SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Spring is finally here and for those looking for some outdoor fun this weekend, the Appalachian Challenge at Hillside Park is one to consider.
In its inguinal year, the Appalachian Challenge gives participants all the joys of running, with obstacles scattered throughout the course. These “challenges” include but are not limited to a wall climb, net crawl, slackline, tire trot and archery. The course takes the runner around the lake and through the wooded trails.
The event will place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at Hillside Park. The cost to run is $10 per individual or $20 per team or family. All proceeds fund the Appalachian Service Project (ASP), a mission group that repairs houses in Appalachia.
ASP is preparing to make its 21st trip this year, heading to Logan County, West Virginia to continue its work making homes safer, warmer, and drier.
More than 300 local teens and adults have made the volunteer trip. Not only do the volunteers build ramps and additions, but they also build trust and lifelong friendships with the families who live in the houses they are working on. ASP excepts new mission volunteers every year and relies on support through fundraisers and donations.