Yorktown’s ‘Four for the Fourth’ Brings In $25,000 For Trail Expansion

"Four for the Fourth" is an annual race in Yorktown, Indiana, that is helping to build community and relationships with people throughout Mt. Pleasant Township, fund trails and pathways to connect neighborhoods, and promote healthy living and active lifestyles. Photo provided"Four for the Fourth" is an annual race in Yorktown, Indiana, that is helping to build community and relationships with people throughout Mt. Pleasant Township, fund trails and pathways to connect neighborhoods, and promote healthy living and active lifestyles. Photo provided

By: Pete Olson, Town Manager—

 Yorktown, INYorktown’s trail system will see additional updates, thanks to a donation from Four for the Fourth. The committee for the annual four-mile run announced at Monday’s Town Council meeting that this year’s event supported a $25,000 donation to the town.

The money will go toward expanding the River Road trail 1,000 feet from where it currently ends to the Woodland Trails neighborhood.

“This is a very proud moment for us and a huge win for everyone involved,” Four for the Fourth said on its Facebook page.

Four for the Fourth began nine years ago and has brought in 6,912 runners since. This year alone, 1,161 people registered for the race. These registrants came from 75 different ZIP codes in 11 different states and two countries.

“Four for the Fourth has been vital to the betterment of our town,” Pete Olson, town manager, said. “Not only does the race bring in hundreds of visitors each year, but its contributions to our trail systems are unparalleled.”

According to Headwaters Economics, trails increase the quality of life for a town’s residents. Yorktown currently has several miles of trails throughout the town, and it hopes to further expand the trail system in the coming years in order to continue meeting resident desires.

 

About Four for the Fourth

Four for the Fourth is an annual race in Yorktown, Indiana, that is helping to build community and relationships with people throughout Mt. Pleasant Township, fund trails and pathways to connect neighborhoods, and promote healthy living and active lifestyles.