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UDC Opens Registration for Sept. 28 Strides Across the Delaware 5K Run/Walk

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) is now accepting sign-ups for its bi-state 5K Run/Walk that will take place on Sept. 28 to celebrate the non-profit organization’s 25th anniversary in 2013.

“Strides Across the Delaware” will span the Equinunk, PA-Lordville, NY Bridge on a rural route paralleling a portion of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River. Earlybird registration by Sept. 15 is only $15. Add $5 after that date.

The fun, family event will be professionally timed, with prizes awarded for the top three male and female runners and walkers in various age categories. Souvenir t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 100 entrants.

Gift bags, water, and a healthy meal during the awards ceremony will be provided to participants. Local sponsor, the Equinunk Watershed Alliance, will also offer food and beverages to non-participants for a nominal charge.

Participants will gather at the field adjacent to the Equinunk United Methodist Church on PA State Road 1023 in Equinunk. The starting gun will go off at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers will cross the interstate bridge into Lordville for a short loop down Bouchouxville Road in the Town of Hancock before returning to the finish line.

The course map is posted at

Easy on-line registration with a secure payment option is available at: Interested participants may also access an entry form on the UDC’s website at or request one by calling (845) 252-3022. Questions regarding the 5K Run/Walk may be directed to UDC Resource Specialist Travis O’Dell at (845) 252-3022 or
The UDC continues to welcome donations of goods, services, and monetary contributions by businesses and individuals wishing to support the Council’s leadership role since 1988 in protecting and conserving the nationally-designated Upper Delaware River’s natural resources, safeguarding private property rights, retaining the rural character, and enhancing the quality of life in the river valley.

A pledge form offering a “wish list” of services, products, or door prizes, as well as stating the entitlements associated with four levels of monetary donations that include publicity mentions or listings on the
event t-shirt, can be found at the UDC’s website.

Sponsorship pledges are requested by July 15.

The Upper Delaware Council was established in 1988 to oversee the implementation of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.

Voting members are eight NY towns (Hancock, Fremont, Delaware,
Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, and Deerpark) and five PA townships (Damascus, Berlin, Lackawaxen, Shohola, and Westfall),
the State of New York, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Delaware River Basin Commission is a non-voting member, while the UDC operates under a Cooperative Agreement with its federal partners at the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.


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