Through money raised from Race #5, Velo Amis and Chasin’ for Chalfin got a standing frame for 28-year-old Kurt Lane, a passenger in a car accident that left him paralyzed in November, 2016. Once an active soccer player, hiker, cyclist and runner, Kurt is grateful to friend Jake Chalfin, who visited him in the hospital after the accident. “I was so fortunate to have someone like Jake looking after me,” Kurt says. “He basically became my mentor.”
A week after Kurt left rehab, he discovered he was getting the standing frame. “Jake called and told me he wanted to give back and share the race proceeds with other people who are going through what he is going through,” Kurt says.
For individuals with paralysis, standing frames help them stand throughout the day, rather that stay seated in a wheel chair, and reduce the effects of osteoporosis and assists with blood flow to the legs. How cool is that?
This year the Trail Run Series donated $9,000 to Chasin for Chalfin.
Over the years Chasin’ for Chalfin has evolved and now shares race proceeds with other individuals needing adaptive equipment and organizations who support individuals with such needs. Follow Chasin for Chalfin here. Learn more about this non-profit organization here.
This year the race series brought in $35,000+, all benefitting local organizations.
Thanks to these runners, and the many sponsors and volunteers, here’s what we gave back to the community:
Check out all the picts and videos from this year’s series here.
Trail Run Series poster image courtesy of Salomon, one of our sponsors.
Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) 5K/10K
March 6, 2016
Beau Biden Memorial Trail Race at Granogue Estate 5K/10K
March 19, 2016
Benefits the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children
What an tough, but fantastic run! Over 500 racers participated. Check out the picts here.
Get race results here.
Race to Save the World –Enoch Lee Memorial Run 5K/10K
April 16, 2016
Stateline Loop Run for Conservation 5K/10K
May 14, 2016
All proceeds benefit The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC)
Chasin for Chalfin 5K/10K
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Proceeds benefit Chasin’ for Chalfin
Thanks for running for a great cause! This was the third year the BRC was part of the race series event.
The BRC is the first small watershed association in America, and has provided water protection and environmental education for the Brandywine Valley for over 71 years. Originally named the Brandywine Valley Association (BVA), the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) became the organization’s new name in 2015.
Check out more race day pictures here.
Check out more race day picts here
Thank you to all the volunteers and those donating to the race charity! We couldn’t have done it without you. Check out more race day picts here plus video runner’s start.
2015 Race was awesome! See individual race results here and series winners, below.
March 21, 2015: Granogue Estate 10K
April 11, 2015: Brandywine Valley Association 10K
April 18, 2015: Race to Save the World/Enoch Memorial Run – Middle Run Park 10K
May 9, 2015: Stateline Woods 5K/10K
June 13, 2015: Chasin for Chalfin 5K/15K
FOLLOW EVENT RESULTS AND UPDATES HERE
CHECK OUT OUR TRAIL RUNNING TIPS + FAVORITE OFF-ROAD GEAR HERE: Trail_Running_Guide.
Did you know there’s a swag toss after every race?? Everyone leaves with something!
Overall Male Winner: Tim Harte
Overall Female Winner: Laura Lunardi
1. Justin Chan
2. Quentin Schorr
3. Donovan Chamberlin
1. Brad Falvey 2. Salvatore Faia 3. Will Trout
1. Celsy Ehrgood 2. Maria Lepore 3. Lisa Sawicki
1. Andy Schorr 2. Bryan Kulp 3. Patrick Walters
1. Kristin Zielinski 2. Julia Croce 3. Kristi Thawley
1. Charles Woerner 2. Matt Hinde 3. Todd Roberts
1. Maureen Chiari 2. Catherine Ogur 3. Joie Gambino
1. Brian Bahnson 2. Todd Creveling
1. Jean Hardy 2. Donna Ornosky 3. Barbara Raifsnider
1. Mark Mckinney 2. Clete Graham 3. Beau Vinton
See more race-day picts here.
Another great series! The Trail Creek Trail Run Series challenged racers with 5 races in 2014. Runners took on the mud, rocks and hills and winners received great prizes from our sponsors, below.
Smartwool is back as a series sponsor again this year!! THANK YOU Smartwool!
THANK YOU to our NEW Series Sponsor Nathan Sports who will be providing our overall Male and Female 10K+ Series Winner with Hydration Vests and provide our overall Male and Female 5K Series winner with Hydration Belts!
It was a beautiful day at Granogue on Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out and ran, and to Andrew McDermott and Dennis Smith Photography for sharing their pictures.
Thanks to our newest Granogue Sponsor Flash Sports Physical Therapy who will be providing two Gift Certificates for a FLASH Tune-Up….which is a massage on steroids! One Gift Certificate will be used in our Free Raffle / Swag Toss so make sure you stick around after the race!
Thanks to Dennis Smith Photography! Race-day pictures are up. Hands down the 5K course was much more challenging when it came to the snow and ice…
And check out the start video here:
Thanks so much to Dansko for providing TWO pairs of shoes for the free raffle at LUMS Pond! Winners received a gift certificate for shoe of choice!
Another great day…this time warm and windy. The 10K course was two laps of the 5K course. See race day photos here. Thanks again to Andrew McDermott Photography!
Thank you to Sumner Crosby for taking all of the photographs of the event.
A new course!
Thank you to the sponsors and volunteers that helped make the 2013 Race Series a success! We’ll be back in the Spring, 2014, so keep on running and get ready for more mud, rocks and off-trailing on some of the most beautiful courses you will ever take on.
TAKE THE CHALLENGE! Check out race details and course map HERE. This is the first year the BVA has joined in on the trail run series: 970 feet of climbing, max elevation 475 feet. More race highlights/picts here.
MORE OFF ROAD! This run will take you around the perimeter of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s(TLC) Stateline Woods and Auburn Heights II Preserves. The 9K race is part of the Trail Creek Outfitters Trail Race series, but we are also offering a 5K race to runners who prefer a shorter distance.
Photos courtesy of Sumner Crosby. Click here for more images.
Photo by Dennis Smith
See more action shots by Dennis Smith here.
MAKE IT BURN! We added 5k to this trail running over fair hunting country on a private estate, hills ,vistas, creek crossings. Think you can run it? Take the challenge for a great cause. Get more details here.
Many thanks to Great Harvest Bread Co. for providing the baked goods for all 4 races.
Roots, rocks, mud, hills and cash. What could be better?
Cash prizes will be awarded to the runners who collect the most points in the series! Click links below for more info + to register for the race. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Many thanks to Merrell for sponsoring this series!
Put on those shoes and get moving! Make your mark on rolling hills and valleys, splashy waterways and open vistas of a private estate in the heart of Chester County fox-hunting country. Event to benefit local jockey Jake Chalfin. Please join us for Chasin’ for Chalfin!
Check out the trail for this run! Can you do this?! Take the challenge!
Trail Creek Outfitter’s at Chasin’ for Chalfin 7/21/2012