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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 frequent.

Still, path working has a devoted following, and few such native occasions are extra well-liked than the Keystone Ancient Forest’s Ancient Trail Trek, slated this yr for Feb. 5.

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

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

He mentioned attendance has steadily elevated over the previous few years because the inaugural trek in 2017, with final yr’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 mentioned 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 gives three distances — 5k, 10k and 15k — and serves as a fundraiser for the protect, with 100% of the proceeds going into the positioning’s repairs and enhancements.