Traditional – Mingo Creek Park, Washington County 5K and 10K Walk and Star Gazing Party

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Date(s) - 11/03/2018
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Start Point:   Pavilion 2  (See Mingo Creek Park map below for directions.)      We will be in the pavilion.

Parking.  Parking is available at Pavilion 2 at the start point.

Walk times.  Starts at 1:00  p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and finishes at 7 p.m.   Star Gazing Party begins at dusk.

Preregistration Deadline:   October 3, 2018

Fees and Award Cost:  Walk – $3.00 Walk and Award Patch – $8.00

This traditional 5K and 10K walk is hosted by the Mon Valley Trailblazers AVA – 0981.  The walk is routed through Mingo Creek Park on the trails and crosses two covered bridges.  Walking directions and maps will be provided.

Upon completion of the walk, you will finish back at the start/registration point at Pavilion 2, where each youth will receive the AVA “Walk Together Patch” and everyone will receive a “Moon Pie”.

Please note:

  • There are no refunds for no shows.
  • Scouts must ”Walk the Moon Walk” to earn the patch.
  •  Additional walkers who are not pre-registered are welcome on walk day. They must register separately at the start table, sign a waiver and pay their fee. They will still be able to walk with your group.  We cannot allow non-registered participants due to insurance liability.
  • We expect a large number of participants.

The unsanctioned Stargazing Party follows the completion of your walk.  Follow the park signs to Pavilion 10 and continue past the pavilion up to the Observatory.

This event is hosted by Professor Ken Coles and his astronomy students from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Astronomer Class and the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, PA.   The Observatory will be open and there will be telescopes set up by the IUP students and members of the Amateur Astronomers Association, enabling you to observe planets and stars, weather permitting.

For information on the Mingo Creek Park Observatory, Click here

The Mon Valley Trailblazers extend a warm welcome to all of you and hope that all have an enjoyable time together.

Mingo Creek Park map

Mingo Creek Park driving directions