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Kids sit along the rocks by the path
May 6, 2019
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2019 Events with Friends of Bertram

From Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Check out some of the exciting events happening this year! The Friends of Bertram puts together some of their own events and also supports some other events put on at the park.

Open House with Membership Drive

Thursday, May 16, 6-8pm

Folks gathered around tables in a shelterPlease join us for our second annual Friends of Bertram Membership Appreciation Open House and New Member Drive. All existing members, new members, and their families are welcome to join us. We will have food, beverages, music, presentations, a campfire, and more! Please register by May 10th if you are planning to attend.

Bertram Blast Triathlon

Saturday, July 20, 9am

View over the lake from the dockAn off-road triathlon, duathlon, and bike race. The Friends helps to volunteer with race day sign ins.

Blazin' thru Bertram Phillip LaValle Memorial Run

Saturday, September 14, 9am

Runners posing with a memorial benchJoin for a 3.88 mile trail run or 2.25 mile jog/walk. Course is a mix of groomed hiking trails and single track bike trails. Proceeds to to the Phillip LaVallee Memorial Fund and the Friends of Bertram Lakes, supporting park development.

Timber Dash 5k/10k

Sunday, October 6

Runners at the starting line of a 5k/10kTimber Dash 5k Trail Run + Walk and Kid’s Race is a family-friendly event. This event caters to both beginner and advanced runners, health walkers and families who seek to raise their heart rates and support the Wright County Crisis Nursery. The Friends support race day sign-ins.

Color Me Fall

Saturday, October 12

This is a fun fall celebration for the entire family sponsored by the Friends of Bertram Monticello Community Center, Wright County Parks and the YMCA Day Camp Manitou.

The Friends put on hay rides, find the apple in the haystack, pumpkin painting, rock painting, face painting, hot apple cider, campfire and s’mores bar. Activities such as archery at the YMCA portion of the park.

Past and Potential Events

Photo Contest

Photo contest winners posing with their picturesWe have done two different photo contests and there were some very good entries. Cash prizes were given to the winners. We may do another photo contest in the future! Now that the land is completely acquired and a lot of new amenities have gone into the park, there will be great opportunities for new perspectives.

Snow Sculpture Contest

Six different colorful snow sculptures

In the past we have done a Snow Sculpture Contest in combination with the city winter fun day at the Monticello Community Center, and we awarded small cash prizes. We have not had this the last few years due to weather; however, this winter would have actually worked very well! We hope to bring this back for next year as it was a popular event.

Content contributed by: Beth Green and Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park

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