In the last few years the popularity of 5ks has increased significantly. These races are much easier to train for than something like a marathon or half-marathon. You can easily work up to running a 5k by training just a few times a week. Not to mention, race day for a 5k is extremely convenient. All you need to do is arrive at the race, warm up for a quick 10 to 20 minutes, race for about 40 minutes, cool down and then just enjoy the post-race activities. Since these races have become so popular, you have many options to choose from if you wish to participate.
Here are just a few reasons why you should choose ours, the Flower to Tower 5k Run/Walk as your next event.
Located in scenic Bucks County, Bowman Hill’s 134-acre site features nearly 800 species of Pennsylvania native trees, ferns, vines, shrubs and herbaceous perennial wildflowers. These include more than 80 native species designated as Plants of Special Concern in Pennsylvania, including rare, endangered and threatened plants. During the month of our 5k in October Witchhazel, or Hammamelis virginiana will be in full bloom. Along with these beautiful seasonal plants, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of our fall foliage and the trees of the preserve. The Flower to Tower course winds through the preserve’s picturesque trails and continues up to Bowman’s Hill Tower.
The Flower to Tower 5k benefits conservation and education programs at the Preserve. We welcome garden clubs, civic groups, senior groups, bus tours, nature organizations, Master Gardeners, schools, scouts and many more to our site to enjoy our fun and educational tours. We also invite families to come out and enjoy one of our programs or simply take a walk on our trails enjoying what nature has to offer together. Our mission is to inspire the appreciation and use of native plants by serving as a sanctuary and an educational resource for conservation and stewardship. With the help of your participation in the Flower to Tower 5k we are able to continue with our mission to the community.
Some 5ks aren’t meant for the entire family to participate, but ours is definitely meant for family fun! For children and those who don’t wish to run the course we will also have a 1-mile Fun Walk that will begin at 8:30 AM on race day. The 5k Run will begin at 9 AM for both children and adults who wish to participate. Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual jogger, or you simply walk for exercise, our event is designed to excite and inspire you and leave you with a real sense of accomplishment. After the race there will be local entertainment, light refreshments and much more family fun!
The Flower to Tower 5k Run/Walk is sure to be a fun, one-of-a-kind event designed for all to enjoy! To register for the event, to view our sponsors or to get more information about the event, go to: http://www.bhwp.org/special-events/Flower-to-Tower-5K-Run-Walk.htm.
We hope you join us to RUN THE HILL!