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Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation

Please join us for these 2016 SPECIAL EVENTS

● Iron Run half-marathon & Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk: Saturday June 11 - More information is located below

● National Public Lands Day, with potluck lunch for volunteers: Saturday September 24

● Fall Furnace Fest: weekend of October 15-16

Click here to download the schedule of events and volunteer opportunity info

2016 IRON RUN HALF-MARATHON AND CHARCOAL CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK

Registration is now open for the 2016 Iron Run half-marathon run and Charcoal Challenge 5k run/walk on Saturday, June 11.

These two events are the 6th annual fundraiser races offered by the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. All proceeds stay at our park to support activities to improve recreation, conservation and historical education at Pine Grove Furnace. Please join us as a participant, or as a volunteer.

Racers: please help us by registering early and online. Go to...
http://www.runreg.com/6245 for the half-marathon run
http://www.runreg.com/6246 for the 5k run (or walk, if you prefer).

If you must register by mail, please click here for a form you can print out and send to our PO Box with payment.

A trifold brochure with more information about the event can be found here.

The Iron Run half-marathon course for 2016 is slightly changed from 2015 to reduce time spent running on roads. Note that the total distance is actually 13.4 miles. A map may be found here

The Charcoal Challenge 5k course for 2016 is the same as in 2015 and prior years. The total distance is 3.2 miles. A detailed map with exact mileage plus course elevations may be found here.

Any questions? Please email ironrunpgf@gmail.com.

Volunteers are also needed that Saturday morning. Please email pinegrovefriends@gmail.com if you can help us out. 

2016 PINE GROVE FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP LETTER

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

IN THE NEWS: Welcome to our new Park Manager

Click here to read the press release

PINS & PATCHES

Remember your visit to Pine Grove Furnace. Special items for sale to benefit activities at the Park. Click here!

NEW ITEM FOR SALE: JEWELRY MADE USING IRON FURNACE SLAG!

See this Facebook post (you don’t have to be a Facebook member to read it)


Mission Statement

“The Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park exists to keep history alive and promote the educational and recreational programs of the park and surrounding areas through special events and trail development while protecting the park’s natural resources.”

Our primary goal is to raise revenue to support the park in completing projects that include but are not limited to:

The old furnace stack at<br/>Pine Grove Furnace State Park

A view of the old furnace stack at
Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

  • Bridge work on trails
  • Enhancement and creation of trail links
  • Resource management - control of invasive species/ planting natives
  • The enhancement of the Furnace Stack area
  • A new playground
  • The development of interpretive displays.

 

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