Saturday April 27th was the Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run/Walk.
This annual event is your chance to get some great exercise – either walking or running – and to see the very nicest and most natural sections of the Bronx River. The event began at 9:30am at the 219th Street entrance to Shoelace Park. It’s presented by Friends of Shoelace Park – and raises funds for their local park stewardship efforts. The 10K (roughly 6-mile) course goes through Shoelace Park, Bronx Park and the Bronx River Forest. The route includes some of the Bronx’s most beautiful parks, including some great historic bridges, too. The Bronx River Forest is the only remaining floodplain forest in the lower Bronx River watershed, with extensive restoration of natural habitats. It’s the best place to imagine what much of the Bronx looked like about 500 years ago. Spring has sprung – enjoy the blossoms and trees leafing out. Saturday’s weather was pefect for running, sunny and in the mid 60s!
For photos of the event, visit Friends of Shoelace Park’s Facebook page.