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While virtually any avid runner can discover a 5k or 10k race to hitch nearly each week or so, formal trail-running occasions aren’t fairly as widespread.

Still, path operating has a devoted following, and few such native occasions are extra standard than the Keystone Ancient Forest’s Ancient Trail Trek, slated this 12 months for Feb. 5.

Registration is open for the annual occasion, however slots are going quick.

Jeff Edwards, director of the town of Sand Springs’ Parks and Recreation Department, stated entries have been capped at 400 for this 12 months’s race, primarily due to restricted parking on the website.

He stated attendance has steadily elevated over the previous few years for the reason that inaugural trek in 2017, with final 12 months’s occasion having 348 registered runners.

A month earlier than the race, although, 30% of these slots have already been grabbed.

“We have 280 remaining spots as of now,” Edwards stated final week. “Most of the registrations will come in the two weeks prior to the event.

“We’ve made a few (Facebook) posts encouraging individuals to register early, as with the limited slots this year, we feel this year’s event will sell out.”

The Ancient Trail Trek presents three distances — 5k, 10k and 15k — and serves as a fundraiser for the protect, with 100% of the proceeds going into the location’s maintenance and enhancements.