2021 event starts, ends at Dryden’s Memorial Park

DRYDEN — Whether you prefer running or walking, the 14th annual Polly Ann Trail Run/Walk takes place this Saturday, June 5, starting at 9 a.m. at the Dryden Memorial Park.

The race day entry fee is $30, which includes a participant t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

Registration for the 2021 Polly Ann Trail fundraiser is from 7:45-9 a.m., with the race scheduled to begin promptly at 9 a.m.
This year’s four-mile route begins and ends at Memorial Park.
The new course will take participants south on the trail to Casey Road, where it turns around and heads north to the General Squier Park connector, through the connector and a loop around the parking lot, back through the connector, and then north back to the finish at Dryden Memorial Park.

“Starting and finishing at the same place eliminates the need to transport people back to the start,” said David Howell, Friends of the Polly Ann Trail Chairperson.

He added that the course is safe because there are no road crossings, while the route allows participants to see the rarely used General Squier connector.

For further information, visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Dryden/PollyAnnTrail4MileRunWalk.

Proceeds from the event will go toward trail maintenance and improvements.

Maintenance of the Polly Ann Trail is conducted by volunteers supported by Friends of the Polly Ann Trail members and friends.

Howell said it is expected that next year’s (2022) Run/Walk will return to its former starting point at the northwest corner of the Imlay City High School parking lot.

Contact David Howell at djhowell17@gmail.com or by calling 248-933-6184.

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.