Ready, Set, Go! Adkins Arbor Day 5K Draws Runners from Across the Region

Sixteen-year-old Colin Quinn makes tracks during Adkins Arboretum’s seventh annual Arbor Day Run, Sat., April 7. Quinn, of Centreville, placed first in the men’s 16 to 29 category and finished third overall. Participants of all ages turned out to catch glimpses of spring on a 5K run, kids’ 100-yard dash, and one-mile family fun run/walk. Awards were presented in all classes, and 5K runners received a white oak sapling, the Arboretum’s 2012 Native Tree of the Year. For more information on Arboretum programs and events, visit

The Arbor Day Run was sponsored in part by Dr. Julio Ramirez, MD, PC of Chestertown and Centreville, Kingstown Farm, Home & Garden of Chestertown, and Cindy Draper & Associates Massage Therapy of Denton.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.