Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The scenic Clinton River Trail, spanning 16 miles through the five communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake in Oakland County, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2019 with a year-long calendar of programs and events for all ages.

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary in 2019

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary in 2019

Volunteers with Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) are encouraging hikers, bikers, walkers, birders, canoeists, kayakers plus fishermen and women to take to the trail and enjoy the area history, many sights, amenities and great recreational fun.

The 15th anniversary kick-off takes place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 at the Rochester Hills Museum at the Van Hoosen Farm. Featured speaker will be Kevin Hanson, co-owner of Hansons Running Shop and co-founder of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, which has trained runners on the trail since the start. 2018 Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden was a team member and trained for many years on the Clinton River Trail.

“We have benefited from the development of the Clinton River Trail for years,” said Hanson. “Our runners know every mile.”

As a small thank you to the community, the FCRT will provide attendees and participants at all 2019 events with complimentary Clinton River Trail mix, courtesy of Kar’s Nuts.

In addition, students from Avondale High School radio station 89.5 FM will provide public service announcements, interviews, live broadcasts and even a curate a music mix for trail users throughout the anniversary year.

About the Clinton River Trail (CRT)

CRT is a 16 mile long, multi-use, recreational trail extending through the communities of Sylvan Lake, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills and Rochester. The CRT provides connections to several other trails in the area and is a critical part of two cross-state trails: the Iron Belle Trail running from Belle Isle to Ironwood and the Great Lake to Lake Trail from South Haven to Port Huron. The CRT has contributed to the health, vitality and quality of life in the region for 15 years.

About Friends of the Clinton River Trail

An all-volunteer group, Friends of the Clinton River Trail is dedicated to improving the safety and enjoyment of the trail for all users. Representing approximately 450 members, the group’s Steering Committee works with each of the five cities through which the trail passes to achieve consistent branding for the trail and a common standard for trail appearance and maintenance. As a thank you to the local communities, the Friends group is coordinating a year-long calendar of events and activities to celebrate the CRT’s 15th Anniversary in 2019.

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