues to support this event and school children in particular,” she said. 

Last year the Arboretum hosted 140 participants and over 20 volunteers for the event, said Flory Schrock. 

This year Flory Schrock said the race is track to out-pace last year’s participation numbers.

“We have 150 registered already. We continue to accept registrations even on the morning of the race,” she said.

For runners looking to enter this Saturday’s race, there is still time to register and receive a participation gift.

“Participants who register this week can still receive a Dyck Arboretum steel water bottle that day, or they can order a race t-shirt, which can be picked up at the arboretum on or after Monday, March 25,” said Flory Schrock.

Flory Schrock said the Arboretum hopes to see more runners than ever on Saturday.

“We would love to raise our participation to 200 or more this year!  It' a great event, and a wonderful time of year to be out getting exercise,” she said.