2017-02-16 / News

Skedaddle returns to Almar Orchard

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Planning is underway for the 4th annual Scrumpy Skedaddle run, which is expected to draw at least 2,500 people to Clayton Township this fall.

The township Board of Trustees gave event organizers Running Fit the thumbs up to ask the county Road Commission to close sections of Duffield, Calkins and Beecher roads on Oct. 1.

The 5K and 10K and Cider Slam events begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Scrumpy Skedaddle is part of Running Fit’s Thirsty 3 series, which also includes the Hightail to Ale 5K on May 5 in Detroit, and Running Between the Vines 5K, 5M, Cellar Slam and half marathon Aug. 19 in Jackson.

The Clayton Township run is named for the J.K.’s Scrumpy hard cider produced at Almar Orchard, which hosts the event.

Participants run along roadways and among the apple trees.

Last year’s Skedaddle attracted about 5,000 runners and spectators. – L.R.

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