by Megan James
The second installment of the new fun run series, the 4 Season 4K, will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 10:00 am at Camp Stomping Ground (3430 Boyhaven Rd, Middle Grove NY), whose goal is to inspire the next generation of radically empathetic decision makers. Community members, families and pets of all ages and abilities are welcome to run, walk or dance through the trails of Camp Stomping Ground.
Megan James, owner of Immersion PT and coach of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake cross country & track teams, designed the fun run series as a way to inspire new runners, and foster appreciation for our natural spaces in a fun, family-friendly environment. “It will be spring in upstate New York, so we are hoping for a muddy run to kick off the season!” says James.
Laura Kriegel, Executive Director of Camp Stomping Ground, is excited to welcome the local community to the property to highlight the rehabilitation work that has been done at camp since 2020, including the recently-completed renovation of the 1830’s farmhouse. “Camp is all about gathering and building community. We are looking forward to hosting this event and sharing this beautiful space with the local community,” says Kriegel.
Proceeds from the events will go to BH-BL Rotary Club, which supports many other local organizations and events, including Camp Stomping Ground, and Immersion PT’s “Team Teen” programming for young female athletes.
The new trail will tour through Camp Stomping Ground’s infrastructure, existing trails, and the neighboring NYS Forest. Participants should note that trail runs in some areas are ungroomed so caution and surefootedness are advised. The spring run will also highlight maple syrup-based creations for post-run snacking, local maple syrup for sale, and non-traditional prizes, including one for the muddiest runner & the person who brings the “biggest squad” to the run. There will be no time-based, age-group or overall placing awards at any of the events in this series.
Tickets to the event can be purchased through: https://campstompingground.org/4s4k
Note: In the event of extreme weather or extenuating circumstances, the race will be postponed to Saturday, April 8 at 10:00am. Updates will be posted on our registration page.
About Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Rotary:
Chartered in 1951, the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Rotary Club is a small but active group of about 35 members. We work with and give back to our local and global communities to improve daily life in the present and build a better future while honoring the past.
About Camp Stomping Ground:
Camp Stomping Ground is an overnight summer camp based in Saratoga Springs NY. Their mission is to inspire the next generation of radically empathetic decision makers. Stomping Ground believes in bringing kids together from all backgrounds, and draws campers from all over the Northeast.
About Immersion PT:
Immersion PT is a physical therapy and coaching practice, founded & owned by Megan James, a doctor of physical therapy and USATF-Level 2 certified running coach. Our mission is to engage athletes of all ages and abilities in healthy, sustainable practices to support their athletic goals, with a particular emphasis on empowering women and girls in running.