Steve Fealtman Memorial Awesum Possum Lake Trail Adventure
Join friends and family for a scenic 4.5-mile run/walk/hike at Opossum Lake! You'll be amazed at this little gem in the middle of Cumberland County and glad you tackled this well-loved and scenic course.
The Friends of Opossum Lake Conservancy (F.O.L.C) is honored to host this event in honor of Steve Fealtman. Steve was a proud US Marine who served from 1981to 1985. He continued to serve his community by dedicating his time and serving on the board of F.O.L.C. for ten years. He was an active outdoorsman who loved kayaking, hiking, biking, running, and hunting He spent countless hours enjoying nature and wildlife on the trails and water of Opossum Lake. He also donated many hours of time working alongside volunteers on the Anglers Access Trail that surrounds the lake.
In April 2019, Steve Fealtman suffered a fatal heart attack while training for a half marathon. His family, friends, comrades, and community know that Steve had always dreamed of organizing a run or hiking event around the lake. We have organized this event to help achieve his dream and honor his legacy and name.
The race is a roughly 4.5-mile counterclockwise loop around the lake. The terrain includes grassy fields, pavement, rocks, roots, and potentially mud. Participants will see the lake, perhaps some wildlife, and take in fabulous views of the lake. The defining view is from the top of the epic "Fealtman Hill" at mile 3 where you can catch a glimpse of the entire lake and catch your breath on the downhill.
The official trail name is the Anglers Access Trail, with an additional out and back on Mt. Zion Road. Feel free to check the area out beforehand or find reviews on AllTrails.com, the PA Fish and Boat commission site, or find a local to give you a tour!
New for 2022! There will be a team competition to allow families, groups, organizations, or friends to compete as a unit. Teams consist of 3 members and results are based on cumulative time.
Click here to sign up.