The Southern Conservation Trust’s new Trails for Troops program is a way for us to give back to our community and provide access to the therapeutic benefits of nature to our troops, veterans, and first-responders. All supporters are welcome to join us in this exciting new way to enjoy nature.
Trails for Troops is a Veteran Operated hiking group that offers camaraderie for those who have served. The physical level of activities will vary from light walks to ruck marches to more strenuous trail runs. Participation is free and funded solely through generous community contributions and sponsors.
Group-based recreational experience and spending time in restorative natural environments have proven significant positive impacts on Veterans. Trails for Troops encourages all Veterans, those who have served, first-responders, their families, and leashed pups to attend.
If you would like to purchase a shirt and have it delivered before the first Ruck March on October 3rd, please be sure to place your t-shirt order by September 13th. T-shirts can still be ordered anytime after September 13th, but are not guaranteed to arrive by October 3rd. All proceeds from t-shirts will go towards our Trails for Troops program.
October 3rd: 10-Mile Rucksack March at The Ridge Nature Area
In collaboration with the City of Fayetteville, please join us we kick off our first Trails for Troops event on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, from 7:00AM-10:00AM at The Ridge Nature Area! New to The Ridge Nature Area? The address is 390 Burch Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215.
Due to COVID-19, there are only 30 spots available, and participants must register before the event. Click here to register for free!
In addition to registering before the event, all participants must fill out our COVID-19 waiver. All participants must adhere to our COVID-19 protocols while participating in this event, including socially distancing from other participants and wearing masks.
What to bring: A water source, snacks, a small first-aid kit, mask, suggested weight for your rucksack: minimum 15lbs (ladies) and 25lbs (men); this is up to you, but a backpack or rucksack are required for the march.
Age Limit: All ages welcome (minors under age 18 are permitted to participate as long as a parent/guardian is present throughout the entire duration of the event).
Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed.