2020 Winter Warmup 5k Results

We would like to say “Thank You” to the community and “Congratulations” to the participants who ran the Winter Warm-Up 5k. Official results can be found HERE.

Some Interesting Facts

  • 51 runners
  • The overall time was 16:55
  • All runners finished in under one hour
Overall Male (we had two winners):
Elias Rojas
Robby Gingerich
 
Overall Female:
Jody Brown
 
Youth Male ( under 16):
Chase Lewis 
 
Youth Female (under 16):
Lydia Bennett 
 
Adult Male (16-49):
Robert Martin 
 
Adult Female (16-49):
Chloe McRobbie
 
Experienced Adults Male (50+):
Brian Shephard 
 
Experienced Adult Female (50+):
Michelle Carey 

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Conklin Bay Trail Section Update

The Syracuse Wawasee Trail has received many improvements and trail section additions over the past few years. We have highlighted some of these areas and have given you a few updates. Currently, we are making a major addition and improvements to the Trail along the Conklin Bay area of Lake Wawasee. Construction of the Conklin Bay Trail began on October 13,2019 and will be completed in the spring of 2020. The trail will consist of 1/3 mile of boardwalk over the Rolland Wetland Conservation Area and continue south with a concrete sidewalk of 2/3 of a mile along the WACF nature preserve and ending at North Grandview Drive. It will feature three overlooks and a boardwalk observatory which transverses through a cattail-wetland marsh area. Nature enthusiasts will be able to observe and enjoy nature and waterfowl, all within a natural lake ecosystem. The boardwalk has been constructed in sections off site and brought to staging areas where it will be installed with minimal impact to the wetlands. Completion of this trail segment runs along SR13 will allow the south half of Lake Wawasee residents to enjoy the trails. Construction continues during the winter with minimal impact helical piles being drilled into marsh area soils, which support galvanized steel frames holding the composite.

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2019 Winter Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter. Read an article by the new Executive Director of Syracuse Wawasee Trails. There is also an update on the new Trails section along Conklin Bay and a list of all the new committee members. For the full digital version click here.

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5K Run a Cold Success

The 3rd annual Wawasee Winter Warm-Up took place December 26th in single digit temperatures. Over 55 participants followed the 3.1 mile course back and forth through Syracuse before ending at the old Syracuse Elementary School for hot chocolate and snacks provided by New Market. The fastest man took only 18 minutes and the fastest woman took jut a minute more.
They each received a free night’s stay at Oakwood resort. The run was followed by a hearty breakfast at the library to benefit the Friends of the Library and then tons of great activities at Oakwood for the Winter Carnival Join us next year on January 25th!

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2018 Fall Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter. Read an article by new board member Adam Richardson about how his young family appreciates and uses the trail. There is a list of events for 2019, so that you can Save the Date. Plus, lots of pictures of cute dogs in costumes! For the full digital version click here.

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2018 Winter Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter. Read an article by local librarian Becky Brower about why she loves the trail. There is also a comprehensive list of events to look forward to this Spring. For the full digital version click here.

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Gifts

Do you want to give back to your community with your gifts this year? Consider buying a trails T-shirt, water bottle, reflective arm band, or ever-useful doggie bag holder. Order here by December 18th for Christmas delivery or by December 21st for in-office pick-up.

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2017 Fall Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter. Read some inspirational stories about the effect of our Couch to 5K class, and how the trails influenced a local business owner’s decision to locate in Syracuse. For the full digital version click here.

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New Trail Construction

Check out some of the great new trail going in around Syracuse:

This section where Pickwick Dr. crosses SR13 will be a lot safer with the new pedestrian light.

And this section will help kids get safely to the new elementary school.

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Summer Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter. Be sure to mark your calendars with all the great events we have lined up this summer. Learn about the history of the Tour des Lakes bike ride and the importance of Hydration. There is also an update on plans for trails near the school. For the full digital version click here.

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