Penn Dutch Pacers Volksmarch Club is offering a noncompetitive 10K or 5K walk in Columbia on Friday May 4 through Sunday May 6. Start point is Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut St., Columbia, PA 17512. Start anytime each day between 8 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; finish by 4:00 p.m. Cost for IVV credit is $3.00, all others free. Walk at your own pace. Everyone is welcome to participate. For questions, contact Maria Roshon at 717-330-8751 or visit www.avaclubs.org/pdp.
This walk will feature the Civil War and Underground Railway history of Columbia as well as the Northwest Lancaster County River Trial. Some historic sites that you will pass include Wright’s Ferry Mansion, Mt. Bethel Cemetery and the Turkey Hill Experience. You will also pass Zion Hill Cemetery – the burial site of many black soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Some of these soldiers are from the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, portrayed in the 1989 film “Glory.” Also offered at the same start location will be similar walks in Marietta (sponsored by Susquehanna Rovers) and Wrightsville (sponsored by York White Rose Wanderers).
Note: This event is sponsored by Penn Dutch Pacers Volksmarch Club, a nonprofit organization promoting fitness through noncompetitive family sports. Any questions regarding this submission, please contact: Virginia Hunsberger, 717-361-7464
SOURCE: news release
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