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5K & Kids Fun Run

to benefit Woodcock's educational programs

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Kids Fun Run kicks off at 8:30 am.

5K kicks off at 9 am. 

$35 for the 5K  /  $20 for the Kids Fun Run

*Event runs rain or shine. Only participants registered by 9/15 are guaranteed a race t-shirt.*

Register at coming soon.

90% trails, 100% fun. Run wild for Woodcock!

Woodcock Nature Center welcomes runners, hikers and walkers of all ages at its annual Where the Wild Things Run 5K and Kids Fun Run. For several decades, this event has highlighted Woodcock’s nearly 5 miles of publicly accessible trails and raised money for the center’s educational programs. All proceeds support the nature center!


The popular 5K is 90% trail with a mix of groomed trails, rugged trails and narrow bridges/boardwalks. Walkers are also welcome. The terrain of the 5k will highlight the diversity and beauty of the Woodcock property.


A shorter 1K Kids Fun Run geared towards ages 6 and up is guided by a Woodcock team member. Parents are also welcome to accompany their children.

Families, friends and co-workers may also set up fundraising teams on our RunSignUp page when registering.

There will be signs posted throughout the course to help guide runners. Grounds and trails will remain open to the public during the race weekend. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Please park parallel along our driveway upon arrival. Trails are not stroller friendly.

Health & Safety Note: Please follow safety and social distancing guidelines when on the trails and grounds. Masks are required inside our indoor restrooms.

2021 Course Maps

(Distances are approximate. Course may change for 2022)

5K Map

Fun Run Map

Wild Things Run Order of Events

Friday, 4-6 pm - Registration & Packet Pickup.


7:30 am - Registration & Packet Pickup.


8:15 am - Kids Fun Run warm-up!

8:30 am - Kids Fun Run kick-off (15-20 min. guided race)

9:00 am - 5K kick-off (kids invited to cheer on the runners)

9:05 am - Kids crafts, activities and some music in and around the pavilion (playground will be open too!)

9:15 am - Woodcock Annual Turtle Race!

Gather around to see which of the Woodcock turtles will win this year!

10:00 am (aprox. ) - 5K awards plus family fun in and around our pavilion continues through the completion of the 5K.


5K Prizes will be awarded to top males and top females.

Fun Run racers will be entered in a raffle to receive a $20 gift card to Deborah Ann's Sweet Shop in Ridgefield, some Woodcock-themed swag and more. 

Additional t-shirts and swag available for purchase at check-out and on race day.

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Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Email us!

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