NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

 

Explore and Enjoy Weber County’s Beautiful Pathways During TrailFest 2019, June 22

Weber Pathways TrailFest Presented by Bank of Utah is “Bike, Run, Hike, Fun!”

 

OGDEN, Utah, June 3, 2019 –Weber Pathways third annual Trail Fest presented by Bank of Utah will take place June 22, 2019, in Ogden, Utah. The free celebration is meant to introduce more people to the Weber County’s beautiful, inter-connected trails established for hiking, biking and family adventuring. TrailFest 2019 includes a wide variety of organized trail activities from 8 a.m. to noon along the Centennial Trail and a Trailfest Health and Fitness Expo at the Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E 25th Street, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during Downtown Ogden’s Farmer’s Market.

The Centennial Trail is officially designated as the beautiful 27-miles loop formed by the Bonneville Shoreline, Ogden River Parkway and Weber River Parkway trails, passing through Ogden, South Ogden, Uintah, Riverdale, West Haven and Marriott-Slaterville. 

 

Families are invited to pick up TrailFest Passports at any of the checkpoints on the Centennial Trail and get them stamped as they enjoy free activities along the trail, including: 

·       Fossil Casting at Ogden’s Eccles Dinosaur Park and Stewart Paleontology Museum. Learn about paleontology, see real dinosaur fossils, pet a dinosaur skin and make a plaster fossil casting to take home.

·       Free family fishing at the Grant Ave. check point on the Ogden River (children under 12 don’t need licenses and equipment is provided for all). 

·       Free bike helmet giveaway by MountainStar Ogden Regional Medical Center, at the Timbermine check point. 

·       Dog Comfort Stop sponsored by the Golden Spike Obedience Club at the Riverdale Kayak Park stop.

·       WSU Discovery Loop trailhead activities will be ongoing, with special demonstrations at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. 

·       Learn how climate changes our surroundings on aone-hour guided hike at 9:00 a.m. at the WSU Discovery Loop trailhead east of Stewart Stadium.

·       Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics activity shares important information and techniques to protect and enjoy our land responsibly, along the Ogden River Parkway near the Grant Avenue checkpoint.

 

TrailFest participants can then bring their stamped passports to the TrailFest Health and Fitness Expo at the Ogden Amphitheater for a chance to win great prizes during a drawing at 1 p.m. The Expo will feature community organization booths, great food and beverages, and healthy family-oriented activities from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

 

“Some of the trails are narrow dirt paths and others are wider and paved, but no matter your age or ability, there are many opportunities for everyone to get out and enjoy the county’s beautiful trail system,” said Mark Bernigni, executive director of Weber Pathways. 

 

Roger Christensen, senior vice president of marketing and communications for Bank of Utah, said, “Bank of Utah is excited to once again sponsor this great outdoor event for families. We hope hikers, bikers, runners and people who just love the outdoors, will take advantage of this fun, free event that Weber Pathways has created.”  

 

For more information about TrailFest and the trails go to www.weberpathways.org, call (801) 393-2304 or email questions to outreach@weberpathways.org.

 

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Media Contacts: 
Julia Heavirland

Weber Pathways
801-393-2304
outreach@weberpathways.org

or

Rhonda Greenwood

RGreenwood@LoveComm.net

801-706-6202