What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by enjoying the beauty of peaceful woodlands, waving prairie grasses, babbling streams and scenic ponds? Take in all the wonder of these northeast Ohio habitats during an early morning run/walk on The Wilderness Center’s trails on April 22nd as we celebrate Earth Day 2017 with the TWC Wilderness Run.
The TWC Wilderness Run 5k will be a chip-timed race beginning at 9:30 a.m. along the Wilderness Walk and Pioneer Path trails. The cost of registration includes a race event t-shirt and after-race refreshments. A 1 mile Fun Run will also be held around Wilderness Lake at 9:00 a.m. for those who would prefer a shorter distance. Walkers are welcome to participate in both races, so bring the whole family!
Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers overall, as well as the top male and female finishers in each age group: 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.
After you enjoy a little morning exercise, be sure to stay and learn more about those habitats that just went whizzing past. Take your little ones on a StoryWalk down to the pond and then explore the freshwater critters that live there by dip-netting. Meet other kids and families during a Playscape Playdate while learning about the Squirmy Worms beneath our feet. Show some love to our local environment by learning about invasive species and helping to pull garlic mustard. Enjoy the talents of local photographers at our Nature FotoFest, and don’t forget to cast a vote for your favorites. Decode the beautiful melodies of our spring singers and summer nesters during the Learn Bird Songs program.
Schedule of Events for Earth Day 2017:
TWC Wilderness Run – 9:00 – 12:30
Foto Fest – 9:00 – 5:00
Garlic Mustard Pull – 9:00 – 3:00
Playscape Playdate – 10:00 – 12:00
StoryWalk & Dip-netting – 1:00 – 3:00
Learn Birdsongs – 2:00 – 3:00
Registration for TWC Wilderness Run:
Early Bird (Jan. 18th – Mar. 12th) – $25.00
Standard (Mar. 13th – Apr. 4th) – $30.00
Late* (Apr. 5th – Apr. 20th) – $30.00
1 mile Fun Run:
Early Bird (Jan. 18th – Mar. 12th) – $15.00
Standard (Mar. 13th – Apr. 4th) – $20.00
Late* (Apr. 5th – Apr. 20th) – $20.00
1 mile Fun Run (Under 10 years old):
Early Bird (Jan. 18th – Mar. 12th) – $10.00
Standard (Mar. 13th – Apr. 4th) – $10.00
Late* (Apr. 5th – Apr. 20th) – $10.00
Combo Ticket: 5k and 1 mile Fun Run:
Early Bird (Jan. 18th – Mar. 12th) – $30.00
Standard (Mar. 13th – Apr. 4th) – $35.00
Late* (Apr. 5th – Apr. 20th) – $35.00
To register for the TWC Wilderness Run, visit Vertical Runner Race Management.
* cannot guarantee a race shirt
Thank you for your support!