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Traverse City Track Club Awards Grants To Hickory Hills, Three Other Non-Profits

Northern Michigan’s largest running club is making an investment in people’s health, with four grants to help people get out, get moving and get healthy.

The Traverse City Track Club awarded nearly $50,000 to four area groups.

All part of an effort to encourage walking and running.

About $13,000 of that will go toward the Hickory Hills master plan.

That plan aims to make improvements to the Hickory Hills trail system.

Preserve Hickory is a group working to do just that.

They say the money could do some great things.

“The master plan is not just the trail and the trail head parking area and the maintenance building but also includes a new lodge new parking, several new ski slopes and some other summer time amenities also,” Laura Ness, president, Preserve Hickory said.

Hickory Hills hopes to start construction on the improvements by spring 2018.

Three other area non-profits also received grants.

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