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Where the Wild Things Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run at Biophilia Center

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What: Where the Wild Things Run 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run at Biophilia Center
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: EO Wilson Biophilia Center

Race through the woods for a wild adventure! Join us for the 2nd Annual Where the Wild Things Run. Sign up for the 5K Trail Run or 1 Mile “Little Critter” Fun Run benefiting the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Nature Center on Saturday, October 14th. Registration is open. Follow Where the Wild Things Run on Facebook for updates.

The 5K Trail Run course will take you through parts of Nokuse Plantation, a 54,000 acre conservation area. The challenging terrain will highlight the diversity and beauty of our property. Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are welcome. This trail is not stroller or pet friendly.

Come support the Biophilia Center and explore nature by running WILD! Celebrate with food, music and ineractive museum and exhibits after the race.

Race Goodies:
All 5K Trail Run Advanced Registrants, or first 300 signed up, will receive t-shirt, wooden finisher medal, & swag bag.
All “Little Critter” Fun Run Advanced Registrants, or first 100 signed up, will receive wooden finisher medal.
Due to uneven, unpaved, and difficult terrain this trail is NOT stroller or pet friendly. 

Event details and schedule
Registration and Pricing:
5K Trail Run: $35.00
“Little Critter” 1 Mile Fun Run: $15.00 (Children 12 and younger only, please)

Biophilia Members receive 20% Discount with Coupon Code.

Online advanced registration will be cut off on Thursday, October 12. Any remaining registrations will still be accepted (Cash or Check) at early packet pick up or the day of the race.

Early packet pick up:
Friday, October 13th 5-7 pm @ Bay Baits (base of HWY 331 Bridge)
Saturday, October 14th  @ Biophilia Center starting at 7:00am.

Event Timeline:
7:00 AM: Race Packet Pick-Up and Late registration if available.
8:00 AM: “Little Critter” 1 Mile Fun Run Start. Please arrive no less than 30 minutes early for 1 Mile Fun Run.
9:30 AM: 5K Trail Run Starts. Please arrive early (at least 45 minutes) to allow enough time to walk approx. 1 mile to starting line for 5K. Shuttles will also be available.

After the Race: Celebrate with food, Grayton Beer, music, Bounce house & interactive museum/exhibits.
11:15 AM: Awards Announced
The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center is a non-profit environmental education center with the mission to educated students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, to promote sustainability, and to encourage conservation, preservation and restoration of ecosystems. The center is nestled in the Longleaf Pine ecosystem, which is considered the 6th most biodiverse area in the continental U.S. and less than 2% of it remains intact today.

During the school year the Biophilia Center educates, on average, 100 students a day in fourth and seventh grades, Monday through Friday. Students visit the Center FREE of CHARGE for either two or four day programs that are filled with over twenty different environmental science lessons. During the summer months we provide and fun-filled learning experience with public museum days, animal encounters, summer day camps, guided trail hikes, and more!

The Biophilia Center needs our help to continue on their meaningful educational programing while caring, feeding, and housing the many educational animal ambassadors. To support the Biopilia Center: donate, become a monthly or annual patron (member) and come out to fundraising events! Donate today.

To learn more, go to and visit E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center on Facebook

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