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9th Annual Mr. Lincoln’s Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk Set For May 5th

Larger early discount to be offered on or before April 20

 

Resources will co-host the 9th annual Mr. Lincoln’s Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk on Saturday,

May 5 at 9:00 a.m. CDT in Lincoln State Park. This year’s 5K run/walk route will start and end

at the Lake Lincoln Beach parking lot. The route will consist of the paved park roadways and

some hiking trails. Prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female finishers for

adults and kids under 16. Random door prizes will also be awarded during the event.

Last year’s event was very successful and event organizers are confident that this year’s event

will be even better.

 

“This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to come out and kick-off the summer season

at Lincoln State Park while getting some exercise. In addition to some good exercise, it is a

fun and easy way to support the many projects and events we are able to fund at the park

through our Friends group,” said Dan Wilkinson, president of the Friends of Lincoln State

Park. “So far in 2018 we have purchased two new kayaks to be donated to the park’s boat

rental inventory and are working to finalize the purchase and installation of a new fishing pier

in the park,” Wilkinson said.

 

New in 2018 is a reduced early registration fee so that registrants will now save $10 by

registering by the early deadline. Interested walkers and runners may get more details,

download registration forms and event flyers, or register online at lspfriends.com or by

sending a completed registration form with a check or money order made payable to Friends

of Lincoln State Park, PO Box 601, Chrisney, Indiana, 47611.

 

The early registration fee is $20 per person registering on or before Friday, April 20 and $30

per person on or after April 21.

 

All event participants will receive and event t-shirt while supplies last, but t-shirts are

guaranteed for all early registrants. Registration forms are also available at the Lincoln State

Park office.

 

The registration fee does not include the $7 in-state or $9 out-of-state per car gate fee to

enter Lincoln State Park.

All proceeds will benefit Friends of Lincoln State Park to support special projects and events

at Lincoln State Park.

 

For more information regarding the 5K run/walk, participants may call the Lincoln State Park

office at (812) 937-4710 or visit www.lspfriends.com. Lincoln State Park is located 5 miles

west of Santa Claus, Indiana on State Road 162 in Lincoln City across the highway from

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

 

ABOUT FRIENDS OF LINCOLN STATE PARK

Formed in June 2004, the Friends of Lincoln State Park is a non-profit 501(c)(3)

organization whose mission is to provide volunteer and financial support for events and

projects within Lincoln State Park which includes Col. William Jones Home. Membership in

the Friends of Lincoln State Park starts at $25 with varying levels of membership.

Membership is open to everyone and all are invited to attend monthly meetings held on

the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Nature Center. More information

about Lincoln State Park and the Friends of Lincoln State Park can be found by visiting

www.lspfriends.com where visitors can get information about membership, activities and

events, membership information, sign up to receive a monthly newsletter, and learn

about the history contained within the park.

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