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Fire 5K

February 15, 2014 - Huntersville, NC

Sorry, but the online registration is no longer available for this event.

Due to the winter weather and slick conditions at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve's roads and trails, Park and Recreation is canceling the Fire 5K on Saturday.  We appreciate your interest and support, and your registration helps continue our prescribed fire awareness program. Please stop by the Latta Plantation Nature Center and pick up your race T-shirt (and run our trails!) this coming Wednesday though Saturday.  Thank you!



The purpose of this Fire 5k is to raise awareness of Park & Recreation’s prescribed fire program and to educate neighbors and citizens of its benefits to wildlife and plant communities.  This 5k trail run will take participants through recently burned wooded areas and prairies that rely on fire to stay healthy. Free interpretive programs and tours about fire in ecosystems will follow the run, and Smokey Bear will be there to meet the kids!


Many of North Carolina's natural ecosystems require periodic fire for their survival. Prescribed burning is essential to the perpetuation, restoration, and management of many plant and animal communities. Fire consumes plant matter which releases nutrients. The nutrients increase the growth and yield of plants that provide forage and an area for escape and brooding and that satisfy other habitat needs. Prescribed burning benefits game, nongame, and endangered wildlife species by enhancing wildlife habitat.



Sorry, but the online registration is no longer available for this event.


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Start Date: Feb 15, 2014 8:30am
End Date: Feb 15, 2014
Activity: Running, Walking
Location: Latta Plantation Nature
Huntersville, NC 28078
Price: $5-$30
Distance: 5K

Contact: Christa Rogers
Contact E-mail: Christa.Rogers@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Contact Phone: 7049484504
Contact City: Charlotte
Contact State: NC
Contact Country: United States
Timing Company Name: Queen City Timing

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