Run to benefit Friends Center |

Run to benefit Friends Center

Ever wonder what it feels like to be a salmon climbing a fish ladder?

Being one with the salmon is what it’s all about Saturday at the Spring Salmon Run, a 10-kilometer trail run and walk to raise funds for environmental education at Sierra Friends Center (formerly John Woolman School).

Participants will climb a steep section of trail from Jones Bar on the South Yuba River to the Independence Trail. The course was laid out that way “to make it show the struggle salmon go through” as they climb fish ladders, said Kathy Hempel of South Yuba River Citizens League, which is helping sponsor the event.

Lest that should frighten anyone away, Hempel said she’s seen “people of all ages doing the run … you don’t have to run it … it’s a beautiful walk.”

The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Jones Bar and Owl Creek roads. The run starts at 9 a.m. Participants can register before the event for $25. For information, call 273-3183.

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