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Hikers can help Sheriff’s team

Volunteers asking residents to join in series of hikes through local trails starting Saturday

Posted: January 26, 2010 11:01 p.m.
Updated: January 27, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
Hikers who take a trail challenge beginning Saturday can help raise funds for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Search and Rescue Team.

The team of volunteers is asking residents to join its members on at least 10 hikes through local trails over a 12-week period, according to a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station statement.

The kickoff event will be held on Saturday at the picnic grounds of Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon.

Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the group hikes will start at 9 a.m.

Participants are welcome to hike individually at later times.

The funds will help pay for equipment and training for the search and rescue team this year.

Hikers have a choice between a long-distance challenge, which requires them to track their miles, and a general hike challenge, which only requires participation.

Individual hikers are asked to give $50 donations. Corporate donors are asked to give $250 per sponsorship and $50 per participant.
Those who register within the first week of the event are guaranteed free trail challenge T-shirts.

The challenge will be held on select Saturdays and Sundays until April 18, when it will conclude with a barbecue and awards ceremony at an announced location.

Participants must be at least 18 years old to enroll. Children can also attend if they are supervised by adults.

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