Run Wild

April 24, 2021

1-mile Fun Run/Walk at 8:00 am

5K Run/Walk at 9:00 am

10k Run at 10:30 am



Run Wild on the trails at The Wilderness Center! Join us in celebrating Earth Day with an early morning run/walk and experience the beauty of nature. Take on the timed 10K or 5K, or bring the whole family out for the One-Mile Fun Run! Your registration fee will support conservation and nature education efforts in our community.


With your race registration, you will receive a high-quality race t-shirt, after event snacks and drink, as well as a chance at awards! TWC members will receive a promo code via email for $5 off.* Pricing is as follows:



Early Bird
(deadline March 3rd)

1 mile Fun Run (10 & under) – $10
1 mile Fun Run – $15
5K – $25
10K – $25
5K & 1 mile Fun Run – $30
10K & 1 mile Fun Run – $30
5K & 10K – $40

Virtual Race Experience – $25

(March 4th – April 4th)

1 mile Fun Run (10 & under) – $10
1 mile Fun Run – $20
5K – $30
10K – $30
5K & 1 mile Fun Run – $35
10K & 1 mile Fun Run – $35
5K & 10K – $45

Virtual Race Experience – $30

Late **
(April 5th – April 23rd)

1 mile Fun Run (10 & under) – $10
1 mile Fun Run – $20
5K – $35
10K – $35
5K & 1 mile Fun Run – $40
10K & 1 mile Fun Run – $40
5K & 10K – $50

Virtual Race Experience – $35

* TWC Member promo code is good for one use per membership, and cannot be redeemed on age 10 & under registrations when purchased alone.
**We cannot guarantee race shirts for registrations received after April 5th.



Awards will be presented to celebrate the following: 

Top Overall Male 5K & 10K

Top Overall Female 5k & 10K

Top Male and Female in each of the following age group categories:
13 & U, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.


COVID-19 Race Adjustments for 2021

The Wilderness Center and MidOhio Race Management are committed to bringing you a safe, responsible in-person racing experience.  With this in mind, we will be making some adjustments to race day as noted below.

We will diligently work to limit the spread or transmission of the virus by continuing to provide important supplies at all races and take extra precautions to create a safe environment.  Here are a few of the measures being implemented:

  • Social Distancing – We will practice social distancing throughout the event by recommending each registered participant and spectators keep a minimum distance of 6 feet apart, not congregate in groups of more than 5, and adhere to all recommended CDC guidelines. We ask that racers please limit the number of spectators that they bring with them.  Social Distancing will be strictly enforced.  Not adhering to social distancing practice will restrict you from future events.

  • Start/Finish Procedures – Racers will be socially distanced through staggered starts at the beginning of the race.  Specifically, we will be releasing 1 runner every 10-15 seconds, faster runners first, until all runners are on the course. After finishing we ask that all racers quickly move through the finishing chute and do not linger in the finish line area.  Your start time and additional details will be emailed to you on race week so you can plan ahead.

  • Touchless Packet Pickup – Racers will be pre-assigned bib numbers which will be put in a packet along with their race items and placed on a table to be picked up without the need to interact with a volunteer. We ask that you practice social distancing (keep a minimum distance of 6 feet apart, not congregate in groups of more than 5) and wear a mask while retrieving your items.

  • Wearing of Masks – We require wearing a mask at the beginning and end of the race. Runners may remove their masks after the start of the race when runners have dispersed.  At this point we assume most runners have a mask they are used to wearing for these new circumstances, but if you do not have one, we will supply one for you.  The wearing of masks will be strictly enforced.  Not adhering to this practice will restrict you from future events.

  • No Race Day Registration – There will be no race day registration. Registration cutoff will be 11:59am the evening before race day or when the race hits its capacity.  A reminder that we will limit the total race capacity to ensure enough room for social distancing, so sign up soon to secure your spot.

  • No Race Day Edits – There will be no race day edits to distances. The cutoff to make any changes (up or down in distance, etc.) will be 48 hours before race day.

  • Indoor Race Briefings – Indoor race briefings that take place before a race, will be canceled.  Instead, pertinent and important race information will continue to be given via email and at the race, briefings held at the starting line, 20 minutes prior to each race.

  • Hand Sanitizer – Hand sanitizer will continue to be available at start/finish, all aid stations, and restroom facilities.  Please use products, as needed. We highly recommend that you bring your own supplies if the product is not available

  • Gloved Volunteers – Volunteers who are in contact with food and drink areas will continue to wear gloves.

  • Aid Stations – We will limit the number of workers at each aid station, the fluid filling stations will be self serve, and the offerings at the aid stations will be sufficient but limited to items that can easily be given to participants with minimal contact with volunteers.

  • Sickness – We are asking for personal accountability.  If you are a runner, spectator or volunteer and feel that you are not well or you experience any of the known symptoms of the flu or coronavirus (COVID-19), please refrain from attending these events.  If you are unsure of your symptoms, please visit the official CDC website.

  • Questions – If you have questions in regards to the COVID-19 policies in effect for TWC’s “Run Wild” Trail Races, you can send an email to midohiorm@gmail.com

  • Other notes:  TWC’s Nature Center will be closed.  There will be no on-site awards ceremony this year to limit group gatherings.  The awards ceremony will take place on The Wilderness Center’s Facebook page via a LIVE awards ceremony for all to join virtually.