Wild 5K

Saturday, July 29, 2017

This trail race takes you through Audubon Community Nature Center’s grounds including forests, fields, and around pond edges.


Help make this event a success by becoming a sponsor.


5K Trail Course, Adult and Child Events

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Sanctuary while helping to raise funds for the preservation and restoration of Audubon’s unique habitats. Stay after your run/walk to visit with Liberty, the Bald Eagle and tour the exhibits throughout the Nature Center. Wild 5K is part of the 2017 Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series.


Online at RunSignUp
Download a printable .pdf to mail with a check payable to: JAS, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701

Check-in and same-day registration will be at the Nature Center from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Race starts at 9:00am. Special children’s events (free) will take place during the race and will be facilitated by Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program contestants. Timing will be recorded through Chautauqua Striders chip timing.

Entry Fee

Early bird registration is $20. After Monday, July 17, 2017 registration is $25. A special discount of 10% will be extended to members of ACNC and Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club, prices $18 and $22.50 respectively.


T-shirts will be awarded to all pre-registered (before July 17) participants. Participants registering after July 18, 2017 including same-day registrants, will not receive an event T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division for runners and top finisher in each division for walkers. Awards ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Schedule of events:

July 17 – Deadline for early bird registration and last chance to get a t-shirt for the race.
July 29 – Wild 5K Race at Audubon
– 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Last chance to register for the race
– 9:00 a.m. – Race begins
– 10:30 a.m. Award ceremony begins for those that have completed the race

The Wild America Nature Festival

Continue to have a wild day after the Wild 5K at Roger Tory Peterson's Wild America Nature Festival at Panama Rocks (July 29 & 30)! Meet wild animals; taste delicious locally-sourced food in the Local Food Cook-Off; see and shop for art from over 40 artists in the Nature Fine Art and Craft Show; expand your mind with nationally renowned authors Douglas Tallamy and Michael Phillips, landscape painter Thomas Paquette, and wildlife painter Michael DiGiorgio; listen to live music; and participate in fun classes and activities for all ages!


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions



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