Hot Springs Village 4-Mile Competitive Run

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The first annual Dusk Scare, a 4-mile competitive run through the Ouachita Mountains, is scheduled for Sat., Nov. 2. Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, is hosting a special event for the outdoor enthusiast featuring activities held on nature trails throughout the Village.

Our community has 26 miles of natural, secluded trails. Volunteers from the Trails Committee and I wanted to invite everyone to come out and enjoy them this fall," said Dannet Botkin, Marketing Director of Hot Springs Village.

Ready to get your heart pumping? Then sign up now for the first annual Dusk Scare, a 4-mile competitive run through the Ouachita Mountains scheduled for Sat., Nov. 2. Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, is hosting a special event for the outdoor enthusiast featuring activities held on nature trails throughout the Village.

Registration is now open for the 4-Mile Run on Hernando Trail West, a challenging course with natural wooded beauty. This is a USA Track & Field sanctioned run managed by DLT Events of Arkadelphia, with support from and in benefit of Teen Challenge of Arkansas, a non-profit organization. Athletics may register online at http://www.HSVZombieTrailRun.com. Both runners and walkers are welcome, but everyone must register.

Athletics are warned to keep a lookout along the trail for a couple of unnatural surprises – zombies!

“There is no better time to enjoy the trails than fall,” said Dannet Botkin, Marketing Director in Hot Springs Village. “Our community has 26 miles of natural, secluded trails. Volunteers from the Trails Committee and I wanted to invite everyone to come out and enjoy them this fall.”

This all-day affair kicks off at 8 a.m. with a Bird Watching Eco Walk on Magellan Beaver Dam Trail. Members of the Audubon Society will be on hand to point out birds and answer questions. A Geocaching Walk begins at 9 a.m. on Cedar Creek Trail. Participates will use their GPS handheld devices to discover hidden treasures.

Hernando Trail East will host the Cycling Fun Tour, a scenic bike ride from 9 to 11 a.m. This is not a race, but a leisurely trek so cyclists can enjoy the fall foliage along the trail. Cyclists have a choice on how far they ride from 5 miles up to 11.2 miles. Pre-registration is not required, simply sign in upon arrival.

Other family-fun events include a Dog Costume Parade on DeSoto Spillway Trail, coordinated by the Friends of the Dog Park, a Golf Cart Decoration Contest on Balboa Spillway Trail and a Segway Trail Ride on the DeSoto Marina Multipurpose Trail.

Visit http://www.HSVZombieTrailRun.com to learn more about each event, download maps and register, if necessary. Take advantage of a 10% discount on accommodations offered by Hot Springs Village Rentals when booked for Nov. 1-3.

This community event is presented by Village Home Center and other local sponsors including Mountain Valley Spring Water, Sam’s Club, Segway of Arkansas, Backspin Seating, Central Arkansas Woodturners, Hot Springs Village Woodworkers, Hot Springs Village Rentals, Hot Springs Village Cards, Teen Challenge of Arkansas, Photos by Renee and Chas Brunk Design.

A Real Estate Open House is also scheduled that weekend – Sat. Nov. 2 and Sun. Nov. 3. Sign up at http://www.VisitHSV.com and get a personal tour of available homes. Or, drop by the Visitor Center at 121 Cordoba Center Dr. and pick up an Open House listing. Real estate agents will be available at the center for anyone desiring a personal tour. Few communities offer such a variety of lifestyles from lakeside living to homes with mountain or golf course views. From townhouses to mansions, you can find the home of your dreams or build your own from scratch.

Hot Springs Village, located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, is known for its sweeping vistas, woodland setting and championship golf courses. It’s been recognized as a "Top 100 Master Planned Community" by Where To Retire magazine and as one of the top three “retirement hot spots” in the country by Realty Trac as reported on CBS News.

Its idyllic setting is the perfect place to get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors. No matter what you love to do, you’ll find it here – golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, theatrical performances and more. Plus, there are over 200 clubs and organizations to satisfy almost any creative inspiration or philanthropic desire.

Find out more about Hot Springs Village at http://www.DiscoverHotSpringsVillage.org.

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