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RECREATION | El Camino Trail 5K Walk


Five years ago the Thomas R. Frey Trail at El Camino was created, the 2.25 mile walkable urban greenspace offering fitness and fresh air opportunities as well as an annual 5K Walk event. This week a special 5K Walk will commemorate the trail's anniversary on National Trails Day, supported by Genesee Land Trust, Conkey Cruisers, and Project HOPE of the Ibero-American Development Corporation. The self-paced walk will feature entertainment along the route, speakers, and lunch provided in the park, and participants can sign up for summer programming and activities. And there will be alternative 1K, 2K, or 3K route lengths.

The El Camino Trail 5K Walk takes place on Saturday, June 2, beginning and ending at Conkey Corner Park, 92 Conkey Avenue. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 a.m. There's no registration fee but donations are encouraged; proceeds will go toward completing El Camino by transforming the Trestle over the Genesee River and extending the trail to the west side and into High Falls.