Podcast #20-’17: Rachel Carson Trail Challenge- Steve Mentzer

Steve Mentzer is the Vice President and Events Director of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy.  He serves as the Organizer for the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge (a 35-mile endurance hike) and for the Baker Trail UltraChallenge (50-mile ultramarathon).  Steve is also the developer of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy’s event participant tracking system, the creator of trail guides for the trails it oversees, its website manager, and a professional software developer.
The Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based organization dedicated to the development, protection, and promotion of hiking, biking, and walking trails throughout western Pennsylvania. The goals of the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy include raising awareness of the benefits of community trails, getting more people interested in physical activities, getting more people to experience the beauty of our region and the natural world, and helping people see our region as active and vibrant. For more information on the trails they develop and maintain, as well as events, meetings, and outings, visit www.rachelcarsontrails.org
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Steve Mentzer, Vice President and Events Director, Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, contact info:
e-mail: info@rachelcarsontrails.org
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelcarsontrail/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rachel-Carson-Trails-Conservancy-137742643069057/
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/rachelcarsontc
Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Baker Trail UltraChallenge, 50-mile ultramarathon on the Baker Trail, Saturday, August 26, 2017, Individuals or Relay Teams of up to 5 members may register
Rachel Carson Trail Challenge (twenty-first annual), June 24, 2017 (Saturday nearest the summer solstice), 35-mile endurance hike, Challenge Day Volunteer Opportunities Available!
The Sierra Club’s Annual One Day Hike (Hike Across Maryland), Washington, DC to Harper’s Ferry, WV (50 km, 100 km)
Laurel Highlands Ultra Races, (38th annual 70.5 mile trail run; 70.5 mile team relay race; 50 km trail race; 50k team relay race), Second Saturday in June
The Barkley Marathons, Ultramarathon trail race (60 mile “fun run” or 100 mile full course), Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, TN
The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young, 2015 Documentary
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Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at