5K & Kids Fun Run

to benefit Woodcock's educational programs

Friday, October 23-25, 2020

between 8 am and 6 pm

*New This Year: Do-It-Yourself Virtual Race!* 

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. This year a hybrid-virtual race will be offered between October 23-October 25 (hours of 8 am-6 pm only) on the Woodcock Trails. We'll be using RunSignup.com to track your time. Run/walk on your own schedule! You can even become a fundraiser and promote your run to friends and family to increase your impact.

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. The terrain of the 5k highlights the diversity and beauty of the Woodcock property. A shorter 1K Kids Fun Run geared towards ages 6 and up is appropriate for walkers and runners of all ages.

There will be signs posted throughout the course to help guide runners. Volunteers will regularly walk the course to ensure safety and check the signage. Grounds and trails will remain open to the public during the race weekend. Dogs must be leashed. Please park parallel along our driveway. Please note that the trails are not stroller friendly.

Please follow social distancing guidelines when on the trails and grounds.

Wear a mask when passing other runners, walkers, or hikers.


2020 Course Maps:

View the 5K map here

View the Fun Run map here

(Courses will be clearly marked the day of race. Distances approximate.)

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Email us!

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Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062


Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019