Wilderness Run

Sponsored by:

Justin Haislip Agency
Orrville, OH





Celebrate Earth Day 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 21st with a timed 5K and 1-mile fun run at the TWC Wilderness Run.

The Wilderness Run timed 5K will offer medals for the top male and female finishers in each of the following age group: 13 & under, 14 – 18, 19 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, and 60 and over.
Our 1-mile Fun Run is open to runners and walkers of all ages! Be sure to check out our special 10 year-old and younger pricing. With your race registration you will receive a high-quality race t-shirt, and after-event snacks and drink.

After the Wilderness Run, plan to stick around and learn more about those habitats you just zipped past! Read a book as you move at a more leisurely pace along the trails of our StoryWalk ®. When you end at the pond, grab a net to dip in and find out about all of the plants and animals who make their home there. Visit our annual FotoFest and cast a vote for your favorite nature photos. Join our Wild Edibles meet-up group for a Spring Mushroom Identification Walk to learn more about safe and ethical foraging for these delicious wild morsels. Stop-in to talk with our Backpacking and Dayhiking Club to learn tips and tricks to make your camping trips easier and more fun. Discover the living networks that connect and support all lifeforms on our shared planet when you immerse yourself in the planetarium theater show “Habitat Earth.” You can even give back by joining in a garlic mustard pull to fight invasive species threatening our local biodiversity.


Schedule of Events:
TWC Wilderness Run  –  9:00 – 11:30
Photo Club Foto Fest  –  9:00 – 5:00
Garlic Mustard Pull  –  9:00 – 3:00
Backpacking Club Demonstration – 9:00 – 12:00
Playscape Playdate  –  10:00 – 12:00
Spring Mushroom Identification Walk – 11:00 – 12:00
StoryWalk ® & Dip-netting  –  1:00 – 3:00
Planetarium Theater Show “Habitat Earth” – 11:00, 12:00, 1:00



TWC Wilderness Run Registration:

Early Bird
(deadline March 4th)

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

(March 5th – April 1st)

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

Late **
(April 2nd – April 21st)

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

**We cannot guarantee race shirts for registrations received after April 2nd.




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