Celebration on McManus Trails Events – April 21st!

Due to snow that occurred on April 7, several of the activities initially
planned for the Opening Day for Trails celebration in Beckley were postponed until 
Saturday, April 21.

The City of Beckley and WVU Tech’s Biology Club will host events on the
McManus Trail such as color runs/walks, doggie dash and a youth bike safety rodeo on Saturday, April 21st.

City of Beckley representatives along with Boy Scouts and students will offer a free youth bike
safety rodeo between 10 am and 11 am in a lot near the Prince Street intersection. Bike
helmets courtesy of Stephen P. New Law Office will be available while supplies last. Children
can bring their own bike or use one of Active SWV’s bikes during the bike rodeo.

The Youth Museum will bring a special guest Clifford the Big Red Dog™ to the event.

The Bike/Walk Beckley committee will be conducting surveys about trail usage at the same time offering free McDonald’s coffee to those who complete the survey.

WVU Tech’s Biology Club has planned three events during the morning to tie-in with the trail
day. A 3k timed color run will happen at 8 am, followed by a non-timed color fun run/walk at 9

The fee to enter the timed color race is $25; for the fun run/walk, the preregistered
fee is $15 for students & $20 for adults, and the day of race fee is $25; children 5 and
under are free). The section of the trail used for the color run/walk events will begin near the Prince
Street intersection and go toward the Mabscott end of the trail and return back to the 3rd Avenue area.

At 10:30am a benefit doggie dash walk to benefit the Humane Society. Walking with pets is optional for the benefit – pets must be leashed and friendly with other dogs.

The doggie dash will start at the Prince Street shelter and go to Kanawha Street
and return.  Entry donations for the Humane Society benefit walk may be $10 or the
equivalent amount of dog food, cat food or cat litter.

Free parking is available at the 3rd Avenue lot and the Beckley Intermodal Gateway. For more information, contact WVU Tech representative at fccarr@mix.wvu.edu.

For more information about the events, check out the Beckley Events Facebook page or
call 304-256-1776.

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