The Fairfield National Guard unit uses the Loop Trail at least 2-3 times per week by either jogging sections of the trail or biking the entire loop. This has greatly increased their safety by allowing them have an alternative to running on the city streets.
Since the Loop Trail passes right behind the National Guard Armory on Stone Avenue, they have volunteered to adopt the section of trail between the north side of the armory and the intersection of 8th St & Gear Ave.
See more in a Letter to the Editor written by Major David Harper (in PDF format).
National Guard soldiers used the Fairfield Loop Trail on January 7 to conduct their Soldier and Non Commissioned Officer of the Year competition. One of the events during their two-day competition was
a nine mile road march, starting at the armory and utilizing the Loop Trail.
Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph, Jan 07, 2012
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