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Woodcock Nature Center: Where the Wild Things Run 5K and Kids Fun Run

October 3, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

$20 – $35

Woodcock Nature Center welcomes runners, hikers, and walkers of all ages at its annual Where the Wild Things Run 5K and Kids Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 am. For several decades, this event has highlighted Woodcock’s nearly 5 miles of publicly accessible trails and raised money for the center’s educational programs.

The popular 5K, which kicks off at 9 am is 90% trail with a mix of groomed trails, rugged trails, and narrow bridges/boardwalks. Walkers are also welcome. The terrain of the 5k will highlight the diversity and beauty of the Woodcock property.

A shorter 1K Kids Fun Run geared towards ages 6 and up kicks off at 8:30 am and is guided by a Woodcock team member. Parents are also welcome to accompany their children.

After the Kids Fun Run, families are invited to stick around for some unique post-race festivities on the nature center grounds including snacks, music, games, playground fun, nature crafts, and the annual live turtle race at 9:15 am. 

Woodcock welcomes interested businesses to inquire about sponsorship opportunities which can include inclusion on the race t-shirt, cross-promotions, and a table at the race finish. Special thanks to current sponsors Fairfield County Bank, Outdoor Sports Center, and Ridgefield Running Company.

Organizers are expecting 150 participants, so runners are encouraged to register in advance online. Race fees are $35 for the 5K and $20 for the Kids Fun Run. Race t-shirts will only be guaranteed to participants registered by Wednesday, Sept. 15. Prizes will be awarded to top adult finishers.


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Lenore Herbst


Woodcock Nature Center
56 Deer Run Rd
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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(203) 762-7280
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