Wild 5K


Saturday, July 27, 2019
Race starts at 9:00 a.m.

The 2019 Wild 5k will be run in memory of David Hedberg, long time Wild 5k route coordinator and volunteer. 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.

Register OnlineRace Results

5K Trail Course, Adult and Child Events

Walk and run through Audubon’s trails in one of the area’s only 5K trail races. Race through fields and forests and across boardwalks as you speed toward the finish line.  The money raised at this race benefits the trails and bridges on the property.

Audubon is excited to bring some changes to this year’s course to allow for a longer, wider starting point and includes sections of trails that have never been a part of the race before. The trail wanders through just over three miles of Audubon’s six miles of trails.  The Wild 5k Is a part of the Chautauqua Striders 2019 race series.

The Wild 5k is put together by a committee of volunteers supported by Audubon staff. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Audubon at 569-2345.

Register Online 

Click here to register online. Check-in and same-day registration will be at the Nature Center from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Race starts at 9:00 a.m. 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

$30 per registration
$25 Nature Center Members and Chautauqua Striders members


Register by July 15 to get a Wild 5K t-shirt. 


T-shirts will be awarded to all pre-registered (before July 15) participants. Participants registering after July 15, 2019 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 15 – Deadline for early bird registration and last chance to get a t-shirt for the race.
Saturday, July 27 – 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 27 and Sunday, July 28. 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.

At Panama Rocks Scenic Park
11 Rock Hill Road, Panama NY 14767


2019 Event Sponsors

Click here to become a sponsor and help make this years Wild 5K a success.

I-86 Auto Repair

Jamestown Macadam

JRSC Digital

Sparkling ICE

Debbie Rowe Realtor

Hollyloft Ski and Bike

ONEIDA Lumber / ACE Hardware

Russell Veterinary Hospital and Lakeside Veterinary Medicine


An additional Thank you to Audubon’s Community Partners:

Bob and Kathy Frucella

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

The Lenna Foundation
The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries, Inc.
Community Foundation of Warren County
Hal and Mary Conarro

Metallic Ladder Manufacturing Corp. 
Univera Healthcare


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions


Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Click here for holiday closings

Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Bob and Kathy Frucella

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries Inc.
Community Foundation of Warren County
Hal and Mary Conarro
Defrees Family Memorial Fund