LAKE ARIEL - Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. personal injury law firm Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. will be a title race sponsor for Lacawac Sanctuary’s 4th Annual Lake to Lake 8K -5K Trail Run and Dog Woods Walk to be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Sanctuary.

The race course will lead participants over the trails of Lacawac Sanctuary near Lake Ariel, offering views of 400 acres of rich biodiversity and natural resources.

Attorney Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., a shareholder and managing partner with Scartelli Olszewski and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lacawac Sanctuary, noted that “protecting the environment is important to Northeastern Pennsylvania. We are happy to support such a worthy cause in order to help preserve and educate the public about one of the region’s natural landmarks.”

“The Lake to Lake event is a great way to get out and enjoy the beauty of Lacawac and nature while supporting the work that takes place at Lacawac’s field research station and environmental education facility,” said Craig Lukatch, President of Lacawac Sanctuary.

Register by Oct. 9

Race registration is $25 for the 8K, $20 for the 5K and $15 for the woods dog walk, until Oct. 9.  
Each participant in the 8K, 5K and Woods Dog Walk will receive Lacawac swag including a race running shirt and socks; dog participants receive a bandana and all-natural Clear Conscience Pet treats.

Entry forms must be received or postmarked by Monday, Oct. 9 to be guaranteed a t-shirt and goody bag. Limited quantities and sizes of shirts will be available on the morning of the race. Youth Sizes will not be available on race day.
Cash awards will be given in the Trail Runs for Overall male and female, plus top three finishers in age groups. The race results will be overseen by The Scranton Running Company using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip timing.
A post-race celebration will be hosted Melissa Scartelli and Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. for all participants at Lacawac.
To register, visit www.lacawac.org/lake-to-lake-8k-trail-run.html

For more information about sponsorships and athlete and participant packets or to volunteer, contact Lacawac at 570-689-9494 or email craig.lukatch@lacawac.org.

Other sponsors

Other race sponsors include: Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau, Phoenix Sports Technology, David Elliot Poultry Farm, Fox 56, Bold Gold Media, Eastern Propane, Clear Conscience Pet, Donovan Insurance, Wayne Memorial Health System, FNCB, Citizens Savings Bank, Woodloch Resort, Mohegan Sun, Davis Chant Realty.

Lacawac Sanctuary is a nonprofit association founded in 1966 for the purpose of protecting a gift of the original Connell Park lands by Arthur and Isabel Watres and facilitating environmental education and research. Located on Lake Wallenpaupack, the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation plays an important role in the preservation of Lake Lacawac which is one of the southernmost glacial lakes in the hemisphere and has been preserved in pristine condition free from development and encroachment.

Lacawac Sanctuary has hosted many events to bring environmental awareness such as an annual ecology conference, various K-12 education programs and workshops, seminars and fundraisers. Lacawac Sanctuary is an ecological field research station and public environmental education facility.