Fitness trail in Bradford is now completed

By John A. Ballentine
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Pictured l to r: Jordan McCauley, Chelo Perez, Sam Rouse and Lily Atteberry demonstrating leg stretches at one of the four stations along Bradford’s Fitness Trail.
Pictured l to r: Jordan McCauley, Chelo Perez, Sam Rouse and Lily Atteberry demonstrating leg stretches at one of the four stations along Bradford’s Fitness Trail.
The Bradford school district announces that the fitness trail located at the junior high building and is the former Bradford High School track is now completed for use.

School District Superintendent Ellin Lotspeich stated, “The trail is now ready for people to use.  We completed it two weeks ago.  There just has to be more cinders added to the trail.”

The trail has four strategically located stations where physical activities, such as leg stretches, can be performed as a person walks or runs around the trail.

Dr. Lotspeich said, “The community can utilize this fitness trail at any time.”  Also, the grade and junior high school students use the trail for physical education classes.

The trail has been made possible through a grant from the American Cancer Society in the amount of $24,424 that Dr. Lotspeich wrote in 2013.

Dr. Lotspeich saw that there was a need for additional physical education activities “that would be life-long.”  The Bradford community was also looking for a place to walk, other than along streets.  Plus, the track is utilized once again instead of being left for deterioration.

The trail could not have become possible if it were not constructed and readied for use by a group of volunteers.  Those volunteers include parents, community members and board members.

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