March 24, 2017

Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run set for April 15

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Registration is underway for the fifth annual Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run on April 15 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

The event is open to the public and all ages are welcome to participate. The run/walk takes place at the experiential education facility located about eight miles south of Carbondale on Giant City Road.

Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run kicks off at 9 a.m. in Camp 2. The awards presentation will follow. The 5K racing brackets and awards will be divided by age groups. Within the specified age groups, the top three male and female runners, as well as the overall top finisher, will earn recognition at the awards ceremony.

The entry fee is $25 for those who pre-register or $30 for those who sign up on race day. The price covers the race entry fee, a T-shirt, light snacks and awards.

You can register online at (search for “Rocky Ledges”) or by visiting the Member Services Center on the upper level of SIU’s Student Recreation Center. The registration form is also available online at and entries can be submitted by mail.

For more information, visit the website or contact Veronica Tantoco at Or, call Touch of Nature Environmental Center at 618/453-1121 or Recreational Sports and Services at 618/453-1277.

The event sponsors are SIU’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center and Recreational Sports and Services. The race results will be available on the website, too.