Monday, August 14th, 2017

Bike, Paddle, Run or Dog Walk To Support Lake Hopatcong

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving Lake Hopatcong, will host the fifth annual “LHF Lake Loop” on September 24 at Hopatcong State Park.

Lake Hopatcong Foundation logoThe event includes three scenic routes to bike around Lake Hopatcong (riders can choose a 20-mile, 40-mile, or 62-mile challenge), as well as a 1.5-mile or 5K adventure walk or trail run on the State Park grounds, plus a 2.5 mile paddling route on Lake Hopatcong, off the State Park beach.

photo of Kevin Kelly and Brian Fahrer are excited to get started on the 40 Miler cycle route at LHF Lake Loop

Kevin Kelly and Brian Fahrer are excited to get started on the 40 Miler cycle route at LHF Lake Loop

Participants are able to rent a kayak, canoe or paddle board for the event during the online registration process.

Last year’s dog walk option will return so furry friends can enjoy the adventure trail run/walk path from 8-10:30 a.m. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six foot and individuals will need to clean up after their pooch. Pet food and supplies will also be collected and donated to a local animal shelter.

 

Attendees can do any combination of the activities they choose. Starting times have been staggered to allow individuals to partake of multiple events.

Registration is available for individuals or teams at www.lakehopatcongfoundation.org/events/lake-loop. The registration fee is $45 if pre-registered by midnight on September 22. Day of registration is available starting at 7am on September 24 and is $65.

photo of Holly Odgers and Bill Wooley Canoeing at LHF Lake Loop

Holly Odgers and Bill Wooley Canoeing at LHF Lake Loop

“We really rely on participants to take the next step and create a fundraising page to help us raise much needed monies to do the work we do,” said Jennifer DeWitt, Lake Hopatcong Foundation Development Director. “Once registered, an email is sent giving quick and easy instructions on setting up an individual or team fundraising page. We also have a fundraising toolkit available to assist. Any amount raised can make a huge impact for us.”

All LHF Lake Loop participants receive free food and drink the day of the event provided by local restaurants, and there w ill be entertainment featuring several area bands.

photo of Hula Hoop warmup before the 5K walk at LHF Lake Loop

Hula Hoop warmup before the 5K walk at LHF Lake Loop

A plethora of sponsorships opportunities are available. Contact Jennifer DeWitt at [email protected] for more information.

“Lake Hopatcong provides a beautiful setting for this fitness event. Whether you are competitive cyclist or someone who enjoys getting out in nature, you can choose your challenge and go at your own pace ride, run, walk or paddle,” said Lake Loop Chairwoman, Becky Rubenstein.

The event has an official Facebook page www.facebook.com/lakeloop for updates and there is a special Pinterest page for pre-event workouts and other useful information www.pinterest.com/lakehopatcong.