Community invited to the TWU loop trail race

On September 30th, the Langley community is invited to join Trinity Western University students, staff and faculty in a race around the campus' Loop Trail. Participants can run/walk the trail individually or as a 4-person relay team in this timed competition. Roughly 3km long, the trail winds through the 60 acre Ecological Study Area which has long served students as a convenient site for environmental study but which also provides opportunities for fitness, nature appreciation and other activities.

The day is designed to build new levels of environmental awareness and will conclude with a lecture from guest speaker Calvin DeWitt, PhD., professor of environmental studies at the University of Madison-Wisconsin and president of the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies. DeWitt will present A Con-Servancy Worldview: Biblical Teachings on the Care of Creation. The talk will focus on four biblical principles for environmental stewardship, including the con-servancy principle that brings richness to the concept and practice of environmental conservation and new meaning to the word, "con-servative" as reciprocal service between people and their environment.

Awards will be given to race participants immediately following the competition.

Event: Community invited to the TWU Loop Trail race
Dates: September 30, 2004
Time: Starting at 11:00 am

• 11:00 am – 3:00 pm hourly - Interpretive walks on the Loop Trail. Meet at trailhead entrance near the Welcome Center.

• 4:30 pm - Fun-run/walk. 3km race and four-person relay begins on rugby field.

• 6:00 pm - Awards: Individual open race and relay team winners in several categories will receive prizes.

• 7:00 pm Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Calvin DeWitt will speak on stewardship (Northwest Building).

Location: Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road, Langley
Cost: No Charge
Contact: Karen Steensma
Sponsor: TWU's Environmental Studies program, School of Human Kinetics, Student Life and Recreation Services.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 13 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and leadership.

Last Updated: 2015-07-16
Author: Keela Keeping