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Cultivating opportunities for the enrichment of parks, recreation services, and facilities for the people of the Penn-Trafford community

Bushy Run Trail 5K Run/Walk - July 14, 2019

The Bushy Run Trail Annual 5K Run & Walk meanders through the scenic trails of the beautiful, historical, Bushy Run Battlefield! Enjoy this challenging course and race for prizes or walk for exercise and fun! Friends of PTARC is sponsoring this event on Sunday, July 14, 2019. You can pre-register by 6/26/19 for $20 or $10 if age 17 & under by mail or in person or register on race morning at Bushy Run for $25. Registration will be accepted from 7:00-8:15 am on Sunday morning and the race begins at 8:30 am.

Bushy Run Battlefield is located on Route 993 in Penn Township, PA. Trophies for largest team participation, top two overall male/female runners and top two male/female walkers, top two male/female runners and top two male/female walkers in 14 age divisions: 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over. The first 200 entrants receive a t-shirt, and refreshments are provided. Proceeds used to renovate and rehabilitate playgrounds in the Penn-Trafford Area. If you have any questions, please call 724-744-2171 ext. 205. Get out in the morning and run or walk and you'll feel great all day! View registration form

About Us

Who Are We? Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission is a non-profit, tax-exempt Pennsylvania corporation created in order to provide funding for community organizations, including the Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission, to support community projects, recreational programs and activities and community development projects.

What Do We Do? Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission's goal is to raise funds to renovate existing parks and recreation facilities in the Penn-Trafford area and develop new parks and recreation facilities for our residents to enjoy.

How Can You Help? Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation is asking community-minded organizations and individuals to volunteer, donate materials, labor, and/or time to assist in the completion of these projects.

Why Should You Help? Parks and recreation facilities provide:

  • Places for families to hold birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, graduation parties, and anniversary celebrations.
  • Facilities for parents and caregivers to take pre-school children for fun activities, outdoor exercise, and early childhood education.
  • Places for after-school activities, club meetings, fitness, nature, and fun activities for school-aged children.
  • Facilities for life-long learning, fitness, and wellness activities for adults.
  • Places for seniors to gather, socialize, participate in activities, and exercise.

Public Meetings

Regular meetings of Friends of PTARC are held on the second Wednesday of every other month at 6:30 pm in the Penn Township Municipal Building.

Board of Directors

Linda G. Bires, Executive Director
Michael Ginsburg (chair)
Midge Culig (vice chair)
Susan Sullivan (secretary)
Joy Clontz

Volunteer With Us

Friends of Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission
2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636
Linda G. Bires, Executive Director, 724-744-2171 ext. 205