2013 Hacker’s Hill Climb – A Challenging and Scenic Run to Benefit Loon Echo Land Trust

Join Loon Echo Land Trust and partake in the 2nd Annual Hacker’s Hill Climb, a challenging four-mile run or walk to benefit the ongoing stewardship of the Hill.  This scenic run will take place on Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m. Cost to participants is $20/adults and $15/under 18.

“The views offered by Hacker’s Hill, especially during sunset, will keep participants striding uphill to reach their goal,” stated Event Manager, Carol Meader. “Although the course is challenging, the reward of some of the best views in Maine upon completion make it an amazing route.”

Runners will park atop the Hill and will be shuttled to the starting line near Route 302 by the Blacksmith’s Winery. The course is an undulating scenic run along Quaker Ridge Road ending with the short, steep rise up Hacker’s Hill. Two water stops will be provided along the course and refreshments and prizes will be available at the finish line.  Runners will not find a more beautiful finish line at any other race.

Visit Active.com (http://www.active.com/running/casco-me/hackers-hill-climb-2013) to register online. To register the day of the event, please arrive no later than 6:00 p.m.; the race start is 6:30 p.m. For more information on this event please contact Loon Echo at 647-4352 or email trek@lelt.org.

Loon Echo Land Trust protects land in the northern Sebago Lake region to conserve its natural resources and character for current and future generations.  Currently Loon Echo protects over 5,000 acres of land with six preserves which are open for public use. Hacker’s Hill is Loon Echo’s newest preserve with 27 acres of grassy fields for picnicking, scenic viewing and many other activities. Currently Loon Echo has $35,000 left to raise for the Hill’s stewardship endowment; donations are welcome. To learn more about the Hacker’s Hill project and other Loon Echo land protection projects, programs or events please visit www.loonecholandtrust.org.