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Hit the trails for Ijams Hike-a-Thon March 2014

Visitors and locals can hit the trails around Knoxville, Tennessee and raise some cash at the same time. The Ijams Hike-a-Thon 2014 is underway.

Sign on the Knoxville, Tennessee Greenway
Sign on the Knoxville, Tennessee GreenwayGayle Crabtree

Participants will first need to register online and then ask friends and family for pledges. Participants will need to log any classes that they take at Urban Wilderness. They will also need to keep track of the miles that they walk, bike or jog outdoors. Pledges are then collected and turned into Ijams Nature Center.

Funds raised will help protect environmental and historic resources. They will also help Ijams Nature Center continue to provide educational programs that benefit schools and the community. These programs are help students and community members better understand the mission of the nature and the impact their actions may have on the environment.

What better way to enjoy the environment than with a new bike route? The City of Knoxville has opened the route from Gay Street to the Knoxville Zoo. Plenty of signs are posted to help outdoor enthusiasts find their way. It promises scenery, shopping and fun.

Participants in the Ijams Nature Center Hike-a-Thon may want to look into the new bike route. More information on the route can be found on the website for the City of Knoxville.