A unique 5K will be taking place in Indiana during June's full moon.

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The Strawberry Full Moon

Every June the full moon is considered the Strawberry Full Moon.  This moon is typically the final full moon of spring, and this year is even cooler because this year's Strawberry Moon will be a supermoon.


So why is it called the Strawberry Full Moon?  Well according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, this full moon typically fell when strawberries were ripe for picking.

This “Strawberry Moon” name has been used Native American Algonquian tribes that live the northeastern United States as well as the Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples to mark the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be gathered. The Haida term Berries Ripen Moon reflects this natural as well. As flowers bloom and early fruit ripens, June is a time of great abundance for many.


Patoka Lake Hosting Full Moon 5K

If you want a unique way to experience the Strawberry Full moon, why not partake in a 5K that takes place by the glow of the moon and candlelight?  The 5K will take place on June 3rd, and the race path will be lit by tiki torches and the glow of the moon.


Patoka Lake had this to say about the 5K:

Who is ready to run for a good cause?
Please join us for Patoka's annual Full Moon 5K, upcoming on June 3rd, 2023!
With a start time of 9:30 p.m., you will race a course through the park lit by the full moon and tiki torches! All proceeds benefit Patoka's educational birds of prey, a red-tailed hawk and eastern screech owl. With your help, we are able to support the lives of these non-releasable ambassadors.
For more information and to register for the race, please visit https://fullmoon5k.itsyourrace.com/.

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