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September 23, 2005

Source: Trinity Western University:

The second annual Salmon River Trail Race

Spawning salmon won't be the only ones racing through the Ecosystem Study Area (ESA) at Trinity Western University this fall.

On Thursday, September 29, the public is invited to run or walk in the second annual Salmon River Trail Race. Participants are invited to complete the three km race individually or in four-person relay teams through TWU's ESA—an area known for its salmon rearing streams and lavish plant and animal life—for various prizes. For those who do not wish to compete, the event also offers the opportunity for guided nature walks that tour the trail and engage the environmentally rich habitat.

Over 50 acres in size, the ESA is home to numerous rare and endangered species and is heralded as one of the largest untouched salmon rearing habitats in the province. This unique status marks the Salmon River Trail as a prime location for scientific study and its accessibility and regular maintenance also allow for easy access to the area for recreational and research uses.

The Salmon River Trail is open daily from dawn until dusk with entrances throughout the TWU campus, the most prominent of which is at the campus entrance on Glover Road.

Event: Salmon River Trail Race

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005

Time: Race: 5:00 p.m.; Guided nature walks: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and

2:00 p.m.

Location: The Salmon River Trail at Trinity Western University 7600 Glover Rd, Langley, B.C. Race: start at the rugby field; guided nature walks: start at the welcome centre

Cost: No charge

Contact: For more information contact Karen Steensma, Chris Hall, or Stephanie Koole

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and leadership. For more information on TWU, visit

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