ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showing the National Geographic film America's Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in Charlotte on November 7, 2012 at 7:30p.m. and in Raleigh on November 8, 2012 at 7:30p.m. as part of their 2012 membership drive.
Stretching from Maine to Georgia, the A.T. is approximately 2,180 miles in length, making it one of the longest, continuously marked footpaths in the world. The film explores the natural beauty of the Trail and provides viewers the opportunity to discover the remote corners of this 5-million-step journey.
Attendees will hear from people who have hiked the Trail as well as those who volunteer to protect and maintain it. Guest speakers at the Charlotte showing include Trevor "Zero Zero" Thomas, blind long-distance hiker and author and Richard Daileader, ATC Board Member and thru-hiker. Guest speakers at the Raleigh showing include Randal Inman, section hiker and Javier Folgar, marketing and communications manager for the ATC.
"The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to present this film on the big screen," stated Mark Wenger, executive director/CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. "This event provides the public with an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Appalachian Trail and how to get involved with the Conservancy through our membership and volunteer programs."
The ATC will be visiting a total of 10 theaters across the country to raise awareness and garner support for the Trail.
Discover the Appalachian Trail 2012 Membership Drive
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
The Charlotte Crownpoint Theater, 9630 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28270
Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
The Raleigh Grande Theater, 4840 Grove Barton Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
– $30 donation
– Free admission for children 12 & under
– Admission to view the National Geographic film America's Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail
– Captivating stories from guest speakers
– View the winning submission from the ATC's summer video contest
– Free membership/gift membership to the ATC
– Win prizes
This event is sponsored by the Walkabout Outfitter and Salazon Chocolate Co.
For more information about this event or to reserve your seat, visit: www.appalachiantrail.org/discover. Enter PROMO CODE: PRATC12 to receive $5 off your ticket.
For more information about the ATC, visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
SOURCE Appalachian Trail Conservancy