WCHS host 5K run Saturday in Scandia

Hay Lake Run #2SCANDIA — Join the Washington County Historical Society’s (WCHS) kick-off to the 2013 summer season with a 5K Run and Walk from the Hay Lake School Museum at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The run is a fundraiser and awareness-raising event for WCHS and the Hay Lake School Museum located at the corner of Olinda and Old Marine trails one mile south of Scandia.

The 5K Hay Lake Run starts at the Hay Lake School Museum and loops around nearby Sand Lake before finishing at the museum. The run starts at 9 a.m. and after the race, the museum will remain open for free tours of the schoolhouse and the Erickson log home.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and are encouraged to stay after the race to visit the museum and learn more about one-room school houses and their role in the county’s history.

To register for the run or get more information, visit the Events page at www.wchsmn.org or to call Site Manager David Sandager at 651-433-4014. Pre-race day registration is $15, and includes the event T-shirt. Day of registration is $20.