Steve Fealtman Memorial Awesum Possum Lake Trail Adventure

1205 Easy Road,
Carlisle, PA 17015
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  • Dates: June 3, 2023
  • Location: Opossum Lake
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Price: $10 General Entry; $10 per person for a team entry; $10 kids' fun run

Join friends and family for a scenic 4-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 1981-1985. 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 working alongside volunteers on the Anglers Access Trail surrounding 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-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 official trail name is the Anglers Access Trail, and the course will include the new bridge and some additional trails found throughout the park. Feel free to check the area beforehand, find reviews on, the PA Fish and Boat commission site, or find a local to tour you!  

A team competition will allow families, groups, organizations, or friends to compete as a unit. Teams consist of 3 members, and results are based on cumulative time. 

For the fleet of feet or competitive folks, we will have awards for the top male, female, and team runners (male, female, mixed). Results are chip timed. Awards will go 3 deep for the following categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 plus. The kids' race participants will receive a prize.  

Click here to sign up.