Audubon Community Nature Center
Jamestown, N.Y. – For runners and walkers of any age and experience, Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/Walk is an opportunity not to be missed.
You can walk or run through five kilometers of Audubon’s trails, enjoying the ponds, fields, and forests as you go. Then stay after your run/walk to enjoy snacks, visit with Liberty, the Bald Eagle, and explore the exhibits inside the Nature Center. All funds raised through this race help Audubon maintain the grounds to keep the trails in good condition and restore habitats.
While the race is held on Saturday, July 28, the other important date to remember is Monday, July 16, the deadline for Early Bird Registration.
Early Birders receive a discount on their registration fee and as well as a free event t-shirt, including women’s-cut shirts this year.
Timing will be recorded through Chautauqua Striders’ chip system. The Wild 5K is part of the 2018 Chautauqua Striders/UPMC Chautauqua WCA Runner of the Year Series for which participating runners receive points.
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.
Check-in and same-day registration on race day is 8-8:45 a.m.; the race at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. for those who have completed the race.
Early bird registration is $25. After July 16, registration is $30. A special discount of 10% is extended to members of ACNC and Chautauqua Striders, prices $22.50 and $27 respectively.
For details and to register online or download a printable application form, visit auduboncnc.org/wild5k. Race results from 2016 and 2017 can also be found there.
Landpro is a sponsor of the 2018 Wild 5K Run/Walk. To learn how you or your business can support this race, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or go through the web link.
After the race, visit Panama Rocks Scenic Park in Chautauqua County for Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival, 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, classes, workshops, and other activities.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.