This past weekend on April 2nd The lost brook trail 5 & 10 mile race came to life. One of our Mountain Peak Fitness / Campmor team members Philip Germakian organized and directed his very first trail race to benefit the Tenafly nature center. The
Tenafly Nature Center is a non-profit independent-member supported nature preserve celebrating their 50th year in operation. Their mission is to protect almost 400 acres and its inhabitants for generations to come and to act as an educational resource.
Quote from the Race Director when asked why did you decide to organize a trail race at the Tenafly Nature Center?
“It was no coincidence that in the Fall of 2007 I began running trails, and also working as an environmental educator at the Tenafly Nature Center. It was fate. Years later, I have returned to give back to the place that helped me develop my two passions in life, teaching and running. I decided to “pay it forward” by introducing others to the magic of the Tenafly Nature Center and its trails by organizing its 1st trail race.” Phil Germakian
The race sold out and was comprised of beginners as well as local elites who were ready to set speedy course records. The course offered a little bit of everything from technical sections to romping through some spring time mud. Congratulations Phil &
MPF/Campmor Athlete Randy Miller for placing 2nd in the 5 mile race with the time of 37:03.