Hike-a-Thon encourages residents to explore SLO County trails

slinn@thetribunenews.comMay 10, 2013 

People on a docent-led hike walk out to the Point San Luis Lighthouse.

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When is the last time you explored the great outdoors?

The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo is inviting Central Coast residents to participate in the first-ever ECOSLO County Hike-a-Thon during the month of June. The monthlong event is co-sponsored by San Luis Obispo County Parks and the city of San Luis Obispo.

Walking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding on county trails are all encouraged.

The Hike-A-Thon will start June 1, National Trails Day, at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. The kickoff event, which runs 9 a.m. to 2 pm., features a light brunch, music, docent-led hike meet-ups and prize giveaways.

Closing out the month is a June 29 after-party and awards ceremony at El Chorro Regional Park.

To register, visit www.ecoslo.org or pick up a packet at the ECOSLO office, 75 Higuera St., Suite 100, in San Lus Obispo. Registration is $10 per person and $25 per family.

Participants will be provided with a hike tracker to log their outdoor adventures.

For more information, call 544-1777 or visit www.ecoslo.org.

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