Saturday, July 28, 2018
Race starts at 9:00 a.m.
This trail race takes you through Audubon Community Nature Center’s grounds including forests, fields, and around pond edges.
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 2018 Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series.
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.
Early bird registration is $25. After Monday, July 16, 2018 registration is $30. A special discount of 10% will be extended to members of ACNC and Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club, prices $22.50 and $27 respectively.
T-shirts will be awarded to all pre-registered (before July 16) participants. Participants registering after July 17, 2018 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:
Monday, July 16 – Deadline for early bird registration and last chance to get a t-shirt for the race.
Saturday, July 28 – 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
After the race, visit Panama Rocks Scenic Park in Chautauqua County for the Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival. The event will take place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. The festival features nationally-renowned speakers; wild animals; a juried fine nature art and craft show and competition; a local food cook-off competition and farmer’s market; music; and classes, workshops, and activities.