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Road Rally to honor County’s First Responders

(9/21) The 18th annual running of the Land Conservancy of Adams County’s fall classic Road Rally is set for Saturday, Oct. 15 and will celebrate the county’s first responders.

John Eline, director of the Adams County Department of Emergency Services, will serve as honorary Rally Master for the event, in which participants motor along Adams County’s scenic back roads at the peak of fall colors, learning about the importance of land preservation in the county as well as the many ways the county’s emergency services professionals and volunteers protect and serve local residents.

Not a race, the Land Conservancy Road Rally invites contestants to vie instead for the prestigious Conservancy Cup, adorned with its coveted "fuzzy dice." Rally teams travel Adams County’s public roads, traversing its unparalleled landscape while following numbered route instructions and looking for clues to find its hidden treasures. No experience is necessary to participate, and speed is not a factor. Participants are judged on their ability to follow directions, find and solve clues, and arrive at the finish line with the most correct answers.

The Rally concludes with a Finish Line party featuring food, entertainment, door prizes, sponsor recognition, and awards for top-performing teams. Rally teams must preregister, and early registration is encouraged for this popular community event. A maximum of 60 teams may compete, and team registration closes October 3. The Rally is held rain or shine.

The Land Conservancy is an accredited, member-supported nonprofit organization committed to helping landowners preserve farms, orchards, stream valleys, and outdoor recreational resources for our children and generations to come. For more information about the Land Conservancy—and sponsoring and/or participating in its 18th annual Road Rally, visit

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