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Posted on: September 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020 VIRTUAL Off The Beaten Path Trail Race

THE EVENT- For the first time in 16 years, this event will be held virtually!  Participants will have the options to complete a 6K or 3K distance while choosing their own route and finish line. Proceeds from the trail race will serve to benefit the natural resources and sustainability of Jasper County through the help of our non-profit group, Jasper Conservation Connection. A week-long event will give runners the best opportunity to train and race with regard to the current information surrounding COVID-19.  After you complete your 3K or 6K, please email your time and the location of your run to between September 21 and September 27, 2020.  Results will be posted on Facebook @ Jasper County Conservation and at
AWARDS- All race participants will receive a Jasper County Conservation Yowie headwrap/face covering with their paid $5.00 entry fee.  Click HERE for registration form. These can be picked up at the Conservation Office at 1030 W 2nd St S, Newton during the week of September 21, 2020.  Please call ahead, 641-792-9780.  Extra Yowies can be ordered by indicating the number desired on the registration form and including $5 for each.  Items can be shipped by including an additional $2.00 each.
DIRECTIONS- To complete the 3K or 6K at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve, take I-80 to the Lynnville/Oakland Acres exit 179, go north about ½ mile and then turn east on Jacob Ave and follow the signs.  Participants do not have to run at Krumm, just pick your favorite route and your favorite place and run for your health and for conservation!  
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION- The Jasper Conservation Connection is a non-profit group that operates under the umbrella of the Jasper Community Foundation.  The purpose of the group is to enhance the quality of parks, recreational opportunities, conservation value, and outdoor education throughout Jasper County.  The Jasper Conservation Connection promotes conservation programs by building partnerships and preserving and enhancing local natural resources.  For more information, contact Keri Van Zante, 641-792-9780 or email:   


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